Before TiVo I didn't watch a whole lot of TV. Even when I did watch TV, I couldn't really commit to seeing the same show every week because my schedule was so crazy. Now that I have TiVo, I can just set it to grab the shows I want and catch them when I have time. But you already know how TiVo works.
My point is that I couldn't be happier that I never have to miss an episode of House. Gregory House is the jerk that we all want to be. However, he's a jerk with a purpose. He's not mean just to be mean. His philosophy works for him and he's able to save patients' lives because of it. The other characters on the show may not like his ways - you may not like his ways - but he does everything for a reason and that earns everyone's respect. I would watch this character buying groceries.
If you haven't seen this show, check it out. It's on Fox on Tuesday nights and it's all over the place in syndication. You won't be sorry.