Dr. House

A series that has all the hints of a synthesized "concept". It's an infuriatingly addictive amalgam of ER and Sherlock Holmes, complete with an idiosyncratic main character (played by Hugh Laurie) and the usual crowd of disciples to develop character depth as the series unfolds.

In accordance with some medical conditions, understanding how the series' plot dynamics works does not prevent you from contracting an addiction for it - but, oddly enough, it does not detract from enjoying it, either.

Fortunately, the writers are not shy of slipping in a few jabs at the medical establishment (including the US's particular interpretation of the intertwining between medicine and law, which account for the usual plot twists).

As to the infuriatingly funny main character, I keep waiting for him to ask whether there's a doctor in the house.