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Dr. Gregory House

An inspiration, a joker, a genius, an a-hole at times. These are a few words that describe this man. A doctor who saves lives with the help of his team. I truly have deep respect.
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Who did it best: The Reichenbach Falls
In one of the most ridiculous (and unplanned) twists in literary history, Sherlock Holmes fell to his death from the cliffs of the Reichenbach Falls, only to return two years later. Now, adaptations have to wrangle with the bizarre conundrum: How did he survive? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was able to wave his hands and say that Holmes only appeared to fall- his fans accepted the explanation because they were the ones that wanted the character to have lived (Doyle would have preffered he remain dead). Modern audiences are a little more jaded. We need details. We love plot twists, but only if they make sense. And with so many adaptations around, it only feels fair to compare them, right? (Spoilers abound: Beware). BBC Sherlock The Great Game is kne of the most amazing episodes ever written, you have to give it that. It's tense and thrilling from start to finish. Fans around the world were screaming through our tears when Sherlock threw his phone and jumped off the roof in 2010. But when the show returned for season 3, were we satisfied? The series offered a few options to explain Sherlock's escape, from the Mission Impossible, to a secret relationship with Moriarty. There was, however, no forthright explantion. Especially after the showrunners promised one, the episode felt a little anticlimactic to me. And I wasn't pleased with the way I felt they dismissed slash fans. Was that just me? Elementary CBS took a different approach with Sherlock's 'fall', making it metaphorcial instead of physical. Better yet, the idea was actually Joan's: she suggested that Sherlock fake a serious relapse and overdose to explot the feelings she was sure Moriary had for him, luring her into a trap. Not only did the ploy work on the villian, it worked on us. The show has been hinting at the possability of a relapse, making sure the audience knew that Sherlock's addiction was always looming over his head. I absolutely ADORE the first season finale of Elementary. I felt like it captured the spirit of Doyle's original work, even though it's not a literal adaptation. But while a drug overdose is no joke, did it have the same narrative weight as the character's death in the original stories? The Great Mouse Detective I know it's a kids' movie, but this was a seriously scary adaptation. Sherlock is a tiny mouse being brutally attacked by a vicious rat. He's an intellectual hero, not a brawny one, and he seems powerless in the face of brute force. All hope seems lost. He defeats his foe, but they both end up falling (much like the original story). Just when we think our hero is gone for good, he rises. Ok, so as brilliant as the animation and storytelling are in this version, I don't know if mice battling on Big Ben are the *best* adaptation. But doesn't it make you want to curl up in a ball and hide anyway? Guy Ritchie- Game of Shadows Aside from the Granada adaptation, this one comes the closest to the original stories. Holmes concludes that the only way to defeat Moriarty is mutually assured destruction. Because of this, he pulls the villain over the edge of the falls with him. (If you swipe left you can see the full scene). I think this one is the strongest in terms of closeness to the original text and character motivation. It makes sense that Moriarty would win in a one-on-one fight, and it makes sense that Holmes takes the only other option. The fact that he lives is a little dubious, but we won't know how the films handle that (if they intend to at all) unless we get a third film. Which is why depsite how much I love it, I wouldn't call it the best... House By titling the episode 'Everybody Dies' and hinting that House is considering suicide- the series finale of House prepared us for the worst. For a second, it seemed like the last of House we would ever see was a glimpse of him standing in a burning building, just before it collapsed. Now there's no Moriary in this version- it's very clear that the villain is House himself. He is both protagonist and antagonist, an antihero and his own worst enemy. But the show managed to surprise us. The Guy Ritchie adaptation was thrilling- but it offered nothing new to old fans of the Sherlock stories. House offered a satisfying twist on an old... well, twist! Part of me wonders if every adaptation will be living in the shadow of the original. Sure, fans of the show are rabid, but are we walking around with black arm bands, mourning the death of our hero? Are we writing him letters, asking him to solve our personal mysteries? Maybe I'm wrong, and the best Reichenbach is the first one. Or maybe there's another adaptation in the works that will be even better!
If Your Favorite Pop Star Was A Pokémon Gym Leader
Leader: Rihanna Badge: ANTI Badge Special Move: Diamond Storm What's her name? Leader Rihanna! If you're looking for love in a hopeless place, Rihanna will let her Pokémon do all of the talking. Leader Rihanna is known for shining bright like a diamond with Fire and Dark Pokémon types. First she'll make you stay, then she'll give you four to five seconds to recover, and then she'll take her bow after she destroys you. You'll have to work work work work work work to beat this woman of Disturbia. Leader: Britney Spears Badge: Venom Badge Special Move: TOXIC It's Britney, b*tch. You want a piece of her? Be aware, Leader Britney may seem like a womanizer but she'll hit you baby one more time. Leader Britney loves her special move, TOXIC which will make you wanna go until the world ends. Her ending line when she beats you is, "Oops, I did it again." The gym is like a circus as her Pokémon are practically her slaves. But after all, don't hold it against her. Leader: Beyoncé Badge: Alliance Badge Special Move: Blue Flare Who run the world? Leader Beyoncé! Listen, Queen B is known for her fighting Pokémon who will show you that her badge is the best thing you never had. You'll fall crazy in love with trying to beat her but Leader Beyoncé puts her love on top calling out all of the single ladies proving that pretty hurts. Can you see her halo? Don't get an ego if you do happen to win because she's flawless. XO Leader: Adele Badge: Crying Badge Special Move: Mind Reader Hello, it's Leader Adele. We all know that you're looking for that hometown glory but Leader Adele with her normal Pokémon isn't going to let any water under the bridge. When you are young, it's easy to think there's someone like you. However, rumor has it Adele makes her competition roll in the deep, watch the sky fall as she sets fire to the rain and she will take it all. You'll be the one chasing pavements as you run to escape from her turning tables. Don't worry, she'll try to make you feel her love even though she can't make you love her if you don't. Good luck. Leader: Sia Badge: Wig Badge Special Move: Heart Stamp You'll definitely feel alive when you meet Leader Sia. The Dark, Ghost, and Psychic Pokémon Reaper will show you that Big Girls Cry. This is the gym where fire meets gasoline, an exotic experience where Sia frequently hangs from a Chandelier as she triumphs over the battle. Don't worry about your elastic heart, you can try again for another opportunity. Just know you've been changed.