Modern audiences are a little more jaded. We need details. We love plot twists, but only if they make sense.
There was, however, no forthright explantion. Especially after the showrunners promised one, the episode felt a little anticlimactic to me
felt like it captured the spirit of Doyle's original work, even though it's not a literal adaptation
The Great Mouse Detective
Just when we think our hero is gone for good, he rises
Guy Ritchie- Game of Shadows
I think this one is the strongest in terms of closeness to the original text and character motivation
it's very clear that the villain is House himself. He is both protagonist and antagonist, an antihero and his own worst enemy
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!