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Stranger Things: 10 Characters With The Best Survival Skills, RankedOn

From the Russians to the Mind Flayer, Stranger Things 3 saw the gang facing more threats than ever — and it got us thinking, how are they all (okay, most of them) still alive? We decided to get to the bottom of this mystery and discover how the show’s heroes all stack up.

While some characters are victims more than saviors (we’re looking at you, Will) others know how to rise to the top and save their friends and family again and again.

Quick shout-out to the honorable mentions including Mike, who is always emotionally supportive and Lucas, who is along for the ride. Will, maybe you’re not the strongest fighter, but you’ve endured a lot, and for that, we applaud you.

Let’s head back to Hawkins to find out who would make the best survivalist.

10 Erica Sinclair

Don’t underestimate the power of the youngest. Not only was she brave enough to climb through air ducts and sneak her way into an underground Russian fort, but she was smart enough to work her way out. Sure, she had some help along the way. But don’t be fooled by her sass; She knows what she’s doing.

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Dustin teases Erica for being a nerd, but as it turns out, this is one of her many superpowers. The knowledge she has now could be handy to her in the years to come.

9 Steve Harrington

Season 3 Steve honestly didn’t do a lot. Of course, he acted as Dustin’s sidekick, and okay, we’ll hand it to him — he did sneak into a top-secret Russian fort. But then he got himself caught and managed to knock both him and Robin to the ground while making an attempt to rescue them both.

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His confidence is his downfall and his strength. It helped him in early seasons, but in the latest, it didn’t do quite as much. He is durable, though. He got beat up a ton after being abducted by the Russians yet still made it out.

8 Nancy Wheeler

Nancy has intuition going for her. In Season 3, she knows something is wrong with the rat the elderly Doris Driscoll finds in her house, so she takes it upon herself to investigate.

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Nancy is smart and can hold her own, but on the downside, she doesn’t have many physical survival skills. That being said, she knows how to use a gun when she needs to. Shooting is just one of the things that comes naturally to her, though.

7 Joyce Byers

Joyce has a whole lot of determination and will do what she needs to save her family. Like Nancy, she knows when something is up and acts on it. Example: the falling magnets in Season 3.

She fights her way through every dangerous situation she faces and ranks a little higher because of her experience. Her undying courage — and ability to help bring Hopper back to health after his early Season 3 fight — makes up for her lack of formal training.

6 Max Mayfield

When Eleven first injures her leg, Nancy tries to immediately clean the wound without first clotting it. Max corrects her, referencing what she’s learned about injuries through skateboarding.

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In addition to knowing how to treat a wound, Max is good at controlling her emotions in tense situations. While characters like Joyce let emotions drive their decisions, Max is able to put her feelings aside in order to do what is necessary in the moment. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t get scared; It just means that she thinks before she feels.

5 Robin

Robin is both street-smart and academically bright. When Steve and Dustin find themselves unable to crack the secret Russin code, she steps in and solves it. Being that she’s fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish, this comes as no surprise.

When Robin ends up tied up in the Russian’s underground fort, she doesn’t stress. She stays brave and tries (emphasis on the word tries) to reach some scissors with Steve that will cut them out. Both these skills come in handy when your life is on the line.

4 Jim Hopper

If you haven’t finished Season 3 of Stranger Things yet, you should completely skip over this entry. And now that that’s covered, it’s time to talk about this man’s survival skills. Yes, (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) Hopper doesn’t actually survive, but that doesn’t discount how well he could. His death in Season 3 was a sacrifice. It was a choice. He knew what he was getting himself into and didn’t end up carelessly dying. (END OF SPOILER) So pushing that aside, Hopper has a lot going for him. As the sheriff of the town, he has formal training other Stranger Things characters don’t have.

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He did get knocked out early in Season 3, which left Joyce to drag him out of the situation, and his temper gets in the way sometimes. Otherwise, he has the makings of a survivalist.

3 Jonathan Byers

Although Jonathan can sometimes come off as timid, he’s grown into himself as the series has progressed. In fact, he has a lot of the confident, quick-thinking skills needed to survive a town haunted by The Upside Down’s monsters.

The greatest example of this comes during the climax at the Starcourt Mall, during the point at which Elven’s leg has been infected by the Mind Flayer. Rather than sitting by complacently, Jonathan runs away to grab a wooden spoon El can bite down on and a knife he can use to cut the monster out. He makes sure to disinfect his makeshift medical tool and then keeps calm as he works on her leg even though it is absolutely disgusting. Without him, her leg might have faced a very different ending.

2 Dustin Henderson

What Dustin lacks in strength he makes up with smarts. I mean, seriously. A child outsmarted Russians with years of training and preparation.

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Let’s also not forget how brave Dustin is, as he chose to journey deeper into the Russian fort to rescue Steve and Robin when they were all tied up. He planned his attack, got them free, and dragged their drugged-up selves around as he considered his next move. Successfully babysitting a couple of useless teenagers older than you has to be a necessary survival skill.

1 Eleven

Eleven comes out on top because she has awesome telepathic powers. How can you beat that? She can use them to throw objects, fight people, and even snoop on others’ thoughts.

El also happens to be mentally strong. She’s survived all sorts of mental and physical trauma, so she knows how to face new challenges that come her way. As aforementioned, Jonathan tried to cut the monster out of Eleven’s leg in the Starcourt Mall during a tense moment. Eleven is so determined though, that she takes the knife from Jonathan midway through his attempt to gouge out the monster herself. That has got to take some strong willpower.

NEXT: Stranger Things: 10 Hilarious Season 3 Memes That Are Perfect


2019-07-15 01:07:53

Brooke Bajgrowicz

Disney: 10 Characters We’re Excited To See In The Upcoming Live-Action Remakes

Disney’s continuing to pump out remakes of its animated classics, and while not every one has been met with glowing reviews, we’re ready to see what comes next. More specifically, we’re ready to find out what some of our favorite characters look and sound like in their new live-action worlds.

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Disney’s announced several re-imagined films, and while some characters have are yet to be cast, others are headed straight for the big screen in a matter of days. Truthfully, we’re interested in all the characters set to star in Disney’s live-action remakes, but here are the ones we’re most excited about.

10 Mulan: Commander Tung

When Disney first announced that Mulan would be remade into a live-action adventure, fans were concerned to learn that General Li Shang would not be returning as Mulan’s love interest and army leader. Although Shang won’t be entertaining us, Commander Tung will.

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This new character, portrayed by Donnie Yen, will lead the Imperial Regiment in Shang’s place. While we don’t know much about him, we do know that he is both a teacher and a mentor to Mulan. We’re ready to see this happen.

9 The Little Mermaid: Ariel

Although we already learned that Halle Bailey will be cast as Ariel in the upcoming Little Mermaid remake, we’re excited to see her in costume on-screen as Disney’s beautiful mermaid princess.

Will she have Ariel’s signature red hair? Will she still have a green tail and purple top? Although we don’t know how she’s going to be dressed, we’re confident that she’ll look magical and ocean-ready. We’re excited to see the rest of her mythical sea family as well.

8 The Sword In The Stone: Merlin

The Sword in the Stone is getting a live-action musical remake that will debut on the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service. Although we don’t know much about the cast at this time, we do know that it’s set to film in Ireland this summer. We’re particularly interested in seeing how whimsical Merlin turns out to be in this new rendition.

The eccentric wizard will be guiding Arthur through the narrative, and we’re hoping he’s as enchanting as we know he can be.

7 Peter Pan: Tinkerbell

Very little is known about Disney’s Peter Pan remake. We don’t know when it will release, who is in the cast, or what it will look like. We do know that a script is in the works.

While the boy who never grows up has been brought to the big screen many times, we’ve never seen Disney pull out its own live-action version. We’re particularly interested in what Tinkerbell will look like, assuming she’ll be in the new film. Will she be portrayed by a live actress? Will she be created using photo-realistic computer animation? We won’t know for a while, but we’re ready to see it happen.

6 Cruella: Emma Thompson’s Character

Cruella de Vil is getting her own film, and we’re tired of being teased with casting rumors. We want a trailer badly. While we know that Emma Stone will be playing the villainous lead, we don’t know who Emma Thompson will be playing — but she’s in it, and that’s enough for us.

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Cruella will be a prequel that develops the rich, fur-coat-wearing villain of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Will Thompson act as Stone’s mentor? Will she instead be a family member? We need to know now.

5 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Prince

Disney is putting together a live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and while details are still scarce, we can’t help but be fascinated by the idea. Who will play Snow White? Who will play the dwarfs? Who will play the prince?

In the original Snow White, the titular princess’s lover gets few lines and remains a largely undeveloped character. We’re hopeful that in any remake, he’s going to be given greater depth and a name that’s actually mentioned in the movie.

4 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Esmerelda

Josh Gad is producing a musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see Disney’s darkest tale come to new life. While we’re interested to find out who will be playing Quasimodo and Frollo, we’re also excited to see the spunky Esmerelda dance onto the big screen.

We’ve been told that the live-action Hunchback release will feature lots of new songs, so whoever is cast as Esmerelda will have to be a talented actress, dancer, and vocalist. We’re sure whoever she is will bring the charm Esmerelda is known for.

3 Lady and the Tramp: Jim Dear

This doggy Disney classic was made into a live-action film in the early 2000s. Now, it’s getting another update. We know what the dogs will look like, but we’re still curious to find out what Jim and his wife Darling will look like.

Jim is being played by Thomas Mann, who is best known for his roles in films like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Kong: Skull Island. Darling is being portrayed by Kiersey Clemons, who appears in films including Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and DopeLady and the Tramp will release to the Disney+ streaming service on Nov. 12.

2 Lilo & Stitch: Stitch

Okay, maybe it’s obvious that we’d be excited about a titular character’s film appearance. Really, though — do you know how long we’ve been waiting for Stitch to transition from the 2D space to the photo-realistic one?

The film is still in early development, but we bet Stitch will be even cuter and naughtier in a new, freshly animated form. We love his friendship with Lilo and can only imagine how cute they’ll be together.

1 The Lion King: Nala

While Beyoncé’s Nala is being met with mixed reviews, we’re still excited to see Queen Bey take on The Lion King’s leading lady. Even though audiences will have to wait a few more days to judge her voice-acting skills, we can already tell by the soundtrack that her singing doesn’t disappoint.

Beyoncé’s vocals are fierce as ever, and we’re looking forward to seeing the chemistry between Nala and Simba. Can you feel the love tonight?

NEXT: 10 Things the Live Action Lion King Will Do Better


2019-07-15 01:07:46

Brooke Bajgrowicz

Stranger Things: The Show’s 10 Most Badass Characters, Ranked

Stranger Things is one of the most suspenseful and action-packed series airing on television right now. It’s impressive, really, considering about half of the series’ main characters are children under the age of 14. But season after season, the smash hit Netflix series proves that it’s one of the best in the game when it comes to delivering amazing action sequences and shocking twists.

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Unlike typical action movies and other action-packed procedural series, however, Stranger Things boasts a unique kind of character-driven action, due in large part to the strength of its own cast of characters. Whether a child, a teenager, or an adult, the series’ characters are all incredibly strong in their own way, each having their own distinct roles and journeys. Here, we take a look at the ten most badass characters the series has introduced so far.

10 Murray Bauman

Sure, Murray might not be your conventional action hero character, but there’s no denying that the series’ resident conspiracy theorist is a total badass in his own right. In the series’ second season, it was Murray’s dogged pursuit of the truth regarding Barb’s disappearance that led to the truth about Hawkins Lab being exposed.

In the third season, it’s Murray’s keen skills with Russian translation that allow Hopper and Joyce to learn the truth from Alexei about the current Russian experiments. He also manages to get the three of them into the Russian base with those same skills and proves that he’s also quite handy with a rifle.

9 Max Mayfield

It’s easy to write Max’s character off as a brat since she’s got one of the more aggressive personalities out of the group of children in the series. But across both of the seasons she’s appeared in, Max has revealed herself to have her own secret badass streak, despite the struggles she’s experienced in her own upbringing.

In the second season, Max drugs her abusive older brother, Billy, and threatens to beat him with a bat if he doesn’t start to shape up his act. And in the third season, when Billy is possessed by the Mind Flayer, she stands her ground, fearlessly facing him down and trying to get through to him on multiple occasions, no matter how afraid she is.

8 Nancy Wheeler

The Nancy Wheeler we leave at the end of Stranger Things 3 is practically a completely different young woman from the Nancy we met way back in the series’ pilot. Originally introduced as a total good girl with a secret desire to break free from what’s expected of her, Nancy soon revealed her investigative nature, hunting monsters with Jonathan and wielding a bat and gun alike.

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Over the years, she’s grown quite skilled in fighting monsters, exposing large scale conspiracies, and tackling sexism in the workplace. In the third season, she even gets a few action sequences of her own, fighting men possessed by the Flayer and squaring off with the slimy beast itself.

7 Bob Newby

When Bob was a high school student in Hawkins, he was known as Bob the Brain. But as the second season of Stranger Things showed, even the nerdiest of boys can grow up to be a total unexpected badass. After spending most of the second season as the supportive and geeky boyfriend of Joyce Byers, Bob became the hero everyone needed as the season neared its end.

As a crisis arose at Hawkins Lab that could only be solved by someone with a familiarity with computer programming, Bob rose to the task and saved the day, braving certain death in the form of invading Demodogs to ensure the safety of the Byers family and friends. Though he tragically lost his life in the process, Bob secured his place in the history of the show as Bob Newby: Superhero.

6 Billy Hargrove

It was practically impossible to like Billy Hargrove in the series’ second season. A one-note bully with a real penchant for sexism and racism, Billy was one of the series most underdeveloped characters. But the third season changed everything. In Stranger Things 3, Billy was possessed by the villainous Mind Flayer, serving as its new human host.

Multiple times throughout the season, Billy challenged the strength of the Flayer’s hold, letting his own personality and psyche peer through in desperate attempts to communicate. At the season’s end, Billy finally broke free of the monster’s grasp, physically fighting the enormous beast and giving his life in an attempt to save the nearby children, including his own step-sister, Max.

5 Will Byers

For three years, Will Byers has been fighting the control of Demogorgons and Mind Flayers alike, routinely proving himself to be one of the strongest characters in the series in the process. In the first season, Will survived the torture of the Upside Down, beating all the odds. In the second season, he endured being possessed by the Mind Flayer, surviving the beast’s otherworldly control and letting his family know he was still there all along.

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And in the third season, despite taking more of a backseat role, Will continued to prove that his strength and skills were one of the series’ most valuable assets, as his understanding of and connection with the Mind Flayer were immensely valuable.

4 Joyce Byers

From day one, various characters have questioned Joyce Byers’ fitness as a parent. But again and again, Joyce has shown that she’s one of the only characters in the series who has been totally paying attention and one of the only parents in the series who will go to any lengths to keep her child safe. Her strength and badassery in the series’ first season are unparalleled, whether in chewing out her jerk of an ex or venturing into the Upside Down to save her son.

In the second season, she stormed Hawkins Lab to demand answers for her son and took on the leadership role in the essential exorcism of the Mind Flayer from Will. And in the third season, she showed that she has what it takes to cut it as Detective Byers, beating up Mayor Kline and kicking ass and taking names while undercover.

3 Grigori

As one of its many homages to decades past, Stranger Things 3 introduced the character of Grigori, the Russian assassin assigned to take out characters like Alexei and Jim Hopper. A total homage to The Terminator, Grigori was ruthless, aggressively physical, and skilled at wielding most any kind of weapon.

Aided with a badass wardrobe, including leather and bulletproof vests, as well as a motorcycle for a quick getaway, Grigori is the first character that the series has introduced who has truly felt like nothing more than a killing machine. It’s ironic, then, that he winds up being killed by a machine. But the path of destruction he weaves throughout the season changes the show forever.

2 Jim Hopper

As the Chief of Police in Hawkins, Jim Hopper undergoes one of the biggest transformations in the series. When the show begins, he’s bumbling and clueless, weighed down by self-loathing and alcohol addiction. But as he becomes aware of the corruption and conspiracy going on in his own backyard, Hopper quickly gets into action hero mode and never really looks back.

He knocks security guards out without so much as a second thought and mows down the monsters of the Upside Down and evil foreign scientists alike. He beats the crap out of the corrupt Mayor Kline, refuses to give in during brutal interrogations at Hawkins Lab, protects his found family with his life, and heroically sacrifices himself to ensure the safety of those he loves.

1 Eleven

Eleven may have had a truly terrible upbringing, but as a result of being trained to be a weapon of super-powered destruction, this little girl has routinely shown herself to be a pint-sized powerhouse. She has killed countless people throughout the series’ run, all without raising a finger. Her telekinetic abilities may cause her to have a bloody nose, but the blood she has shed far outnumbers it.

She’s killed corrupt agents of Hawkins Lab and Russian guards, and she’s defeated Demogorgons, Demodogs, and Mind Flayers alike. She’s risked her life on countless occasions, even straining herself to the point of physical exhaustion and harm, all so that she can keep her friends and newly found family safe.

NEXT: Stranger Things: 10 Things That Make No Sense About Eleven


2019-07-15 01:07:35

Katerina Daley

Big Bang Theory: 10 Hidden Details About The Main Characters Everyone Missed

The Big Bang Theory ended its 12th and final season this year. But the show still lives on within our hearts, and through re-runs, of course. For diehard fans, there aren’t may days that go by when we don’t wonder what our favorite gang of nerds is up to. What would they be doing now?

Now that the show is done, though, there is plenty of time to dig through old episodes and take a look at things we may have missed. Like many long-running shows, there are tons of Easter Eggs and small references that make sense in retrospect. As a result, we’ve found plenty of hidden details throughout the show that takes a true, hardcore fan to truly notice. Take a look at these interesting hidden details about all of the main characters.

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10 BERNADETTE’S VOICE CHANGES

Bernadette is known for her high-pitched, squeaky voice. In an interview on The Rubin Report, Melissa Rauch stated that she chose to model her signature squeaky voice after her mother’s voice. But it wasn’t always like that. When Bernadette first appears on the show, her voice is different. We first meet her in season three, episode five, “The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary” when Penny sets her up with Howard. At this point, she does not have her signature voice and is speaking in Rauch’s regular voice. This goes on for a few episodes until she suddenly develops the squeakier tone. According to some interviews with Rauch over the years, she developed it to give her character a more fun edge. There’s just no real explanation why it just suddenly starts like this when she originally spoke normally.

9 PENNY’S FULL NAME IS PENELOPE

This was a very small reveal that they mentioned just once, and if you didn’t catch it you may have never realized it. In season two, episode three, “The Barbarian Sublimation,” Penny becomes addicted to the online game Age of Conan. As with many addictive online role-playing games, her obsession consumes her life. Sheldon relentlessly tries to get her to stop bothering him. When Leonard heads across the hall to talk to her, Penny is clearly very annoyed and states, “Queen Penelope AFK.” This reveals not only that her screen name is Queen Penelope, but that Penny is short for Penelope. However, it’s only ever used this one time throughout the entire series.

8 ALL OF THE BLOSSOM REFERENCES

In season six, episode five, “The Holographic Excitation,” Sheldon and Amy are trying to decide what couple’s costume to go as for Halloween. They are arguing in front of a Venn diagram on Sheldon’s whiteboard, and under Amy’s column if you look closely you can see “Blossom and Joey” written down. Mayim Bialik, the actress who plays Amy, actually played Blossom Russo on the ’90s sitcom. Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard, was also part of the main cast of Blossom back in the day.

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This isn’t the first time someone mentions Blossom, either. In season one, episode three, “The Bat Jar Conjecture,” the gang is trying to find a replacement for Sheldon on their Physics Bowl team, and Raj suggests getting “TV’s Blossom” because he heard that she is a real-life neuroscientist and is actually really smart (she is). Leonard calls him out and tells him, “We’re not getting TV’s Blossom to join our Physics Bowl team.” This takes place long before Bialik joins the cast, so it’s either a super pre-planned joke, or a happy coincidence.

7 THE GANG IS ALWAYS WEARING DC COSTUMES

Every time the guys are shown dressed up in costumes, it’s always a DC character. You’ve got Sheldon in his Flash costume, which shows up repeatedly over the years. During the first season, in episode six, “The Middle-Earth Paradigm,” Penny invites the guys to a Halloween party. When they’re getting ready to head over, they all realize they chose Flash costumes and argue over who has to change. In season four, episode 11, “The Justice League Recombination,” the guys enter a contest at the comic book store dressed as the Justice League of America. Raj is dressed as Aquaman, which isn’t the only time he wears that costume, either. Later on, when trying to earn money for Comic-Con tickets, Raj wears it to promote the comic book store.

All of this DC fandom isn’t an accident. The Big Bang Theory is owned by CBS, which is part of Warner Bros., who also own DC Comics.

6 LEONARD’S GLASSES DON’T HAVE LENSES

If you look very closely, you may notice that Leonard’s glasses never actually have lenses in them. That’s because Johnny Galecki doesn’t actually wear glasses in real life, but Leonard does wear them. Galecki told The Huffington Post that he originally wanted Leonard to wear glasses, and began showing up at rehearsals with fake glasses. The producers had originally thought he was just wearing them for rehearsals, but he insisted Leonard should have glasses. Perhaps it was to cement his nerdy stereotype. Either way, this was a character-defining accessory. However, Galecki soon realized that since Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, is so much taller than him. So, there was a glare on the lenses every time he had to look up at him. He decided to pop the lenses out. From that point on, no lenses existed. And that’s that.

5 PENNY’S FRIDGE HAS PICTURES OF KALEY CUOCO WITH ACTORS ON THE BIG BANG THEORY SET

Next time you watch a scene in Penny’s kitchen, take a look at the fridge. You can see pictures of her with Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch. There are also a ton of the behind-the-scenes crew members. This works, since many of those people are characters on the show and it’s realistic that Penny would want to have pictures with them on her fridge. The behind-the-scenes folks pass as Penny’s friends. Once Amy and Sheldon moved into that apartment and Penny moved across the hall, the fridge became noticeably bare. However, those pictures did end up on Penny and Leonard’s fridge and you can still see them in certain scenes.

4 ALL OF THE ACTION FIGURES IN HOWARD’S ROOM ARE FEMALES

This one shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Howard’s childhood bedroom is full of female action figures. There is a strong lack of male figures. Noticeable figures include Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl. Look closely at the side table on the right side of the bed, and you’ll see tons of female heads sticking up. This is also on top of the posters of various women, from Marilyn Monroe to Betty Boop (and the infamous Halle Berry poster on the ceiling). For a guy known for being girl-crazy, this just fits the bill.

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3 SHELDON AND LEONARD’S APARTMENT FLAG IS ON THE FRIDGE

Okay, so we all know Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment flag. It’s a blue background with a gold lion. They have it in a real flag form, but it’s also on the fridge in magnet form. During tense moments, like when two characters are fighting, the flag magnet is actually shown upside down. In the flashback episode to the day Leonard moved in, Sheldon explains to him that the flag should never be upside down unless in times of distress. In season ten, episode ten, “The Property Division Collision,” Leonard and Sheldon are arguing over their divided property and Leonard ends up draping himself in the flag naked to anger Sheldon.

2 PENNY BECAME A BARTENDER BECAUSE KALEY CUOCO BROKE HER LEG

Most people know that Kaley Cuoco is a huge horseback riding enthusiast and owns several horses. In 2010, she broke her leg in a horseback riding accident. According to Cuoco, she fell off her horse and was fine, until the horse stepped on her leg and broke it. Instead of writing it in the script, the producers chose to have her take on some bartending shifts at the Cheesecake Factory so they could shoot her from the waist up. So, if you’re wondering why the sudden jump to bartending in season four, that’s why. Seems like a pretty simple fix. We’re glad she was okay – that could have been a lot worse.

1 AMY’S MOM WAS RECAST

For those who have watched the show all the way through, you know that the marvelous Kathy Bates played Amy’s over-the-top mother. However, the first time we meet Amy’s mom, it’s a different actress. It seems as though the personalities changed as well, because the first time Amy’s mom shows up, she’s very quiet and timid. And we know that Kathy Bates’ version was anything but that. This isn’t something that a lot of people noticed, but it definitely happened.

NEXT: 10 Highest-Grossing Disney Animated Movies Ever


2019-07-14 03:07:48

Lesley Cornelius

MBTI® Of 3rd Rock From The Sun Characters | ScreenRant

What it would it be like if a group of aliens lived on Earth to study humans, their likes and dislikes, and how they live? That’s the question at the heart of the 1990s sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. It’s a quirky, warm-hearted show starring John Lithgow and a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and it definitely still holds up to this day.

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It’s time to take a look at the Myers-Briggs Personality Types of 3rd Rock from the Sun characters. We’ve covered all of the major characters plus a few recurring ones.

10 Roy: INFP

Dr. Dick Solomon (John Lithgow) is totally in love with his co-worker Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtain) so it’s fun when, in the first season, she introduces him to her brother, Roy (Bronson Pinchot). She can’t stand him and has a tough relationship with him.

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Chaos (and lots of laughter) ensues when Dick and his family realize that Roy thinks that he has seen aliens. Since Roy is a fun-loving guy and he believes very stubbornly that he witnessed life from another planet, his MBTI would be INFP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” He’s got a lot of curiosity for the world, he’s “introspective” and he’s definitely “original.”

9 Officer Don: ISTP

Officer Don, played by Wayne Knight, dates Sally Solomon (Kristen Johnson) for a while. He’s super proud of being a cop.

Since he’s a cop, his MBTI would be ISTP or “Logical Pragmatist.” After all, he has to follow the law. He has the confidence of this personality type and he’s also “self-determined.” He’s a big part of the show and also says some pretty hilarious stuff. One of his best moments is when he says, “ Sally, I think you’re only attracted to my uniform! Do you know what this means?” When she responds “Yeah…” he says, “It means you’ll never see me out of uniform again!”

8 Nina: ISTJ

Simbi Kali’s 3rd Rock From The Sun character Nina is a sweetheart who tries to do her job the best that she can despite her crazy co-worker, Dr. Dick Solomon. She spends a lot of time rolling her eyes at him and trying to figure out what he’s up to.

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Her MBTI would be ISTJ or “Responsible Realist.” Her job is to keep the office running smoothly and properly, so she’s a rule follower and comfortable with that. She’s “dependable and systematic” and also “consistent.” These types are very detailed and don’t mind getting some things done by themselves.

7 Dr. Mary Albright: INFJ

Dr. Mary Albright spends most of her time wondering why Dr. Dick Solomon is so strange and the rest of the time amused by him and his antics. She’s very intelligent but also has a whimsical, airy quality about her and seems prone to daydreaming.

Her MBTI is INFJ or “Insightful Visionary.” As an academic, she’s “quietly inspiring” and often the smartest person in the room but she’s not one to brag about it. She’s definitely “reserved” and “private” but also a very endearing, kind character.

6 Mrs. Dubcek: ISFJ

Mrs. Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel) is the landlord of the building where the Solomon clan lives. She smokes a lot and gives the family very quirky and weird advice.

Since she loves to give advice, that would make her an ISFJ or “Practical Helper.” She seems to really care about them and want them to succeed. ISFJs are described as “patient individuals who apply common sense and experience to solving problems for other people.” She’s “detailed” and “kind” and brings a lot of great energy to the show.

5 August: INTJ

August (Shay Astar) is one of the girls that Tommy Solomon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dates… with totally hilarious results. She’s super bossy and a pain to deal with. She’s often telling Tommy that she’s upset with him or that he’s not doing a great job as a boyfriend.

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Her MBTI would be INTJ or “Conceptual Planner.” These personality types think about the future a lot, which is something that August tends to do since she’s very focused on her relationship with Tommy. She’s “task-focused” and “deliberate” and also “concise.”

4 Harry Solomon: ESFP

French Stewart’s 3rd Rock From The Sun character, Harry Solomon, is a very particular, neat guy. He squints a lot and tries his best to understand what humans are like. One of his greatest moments is in the first season when he tastes tests all of the bottles in their apartment to find out what is toxic and non-toxic.

Harry is very logical in his own way, like when he realizes that humans open their eyes and says “they’re manual.” His MBTI sounds like ESFP or “Enthusiastic Improviser.” He’s a “keen observor” of humans and “pleasant” and “easygoing.”

3 Tommy Solomon: ENTP

Tommy is totally girl crazy and a hilarious character. He’s always amazed at the world around him and doesn’t always get what teachers are asking him to do at school since, of course, he’s an alien. He’s one of the best characters on the show and a total joy to watch.

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Tommy sounds a lot like an ENTP or “Enterprising Explorer.” He’s got a lot of the personality qualities, such as being “questioning” and “energetic” and “adaptive.” It’s really fun to see him go to high school.

2 Sally Solomon: ENFP

Sally Solomon is definitely an ENFP or “Imaginative Motivator.” As the woman in the “family” on 3rd Rock From The Sun, she rises to the ocassion and tries to figure out why people are so sexist.

She’s “restless” and “expressive” and also “independent.” It’s always fun to watch Sally stand up to everyone around her since she’s stubborn, tough, and intelligent.

1 Dr. Dick Solomon: ENTJ

Dr. Dick Solomon’s MBTI would be ENTJ or “Decisive Strategist.” As the head of the Solomon family, he is number one in command and the person that everyone has to listen to.

He gives off total dad vibes since he has a nerdy sense of humor and a funny way of doing things even though he’s not actually their father. He’s “clear” and “tough when necessary” and a really amazing leader. This personality type likes “new challenges” which describes Dick as well since he loves being on Earth and discovering more and more about humans.

NEXT: Married With Children: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Al Bundy


2019-07-14 01:07:14

Aya Tsintziras

Rise Of Skywalker: 10 Characters Who Could Be Killed Off (And Why)

While the name of the ninth Star Wars movie is The Rise of Skywalker, it’s actually primed to be the final outing of the family who has been the focal point of the entire franchise since the very beginning in 1977. Ever since Disney took control of the series, they’ve not hesitated to kill off some big characters, from Han Solo in The Force Awakens to Luke Skywalker himself in The Last Jedi.

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With that in mind, some casualties may be expected when it hits screens this December. Finales usually mean exactly that. We now take a look at 10 individuals who could meet their end this holiday season.

10 Chewbacca

When Disney acquired Star Wars and announced that there would be a sequel to Return of the Jedi after all these years, fans couldn’t wait to see more of the heroes from the original trilogy. It was a case of getting the gang back together, with the actors all agreeing to reprise their roles as the original quartet.

But, two movies down, Fisher and Mayhew have sadly passed away while Ford and Hamill’s characters have died on the big screen. Joonas Suotamo is now the man charged with playing the Wookie, but, with Disney sacrificing the characters from the original trilogy first, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to meet a heroic end as well.

9 Leia Organa

Fisher’s death prompted rumors that director Rian Johnson would find a way to write her out of The Last Jedi. However, by the end of the eighth installment of the Skywalker saga, her iconic character was very much alive. The movie concluded with her sitting alongside the main trio in the Millenium Falcon.

It has been announced that JJ Abrams will use footage never seen before from The Force Awakens to ensure that Leia still plays a key part in The Rise of Skywalker. It seems hard from a narrative perspective to see her being given a fittingly emotional end, however, unless Leia passes on the mantle or even makes a huge sacrifice in battle.

8 Lando Calrissian

Speaking of sacrifices, Billy Dee Williams has admitted he would love the world to forgive Lando Calrissian’s treachery from The Empire Strikes Back, despite him making amends the following movie. And what better way for Lando to prove once and for all he’s a truly good guy at heart by sacrificing himself for the greater cause?

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As mentioned before, Disney has focused on killing off the heroes from the first three Star Wars outings, and Lando was certainly one of those. Just because he’s back for Rise of Skywalker doesn’t mean he’ll see it out to the end.

7 Kylo Ren

If Kylo Ren continues to take the path towards the dark side—and when we saw him at the end of The Last Jedi, he definitely looked like doing that—then it’s hard to see him surviving. He is the sequel trilogy’s version of Darth Vader, and we all know how that one played out.

Some fans want Star Wars to take the franchise is in a different direction, one where Kylo won’t be redeemed and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather. But, even if he does turn, it would likely be in the same sacrificial way. With Rey and the Resistance expected to win the ultimate battle, that would almost certainly mean Kylo ending up on the losing side. And, in Star Wars, that usually means death.

6 The Knights Of Ren

WhenThe Force Awakens trailer dropped years ago, introducing us to the mysterious Knights of Ren, their very appearance had fans excited. There was an aura of mystery about them and, when they only appeared in a fleeting cameo, people anticipated a moment featuring them in The Last Jedi. However, once again, they were omitted.

Thanks to set photos released by Vanity Fair, we know they’re in this movie. But the teaser trailer sees Kylo Ren appearing to bodyslam one and, if that’s the case, then they could go the same way as the Praetorian Guard, who were also slain by the First Order kingpin and Rey following the death of Supreme Leader Snoke.

5 Finn

It’s not just characters from the original trilogy and villains of the three sequels who may meet their end in The Rise of Skywalker. There’s also no guarantee that John Boyega’s Finn will still be alive by the blockbuster’s conclusion. With the character having come close to death on two occasions so far, he may not be lucky the third time.

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Finn was extremely fortunate to survive his showdown with Kylo Ren in the snowy woods of Starkiller Base, sustaining intense injuries. Had it not been for Rose Tico, he would have died on the planet of Crait and, with trailer footage showing the former Stormtrooper in the midst of the battle in JJ Abrams’ motion picture, fans can be forgiven for fearing for his safety.

4 General Hux

General Hux is rather lucky to still be alive at this point, given how he’s failed almost every task assigned to him. Seriously, since ordering the attack on the Hosnian system, he’s had Starkiller Base blow up on his watch, been outsmarted by Poe Dameron, been unable to protect Supreme Leader Snoke, and fallen well short in his attempts to wipe out the last of the Resistance fleet.

Snoke forgave him for his mistakes, but his strained relationship with Kylo Ren means there’s a good chance that the First Order leader will finally snap and murder his deputy. Ben Solo isn’t Snoke, after all, and their battle for power is only likely to end up with one winner.

3 C3PO

While Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca were the poster people of the original trilogy, C3PO and R2D2 are the only characters to appear in all eight chapters of the Skywalker saga. R2D2 doesn’t seem to do much these days, but rumors suggest C3PO may be prominent in this film.

And what better way to show that it really is the end of the Skywalker saga than have C3PO cease to exist? He had seen the Empire rise and fall and witnessed the First Order take its place. He’s had a good life and a good run, but, to quote Kylo Ren, it’s ‘time to let the past die.’ That may include everybody’s favorite protocol droid.

2 Palpatine

Pretty much every Star Wars fan was taken aback when, midway through The Last Jedi, Supreme Leader Snoke was sensationally killed by Kylo Ren. However, despite the fact the gold-wearing dark-side user is no longer around, The Rise of Skywalker will have an even bigger villain in the form of Palpatine.

But while Palpatine is coming back for one last laugh, it appears highly unlikely that he will be victorious. And then, it’s possible that Disney will just give Ian McDiarmid’s character a second on-screen death to go with the first. Don’t get us wrong, we’re excited for his return. The question is: will it be worth it?

1 Rey

Look, we’re not saying that we expect Rey to die. She’s the protagonist of the entire sequel trilogy, after all. But if Disney wants to show it was worth acquiring Star Wars and tinkering with the material of George Lucas, they need to find a way for the saga to close in a way it deserves. And, by killing off Daisy Ridley’s character, it would certainly set it apart from Return of the Jedi.

In that movie, the Rebels win without any casualties. But what if, this time, they win because Rey loses her life for the sake of the galaxy? It’s not inconceivable to think that the girl who Kylo Ren labeled a ‘nobody’ will save EVERYBODY at the end. With Palpatine back in the fold, and Kylo Ren stronger than the last time we saw him, Rey will have to produce something pretty special to keep the bad guys at bay.

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2019-07-13 11:07:34

Jack Otway

Toy Story 4: 10 Characters We Would Have Wanted To See In a Cameo

Everybody thought the Toy Story series was over when the third movie released in 2010, giving an emotional albeit satisfying final outing for the franchise. But, nearly a whole decade on, the latest adventure starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear is taking the box office by storm, pulling in people from all ages and giving us one last chance to say goodbye to our favorite bunch of child play-things.

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However, while Toy Story 4 is yet another masterpiece from the folks over at Pixar, it was still missing some characters. We take a look at 10 who we’d of loved to have seen – especially as there appears to be no chance of a fifth movie in the franchise.

10 Ken

When Toy Story 3 came out nine years ago, the character of Ken, voiced by Batman and Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Michael Keaton, had audiences laughing aplenty. But director Josh Cooley revealed before the release of the latest installment in the series that, despite his relationship with Barbie, he wouldn’t be involved, explaining his absence by saying ‘he’s back on Sunnyside.’

Sunnyside was the name of the child daycare center where Woody, Buzz, and friends nearly found themselves trampled on by schoolchildren in the third movie. While we can understand Ken wanting to be crucial to a child at the daycare centre, it still would have been nice to see him and Barbie back together. Nobody likes it when famous couples split after all…

9 Wheezy

Toy Story 2 came out in 1999 and introduced us to the loveable penguin Wheezy, who becomes close to Woody when they end up as shelf buddies. The penguin appears destined to be sold before Tom Hanks’ character comes to his rescue – only to end up being kidnapped by the evil Al, owner of Al’s Toy Barn.

Wheezy had children cooing over him due to his cute and cuddly nature, while his closing song at the end of the movie lives long in the memory. Given how much Woody nearly sacrificed to rescue his friend, it was rather sad that he only had a short cameo in Toy Story 3. And the decision to overlook the character, voiced by Phil LaMarr, again for the sequel is a decision that has upset many of his fans who were hoping for one final sight of him.

8 Stinky Pete

Stinky Pete recently made the headlines when Toy Story made the decision to remove a deleted scene starring himself and two Barbie dolls in his cardboard box in the wake of the #metoo movement. But despite some appearing to take issue with that, it would have been most-welcome to learn what became of the old Prospector following his involvement in Toy Story 2.

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The last time we saw him he was wailing in fear at the thought of being played with by a young girl, who had covered her Barbie dolls in glitter and stickers – must to his dismay. But Stinky Pete was so conniving and ruthless it wouldn’t surprise us if he found a way to get out of the child’s clutches. So some more closure there would have been well-received and we can’t help but feel he should have made some sort of appearance in the antique shop.

7 Buster

Seriously Pixar, why didn’t we get at least a fleeting look at Buster? The adorable dog is first given to Andy at the end of the first Toy Story movie – prompting fear from Woody and Buzz – before making a brief cameo in the sequel and appearing again as an older, wiser dog in the third act of the franchise. But he’s missing from the flashback clip at Andy’s house.

The clip shows how Bo Peep loses touch with the rest of Andy’s collection, prompting tears in the process. We get one final glimpse of Andy, his Mom and his sister Molly but there’s no sign of Buster. Maybe he was too busy but it would have been nice to see the cuddly dog one last time. Who doesn’t like cuddly dogs?

6 Sid

If Toy Story 4 is actually the final installment of the series – you never know with movies this popular and universal – then it would have made sense to give another update as to what happened to Sid, the villain from the first entry of the franchise.

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The last we saw him, he was working as a garbage man, albeit not a very good one considering he seems to lose more rubbish than actually clean up. We know it’s him because of the skull t-shirt he wears and, given how prominent he was in the series’ debut, audiences would have loved a cameo of him working at the RV Park, perhaps throwing away some of the toys that members of the public would inevitably leave behind.

5 Etch A Sketch

We can’t help but feel the decision to leave Etch A Sketch out of Toy Story 4 altogether, including the flashback scene, might be a symbolic one. Like Wheezy and Bo Beep, he vanished at some point in between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. But, unlike Bo, he appears to already be gone by the time the fourth movie begins.

His absence could be put down to the fact that Etch A Sketch was a prominent toy back in the day but not so much anymore. Nowadays, children are able to use tablets to craft creations of their own without using a pen and paper, meaning Etch has become a victim of time and technology. Again, just like Stinky Pete, he’s the sort of relic who would end up at an old antique shop…

4 Lotso

Of all the villains in the Toy Story series, Lotso was arguably the most ruthless and evil. Sid likes to torture toys, Stinky Pete likes to keep them in line, while Gabby Gabby just likes their voice boxes. But despite smelling of strawberries and having a cuddly complexion that all children would love, Lotso spends Toy Story 3 showing us how ruthless he is towards toys that refuse to fall in line.

We last saw him stuck on the front of a truck, leaving audiences to speculate as to where he would end up a decade later. Well, we hate to sound like a broken record but an antique shop is one of them. While it’s also not inconceivable to picture him at the RV Park’s entertainment stalls, held up by a piece of plastic around his waist.

3 Andy’s Dad

Look, the reason we would have liked to get a glimpse of Andy’s Dad is to shut down the horrible fan theory about the young child. The theory goes that all the toys are merely a figment of his imagination, something he created to cope with the fact that he grew up without a father and to make it the ultimate toy-playing experience.

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Alas, it seems we will never know anything about Andy’s back story. It’s not needed – the main focus should always be on the toys rather than any child – but it still would have been a welcome inclusion just to help us sleep better at night…

2 Emperor Zurg

With the release of Toy Story 2, Pixar decided to throw a toy villain into the mix in the form of Zurg, who drew comparisons with Darth Vader. It’s revealed that he is actually Buzz’s father (we’re still not quite sure how that works, so don’t ask) and he spends some time trying to track down his son. They eventually decide to give the whole father-son thing a go and were last seen at the end of the movie playing a game of catch.

However, Zurg was so amusing – and so based on Vader – it’s a shame we didn’t get to see any much of him throughout the rest of the Toy Story movies. It would have been nice to see how his relationship with Buzz played out in the long run.

1 Green Army Men

When was last saw the Green Army Men in Toy Story 3 there were just three left: Sarge and the other two paratroopers. They were last spotted parachuting into the same daycare center where Ken and Barbie were, choosing to flee Andy’s house after coming to the conclusion that they’re normally the first to go when it comes to any mass-clearouts.

It would have been nice to get a cameo from the remaining trio, just to know that they’re still out there and haven’t come to harm. Given how wild some of the children appeared to be it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that they were trampled on at some point. Maybe the bigwigs at Pixar just wanted to leave their fate ambiguous to spare us from any more heartbreak?

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2019-07-13 11:07:12

Jack Otway

Popular Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts HousesOnl

Most of us know Ryan Murphy as the TV Renaissance man behind anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story, as well as the smash-hit musical series Glee. However, few remember Murphy’s first series, the WB teen dramedy, Popular.

Popular chronicles the trials and tribulations of two warring high school cliques: the beautiful, blonde popular ones and the brunette outcasts—who also happen to all look like models. The series hardly lived up to its name, airing only two seasons. However, with its off-the-wall blend of teenage melodrama and campy, non-sequitur humor, Popular has since developed a modest cult following.

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Whether they like it or not, the Popular teens are defined and judged by whichever clique they belong to. In this regard, Kennedy High isn’t dissimilar to Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts. There, students are sorted into one of four houses—Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff—based on their personalities. If Brooke, Sam, and all their pals were to show up at Hogwarts, would they view their new house as a fresh start…or just the same old pigeonholing? Here are the Popular Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses.

10 Brooke McQueen – Ravenclaw

Brooke McQueen is living the teen dream. She’s head cheerleader, at the top of her class and at the beginning of the series, is dating the eligible Josh Ford. Yes indeed, it appears Brooke’s life is sheer perfection—which is exactly what she wants you to think.

Ravenclaws view everything through an academic lens. Thus, Brooke treats popularity like a school subject in which she’s determined to get an A+. Often, this means acting against her own interests. When she was younger, Brooke developed an eating disorder because she thought if she achieved “perfection”, her mom would return after having abandoned her. For all her Ravenclaw logic, Brooke still hasn’t deduced the best way to make herself happy.

9 Samantha “Sam” McPherson – Gryffindor

As a hard-nosed student journalist, Sam McPherson is defiantly unpopular. She’d rather die than eat lunch with the football players and cheerleaders. Gryffindors pride themselves on their ability to go against the grain. However, it is forever their paradox that they strive to stand out, but also desperately want to fit in. On the record, Sam loathes Brooke and her cronies for the choke-hold they have on the school. But off the record, Sam envies all that Brooke has and would give anything for an invitation to eat lunch with the cool kids.

Sam always has some scheme up her sleeve and it usually has to do with exposing the popular kids for the monsters she perceives them to be. But ever the Gryffindor, Sam doesn’t always think things through and her plans often blow up in her face. What she wouldn’t give for a Time-Turner…

8 Nicole Julian – Slytherin

No teen show is complete without the presence of the wicked cheerleader. Nicole Julian checks that box, thank you. She’s the Draco Malfoy of Kennedy High—a privileged blonde whose favorite pastime is ridiculing those she deems unattractive, unpopular, or poor. Like with Malfoy, the Sorting Hat would barely touch Nicole’s head before yelling out, “SLYTHERIN!” Which is just as well. Nicole doesn’t need some ratty hand-me-down hat messing up her blonde tresses.

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Nicole, a reader of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu, has no qualms about destroying lives to get what she wants. This sassy Slytherin even gets April Tuna thrown into juvie in order to steal her class presidency. Nicole is one Avada Kedavra away from becoming She Who Must Not Be Named.

7 Carmen Ferrara – Hufflepuff

For most students at Kennedy, cliques are a religion. But Carmen Ferrara doesn’t see people as their labels; she sees them as individuals. Carmen is accepting of everyone, as is the Hufflepuff way. Hufflepuffs also believe that hard work is all you need to succeed, and can be a little naïve to the harsher ways of the world. Carmen genuinely believes she’ll nab a spot on the cheerleading squad because she’s a gifted dancer. When she doesn’t make the cut due to lack of status, she’s especially crushed because she didn’t see it coming.

But as easy as it may be to knock a Hufflepuff down, they’re never down for the count. Their sheer optimism brings them back to life. Carmen keeps trying and ends up earning her place on the squad. Go, Team Hufflepuff!

6 Josh Ford – Hufflepuff

The Hufflepuff mascot may be the badger, but Josh Ford is more like a golden retriever—eager to please and loyal to a fault. More than anything, Josh wants to star in the school musical. Alas, he fears judgment from his football teammates and his father. Hufflepuffs are sensitive souls who crave approval. Josh displays rebelliousness rare for a Hufflepuff and carries on with the musical, but is crushed when his dad walks out.

Hufflepuffs aren’t always known for their academic prowess and Josh is hardly the brightest flood light on the football field. Still, he’s always eager to try and learn new things, making him one of the most likable jocks television has ever seen.

5 Harrison John – Gryffindor

If Nicole is the Malfoy of the Popular world, Harrison John is the Ron Weasley. Like Ron, Harrison is generally good-natured, if not dissatisfied with his lot in life. He yearns for a muscular physique and better social status and carries a lifelong torch for Brooke.

Harrison also shares Ron’s ineptitude in the romance department, which can be chocked up to a Gryffindor’s lack of long-term thinking. While in the hospital being treated for leukemia, Harrison has a revelation that he’s in love with Sam. However, when Brooke finally reciprocates romantic feelings for Harrison, a romance with her is too tempting to pass up. Thus, Harrison finds himself in the midst of a love triangle, entirely of his own Gryffindor making.

4 Mary Cherry – Slytherin

Mary Cherry is a southern belle who comes from serious money. Slytherin-level money. Despite having no dancing skills, Mary Cherry is essentially able to buy her way onto the cheerleading squad and into the popular clique. Wealth is all she knows. When Mary Cherry was broke for a hot second, she got a job in the cafeteria, only to blow all her money on makeup that same day.

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She frequently decrees, “I’ll do anything to be popular…anything.” Mary Cherry may not have Nicole’s cunning, but she display Slytherin ruthlessness all the same. Other characters frequently joke about her serial killer-like tendencies. Mary Cherry would make the most outlandish Death Eater ever, y’all.

3 Lily Esposito – Gryffindor

Like Hermione had S.P.E.W., Lily Esposito always has a cause she’s fighting for. This Gryffindor activist never backs down, frequently challenging authority figures. Lily refuses to dissect a frog in biology class, so Ms. Glass forces her to carry around a dead frog in an effort to humiliate her. But Ms. Glass doesn’t know who she’s messing with, and the punishment just fuels Lily’s fire.

Though smarter than most of her peers, Lily has the Gryffindor tendency to serve her emotions rather than logic. The end of the series finds her in a serious relationship with Josh and when it looks like he has to move away, Lily comes up with the cockamamie idea that they should get married. Their teenage nuptials have disastrous consequences that anybody could have predicted—anybody but a lovestruck Gryffindor.

2 Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bernardino – Gryffindor

A jovial football player and Josh’s best friend, Sugar Daddy can always be counted on to entertain with some rapping or by taking Mary Cherry for a spin on the dance floor. Like many of the characters, Sugar Daddy deals with body issues. Gryffindors don’t always enjoy facing their internal struggles and Sugar Daddy masks his by making himself the life of the party.

When Sugar Daddy is refused a spot on the wrestling team because of his weight, he’s given a fight or flight choice. As a Gryffindor, Sugar Daddy chooses to fight, bravely seeking out the help he needs.

1 Roberta “Bobbi” Glass – Ravenclaw

If Luna Lovegood grew up to be a curmudgeonly science teacher, she’d be Bobbi Glass. Ms. Glass is known for her oddball Ravenclaw randomness. She’ll not-so-subtly share her kinky proclivities with her students and if the mood strikes, Ms. Glass will cancel regular class in favor of putting on a play about sexually transmitted diseases.

While it may seem that Ms. Glass doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, she has a much thinner skin than Luna. Due to her deep voice and masculine wardrobe, students address Ms. Glass as “sir”. She answers to it but later reveals that she’s hurt by the moniker. Still, nothing will stop Ms. Glass from marching to the beat of her own Ravenclaw drum.

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2019-07-13 05:07:56

Liz Hersey

Popular Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts HousesOnl

Most of us know Ryan Murphy as the TV Renaissance man behind anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story, as well as the smash-hit musical series Glee. However, few remember Murphy’s first series, the WB teen dramedy, Popular.

Popular chronicles the trials and tribulations of two warring high school cliques: the beautiful, blonde popular ones and the brunette outcasts—who also happen to all look like models. The series hardly lived up to its name, airing only two seasons. However, with its off-the-wall blend of teenage melodrama and campy, non-sequitur humor, Popular has since developed a modest cult following.

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Whether they like it or not, the Popular teens are defined and judged by whichever clique they belong to. In this regard, Kennedy High isn’t dissimilar to Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts. There, students are sorted into one of four houses—Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff—based on their personalities. If Brooke, Sam, and all their pals were to show up at Hogwarts, would they view their new house as a fresh start…or just the same old pigeonholing? Here are the Popular Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses.

10 Brooke McQueen – Ravenclaw

Brooke McQueen is living the teen dream. She’s head cheerleader, at the top of her class and at the beginning of the series, is dating the eligible Josh Ford. Yes indeed, it appears Brooke’s life is sheer perfection—which is exactly what she wants you to think.

Ravenclaws view everything through an academic lens. Thus, Brooke treats popularity like a school subject in which she’s determined to get an A+. Often, this means acting against her own interests. When she was younger, Brooke developed an eating disorder because she thought if she achieved “perfection”, her mom would return after having abandoned her. For all her Ravenclaw logic, Brooke still hasn’t deduced the best way to make herself happy.

9 Samantha “Sam” McPherson – Gryffindor

As a hard-nosed student journalist, Sam McPherson is defiantly unpopular. She’d rather die than eat lunch with the football players and cheerleaders. Gryffindors pride themselves on their ability to go against the grain. However, it is forever their paradox that they strive to stand out, but also desperately want to fit in. On the record, Sam loathes Brooke and her cronies for the choke-hold they have on the school. But off the record, Sam envies all that Brooke has and would give anything for an invitation to eat lunch with the cool kids.

Sam always has some scheme up her sleeve and it usually has to do with exposing the popular kids for the monsters she perceives them to be. But ever the Gryffindor, Sam doesn’t always think things through and her plans often blow up in her face. What she wouldn’t give for a Time-Turner…

8 Nicole Julian – Slytherin

No teen show is complete without the presence of the wicked cheerleader. Nicole Julian checks that box, thank you. She’s the Draco Malfoy of Kennedy High—a privileged blonde whose favorite pastime is ridiculing those she deems unattractive, unpopular, or poor. Like with Malfoy, the Sorting Hat would barely touch Nicole’s head before yelling out, “SLYTHERIN!” Which is just as well. Nicole doesn’t need some ratty hand-me-down hat messing up her blonde tresses.

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Nicole, a reader of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu, has no qualms about destroying lives to get what she wants. This sassy Slytherin even gets April Tuna thrown into juvie in order to steal her class presidency. Nicole is one Avada Kedavra away from becoming She Who Must Not Be Named.

7 Carmen Ferrara – Hufflepuff

For most students at Kennedy, cliques are a religion. But Carmen Ferrara doesn’t see people as their labels; she sees them as individuals. Carmen is accepting of everyone, as is the Hufflepuff way. Hufflepuffs also believe that hard work is all you need to succeed, and can be a little naïve to the harsher ways of the world. Carmen genuinely believes she’ll nab a spot on the cheerleading squad because she’s a gifted dancer. When she doesn’t make the cut due to lack of status, she’s especially crushed because she didn’t see it coming.

But as easy as it may be to knock a Hufflepuff down, they’re never down for the count. Their sheer optimism brings them back to life. Carmen keeps trying and ends up earning her place on the squad. Go, Team Hufflepuff!

6 Josh Ford – Hufflepuff

The Hufflepuff mascot may be the badger, but Josh Ford is more like a golden retriever—eager to please and loyal to a fault. More than anything, Josh wants to star in the school musical. Alas, he fears judgment from his football teammates and his father. Hufflepuffs are sensitive souls who crave approval. Josh displays rebelliousness rare for a Hufflepuff and carries on with the musical, but is crushed when his dad walks out.

Hufflepuffs aren’t always known for their academic prowess and Josh is hardly the brightest flood light on the football field. Still, he’s always eager to try and learn new things, making him one of the most likable jocks television has ever seen.

5 Harrison John – Gryffindor

If Nicole is the Malfoy of the Popular world, Harrison John is the Ron Weasley. Like Ron, Harrison is generally good-natured, if not dissatisfied with his lot in life. He yearns for a muscular physique and better social status and carries a lifelong torch for Brooke.

Harrison also shares Ron’s ineptitude in the romance department, which can be chocked up to a Gryffindor’s lack of long-term thinking. While in the hospital being treated for leukemia, Harrison has a revelation that he’s in love with Sam. However, when Brooke finally reciprocates romantic feelings for Harrison, a romance with her is too tempting to pass up. Thus, Harrison finds himself in the midst of a love triangle, entirely of his own Gryffindor making.

4 Mary Cherry – Slytherin

Mary Cherry is a southern belle who comes from serious money. Slytherin-level money. Despite having no dancing skills, Mary Cherry is essentially able to buy her way onto the cheerleading squad and into the popular clique. Wealth is all she knows. When Mary Cherry was broke for a hot second, she got a job in the cafeteria, only to blow all her money on makeup that same day.

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She frequently decrees, “I’ll do anything to be popular…anything.” Mary Cherry may not have Nicole’s cunning, but she display Slytherin ruthlessness all the same. Other characters frequently joke about her serial killer-like tendencies. Mary Cherry would make the most outlandish Death Eater ever, y’all.

3 Lily Esposito – Gryffindor

Like Hermione had S.P.E.W., Lily Esposito always has a cause she’s fighting for. This Gryffindor activist never backs down, frequently challenging authority figures. Lily refuses to dissect a frog in biology class, so Ms. Glass forces her to carry around a dead frog in an effort to humiliate her. But Ms. Glass doesn’t know who she’s messing with, and the punishment just fuels Lily’s fire.

Though smarter than most of her peers, Lily has the Gryffindor tendency to serve her emotions rather than logic. The end of the series finds her in a serious relationship with Josh and when it looks like he has to move away, Lily comes up with the cockamamie idea that they should get married. Their teenage nuptials have disastrous consequences that anybody could have predicted—anybody but a lovestruck Gryffindor.

2 Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bernardino – Gryffindor

A jovial football player and Josh’s best friend, Sugar Daddy can always be counted on to entertain with some rapping or by taking Mary Cherry for a spin on the dance floor. Like many of the characters, Sugar Daddy deals with body issues. Gryffindors don’t always enjoy facing their internal struggles and Sugar Daddy masks his by making himself the life of the party.

When Sugar Daddy is refused a spot on the wrestling team because of his weight, he’s given a fight or flight choice. As a Gryffindor, Sugar Daddy chooses to fight, bravely seeking out the help he needs.

1 Roberta “Bobbi” Glass – Ravenclaw

If Luna Lovegood grew up to be a curmudgeonly science teacher, she’d be Bobbi Glass. Ms. Glass is known for her oddball Ravenclaw randomness. She’ll not-so-subtly share her kinky proclivities with her students and if the mood strikes, Ms. Glass will cancel regular class in favor of putting on a play about sexually transmitted diseases.

While it may seem that Ms. Glass doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, she has a much thinner skin than Luna. Due to her deep voice and masculine wardrobe, students address Ms. Glass as “sir”. She answers to it but later reveals that she’s hurt by the moniker. Still, nothing will stop Ms. Glass from marching to the beat of her own Ravenclaw drum.

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2019-07-13 05:07:56

Liz Hersey

10 Best Characters From Netflix’s The Society, Ranked

Netflix’s new Lord of the Flies based drama The Society, focuses on a group of teenagers left to fend for themselves in a replica of their rich Connecticut town of West Ham. As we watch this ragtag group of kids navigate their way through this weird phenomenon, we learn a little more about each character’s personality.

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With each episode, we get further insight as to why certain characters behave the way they do. The mixture of all of the teens’ personalities make every episode an exciting adventure. In the midst of all of the confusion, town raiding, (and of course teen drama) The Society offers up some truly wonderful, and relatable characters that audiences can’t help to fall in love with. Here are the 10 best characters from the show, ranked.

WARNING: Some spoilers for The Society season 1 ahead

10 Kelly Aldrich

Kelly is the girl who seems to have it all. She’s dating Mr. Popular (Harry Bingham) and everyone loves her. Although she may seem a little one-dimensional at first, Kelly grows on you like a fungus as the season progresses. She finally stands up for herself and realizes that being around Harry in the midst of the craziness is quite toxic. She is a great help in strategically planning Becca’s birth (since all the adult, qualified doctors have disappeared) and is really there for Becca during her pregnancy journey.

9 Cassandra Pressman

Though Cassandra can come across as a bit of a know-it-all, she has a good heart. She is the first teen to step up as a leader in the wake of the scary situation the kids are put in.

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Cassandra makes some enemies early on in this brand new society, but she does everything in her power to establish some ground rules for this parent-less nightmare they have been dropped into.

8 Helena

Helena is the “good girl” of the group. She is devoted to her faith, her boyfriend Luke, and has a great image. She never hesitates to help out someone in need, and honors all of her commitments. Helena comes across as a bit of a “teacher’s pet” type, but ultimately her emotions are wavering a bit inside. She strives to be a source of hope and faith for the others in town, but we see a more vulnerable side of her when things between her and Luke grow a little rocky.

7 Elle Tomkins

Known as a bit of a mystery, Elle is a quiet girl who doesn’t get much attention. She’s a bit of a loner especially in this stranded society, and is much more of an observer than a joiner. However one day she decides to join in on a friendly game of ‘Cops and Fugitives’ and she meets Campbell Eliot.

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Campbell is West Ham’s resident bad boy. As their relationship grows we start to see more of Elle’s badass side. Although Campbell has his thumb firmly on Elle, viewers get to see a side of her that will always stand up for what is right.

6 Becca Gelb

Becca is unafraid to voice her opinion, and quite the resilient character. Not only is she stuck in a new town with no adults like the rest of the group…she’s also pregnant.  She’s a no-nonsense girl who knows exactly what she wants.

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With the help of her best friend Sam Elliot she explores files and past documents that will aid the group in understanding what happened to them. Becca is pretty emotionally vulnerable (thanks pregnancy hormones) and is adamant about not revealing who the real father of her baby is. Though Becca is in one of the toughest situations, she handles it all with grace.

5 Will LeClair

Will LeClair is a bit of a curve ball. He is Allie Pressman’s best friend, has a huge crush on Kelly, and is an overall nice guy. Allie has intense feelings for him, and although he doesn’t seem to reciprocate at first, he stays loyal to Allie when she becomes leader of New Ham (the new name for the new society). He sticks up for his friends, is thoughtful, and always sticks to his morals. Will is the nice guy that anyone would be lucky to have in their corner.

4 Gordie

Gordie may be a bit nerdy, but he has a passion for learning and helping others with his knowledge. He has a massive crush on Cassandra and when he learns that she has a heart disease, he does everything in his power to learn more about medicine in order to support her.

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He has a big heart and gives the town insightful updates on how the mission is going to get them out of New Ham.

3 Sam Eliot

Oh sweet Sam. Sam is the brother of bad guy Campbell, but Sam could not be more different than his brother. He is loyal, kindhearted, and smart. He is Becca’s best friend, and even claims to be the father of her child (even though he is not). Sam offers viewers some of the more lighthearted moments on the show, including his romance with Grizz. He often feels a bit on the outside because he is deaf, but he knows his worth.

2 Allie Pressman

Being the younger sister of Cassandra, it is no surprise that Allie is a natural born leader. Though she may be winging it half the time, Allie is a precise and powerful leader, and really steps up after Cassandra is murdered.

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Allie is not always the most confident, but she is a strong-willed young woman who will not be controlled. Although many of the teens in town view her as too strict, Allie truly is the best person for the job and overall has a kind soul.

1 Grizz

Grizz is without a doubt the best character of The Society. Before you get to see to much of him, you already know Grizz is insanely nice. He is a go-with-the-flow kind of guy who will open his heart up to anyone. He’s a shoulder to lean on in the tough times, as well as someone who will stand strong when the going gets tough. Grizz forms the cutest friendship with Sam during the season, which soon turns into a romance. Grizz is emotional and complex, and he is everything you need and more.

NEXT: Netflix’s The Society Season 1 Ending Explained


2019-07-13 05:07:21

Rebecca Breitfeller