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Doctor Who – Thoughts on Its 49th Anniversary

I just finished watching “The Girl in the Fireplace” and felt an overwhelming urge to write some thoughts on Doctor Who. Turns out, today is the 49th anniversary of the very first episode airing, so my timing is perfect! (Spoilers through that episode – S2E4 – below!)

I’ll admit that this show has taken a while to hook me, and that’s even after starting with the more modern series. I’d watch an episode, be unimpressed, and then wait months to try another. I finally decided to try a bit harder to get through season one in a timely manner (since I’d heard things got better in season two) around episode six, “Dalek.” That was a decent episode, and even though the Dalek didn’t inspire as much fear on my part as its powers seemed to warrant, it was a vast improvement on the cartoonish villains of early episodes. “The Long Game” had good moments and bad, but the preview for the next episode made me delay getting back to the show (I started Pushing Daisies, did a three-week marathon through The Vampire Diaries, and dealt with the onslaught of new and returning fall shows instead).

The preview was misleading, however – when I finally got around to it, “Father’s Day” became my favorite episode thus far on the show (I’m a sucker for messing-with-personal-history time travel) – until the double whammy of “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances” trumped it. I’d say those were the episodes that hooked me on the show. I think it was a combination of the charismatic Jack Harkness, added humor, the WWII setting (which I adore), and especially the Doctor’s joy when he realized everyone would live. It could have been a cheesy moment, but in that moment, I got it. The countless death the Doctor wades through, trying to save the world. Losing fellow comrades-in-arms, friends, his entire race – gaining victories at terrible costs. And finally one day, when all hope is lost, there is a solution that cures EVERYONE. As awesome as heartbreaking moments of this show are, it was that moment of joy that won me over.

“Boom Town” was a bit of a let-down after that, especially since it signaled the return of one of my least favorite villains. But “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways” were great. I knew that Rose “was” Bad Wolf going into the episode, and that the Doctor would regenerate at the end, so that was a bit spoiled for me (plus knowing that Rose wasn’t really dead). The rifts on reality and game shows were fun, even if the only one I’d seen was The Weakest Link. The Daleks still weren’t that scary – maybe if I’d seen them in the classic show?

“The Christmas Invasion” was an interesting return to the modern-day story, this time with a new Doctor in tow. I’m pretty surprised how much Jackie and Mickey have been a part of the show going forward from the first episode of the new series. I’d honestly expected not to see them again after “Rose,” except maybe for a brief cameo when she stopped being a companion (any other sci-fi fans also think of Inara from Firefly whenever that word is used?), but I’m glad they’ve stuck around. More people tend to form a Buffy-like Scooby gang instead of being “two good ol’ boys, behind the wheel, chasing down bad guys” a la Supernatural (bonus points if you knew that quote was from Leverage). This episode also had an interesting parallel to The Avengers – the whole “we know there are aliens out there now, so we have to create weapons using alien technology to protect ourselves” thing. A disappointing turn for Harriet Jones’ character, though.

“New Earth” and “Tooth and Claw” were okay episodes, but definitely not among my favorites. It’s cool how they parallel episodes 2 and 3 of the first season – “New Earth” taking place not long after “The End of the World” and including a common villain and mysterious friend, while “Tooth and Claw” matches “The Unquiet Dead” with famous 19th-century characters and seemingly common supernatural character which were really a form of alien. So now that we’ve had ghosts, zombies, and werewolves, where are the vampires?

“School Reunion” featured Anthony Stewart Head at a school, but sadly no Buffy references (also, IMDb says that no other BtVS actors have shown up in the new series to date). Fans of classic Doctor Who were probably overjoyed to see Sarah Jane again, but I had no previous connection to her, so what I mostly gained was a look at the Doctor’s history. I did enjoy Mickey’s role in this episode, especially his identification with K-9 The robotic dog did seem like it belonged to a younger show, and I’m guessing this episode helped set up the children’s spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. Unlike Jack Harkness with Torchwood, this episode gave me no inclination to watch the spin-off, and nary a push to watch the classic Doctor Who.

I don’t know how long it would have taken to get hooked on this show if I’d started with the first Doctor, as I tend not to enjoy older shows unless they’re ones I grew up watching. Terrible special effects, bland dialogue, and too-neatly wrapped storylines means I rarely watch any shows airing before the late 90s. While it isn’t exactly the same, I felt no need to watch the old Battlestar Galactica to enjoy the new one, no need to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer the movie to enjoy the show, or the old V to enjoy the new V. I prefer the Addams Family movies to the show, and while the new Beauty and the Beast still makes me cringe too often, I couldn’t even make it through the pilot of the old show. I’m not saying newish is always better with shows and movies (I do love the older Star Wars more), but having done the bulk of my TV watching post 2007, I’ve come to expect a certain level of shiny, or I’m pulled out of the experience.

And now to talk about the episode that got me itching to write this post, “The Girl in the Fireplace.” As I mentioned before, I love episodes that play with time, and this one did it in such a cool way while also being a lovely standalone story. The preview for the episode was just awful, nothing that made me look forward to watching, but it was nice in a way since I was so pleasantly surprised. The idea of a spaceship riddled with portals to various times in one person’s life was so cool, as was Reinette falling in love with the Doctor over the course of her life, while to him it was only about one day. And walking around in each other’s memories created an instant connection that prevent this from being a simple one-episode crush. Plus drunk Doctor was hilarious.

The villains were just the right amount of creepy and logical and fascinating – I also loved the steampunk vibe. And although Rose was supposed to be mad at Mickey in this episode, I liked that they got along, even if their adventures on the ship paled in comparison to 18th century France. It was fun spotting Angel Coulby (Gwen on Merlin) in a scene, and apparently more actors from that show end up on other Who episodes. I knew very little about Madame de Pompadour before watching this episode, though I was proud that I understood Mickey’s reference to Camilla.

The ending of the episode was superb. I didn’t quite believe the Doctor would trap himself in France with no way out, but I think his emotions overruled his logic. (And what were Rose and Mickey supposed to do, stuck on the broke spaceship?) I think it would have been interesting to see what he’d do if he didn’t find the remaining portal right away. As it was, choosing to go back without her, just for a minute, seemed destined to go poorly. It should have been, at the most, several weeks (based on the previous times he’d used that portal, but the unevenness made me think of the Narnia time differences), but six years pass instead, and he arrives just in time to watch her coffin leave the palace. Her letter to him was so sweet and sad. My heart broke for him as he watched the fire burn out.

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Favorite TV Couples Ultimate Showdown

Back when we did our favorite TV couples polls (with realistic and speculative divisions) last spring, I promised that in the fall, we’d have the winners from those polls face each other in an ultimate showdown. Friends, that time is now. The top 20 couples in each of the two polls have joined together with 10 newbie wild card competitors to determine which couples are truly TV’s top 10!

Since this poll will take place over Thanksgiving (for us Americans), I’ll keep the poll open through the end of the month, giving you a full 15 days to get the word out for your favorite couples. You can vote for up to 10 couples, but choose carefully, as you only get to vote once! (Oh, and be sure to enter our Friends giveaway!)

Unlike most of our polls, you can’t nominate other couples, since this is based on the results of two previous polls. Even for our ten wild card additions, I only choose couples that did not appear in the previous polls. Some were overlooked, some are newer shows or newer couples, but I chose 5 from speculative shows and 5 from shows without speculative elements: Brad and Jane from Happy Endings, Nick and Jess from New Girl, Auggie and Annie from Covert Affairs, Troy and Britta from Community, Daniel and Kate from Perception, Oliver and Laurel from Arrow, John and Rachel from Alphas, Fargo and Holly from Eureka, Nathan and Audrey from Haven, and Adama and Roslin from Battlestar Galactica.

Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, Pinterest, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Without further ado, choose your favorite 10 out of the 50 couples below! Poll will close Friday night, November 30th.

Which is your favorite TV couple? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Castle and Beckett (Castle) (29%, 1,283 Votes)
  • Tony and Ziva (NCIS) (26%, 1,160 Votes)
  • Elena and Damon (The Vampire Diaries) (15%, 680 Votes)
  • Derek and Meredith (Grey's Anatomy) (14%, 621 Votes)
  • Arthur and Gwen (Merlin) (13%, 555 Votes)
  • Scully and Mulder (The X-Files) (12%, 517 Votes)
  • Booth and Brennan (Bones) (11%, 474 Votes)
  • The Doctor and Rose (Doctor Who) (10%, 462 Votes)
  • McGee and Abby (NCIS) (10%, 461 Votes)
  • Barney and Robin (How I Met Your Mother) (9%, 398 Votes)
  • Chandler and Monica (Friends) (9%, 389 Votes)
  • Kensi and Deeks (NCIS: Los Angeles) (9%, 387 Votes)
  • Luke and Lorelai (Gilmore Girls) (7%, 330 Votes)
  • Rachel and Ross (Friends) (7%, 311 Votes)
  • Charming and Snow (Once Upon a Time) (7%, 304 Votes)
  • Marshall and Lily (How I Met Your Mother) (6%, 276 Votes)
  • Hodgins and Angela (Bones) (6%, 273 Votes)
  • Buffy and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (6%, 265 Votes)
  • Nick and Jess (New Girl) (6%, 262 Votes)
  • Leonard and Penny (The Big Bang Theory) (6%, 244 Votes)
  • Peter and Olivia (Fringe) (5%, 240 Votes)
  • Chuck and Sarah (Chuck) (5%, 238 Votes)
  • Wash and Zoe (Firefly) (5%, 232 Votes)
  • Peter and Elizabeth (White Collar) (5%, 231 Votes)
  • Mal and Inara (Firefly) (5%, 227 Votes)
  • Leo and Piper (Charmed) (5%, 223 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin and Belle (Once Upon a Time) (5%, 217 Votes)
  • Auggie and Annie (Covert Affairs) (5%, 206 Votes)
  • Sheldon and Amy (The Big Bang Theory) (4%, 192 Votes)
  • Buffy and Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (4%, 188 Votes)
  • Shawn and Juliet (Psych) (4%, 175 Votes)
  • Emma and Graham (Once Upon a Time) (4%, 170 Votes)
  • Michael and Fiona (Burn Notice) (4%, 169 Votes)
  • Adama and Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) (4%, 166 Votes)
  • Eric and Sookie (True Blood) (4%, 166 Votes)
  • Eric and Nell (NCIS: Los Angeles) (4%, 164 Votes)
  • Elena and Stefan (The Vampire Diaries) (4%, 163 Votes)
  • Simon and Kaylee (Firefly) (3%, 144 Votes)
  • Cole and Phoebe (Charmed) (3%, 138 Votes)
  • Willow and Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (3%, 114 Votes)
  • John and Mary (Supernatural) (2%, 104 Votes)
  • Ned and Chuck (Pushing Daisies) (2%, 97 Votes)
  • Nathan and Audrey (Haven) (2%, 89 Votes)
  • Oliver and Laurel (Arrow) (2%, 85 Votes)
  • Ellie and Awesome (Chuck) (2%, 74 Votes)
  • Troy and Britta (Community) (1%, 53 Votes)
  • Brad and Jane (Happy Endings) (1%, 43 Votes)
  • Daniel and Kate (Perception) (1%, 27 Votes)
  • Fargo and Holly (Eureka) (1%, 26 Votes)
  • John and Rachel (Alphas) (0%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,413

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Supernatural – Faith

Great episode! It kind of reminded me of early Angel episodes, which I’m sure was helped by the guest star appearance of Julie Benz, who played Darla on both Buffy and Angel.

This episode starts out with the brothers taking out a baddie that needs to be electrocuted. Only problem – when Dean zaps him, they’re both standing in the same puddle of water. The shock causes Dean to have a heart-damaging cardiac arrest, and the doctors only give him weeks to live.

Dean’s actually pretty resigned about the diagnosis (I guess with his choice of occupation, he has to figure something will get him sooner or later), but Sam is determined to find a cure for his brother. He tries to contact their dad (I’m liking the guy less and less – not even coming when your son is dying?) and calls up all the contacts in their dad’s journal. One of them points the boys to a faith healer. Dean is skeptical, but Sam convinces him to go, and Dean is healed by the blind pastor.

But Dean sees a shadowy creepy old man as he is healed, and when he finds out a local man died of a heart attack around the same time as the healing, he begins to question whether the “miracles” are something darker. After matching up other healings to other deaths, Dean and Sam figure out that a Reaper is at work here, possibly bound by the pastor to do his bidding.

They do some investigating and find out it’s the pastor’s wife who is meddling in black arts and choosing victims based on their immorality. Dean’s snooping around puts him on her hit list, but Sam is able to save the day by destroying her talisman, and the Reaper takes the person who has bound him for so long.

What could have been just an episode about hypocritical church people gets a different spin by the presence of Julie Benz’s character, Layla. Dean is initially attracted to her, but is thrown for a loop when he finds out she has an inoperable brain tumor. (She’s there with her mom, so it was easy to assume the mom was the one who needed healing.) Stopping the Reaper means that Layla will die in a few months. I loved her and Dean’s conversation at the end of the episode, where she tells him that if you’re going to have faith, you can’t just have it when the miracles happen, but when they don’t, too. And Dean admits he’s not the praying type, but he’ll pray for her.

The episode differed from the previous creepy episodes, in that it was more of a mystery with few spooky moments. I would have enjoyed a few more twists, but all in all, this was an excellent episode.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Cast — Seth Green as Lily’s Friend – TVLine

How I Met Your Mother has cast a lot of Whedonverse stars over the years, but this one, reuniting Willow and Oz, takes the cake. Even better, Seth Green will have scenes with his former Buffy co-star Alyson Hannigan! The episode will tentatively air December 10th.

How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Cast — Seth Green as Lily’s Friend – TVLine.

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Supernatural – Scarecrow

Well, the people who mentioned this was one of the better episodes of season one were right – I enjoyed this episode more than any of the previous ones. Interestingly, it was the first episode after the midseason break, which fits well for change to the holding pattern we’d been stuck in (Sam wanting to find their dad, Dean wanting to carry on their dad’s mission).

“Scarecrow” picks up with the duo right where the last episode left off – the call from their father, John Winchester. He wants the guys to stop looking for him, and he gives them info on another job. But Sam has finally had enough. The call came from a payphone in California, and that’s where he wants to head, not a small town in Indiana where road-tripping couples disappear yearly. He gets out of the car, grabs his gear, and starts walking. Surprisingly, Dean lets him go and drives away, leading to a refreshing change of format for this episode.

Sam comes across a fellow hitchhiker named Meg, and the two later meet up at a bus station and share “not wanting to live up to family expectations” stories as they wait for their bus. She seemed like more than a random one-episode character and I thought I’d seen the name come up before on Supernatural sites.

Dean arrives at the town in Indiana, but his direct approach in asking about the previous year’s couple leads to the sheriff escorting him out of town. He comes back and rescues this year’s couple from a creepy animated hook-handed scarecrow made out of last year’s victim (recognizable by an arm tattoo). Dean realizes how much easier this would be with Sam along, and he and his brother talk on the phone and make up, though Sam still plans to go after their dad. Dean even admits he respects the fact that Sam is willing to buck his father’s orders. (Yay for a well-acted scene! Interesting that the actors had a better connection in two separate places during one call than they had in some previous entire episodes.)

They figure out that the deaths are likely a ritual sacrifice to some sort of pagan god, and Dean finds a nearby professor to help him with determining which one. Only the professor is in on the ritual, and since the other couple is gone, Dean and a niece of one of the townspeople are kidnapped to be the sacrifice. Sam gets worried when Dean isn’t picking up his phone, and instead of getting on a bus with Meg, heads to make sure his brother is okay. He arrives just in time to rescue Dean and the niece, but the scarecrow grabs her aunt and uncle instead. The three burn the sacred tree fueling the god, preventing future animated scarecrows.

Sam tells Dean he doesn’t want to chase revenge for their mom and Jess, or go after their absentee father. He’s going to stick with the person he cares about who is right in front of him – finally moving from a begrudging/reluctant companion to one who will stick with Dean through thick and thin (hopefully!). I’m glad they finally brought that part of the show to a rest – the push-pull of leaving/staying was getting annoying.

And they started a far more intriguing story arc, as the final scene has Meg having the guy who picked her up pull over, then slitting his throat and collecting the blood in a chalice, which she uses to “call” her “father.” Yep, Sam was the safer choice of hitchhiker to pick up. We only hear Meg’s side of the conversation, but she’s unhappy at not being able to dispatch both Dean and Sam on her timetable.

So this episode had a lot of things going for it – change in format, start of new story arcs, and an interesting local bogeyman of the week. After “Asylum” seemed to have an endless amount of “wander in a creepy area and wait for something to jump out at you” moments, it was nice that this episode kept them collectively under 5 minutes, even with 3 separate scenes. This is the kind of episode I was looking for when I started the show. No, it’s not perfect, and I’m still longing for more of a Scooby Gang a la Buffy, but I genuinely enjoyed it and am actually looking forward to the next episode.

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Supernatural – Asylum

Okay, when I was making the photo collage for this week’s poll (favorite scary show), I had no idea the random freaky-looking Supernatural image I grabbed would turn out to be from the very episode I ended up watching the same evening! And it was one of Supernatural’s more creepy episodes, which made me regret deciding to watch it so late at night. Ah, well, onto the review!

I bookended watching the episode with two other shows I’m having a hard time getting into (but people/buzz keep telling me I should like), Doctor Who and Arrested Development. I figured perhaps an iffy episode of Doctor Who would make Supernatural seem better by comparison, but I happened to watch one of the most heartfelt episodes – at least so far – of the British show (“Father’s Day”). So it didn’t do Supernatural any favors, but I still thought “Asylum” was pretty decent.

It’s a fairly simple “evil spirits, find the body, salt and burn” episode, set in a creepy asylum. Far too much of the episode seemed to be characters wandering around the place, waiting for ghosts to pop out of any corner (or having them dart around behind the characters’ backs). Both the two cops that visit the place at the beginning of the episode and the two teens caught inside with the brothers later on seemed pretty cardboard – though I did like that the girlfriend knew how to use a shotgun.

As usual, this show rests on the relationship between Dean and Sam, and I am seeing signs of improvement in that area. The scene where Dean pretends to be an annoying reporter, and Sam makes him leave so he can bond with the cop and get answers was humorous. I also liked that Dean knew not to give the spirit-addled Sam a loaded gun – no tearful “I knew you wouldn’t shoot me” moments here.

The good son/rebel son dynamic is getting a bit old, though. As is the tug-of-war between looking for their father and hunting creatures (especially since creatures always win). At least there seems to be some movement on the father end (now that we know he’s just avoiding them) with the phone call at the end of the episode.

Watching this right after an episode of Doctor Who really helped me see the parallels between the two shows and why I’m having trouble getting hooked on both of them. Both have two characters traveling around in a specific vehicle putting their lives in danger saving people from otherworldly attacks. Doctor Who has more reoccurring characters so far, though Supernatural will eventually have more. The visual effects are better on Supernatural, but the storylines are more varied on Doctor Who. I like Dean and Sam better (though only marginally) than the ninth Doctor and Rose, but I know the British dynamic will change in later seasons, while I’m “stuck” with Dean and Sam for the duration of the American show.

My favorite shows, however, tend to have five or more main characters and be set in the same location. Everything from Community to Buffy to How I Met Your Mother to NCIS to The Vampire Diaries fits that mold. Maybe that’s why I never really got into Tru Calling (not enough main characters) or Revolution (characters scattered and on the move).

Anyhow, this was a decent episode of Supernatural, one of the better ones I’ve seen so far. I just hope it doesn’t give me nightmares (remember to not watch future episodes late in the evening!).

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Favorite Scary Show (Poll)

It’s nearly Halloween, and while we’ve recently had a poll on favorite Halloween episodes, this week we’re going to look at  scary shows! Whether the shows are all-out horror, or just have select creepy elements, you get to vote on which ones are your favorites, from the classic Twilight Zone to the brand new 666 Park Avenue!

You might have noticed we’re launching the poll on Tuesday instead of our normal Monday Madness slot. I’m doing this as an experiment. Since poll voting seems to go down on weekends, I thought it might be better for polls to end on Monday nights instead of Sunday nights, to give fans a final weekday to promote their show. We’ll see how that goes, and if you have any ideas for a catchy phrase to use for our polls if we decide to make that move permanent, please mention it in the comments!

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite spooky shows! Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Get creative!

I know there are shows missing from the list, so please nominate shows I’ve overlooked! I’m being pretty loose with the term “scary” in this poll, but everyone has different levels of tolerance for suspense, gore, creatures, and surprises. If you’re not sure a show would fit, nominate it anyway!

Want more of a say in which shows make it onto the poll each week? (Shows on the initial list do have better odds to make it into the top 10.) Be sure to follow me on Twitter or like TV Breakroom on Facebook, since I usually ask for nominations before the new poll. Please help out with nominations! There are only so many shows I can watch personally, so I’m counting on you to fill me in!

Without further ado, here’s the poll! Voting ends around 1AM October 30th.

Which is your favorite scary TV show? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Supernatural (74%, 99 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (33%, 44 Votes)
  • Grimm (29%, 38 Votes)
  • The Walking Dead (27%, 36 Votes)
  • Angel (23%, 31 Votes)
  • The X-Files (20%, 27 Votes)
  • The Vampire Diaries (20%, 27 Votes)
  • Dexter (19%, 25 Votes)
  • American Horror Story (18%, 24 Votes)
  • Fringe (17%, 23 Votes)
  • Doctor Who (17%, 23 Votes)
  • Charmed (17%, 23 Votes)
  • True Blood (16%, 21 Votes)
  • Twin Peaks (12%, 16 Votes)
  • The Twilight Zone (11%, 15 Votes)
  • Being Human (UK) (10%, 13 Votes)
  • Merlin (8%, 11 Votes)
  • American Gothic (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Tales from the Crypt (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Teen Wolf (8%, 10 Votes)
  • 666 Park Avenue (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Criminal Minds (7%, 9 Votes)
  • The Outer Limits (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Carnivale (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Being Human (Syfy) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Battlestar Galactica (6%, 8 Votes)
  • The Secret Circle (5%, 6 Votes)
  • The River (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Four, Day 33

In our first quarterfinals match, Spike and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (who’ve defeated The Odd Couple’s Oscar & Felix, How I Met Your Mother’s Marshall & Lily, and Star Trek’s Kirk & Spock in previous rounds) face Doctor Who and Donna (who’ve previously defeated Chuck’s Casey & Morgan, Veronica Mars & Logan, and Rizzoli & Isles). Which speculative show duo gets your vote?

Our sixth matchup from round three (Merlin & Arthur vs. Sam & Dean) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round three eliminations!). Round four matchups are in purple. Each of the round four matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 4.1

  • The Doctor and Donna - Doctor Who (54%, 410 Votes)
  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (47%, 358 Votes)

Total Voters: 759

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‘Grimm’ Promotes Claire Coffee to Series Regular — Season 2 – TVLine

Wondering if we’ve seen the last of Adalind? Fear not (or maybe you should fear), since her portrayer, Claire Coffee, has been promoted to a series regular on Grimm, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her on the show.

Spoilers for the first few season 2 episodes below!

Adalind already got revenge on Nick for destroying her Hexenbiest side, but with the death of her mother (killed by Nick’s mom, but she probably doesn’t know that), she’ll have more reason to come after Nick and his friends. But she also hates Renard, so who knows where her loyalties will eventually lie? I could see her becoming the Grimm version of Spike with a chip in his head or Anya without her powers to the little Scooby gang that has formed on the show. But with Renard’s true nature revealed, it would also be natural for a half-Hexenbiest and a former Hexenbiest to team up. Plus, with her knowledge of potions and such, she’s a natural evil counterpart to Rosalee.

‘Grimm’ Promotes Claire Coffee to Series Regular — Season 2 – TVLine.

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 25

The first day of round three of competition pits two cult favorites against each other. Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer face Kirk and Spock from the original Star Trek series. Which duo gets your vote?

Our sixth pair of matchups from round two just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round!

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round two matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.1

  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (77%, 263 Votes)
  • Kirk and Spock - Star Trek (23%, 80 Votes)

Total Voters: 343

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Big Bang Theory Casts Ken Lerner in Season 6 Episode – TVLine

The Big Bang Theory’s newest guest star, Ken Lerner, is best known for playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Principal Flutie in the first season of the show (before he was eaten by hyena- possessed teenagers). On BBT, he’ll be playing a dentist currently dating Howard’s mother (I guess, since Howard’s been in space, she’s found time for a social life.)

Big Bang Theory Casts Ken Lerner in Season 6 Episode – TVLine.

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Grimm – Quill

Grimm kicked it up a notch with this episode – it’s right up there with many of the best episodes of the show, while (hopefully) establishing a status quo for what the rest of the season will be like. And yes, it looks like there’s a Scooby Gang forming.

Full review: Billie Doux: Grimm: Quill.

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Two, Day 17

Our second round of competition starts with some tough matches. Spike and Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer face Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother, and classic duos Kirk and Spock from Star Trek battle Hawkeye and BJ from M*A*S*H!

Our day 14 matchups just ended – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round.

Reminder: While there are romantic pairs in this bracket, that’s only one possible aspect of a duo’s relationship. Duos have fun together, work well together, and/or have hilarious interactions. Simply put, they spark.

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show half of our round one eliminations!). Round two matchups are in burgundy. Each of the round two matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 2.1

  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (57%, 130 Votes)
  • Marshall and Lily - How I Met Your Mother (43%, 98 Votes)

Total Voters: 228

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 2.2

  • Kirk and Spock - Star Trek (61%, 107 Votes)
  • Hawkeye and BJ - M*A*S*H (39%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 1

Our TV duos bracket kicks off with Eureka’s Zane and Jo versus How I Met Your Mother’s Marshall and Lily, as well as enemies-turned-allies-turned-lovers-turned-friends Spike and Buffy the Vampire Slayer up against the original mismatched duo, The Odd Couple’s Oscar and Felix.

Reminder: While there are romantic pairs in this bracket, that’s only one possible aspect of a duo’s relationship. Duos have fun together, work well together, and/or have hilarious interactions. Simply put, they spark.

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here. Round one matchups are in teal. Each of the round one matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you to get the word out!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.1

  • Marshall and Lily - How I Met Your Mother (64%, 68 Votes)
  • Zane and Jo - Eureka (36%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.2

  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (76%, 94 Votes)
  • Oscar and Felix - The Odd Couple (24%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

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Grimm – The Kiss

Grimm finished its two-part season opener with a bang – great fight scenes, humorously awkward moments, and wow-did-they-really-just-do-that revelations.

Full review here: Billie Doux: Grimm: The Kiss.

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