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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.

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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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Arrow – Legacies

Maybe it was just the fact that the video kept stuttering as I tried to watch this episode, but “Legacies” didn’t pull me into the world of Arrow as easily as the other episodes did.

Our time on the island was pretty limited this week, and almost all of it was a hallucination/dream Oliver had of his father while trapped in the cave. I wish we could have seen more of Mr. Queen before the shipwreck, to see the father/son connection that is driving Oliver so strongly to fulfill his father’s dying wish. The one real thing we got from the flashback was Oliver figuring out that the blank book wasn’t really blank.

This week, it was Diggle who picked the bad guys to take down – the bank-robbing Royal Flush Gang, who just shot a cop during their latest heist. Oliver was a bit reluctant to deveate from his father’s list, but once he found out (with Felicity’s help – I can’t wait until she becomes a full-fledged member of Oliver’s inner circle) that his father’s decision to close a plant caused the family of four to turn to crime, he was determined to make things right. I recognized the father/leader (Currie Graham) from his guest appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles, Grimm, and Castle, but the hotheaded son (Kyle Schmid) was even more familiar, having played Henry on the North American Being Human; he also stars in Copper.

I enjoyed the steps that Oliver took to reconnect with his mother, even though they were a bit cliche – always being pulled away at the worst time, and rich folks slumming it at a burger joint. I did love Oliver and Thea’s reaction to the visit of the “perfect kid” from their growing up years – and it was cool to see Alphas’ Warren Christie again.

We finally got to see more Tommy in this episode, and two things were tackled head-on: he’s going to do his best to be worthy of Laurel, and Thea has a huge crush on him, while he only views her as a kid sister. Though I really like Tommy and Thea together, I can’t help feeling she needs someone a bit more steady to help tame her wild ways, like Diggle. I do love how all of the characters seem to come to Thea for relationship advice.

In all, I’m enjoying how the show is settling in, and I look forward to Oliver’s progression from vigilante to hero.

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Renew/Cancel News: Private Practice Ending, More Scripts for Last Resort and Park Ave, More Castle, Mob Doctor Still Alive

Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes and ABC have decided to let the show end after finishing up this season’s thirteen-episode run. Sister show Grey’s Anatomy will get two additional episodes, however.

ABC is also giving Castle one extra episode this season, while comedies Modern Family and The Middle have been granted two extra episodes. They’ve also ordered two additional scripts each for struggling new dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue.

Fox also has joined “extra episode Friday,” bumping The Mindy Project’s recent full season order from 22 to 24 episodes. While many have anticipated the network would pull low-performing new drama The Mob Doctor from its Mondays-at-9 slot any day now, Fox recently announced the show would air 3 out of 4 Mondays during November sweeps.

As I mentioned earlier, Animal Practice has been pulled from NBC’s schedule and replaced by Whitney. There’s still no news about when Community will return – I’d expected to hear something by now, so I’m beginning to fear it won’t return until midseason. I’m also starting to get a sneaking suspicion that NBC knows how rabid Community fans get when something happens with their show, and are using the uncertainty to build buzz. Further cementing the idea that they want this schedule change to increase anticipation for new episodes, this awesome clip was released the day the season premiere was supposed to air:

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Monday Madness: Favorite Characters Over 50

This week, Monday Madness returns with a look at those TV characters who buck the 18-49 demographic trend and prove that interesting characters make for great TV, no matter their age!

One important note: this poll does not include characters who have lived for many decades (or even centuries), but through supernatural means still look and act like 20somethings. So no vampires, Alphas who never age, or characters frozen in time for 28 years, unless they were 50+ beforehand. I tried to find actual ages for characters closer to the cut-off point, but when in doubt, I went by the portraying actor’s age when the show came out. And for long-running shows, some characters may have been under 50 at the beginning, but aren’t now.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV characters over 50. 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!

Important: I know there are dozens of TV characters over 50 who are missing from this list. You can nominate characters I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (characters from live-action scripted shows only, please, and the character must be a main cast member or appear in at least 10 episodes of the show).

Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter or like TV Breakroom on Facebook, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend 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 for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM October 23rd.

Who is your favorite TV character over 50? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Bobby Singer - Supernatural (63%, 183 Votes)
  • Gibbs - NCIS (34%, 98 Votes)
  • Ducky - NCIS (33%, 95 Votes)
  • Henry Spencer - Psych (18%, 53 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin - Once Upon a Time (17%, 50 Votes)
  • Walter Bishop - Fringe (16%, 45 Votes)
  • Hetty Lange - NCIS: Los Angeles (15%, 43 Votes)
  • Martha - Castle (15%, 43 Votes)
  • Shepherd Book - Firefly (14%, 41 Votes)
  • Madeline Westen - Burn Notice (13%, 39 Votes)
  • Artie - Warehouse 13 (13%, 38 Votes)
  • Cliff Huxtable - The Cosby Show (12%, 34 Votes)
  • Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (10%, 30 Votes)
  • Jay Pritchett - Modern Family (8%, 24 Votes)
  • Dr. Lee Rosen - Alphas (7%, 21 Votes)
  • Gaius - Merlin (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Uther Pendragaon - Merlin (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Earl - 2 Broke Girls (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Pierce Hawthorne - Community (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Creed - The Office (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Violet Crawley - Downton Abbey (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Sheriff of Nottingham - Robin Hood (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Jack McCoy - Law & Order (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 290

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Beauty and the Beast – Pilot

I’d heard that the pilot episode of Beauty and the Beast was awful, but I actually enjoyed it. It could have been better, yes. No, it didn’t sizzle, but there were enough good elements for the show to build on I think it will improve with time. The premiere got good ratings (for the CW, at least), so hopefully it will get that time.

The thing that surprised me most about the show was its Castle-like vibe. And it’s not only Kristin Kreuk’s character aping Beckett (with the mother’s death, becoming a cop, and understated-yet-confident detective skills), but something about the sets/filming style reminded me of the show as well (don’t know enough about the technical side of things to pinpoint exact what, though). And even though Kreuk is “CW-pretty,” she still makes a decently believable police detective (unlike Perception’s Rachael Leigh Cook, who still looks more like a high schooler than an FBI agent).

Jay Ryan as Vincent Keller, on the other hand, seems far too young for his character. The actor is 31 but looks mid-twenties, but even if the character was only months into his residency when 9/11 occurred (it’s stated that he was a doctor at that time), he’d have to be at least 37 or some sort of genius who was able to graduate from either high school, college, or medical school (or all three) early. And what secret government agency would do experiments on a trained doctor instead of a grunt or an exceptional soldier? At the very least, weren’t they worried a doctor would figure things out? Unless something comes to light later as reasons for these issues (the program targeted soldiers with high IQs, the modified DNA slows down the aging process, etc.), it seems a bit of a cop out to make Vincent a handsome young doctor.

Also, as many reviews have complained, one cheek scar and an occasional Hulk-out (which only changes Vincent’s face as much as half a Grimm woge) do not a beast make. While the previous Beauty and the Beast show’s full lion face was ridiculous, there really is very little that is beast-like about Vincent.

While the two actors have chemistry together, much of Cat figuring out what’s going on seemed awkward. I was impressed by her fighting skills (taking on three people at the subway station? You go, girl!), but annoyed that most of Vincent’s fights took place off screen. No, I don’t want to see dismembering, but if his abilities are the main beast-like quality about him, we should have a better idea of what they are.

As far as the rest of the cast goes, Cat’s partner, her boss, the medical examiner (with a delightful British accent), and Vincent’s roommate all seem decent enough, but we didn’t spend enough time with them to get a good feel of how they’ll contribute to the show in future episodes.

I’m ranking this pilot 4th out of the new drama premieres I’ve seen, and I plan to keep watching.

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Coming to ‘Castle’: ‘Firefly’ teases, ‘Eureka’ actor | Inside TV | EW.com

Castle is getting a little Eureka and a whole lot of Firefly! There have been hints about Castle heading to a Comicon-like event this season, and that it would be full of Firefly spoofs and hat tips. Many of the convention attendees will be fans of “Nebula 9,” a nod to the nine members of Firefly’s main cast. Eureka’s Ed Quinn will play a washed-up actor whose life went downhill after his cult scifi show (in which he played Captain Max Richards) was canceled.

Coming to ‘Castle’: ‘Firefly’ teases, ‘Eureka’ actor | Inside TV | EW.com.

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 26

The second day of round three of competition has two crime-solving duos square off. Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey from White Collar face Rick Castle and Katie Beckett of Castle. Which duo gets your vote?

Our next-to-last 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! (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 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 3.2

  • Peter and Neal - White Collar (56%, 563 Votes)
  • Castle and Beckett - Castle (45%, 453 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,001

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Two, Day 18

Our second round of competition continues with Peter and Neal of White Collar facing Walter and Leo from The Finder (Michael Clarke Duncan, who played Leo, sadly passed away recently). Also, we have a classic Bones versus Castle matchup – only this time it’s Angela and Hodgins from Bones who go up against Castle and Beckett!

Our day 15 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 2.3

  • Peter and Neal - White Collar (73%, 153 Votes)
  • Walter and Leo - The Finder (27%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 210

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 2.4

  • Castle and Beckett - Castle (76%, 213 Votes)
  • Angela and Hodgins - Bones (24%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

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IMDb: Fall TV: Top Ten New Shows – a list by IMDb-Editors

IMDb presents a list of their picks for the top ten new shows – and I agree with just about the entire thing! Each show has a photo and a brief description, followed by thoughts from the site’s editors. I enjoy that they push past all of the hype and nitpicking to give an honest look at how well the pilot episodes work and where they see shows going from there, both good and bad.

#1 Last Resort

My favorite of the pilots I’ve seen so far (admittedly mostly comedy). Great suspense, great characters, awesome possibilities for future stories. I just hope it’s not handicapped by a competitive time slot. Full pilot review here.

#2 Arrow

Dark Knight, archery division. While I haven’t seen the pilot yet, IMDb puts Stephen Amell’s acting somewhere between Tom Welling’s Superman and Christian Bale’s Batman, which is good enough for me! An awesome superhero show for the fall is needed after enjoying superhero movies and Alphas all summer.

#3 The Mindy Project

This was a “see if the pilot’s any good” show for me, but since episode one had an unexpected quirky rom-com charm, I plan to stick around for several more episodes. Pairing this with New Girl is brilliant. Here’s my review of the first episode.

#4 Nashville

One of the few shows I disagree with on this list, mostly since I hate country music and don’t usually like shows that run solely on relational drama (give me murders, spies, bombs, crimes, aliens, cool powers, and other worlds for my drama fix). But if it’s your cup of tea, enjoy away!

#5 Elementary

The third in my trifecta of most-anticipated new dramas this fall (for the others, see #1 and 2 above). I have a feeling the pilot will be a bit spoiled by the promos, so I’m more looking forward to the second episode. And since Sherlock is already reimagining the traditional Holmes stories, I’m glad this show will focus on new stories. Update: my review of the pilot is here.

#6 Ben and Kate

A heartwarming little gem that I look forward to seeing more of. See my full review of the pilot here.

#7 Hunted

I don’t follow many cable shows unless they air on USA, Syfy, or TNT, so I had no idea this cool-looking spy drama from Cinemax even existed. If the pilot shows up online I may have to try it out.

#8 Go On

The pilot was great, the second episode a little less so, but I’m definitely giving this show a few more episodes to find its stride. I think the main thing is that the characters don’t feel like family yet, but that usually requires several episodes for most shows. I just hope the writers will be able to find the right balance between humor and pathos as most of the characters deal with pretty significant losses.

#9 Vegas

One of the other exceptions I’d take off this list – not that it isn’t well made, it’s just not a show I care to watch. I don’t watch many historical shows, unless they’re set in a time and place I love (looking at my list of tags, that’s pretty much medieval England, but there are others). Las Vegas doesn’t interest me at all. Neither does the 60s. I don’t really care about the conflict between a sheriff and a mob boss, and the main cast doesn’t feature any actors of whom I’m a huge fan. So even though I have no other broadcast shows to watch at 10pm on Tuesdays, I won’t be watching (at least this sounds better than Unforgettable, though).

#10 Revolution

This, along with Beauty and the Beast, was in my second tier of new dramas to try out, so my anticipation level wasn’t as high, but I was still hoping to be pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t. While the pilot had some great moments, very little about it pushes me to watch the next episode. Since it conflicts with Castle, I’ll probably save it to watch online, but I have a feeling this is one of those shows that’ll get put off until I’m so far behind I stop watching. I do plan to watch at least the second episode, to see if it gets better.

For pics, plot descriptions, and IMDb editors’ thoughts on these 10 shows, visit the link below.

IMDb: Fall TV: Top Ten New Shows – a list by IMDb-Editors.

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TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 6

For day 6 of competition, we have Royal Pains brothers Hank and Evan squaring off against the crime-fighting duo of Castle and Beckett. Also, best buds on Friends, Chandler and Joey, face the unlikely-turned-adorable couple of Hodgins and Angela on Bones!

Our third matchup 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. 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 1.11

  • Castle and Beckett - Castle (85%, 162 Votes)
  • Hank and Evan - Royal Pains (17%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 190

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.12

  • Angela and Hodgins - Bones (51%, 101 Votes)
  • Chandler and Joey - Friends (50%, 99 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

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2012 TV Olympics Results

The results are in and the votes have been tallied! Tied for the most medals in our 2012 TV Olympics are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, with 9 medals each! But since Supernatural got 6 gold medals to Buffy’s 4, Supernatural is the winner!

In all, 31 shows went home with medals! Bones received the most medals without taking home a gold, 6. Angel, NCIS, and Psych each took home 5 medals. Once Upon a Time earned 4 medals. The remaining 24 shows took home 3 or less medals, with 20 of those shows only garnering one medal. Castle and Doctor Who took home 3 medals, while NCIS: Los Angeles and Fringe earned 2 each.

See below for the final medal count per show and individual winners for each event, with links to each of our 21 completed mini-polls.

 

Medal Count

ShowGoldSilverBronze
Supernatural621
Buffy the Vampire Slayer432
Angel320
NCIS230
Psych221
Castle201
Once Upon a Time121
Doctor Who111
The Sarah Jane Adventures100
The Vampire Diaries100
Merlin100
Jericho100
Raising Hope100
Torchwood100
NCIS: Los Angeles020
Bones015
Fringe011
Leverage010
Dark Angel010
White Collar010
Scrubs010
Burn Notice001
True Blood001
Warehouse 13001
Teen Wolf001
The Finder001
Firefly001
Community001
Grey's Anatomy001
How I Met Your Mother001
Friends001

 

Poll Medalists

Cutest Couple Name

Gold – Tiva (NCIS)

Silver – Densi (NCIS: Los Angeles)

Bronze – Caskett (Castle)

 

Best Married Couple

Gold – John and Mary Winchester (Supernatural)

Silver – Snow and Charming (Once Upon a Time)

Bronze – Angela and Hodgins (Bones)

 

Favorite Newborn to Five-Year-Old Character

Gold – Hope (Raising Hope)

Silver – Christine (Bones)

Bronze – Michael (Bones)

 

Favorite Elementary-Aged Character

Gold – Henry (Once Upon a Time)

Silver – Young Shawn (Psych)

Bronze – Young Gus (Psych)

 

Favorite Musical Episode

Gold – “Once More With Feeling” (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Silver – “My Musical” (Scrubs)

Bronze – “Song Beneath the Song” (Grey’s Anatomy)

 

Favorite Animated/Alternate Media Episode

Gold – “Smile Time” (Angel)

Silver – “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” (Fringe)

Bronze – “Digital Estate Planning” (Community)

 

Most Annoying Teen Character

Tied for Gold – Connor (Angel) and Dawn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Bronze – Harmony (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

 

Favorite Crossover Episode

Gold – Doctor Who (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) – The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End

Silver – NCIS: Los Angeles (NCIS) – Random on Purpose

Bronze – The Finder (Bones) – Little Green Men

 

Favorite Halloween Episode

Gold – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (Supernatural)

Silver – Code of Conduct (NCIS)

Bronze – Mummy in the Maze (Bones)

 

Favorite Thanksgiving Episode

Tied for Gold – Child’s Play (NCIS) and Pangs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Bronze – Slapsgiving (How I Met Your Mother)

 

Best Vampire Effects and Rules

Gold – Supernatural

Silver – Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Bronze – True Blood

 

Best Werewolf Effects and Rules

Gold – The Vampire Diaries

Silver – Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

Bronze – Teen Wolf

 

Favorite Dual Role

Gold – Angel/Angelus (David Boreanaz) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Silver – Willow/Vampire Willow (Alyson Hannigan) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bronze – Snow White/Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) – Once Upon a Time

 

Favorite Switched-Body Performance

Gold – Jared Padalecki as Lucifer – Supernatural

Silver – Matt Cohen as Michael – Supernatural

Bronze – Joanne Kelly as Pete and Eddie McClintock as Myka – Warehouse 13

 

Favorite TV Animal

Gold – Dragon (Merlin)

Silver – Satchmo (White Collar)

Bronze – Marcel (Friends)

 

Favorite Dad/Daughter Duo

Gold – Castle and Alexis (Castle)

Silver – Eli and Ziva (NCIS)

Bronze – Max and Temperance (Bones)

 

Favorite Mother/Son Duo

Gold – Martha and Castle (Castle)

Silver – Emma and Henry (Once Upon a Time)

Bronze – Madeline and Michael (Burn Notice)

 

Favorite Father/Son Duo/Trio

Gold – John and Dean/Sam (Supernatural)

Silver – Henry and Shawn (Psych)

Bronze – Walter and Peter (Fringe)

 

Favorite Mother/Daughter Duo

Gold – Ellen and Jo (Supernatural)

Silver – Jackie and Rose (Doctor Who)

Bronze – Amy and River (Doctor Who)

 

Favorite Hero/Villain on Different Shows

Gold – Timothy Omundson: Carlton Lassiter (hero) on Psych, Phil Constantino (villain) on Jericho

Silver – Jensen Ackles: Dean Winchester (hero) on Supernatural, Ben/X5-493 (villain) on Dark Angel

Bronze – Nathan Fillion: Malcolm Reynolds (hero) on Firefly, Caleb (villain) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Favorite Cast-Performed Song

Gold – “Shout” sung by Shawn and Gus (Psych)

Silver – “Thinking of You” sung by Eliot (Leverage)

Bronze – “Dead or Alive” sung by Dean and Sam (Supernatural)

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TV Olympics: Favorite Cast-Performed Song

Today launches our final mini-poll event, cast-performed songs! A week from today we’ll tally the medals and see who won the 2012 TV Olympics! The current top shows only have 6-8 medals so this is still very much any show’s game!

If you have more nominations for this poll, please leave them in the comments! Songs should be from scripted live-action shows, and be performed (at least in part) by cast members. Lip-synching (sorry, Supernatural fans who nominated “Eye of the Tiger”) and guest star only performances aren’t eligible. We’re also excluding songs from all-musical shows like Glee and Smash (there would simply be too many options).

Since this poll focuses on musical performances, I’ve created a playlist for the songs that I could find on YouTube. Of course the quality of the videos will vary, with some being lyrics or photos only, and there were several I was unable to find (also, several won’t embed). Listen for help in making this very hard choice!

I will make it a little easier on you, though: Since this is the final poll of the event, you can select 10 options instead of the usual 3!

This poll will be open for one week, and remember, you can choose up to 10 options. Please spread the word so your favorites will win medals, and be sure to vote in all our current Olympic polls!

What's your favorite cast-performed song? (Choose up to 10!)

  • Psych - "Shout" (Shawn and Gus) (37%, 286 Votes)
  • Leverage - "Thinking of You" (Eliot) (29%, 219 Votes)
  • Supernatural - "Dead or Alive" (Dean and Sam) (28%, 217 Votes)
  • Leverage - "Chasing Down Bad Guys in Lucille" (Hardison and Eliot) (24%, 186 Votes)
  • Angel - "LA Song" (Lindsey) (21%, 158 Votes)
  • White Collar - "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Neal and June) (14%, 110 Votes)
  • How I Met Your Mother - "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" (main cast) (12%, 90 Votes)
  • Castle - "Piano Man" (main cast) (11%, 82 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Walk Through the Fire" (main cast) (9%, 69 Votes)
  • NCIS - "Temptation" (Ziva) (9%, 68 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Rest in Peace" (Spike) (9%, 65 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "I've Got a Theory" (main cast) (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Behind Blue Eyes" (Giles) (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Going Through the Motions" (Buffy) (5%, 41 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Under Your Spell" (Tara) (5%, 40 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Standing" (Giles) (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Grey's Anatomy - "How to Save a Life" (main cast) (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Community - "Christmas Infiltration" (Troy and Abed) (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Community - "Kiss From a Rose" (Jeff and Dean) (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Community - "Baby Boomer Santa" (Troy, Abed, and Pierce) (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Community - "What Christmas is For" (main cast) (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Community - "Finally Be Fine" (main cast) (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Eureka - "She Blinded Me with Science" (Henry) (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Warehouse 13 - "Where is My Mind" (Claudia) (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Pacific Blue - "Heartbreak Hotel" (T.C. Callaway) (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 764

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TV Olympics: Favorite Mother/Son Duos

For this round of our TV Olympics (only 4 more rounds left after today), we’re looking at mother/son duos!

This poll is for actual mothers (not mother-figures), and since the relationship between mom and son is a key part of the poll, they need to have appeared in a number of episodes together, and infant sons are excluded. If you know of any duos you believe should be in the poll, leave their names and the show in a comment!

Poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 3 of your favorite mother/son duos. Remember to keep checking the main event page for all the current polls and results!

What's your favorite mother/son duo? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Martha and Castle - Castle (61%, 99 Votes)
  • Emma and Henry - Once Upon a Time (30%, 48 Votes)
  • Madeline and Michael - Burn Notice (23%, 37 Votes)
  • Clair and Theo - The Cosby Show (14%, 23 Votes)
  • Virginia and Jimmy - Raising Hope (12%, 19 Votes)
  • Mary and Chuck - Chuck (11%, 18 Votes)
  • Martha and Clark - Smallville (11%, 18 Votes)
  • Jane and Pete - Warehouse 13 (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Allison and Kevin - Eureka (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Gemma and Jax - Sons of Anarchy (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Alicia and Wallace - Veronica Mars (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Rose and Jack - Kings (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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TV Olympics: Favorite Dad/Daughter Duo

For this round of our TV Olympics (can you believe we only have 5 more rounds left? ), we’re looking at dad/daughter duos!

This poll is for actual fathers (not father-figures), and since the relationship between dad and daughter is a key part of the poll, they need to have appeared in a number of episodes together, and infant daughters are excluded. If you know of any duos you believe should be in the poll, leave their names and the show in a comment!

Poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 3 of your favorite dad/daughter duos. Remember to keep checking the main event page for all the current polls and results!

What's your favorite dad/daughter duo? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Castle and Alexis - Castle (74%, 205 Votes)
  • Eli and Ziva - NCIS (21%, 59 Votes)
  • Max and Temperance - Bones (17%, 48 Votes)
  • Danny and Grace - Hawaii Five-O (12%, 34 Votes)
  • Keith and Veronica - Veronica Mars (12%, 33 Votes)
  • Carter and Zoe - Eureka (11%, 31 Votes)
  • George and Tessa - Suburgatory (9%, 25 Votes)
  • Jay and Claire - Modern Family (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Phil and Haley - Modern Family (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Frank and Laverne - Laverne & Shirley (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Casey and Alex - Chuck (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Walt and Cady - Longmire (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Jack and Sydney - Alias (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Andrew and Juliet - Ringer (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Will and Joan - Joan of Arcadia (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Silas and Michelle - Kings (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 278

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Castle Spoilers — Plus Scoop on Community, CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother and More! – TVLine

I’m a few days late posting this, but there are some amazing spoilers in the article linked below! (Read at your own risk!) My favorite tidbits include:

Castle possibly doing a murder at a sci-fi convention – I hope they bring in some great guest stars for this! Firefly reunion, anyone? Also, they’re planning a riff on The Office – hope they do a better job than last year’s attempt at the same thing by Leverage.

Barney and Robin will get engaged this season on How I Met Your Mother. The timing of their wedding, however, will probably be based on whether the show gets things figured out for a possible season 9.

How did I not hear about Bones’ all-squintern episode before this? It’s bound to be awesome!

Castle Spoilers — Plus Scoop on Community, CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother and More! – TVLine.

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