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May Madness: The Big Bang Theory vs. That 70s Show, Moonlight vs. ER

We’re on our seventh set of matchups within 3 days! The Big Bang Theory faces That 70s Show, while short-lived vampire show Moonlight goes against long-running medical drama ER.

These polls will be open for about 72 hours, so be sure to spread the word quickly if you want your favorites to make it to the next round! As always, you can find the links to all the current matchups on our main post.

May Madness - Comedy, Round 1.7

  • That 70s Show (53%, 27 Votes)
  • The Big Bang Theory (47%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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May Madness - Drama, Round 1.7

  • ER (63%, 20 Votes)
  • Moonlight (41%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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Feel free to leave a comment about which show(s) you voted for and why! I may quote your comment in a Facebook post or tweet promoting this poll! Also, there may be a bit of a lag if a lot of people are voting, so make sure the first poll finishes loading your results before submitting your vote for the second poll!

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May Madness 2014

At last, it is time for the 64 TV shows YOU chose to battle it out for the best TV show of all time! Over the next few weeks, shows will face each other in 72-hour single elimination matchups! Everyone who responded to my question about whether to have comedies and dramas mixed throughout the tournament preferred to have the genres battle it out separately and the top comedy and top drama face each other in the final match, so that’s what we will do!

This post will be your go-to reference for current and upcoming matches, so be sure to bookmark it and check back daily! I will add the links as the posts go up. Or, subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest posts!

 

TOURNAMENT FINAL

Castle vs. M*A*S*H

 

DRAMA FINAL

Castle vs. Beauty and the Beast – Winner: Castle!

COMEDY FINAL

M*A*S*H vs. Friends – Winner: M*A*S*H

Round four begins with only eight shows remaining! Each of these polls will be open 72 hours.

DRAMA – ROUND FOUR MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. Castle – Winner: Castle!

Beauty and the Beast vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

COMEDY – ROUND FOUR MATCHUPS

I Love Lucy vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

Friends vs. Will & Grace – Winner: Friends!

And now we’re starting round three, as the remaining 16 shows face off! The lists will be completed as the round one matchups finish, and links to each new poll will be added after they go live! Each of the round three posts will contain two matchups: one drama battle and one comedy battle. All polls will be open 72 hours.

DRAMA – ROUND THREE MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. House – Winner: White Collar!

Castle vs. The X-Files – Winner: Castle!

Beauty and the Beast vs. Once Upon a Time – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. Supernatural – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

 

COMEDY – ROUND THREE MATCHUPS

M*A*S*H vs. Golden Girls – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Andy Griffith Show vs. I Love Lucy – Winner: I Love Lucy!

The Mindy Project vs. Friends – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show – Winner: Will & Grace!

 

Here are the round two matchups!

DRAMA – ROUND TWO MATCHUPS

White Collar vs. Leverage – Winner: White Collar!

Veronica Mars vs. House – Winner: House!

Castle vs. Doctor Who – Winner:  Castle!

ER vs. The X-Files – Winner: The X-Files!

Beauty and the Beast vs. NCIS – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

Once Upon a Time vs. Agents of SHIELD – Winner: Once Upon a Time!

Criminal Minds vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Supernatural vs. Sherlock – Winner: Supernatural!

 

COMEDY – ROUND TWO MATCHUPS

Scrubs vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Office vs. Golden Girls – Winner: Golden Girls!

The Andy Griffith Show vs. Get Smart – Winner: The Andy Griffith Show!

That 70s Show vs. I Love Lucy – Winner: I Love Lucy!

Suburgatory vs. The Mindy Project – Winner: The Mindy Project!

The Cosby Show vs. Friends – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. Hogan’s Heroes – Winner: Will & Grace!

The Dick Van Dyke Show vs. Gilligan’s Island – Winner: The Dick Van Dyke Show!

 

These will be the matchups for round one. This list was randomly generated, and each of the round one posts will contain two matchups: one comedy battle and one drama battle. I may post several times in a day during this first round so that this bracket won’t go too far into June, but all polls will be open 72 hours. If any of the choices below seem impossible, remember, your decisions will only get more difficult as the tournament progresses! Have fun!

 

COMEDY – ROUND ONE MATCHUPS

Scrubs vs. Raising Hope – Winner: Scrubs!

How I Met Your Mother vs. M*A*S*H – Winner: M*A*S*H!

The Office (US) vs. 2 Broke Girls – Winner: The Office!

Golden Girls vs. New Girl – Winner: Golden Girls!

Modern Family vs. The Andy Griffith Show – Winner: The Andy Griffith Show!

Get Smart vs. The Crazy Ones – Winner: Get Smart!

That 70s Show vs. The Big Bang Theory – Winner: That 70s Show!

I Love Lucy vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Winner: I Love Lucy!

30 Rock vs. Suburgatory – Winner: Suburgatory!

The Goldbergs vs. The Mindy Project – Winner: The Mindy Project!

The Cosby Show vs. Parks and Recreation – Winner: The Cosby Show!

Friends vs. The Middle – Winner: Friends!

Will & Grace vs. Seinfeld – Winner: Will & Grace!

Community vs. Hogan’s Heroes – Winner: Hogan’s Heroes!

Enlisted vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show – Winner: The Dick Van Dyke Show!

Last Man Standing vs. Gilligan’s Island – Winner: Gilligan’s Island!

 

DRAMA – ROUND ONE MATCHUPS

Dexter vs. White Collar – Winner: White Collar!

Angel vs. Leverage – Winner: Leverage!

Glee vs. Veronica Mars – Winner: Veronica Mars!

Game of Thrones vs. House – Winner: House!

Gilmore Girls vs. Castle – Winner: Castle!

Magnum, PI vs. Doctor Who – Winner: Doctor Who!

Moonlight vs. ER – Winner: ER!

The X-Files vs. Suits – Winner: The X-Files!

The Vampire Diaries vs. Beauty and the Beast – Winner: Beauty and the Beast!

NCIS vs. Charmed – Winner: NCIS!

Arrow vs. Once Upon a Time – Winner: Once Upon a Time!

Agents of SHIELD vs. JAG – Winner: Agents of SHIELD!

Criminal Minds vs. Dollhouse – Winner: Criminal Minds!

Dark Angel vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Supernatural vs. Firefly – Winner: Supernatural!

Bones vs. Sherlock – Winner: Sherlock!

 

Which round one loss are you most disappointed by? Leave a comment and let me know!

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TV Olympics: Best Vampire Effects and Rules

For this round of TV Breakroom’s Olympic event, we’re going to look at all the different variations of vampires on TV! I know we had favorite Christmas episode originally scheduled for today, but at 30 options and still growing it no longer counts as a mini-poll (I’m saving it for December).

This poll is not only about the visual effects – fangs, black eyes, bumpy foreheads, and bloody tears – but also the vampire mythology and rules within each story world. Do vampires have a soul, and if not, can they regain them? How can you kill them – does sunlight, silver, holy water, etc. work? Do they turn into a pile of dust or a bloody mess when they die? Can they ever come back from that? Do they have to drink human blood, or can synthetic or animal blood work? Do they have to be invited in? Do they have super speed? Can they hypnotize humans?

Side note – I’ve been pondering the above questions recently as I’m working on writing a novel that includes scientifically-created vampires. How much of the vampire mythos can I find reasonable explanations for, and therefore include (yeah, invitations won’t be needed for these vampires). I plan to share more about this story and its deep connection to TV shows with you in the near future!

If there are any TV vampires that I missed (and they appear in more than one episode of the show), please feel free to nominate them in the comments. Poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 3 options.

Which show has the best vampire effects and rules? (Choose up to 3!)

  • Supernatural (32%, 82 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel (23%, 57 Votes)
  • True Blood (12%, 31 Votes)
  • The Vampire Diaries (9%, 24 Votes)
  • Moonlight (9%, 22 Votes)
  • Being Human (US) (7%, 17 Votes)
  • Being Human (UK) (6%, 15 Votes)
  • The Gates (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Forever Knight (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Vampire High (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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Monday Madness: Favorite TV Couples – Speculative

In part two of our TV couples Monday Madness, we’re looking at couples in speculative TV shows! Whether it’s sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, historical myths, or just a futuristic bent, these shows all have something out of the ordinary, even if the couples in them are perfectly normal human beings.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite TV couples. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10!

Even though there are 40-some options on this list, I know there are dozens of couples I left out! You can nominate couples I missed in the comments, and I may add them to the poll. Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter, 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 June 4th.

UPDATE: poll has ended. Go vote in this week’s poll!

Which is your favorite TV couple? - Speculative Division (Choose up to 10)

  • Mary and John Winchester - Supernatural (14%, 959 Votes)
  • Rumpelstiltskin and Belle - Once Upon a TIme (9%, 608 Votes)
  • Charming and Snow - Once Upon a Time (6%, 414 Votes)
  • The Doctor and Rose - Doctor Who (5%, 352 Votes)
  • Arthur and Gwen - Merlin (4%, 301 Votes)
  • Elena and Damon - The Vampire Diaries (4%, 283 Votes)
  • Emma and Graham - Once Upon a Time (4%, 256 Votes)
  • Buffy and Spike - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (3%, 235 Votes)
  • Mal and Inara - Firefly (3%, 223 Votes)
  • Wash and Zoe - Firefly (3%, 213 Votes)
  • Leo and Piper - Charmed (3%, 209 Votes)
  • Buffy and Angel - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (3%, 190 Votes)
  • Scully and Mulder - The X-Files (3%, 178 Votes)
  • Ned and Chuck - Pushing Daisies (2%, 172 Votes)
  • Simon and Kaylee - Firefly (2%, 161 Votes)
  • Eric and Sookie - True Blood (2%, 154 Votes)
  • Peter and Olivia - Fringe (2%, 149 Votes)
  • Willow and Oz - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2%, 144 Votes)
  • Cole and Phoebe - Charmed (2%, 139 Votes)
  • Elena and Stefan - The Vampire Diaries (2%, 130 Votes)
  • Lois and Clark - Smallville (2%, 126 Votes)
  • Wesley and Fred - Angel (2%, 113 Votes)
  • Jack and Sam - Stargate SG-1 (2%, 111 Votes)
  • Xander and Anya - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2%, 110 Votes)
  • Mick and Beth - Moonlight (1%, 85 Votes)
  • Robin and Marion - Robin Hood (1%, 77 Votes)
  • Monroe and Rosalee - Grimm (1%, 74 Votes)
  • John and Aeryn - Farscape (1%, 74 Votes)
  • Max and Logan - Dark Angel (1%, 72 Votes)
  • Bill and Sookie - True Blood (1%, 72 Votes)
  • Nick and Juliette - Grimm (1%, 63 Votes)
  • Max and Liz - Roswell (1%, 63 Votes)
  • Jo and Zane - Eureka (1%, 63 Votes)
  • Sierra and Victor - Dollhouse (1%, 59 Votes)
  • Hoyt and Jessica - True Blood (1%, 55 Votes)
  • The Doctor and River Song - Doctor Who (1%, 52 Votes)
  • Fargo - Eureka and Claudia - Warehouse 13 (1%, 52 Votes)
  • Carter and Allison - Eureka (1%, 51 Votes)
  • Tru and Luc - Tru Calling (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Echo and Paul - Dollhouse (1%, 35 Votes)
  • George and Nina - Being Human (UK) (0%, 30 Votes)
  • Angel and Cordelia - Angel (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Josh and Nora - Being Human (US) (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Kara and Anders - Battlestar Galatica (0%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,191

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Monday Madness: Favorite Undead/Nonhuman Characters

This time on Monday Madness, it’s time to vote for your favorite undead/nonhuman characters! Whether they are ghosts, vampires, aliens, werewolves, or something a bit more unconventional, they add color and plot twists to every show they are a part of.

This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite undead or nonhuman characters. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10!

Even though there are 40 options on this list, I know there are many great characters I left out! As always, you can cast write-in ballots by leaving a comment. Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll.

Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM April 23rd.

Update: this poll has ended – results post is here. You can vote on this week’s poll, Favorite Long-Running TV Show, here.

Who's your favorite undead/nonhuman character? (Choose up to 10)

  • Cameron from Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles (23%, 12,122 Votes)
  • Castiel from Supernatural (20%, 10,904 Votes)
  • The Doctor from Doctor Who (19%, 9,891 Votes)
  • Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (16%, 8,661 Votes)
  • Spock from Star Trek (8%, 4,451 Votes)
  • Teal'c from Stargate SG-1 (1%, 711 Votes)
  • Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1%, 571 Votes)
  • Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1%, 446 Votes)
  • Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1%, 445 Votes)
  • Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1%, 442 Votes)
  • Lorne from Angel (1%, 388 Votes)
  • Eric from True Blood (1%, 386 Votes)
  • Damon from The Vampire Diaries (1%, 340 Votes)
  • Illyria from Angel (1%, 328 Votes)
  • Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine (0%, 261 Votes)
  • Clark Kent from Smallville (0%, 235 Votes)
  • Number Six from Battlestar Galactica (0%, 218 Votes)
  • Monroe from Grimm (0%, 199 Votes)
  • Thing from The Addams Family (0%, 185 Votes)
  • George from Dead Like Me (0%, 181 Votes)
  • Stefan from The Vampire Diaries (0%, 177 Votes)
  • Mitchell from Being Human (UK) (0%, 154 Votes)
  • Red/Ruby from Once Upon a Time (0%, 139 Votes)
  • Ka D'Argo from Farscape (0%, 131 Votes)
  • George from Being Human (UK) (0%, 127 Votes)
  • Josh from Being Human (US) (0%, 123 Votes)
  • Bill from True Blood (0%, 121 Votes)
  • Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie (0%, 112 Votes)
  • Annie from Being Human (UK) (0%, 110 Votes)
  • Aiden from Being Human (US) (0%, 107 Votes)
  • Bo from Lost Girl (0%, 95 Votes)
  • Mork from Mork and Mindy (0%, 95 Votes)
  • Bob from The Dresden Files (0%, 79 Votes)
  • Josef from Moonlight (0%, 78 Votes)
  • Sally from Being Human (US) (0%, 77 Votes)
  • Herman from The Munsters (0%, 64 Votes)
  • Grandpa from The Munsters (0%, 60 Votes)
  • Anna from V (0%, 40 Votes)
  • Martin from My Favorite Martian (0%, 30 Votes)
  • Ryan from V (0%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 45,198

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Monday Madness: What Canceled TV Show Should Return?

Since so many people stopped by this site for March Madness, I wanted to continue the whole Madness thing, this time with actual polls (so if things go crazy like they did with Psych vs. Castle I won’t have to count up 600 votes!). More people seemed to stop by to vote on Mondays, no matter when the bracket match ended, so I decided to continue the “M” trend with weekly match-ups/polls/competitions, and dubbed them “Monday Madness.”

This very first Monday Madness focuses on those beloved shows that ended far too quickly. Sometimes it was a lack of viewers, sometimes schedule changes and episode rearrangement, sometimes poor promotion and network mismanagement. But all of the shows have a dedication group of fans who mourn the small amount of episodes available.

But which of those canceled shows deserves to be brought back? I know most of the cast has moved on to other projects, but if you could, which shows would you bring back?

You can choose up to 10 of the thirty shows below, and if I’ve missed any of your favorites, let me know by voting in the comments! I’ve limited this poll to shows that had 3 seasons or less – if a show gets to four seasons, that usually means syndication, and I don’t want this to be about shows that made it, but the underdogs that need a second chance at life.

You’ll notice that Arrested Development is missing from this poll, because that show has already beat incredible odds to garner another season, thanks to Netflix!

I’ll announce the top 10 canceled shows that should return next week, so be sure to vote and pass along the link so your favorite shows can make it! Again, if I’ve missed a show (canceled with 3 seasons or less), vote in the comments, and I’ll total up those votes against the poll leaderboard.

Update: This poll is closed, and I will be posting about the top 10 soon. But the Monday Madness isn’t over! Go vote for your favorite quirky character!

Which TV show would you bring back if you could? (you can select up to 10)

  • Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles (38%, 6,990 Votes)
  • The Cape (21%, 3,779 Votes)
  • Firefly (11%, 2,052 Votes)
  • V (4%, 730 Votes)
  • Dollhouse (3%, 638 Votes)
  • Pushing Daisies (2%, 414 Votes)
  • Veronica Mars (2%, 389 Votes)
  • Dead Like Me (2%, 307 Votes)
  • Freaks and Geeks (2%, 278 Votes)
  • Jericho (1%, 241 Votes)
  • Dark Angel (1%, 238 Votes)
  • Better Off Ted (1%, 230 Votes)
  • FlashForward (1%, 224 Votes)
  • Wonderfalls (1%, 182 Votes)
  • Deadwood (1%, 172 Votes)
  • Life (1%, 158 Votes)
  • Tru Calling (1%, 151 Votes)
  • Moonlight (1%, 147 Votes)
  • Roswell (1%, 127 Votes)
  • My So-Called Life (1%, 119 Votes)
  • No Ordinary Family (1%, 110 Votes)
  • Party Down (1%, 106 Votes)
  • Robin Hood (BBC) (1%, 105 Votes)
  • Outsourced (1%, 98 Votes)
  • Journeyman (1%, 96 Votes)
  • Kings (0%, 81 Votes)
  • Life on Mars (0%, 72 Votes)
  • Samantha Who? (0%, 71 Votes)
  • Undeclared (0%, 61 Votes)
  • Life Unexpected (0%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,043

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