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Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Posted on: June 23, 2008 12:11 am
Edited on: June 23, 2008 12:00 pm
 
Well here are the match ups for round 2 of the voting for the best shows in the history of television. You need not have voted before to do so now. So tell your friends and let's see how many votes we can get.

I decided to post the number of votes received by each show in the first round on a separate page.
You will see that the total number of votes in a few match ups are not the same as a few voters did not cast a vote in every pairing. Here is the link if you are interested: http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
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The Dramas

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (33)Star Trek
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (31)Quantum Leap
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (31)Picket Fences
(4)The Sopranos vs. (29)Northern Exposure
(5)Miami Vice vs. (28)Mannix
(6)24 vs. (27)Magnum PI
(7)C.S.I. vs. (26)L.A. Law
(8)Rockford Files vs. (25)Homicide Life On The Streets
(9)CSI Miami vs. (24)Dexter
(10)Lost vs. (23)Dallas
(11)Perry Mason vs. (22)The Wire
(12)St. Elsewhere vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(13)E.R. vs. (20)The Shield
(19)House vs. (51)Marcus Welby M.D.
(15)Law & Order vs. (47)I Spy
(16)Law and Order SVU vs. (48)In The Heat Of The Night

The Comedies

(1)Seinfeld vs. (32)Newhart(Chicago)
(2)Cheers vs. (34)The Wonder Years
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (30)Curb Your Enthusiasm
(4)All In The Family vs. (36)Alf
(5)Married with Children vs. (28)Fresh Prince
(6)Simpsons vs. (27)Family Ties
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (26)Everybody Loves Raymond
(8)Barney Miller vs. (25)Threes Company
(9)Taxi vs. (41)Frasier
(10)Happy Days vs. (42)Get Smart
(11)Honeymooners vs. (43)Gomer Pyle
(12)Sanford and Son vs. (21)Beverly Hillbillies
(13)Soap vs. (20)Night Court
(14)WKRP vs. (19)Gilligans Island
(15)Cosby Show vs. (18)Friends
(16)I Love Lucy vs. (17)Bob Newhart(Vermont)

Comments on your choices are appreciated, but please try and just list the show you pick as the winner of each match up. This weeks poll closes on Sunday June 29 at 11 PM New York City time. Next week I will add the brackets for westerns to the blog. I am still accepting nominations for them, up to 10 shows can be named, as well as the 5 most memorable things you ever saw on TV. As usual I will only be casting a vote if one is needed to break a tie.

Please take the time to rate your fellow posters here, I am sure they will do the same for you. Of course I thank you all for your contributions, without them this blog would not be worth much.
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Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2008 6:36 pm
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Thanks for the hard work, Yank.  I must say that I am a little sad that a few of my favorites, from both the dramas and the comedies, did not make it.  Scrubs and Arrested Development are definitely two of my favorite comedies that missed out.  Arrested Development is one of the smartest comedies I have ever seen.  Ron Howard is also the narrator.  You guys should give it a try.  Boston Legal is also a fantastic and funny drama that went down in round one.

The Dramas

(1)Hill Street Blues - Since HSB beat one of my all-time favorites, Boston Legal, in the first round, my vote goes here.
(31)Quantum Leap
(3)Hawaii Five
(4)The Sopranos
(5)Miami Vice
(6)24 - Jack Bauer crushes Magnum P.I. in this one.  Then, he tortures him.
(7)C.S.I.
(8)Rockford Files
(24)Dexter
(10)Lost
(22)The Wire
(21)The Twilight Zone
(13)E.R.
(19)House - House destroys Marcus Welby M.D., and then pops five pain pills
(15)Law & Order
(16)Law and Order SVU

The Comedies


(1)Seinfeld - Seinfeld wins, but it is still not my favorite comedy.
(34)The Wonder Years - Cheers was great, but I grew up watching The Wonder Years.
(30)Curb Your Enthusiasm  My dad would not agree with this vote, but Curb is just too funny.
(36)Alf - All in the Family came on before I was born.  Don't tell anybody, but I actually had an Alf stuffed animal when I was young.
(28)Fresh Prince - This was definitely one of my toughest choices.  I love Al, but I am going to have to go with Will.
(6)Simpsons
(26)Everybody Loves Raymond - I enjoyed Andy Griffith when I was younger, but Raymond is one of my all-time favorites
(25)Threes Company
(41)Frasier - Sorry, I have never seen an episode of Taxi.  I have seen and enjoyed plenty of Frasier.
(42)Get Smart
(11)Honeymooners
(21)Beverly Hillbillies
(20)Night Court
(14)WKRP
(18)Friends
(16)I Love Lucy



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2008 6:10 pm
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Yank,

Awesome list.  Here are my votes.

The Dramas

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (33)Star Trek
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (31)Quantum Leap
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (31)Picket Fences
(4)The Sopranos vs. (29)Northern Exposure
(5)Miami Vice vs. (28)Mannix
(6)24 vs. (27)Magnum PI
(7)C.S.I. vs. (26)L.A. Law
(8)Rockford Files vs. (25)Homicide Life On The Streets
(9)CSI Miami vs. (24)Dexter
(10)Lost vs. (23)Dallas
(11)Perry Mason vs. (22)The Wire
(12)St. Elsewhere vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(13)E.R. vs. (20)The Shield
(19)House vs. (51)Marcus Welby M.D.
(15)Law & Order vs. (47)I Spy
(16)Law and Order SVU vs. (48)In The Heat Of The Night

The Comedies

(1)Seinfeld vs. (32)Newhart(Chicago)
(2)Cheers vs. (34)The Wonder Years
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (30)Curb Your Enthusiasm
(4)All In The Family vs. (36)Alf
(5)Married with Children vs. (28)Fresh Prince
(6)Simpsons vs. (27)Family Ties
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (26)Everybody Loves Raymond
(8)Barney Miller vs. (25)Threes Company
(9)Taxi vs. (41)Frasier
(10)Happy Days vs. (42)Get Smart
(11)Honeymooners vs. (43)Gomer Pyle
(12)Sanford and Son vs. (21)Beverly Hillbillies
(13)Soap vs. (20)Night Court
(14)WKRP vs. (19)Gilligans Island
(15)Cosby Show vs. (18)Friends
(16)I Love Lucy vs. (17)Bob Newhart(Vermont)




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2008 11:12 am
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

The Dramas

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (33)Star Trek
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (31)Quantum Leap
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (31)Picket Fences
(4)The Sopranos vs. (29)Northern Exposure
(5)Miami Vice vs. (28)Mannix
(6)24 vs
. (27)Magnum PI
(7)C.S.I. vs. (26)L.A. Law
(8)Rockford Files vs. (25)Homicide Life On The Streets
(9)CSI Miami vs. (24)Dexter
(10)Lost
vs. (23)Dallas
(11)Perry Mason vs. (22)The Wire
(12)St. Elsewhere
vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(13)E.R. vs. (20)The Shield
(19)House vs. (51)Marcus Welby M.D.
(15)Law & Order vs. (47)I Spy
(16)Law and Order SVU vs. (48)In The Heat Of The Night

The Comedies

(1)Seinfeld vs. (32)Newhart(Chicago)
(2)Cheers vs. (34)The Wonder Years
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (30)Curb Your Enthusiasm
(4)All In The Family vs. (36)Alf
(5)Married with Children vs. (28)Fresh Prince
(6)Simpsons vs. (27)Family Ties
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (26)Everybody Loves Raymond
(8)Barney Miller vs. (25)Threes Company
(9)Taxi vs. (41)Frasier
(10)Happy Days vs. (42)Get Smart
(11)Honeymooners vs. (43)Gomer Pyle
(12)Sanford and Son vs. (21)Beverly Hillbillies
(13)Soap vs. (20)Night Court
(14)WKRP vs. (19)Gilligans Island
(15)Cosby Show vs. (18)Friends
(16)I Love Lucy vs. (17)Bob Newhart(Vermont)

That was a ton of fun, Yankee, thanks for the opportunity to vote on a bunch of great shows! Some of those were some close calls in my book. Namely Sanford and Son vs. Beverly Hillbillies..... I dont know why but it took me a while to pick on that one, I used to love the death out of both of those. S&S got it none the less. A+ poll yankee!




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2008 10:38 am
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Thank you chili. As I have said before here I have been very surprised by a few shows that have advanced and the lack of support for a few of the shows that have failed to. I can understand it for a few shows from cable though.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2008 2:53 am
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

YankeeLuvnGator,
Just want to say how much I enjoyed voting for these shows. But one thing, how is it possible that Family Guy lost. It is the greatest cartoon ever made. Oh well, everybody has their own opinions.
Chili



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2008 2:48 am
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Dramas

1   - Star Trek
2   - NYPD Blue
3   - Hawaii Five
4   - The Sopranos
5   - Mannix
6   - Magnum P.I
7   - LA Law
8   - Rockford Files
9   - CSI Miami
10 - Dallas
11 - Perry Mason
12 - The Twilight Zone
13 - E.R.
19 - House
15 - Law And Order
16 - In The Heat Of The Night

The Comedies

1   - Seinfeld
2   - Cheers
3   - Mash
4   - All In The Family
5   - Married With Children
6   - Family Ties
7   - Andy Griffith
8   - Barney Miller
9   - Taxi
10 - Get Smart
11 - Honeymooners
12 - Sanford & Son
13 - Soap
14 - WKRP
15 - Friends
16 - I Love Lucy

Cool Blog



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2008 10:50 pm
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Well I set the brackets up the same way it is done in a tennis tourney or in the NCAA basketball tourney. I wonder if the results would have be different with reseeding.

I must say I am surprised with where some of the match ups stand right now. The groups choices in this round so far differ with my personal taste in more than a few instances.

I agree that Damages was an excellent show and am looking forward to season 2.



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2008 9:45 pm
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Dramas

Star Trek, Blue, 5-O, Sopranos, Vice, 24, CSI, Homicide, Dexter, Dallas, Wire, Twilight Zone, Shield, House, L&O, L&O SVU

Comedies

Seinfeld, Cheers, M*A*S*H, All in Family, Married, Simpsons, Raymond, Three's Company, Taxi, Happy Days, Honeymooners, Sanford, Soap, WKRP, Friends, Lucy

Interesting going with the brackets and not reseeding

If anyone has not seen the 1st season of "Damages", do yourself a favor and buy or rent the dvd.  I don't think you will be disappointed.  Feel free to send me a message if you thought it was a waste of time.




Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2008 1:26 pm
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

The Dramas

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (33)Star Trek
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (31)Quantum Leap
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (31)Picket Fences
(4)The Sopranos vs. (29)Northern Exposure
(5)Miami Vice vs. (28)Mannix
(6)24 vs. (27)Magnum PI
(7)C.S.I. vs. (26)L.A. Law
(8)Rockford Files vs. (25)Homicide Life On The Streets
(9)CSI Miami vs. (24)Dexter
(10)Lost vs. (23)Dallas
(11)Perry Mason vs. (22)The Wire
(12)St. Elsewhere vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(13)E.R. vs. (20)The Shield
(19)House vs. (51)Marcus Welby M.D.
(15)Law & Order vs. (47)I Spy
(16)Law and Order SVU vs. (48)In The Heat Of The Night

The Comedies

(1)Seinfeld vs. (32)Newhart(Chicago)
(2)Cheers vs. (34)The Wonder Years
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (30)Curb Your Enthusiasm
(4)All In The Family vs. (36)Alf
(5)Married with Children vs. (28)Fresh Prince
(6)Simpsons vs. (27)Family Ties
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (26)Everybody Loves Raymond
(8)Barney Miller vs. (25)Threes Company
(9)Taxi vs. (41)Frasier
(10)Happy Days vs. (42)Get Smart
(11)Honeymooners vs. (43)Gomer Pyle
(12)Sanford and Son vs. (21)Beverly Hillbillies
(13)Soap vs. (20)Night Court
(14)WKRP vs. (19)Gilligans Island
(15)Cosby Show vs. (18)Friends
(16)I Love Lucy vs. (17)Bob Newhart(Vermont)




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2008 11:52 am
 

Vote in round 2 for the Best in Television

Lordchatos both The Office and Family Guy lost in the first round, and Rescue Me, which I love did not receive enough support during the nomination process to make it into the brackets. Thanks for voting. Look forward to seeing your votes in the next round.


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