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Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Posted on: July 6, 2008 11:23 pm
 
Well we have now reached the quarter finals and the match ups get even tougher. Once again the results of the last round are listed first with the vote totals and the winning show in bold type. You will notice that for the first time I have made a quick comment regarding the results of each match up. Once again not all the match ups have the same amount of total votes. Some voters have left out a few or even not voted at all for certain genres. The match ups for the quarter finals follows. Please feel free to vote even if you have not yet done so. Remember to tell your friends to vote also. As always I will only vote in case of a tie in any match up. I will also do my best to keep my choice a secret if I do need to vote. I did not vote in the last round.

(1) Gunsmoke 33 vs. (16) High Chaparral  0   No surprise here
(2) Bonanza 26 vs. (15) The Lone Ranger 7    Nor here
(3) The Rifleman 29 vs. (14) Branded 4    Chuck Connors had to win here
(4) Rawhide 28 vs. (13) Wanted : Dead or Alive 5    Clint kicks McQueen's butt
(5) Wagon Train 12 vs. (12) The Wild Wild West  21   James West just way too cool
(6) Deadwood 22 vs. (11) Bat Masterson 11   Sex Violence and Cursing wins out
(7) Have Gun, Will Travel 8 vs. (10) Maverick  25   One of Jim Garner's 2 wins
(8) The Big Valley 19 vs. (9) The Virginian 14   Linda Evans way too pretty lose yet

Drama Bracket:

(1) Hill Street Blues 31 vs.(16) Law and Order SVU 13    To me this would have been an easy call
(2) NYPD Blue 24 vs. (15) Law & Order 19   NYPD beats longest running cop show ever
(3) Hawaii Five 25 vs. (19) House 19   McGarrett has  Dano book drug addicted Doc
(4) The Sopranos 31 vs. (13) E.R. 11  Mob snuffs out Docs
(5) Miami Vice 16 vs. (21) The Twilight Zone 27  Rod Serling's masterpiece with another upset win.
(27) Magnum PI  26 vs. (11) Perry Mason 15  Perry loses a case
(7) C.S.I.  25 vs. (23) Dallas 17  J R taken down by lab geeks
(8) Rockford Files 31 vs. (9) CSI Miami 13  Garner beats a wooden David Caruso

Comedy Bracket:

(1) Seinfeld 41 vs. (16) I Love Lucy  8  Jerry's friends are funnier than Fred and Ethel to most here Surprised by the margin of victory
(2) Cheers 39 vs. (15) Friends 10  Cheers bar friendlier than Monica's apartment
(3) M*A*S*H 35 vs. (14) WKRP  14 Who knew War and Army life could be funny.
(4) All In The Family  28 vs. (20 )Night Court  21 Archie and his family too classic for Judge Harry Stone and the loons that paraded thru his court
(5) Married with Children  24 vs. (12) Sanford and Son 23 Polk High's Football Hero wins a nail bitter.
(6) Simpsons  26 vs. (11) Honeymooners 23 19 years of cartoon too much for 39 episodes of Ralph and Norton
(7) Andy Griffith  29 vs. (10) Happy Days 21 Barney, Gomer, Otis cool off the Fonz
(8) Barney Miller 17 vs. (9) Taxi 32 Louie, Latka, Rev. Jim etc. wackier than Barney's off beat cops. Jim would have eaten all the brownies Wojo bought in by himself.

Here are the match ups for the quarter finals.

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke vs. (8)The Big Valley
(2)Bonanza vs. (10)Maverick
(3)The Rifleman vs. (6)Deadwood 
(4)Rawhide vs. (12)The Wild Wild West

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues vs.(8)Rockford Files
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (27)Magnum PI
(4)The Sopranos vs. (21)The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld vs. (9)Taxi
(2)Cheers vs. (7)Andy Griffith 
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (6)Simpsons
(4)All In The Family vs. (5)Married with Children


I want to thank all of the participants so far for making this blog, so much fun for me to do despite all the work involved. It has bought back a lot of fond memories for me and I hope it has for you too. Some of the comments made were almost as good as the shows you are voting on.

Please remember to rate your fellow posters contributions as I am sure they will do the same for you.

Voting this period ends on Sunday July 13 at 11PM est.
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Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2008 7:56 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

  1. Gunsmoke
  2. Bonanza
  3. Rifleman
  4. Rawhide

 

  1. Rockford files
  2. C.S.I.
  3. Magnum PI
  4. Twilight zone

 

  1. Taxi
  2. Andy Griffith
  3. Mash
  4. All in the family

 




Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2008 4:23 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke vs. (8)The Big Valley
(2)Bonanza vs. (10)Maverick
(3)The Rifleman vs. (6)Deadwood 
(4)Rawhide vs. (12)The Wild Wild West

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues vs.(8)Rockford Files
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (27)Magnum PI
(4)The Sopranos vs. (21)The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld vs. (9)Taxi
(2)Cheers vs. (7)Andy Griffith 
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (6)Simpsons
(4)All In The Family vs. (5)Married with Children



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2008 1:12 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues
(7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five
(4)The Sopranos

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld 
(2)Cheers

(6)Simpsons
(5)Married with Children




Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2008 10:59 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Westerns

Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Deadwood, Rawhide

Drama

Rockford, Blue, 5-O, Sopranos

Comedy

Seinfeld(I stil laugh watching Taxi, but Seinfeld writing is genius), Cheers, M*A*S*H, All in Family( thinking about this more and more, these 2 shows are very similiar, but I'll go with the first)




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2008 1:23 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Thanks for the effort Yank. My brother and I have had a great time talking about some of our old memories brought up by this blog.

Westerns:

Gunsmoke over Big Valley-Matt Dillon takes no . If you watch the re-runs check out how big his hands are.

Maverick over Bonanza-No reason except Little Joe was a jerk

The Rifleman over Deadwood-just for the beginning.

Wild Wild West over Rawhide-James West was the Captain Kirk of the old west. Loved the theme song.

Dramas:

Rockford Files over Hill Street-Rockford drove a Firebird and he knew how to take a punch in the face.

CSI over NYPD Blue -Marg Helgenbergers uhhmmm assets over Dennis Franz's butt

Hawaii 5-0 over Magnum-strange two Hawaii shows going against each other. Magnum is a totally forgetable show.

Twilight Zone over the Sopranos-The Zone was just a brilliantly written and filmed tv show.

Comedies

Seinfeld over Taxi-Seinfeld was smart enough to give the real actors the funny parts. George, Elaine and Kramer were the show.

Andy Griffith over Cheers-this is the toughest one for me because I love Cheers, but Don Knotts is one of the funniest guys ever.

Simpsons over MASH-Simpsons has been funny since day one but MASH got lame once McLean Stevenson and Frank Burns left. McLean Stevenson left to do a show called Hello Larry. Whoops. Plus they had his character die on MASH which I thought was too real.

MWC over All in the Family-Al Bundy was a great character (NO MAAM). I said it last time and I will say it again. All in the Family was groundbreaking at the time, but it would never make the airwaves today, so how much ground did it really break?

When I was thinking about Wild Wild West and Jim Conrad I remembered the race he had against Gabe Kaplan in the Battle of the Network Stars. Does anybody remember that. How about Randi Oakes (CHIPS) in the dunk tank. That was some good TV.




Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2008 2:20 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Nice Blog Yank. Thanks for all your hard work.
I also enjoyed your witty comments as you reviewed the last round!

Westerns:
1- Gunsmoke
2- Bonanza
3 - Rifleman
12- Wild Wild West (only Connery as Bond was a cooler character IMO)

Dramas:
8 - Rockford
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27 - Magnum PI
21 - Twighlight Zone (Picture if you will...)

Comedies:
9 - TAXI (Louie is absolutely classic!)
2 - Cheers
3 - M*A*S*H*
4 - All in the Family



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 6:34 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke 
(2)Bonanza
(6)Deadwood 
(4)Rawhide

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues 
(7)C.S.I.
(27)Magnum PI
(21)The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld
(2)Cheers 
(6)Simpsons
(5)Married with Children



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 5:56 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

comedy 1,2,3,5

dramas 1,2,27,21

westerns 1,2,6,12




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:59 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke
(2)Bonanza
(3)The Rifleman
(4)Rawhide

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues
(7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five
(21)The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:
(9)Taxi
(2)Cheers
(3)M*A*S*H
(4)All In The Family




Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 3:56 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:

Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Rawhide

Drama Bracket:

Rockford Files, C.S.I., Magnum P.I., The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:

Taxi, Cheers, M*A*S*H, All in the Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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