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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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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:18 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

K Love Seinflop? Horrible? I should have read your post before I scored you a five. Please know I am kidding. I feel the same way about Friends. I just never got it.




Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:15 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Yank  I will take The Big Valley over Gunsmoke. Linda Evans was a little nicer on the eyes than Amanda Blake.Bonanza[1],Deadwood[6] and the Wild Wild West[12] also get my vote. HillStreet[1],csi[7], HawaiiFive0[3] and Twilight Zone[21] also get votes. Seinfeld[1], Andy[7], MASH[3] and Archie[4] get the comedy votes. Disclaimer my vote for MASH is based soley on the show with Frank Burns in the cast. It got too damned preachy the last few seasons and might as well have been a drama.



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 10:47 am
 

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 (Tough one love both shows)
(2)Cheers vs. (7)Andy Griffith 
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (6)Simpsons (toughest one my 2 favorite shows of all time)
(4)All In The Family vs. (5)Married with Children

Sorry didnt like my last post too confusing please disregard




Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 10:41 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:23 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Thanks for all the hard work Yank!

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: May 23, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:23 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke vs. (8)The Big Valley   C'mon, you can't beat Marshall Dillon
(2)Bonanza vs. (10)Maverick
(3)The Rifleman vs. (6)Deadwood 
(4)Rawhide vs. (12)The Wild Wild West  (Anything that i watched before Ric Flair came on was alright by me)

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  (You gotta love the mustache and the Red Ferrari)
(4)The Sopranos vs. (21)The Twilight Zone  (Sorry, no comparison twilight was original, the other everybody knows about)

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld vs. (9)Taxi  (I WAS IN THE POOL!!!)
(2)Cheers vs. (7)Andy Griffith  (Did you know that if you lock yourself in jail on your own, you won't have a record)
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (6)Simpsons
(4)All In The Family vs. (5)Married with Children  (Pshyco Dad!!)




Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 8:19 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Again, Thanks for the blog, very fun to remember specific episodes and memories associated with them.

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke
(2)Bonanza
(3)The Rifleman 
(12)The Wild Wild West

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


Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld
(7)Andy Griffith 
(3)M*A*S*H
(4)All In The Family




Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 7:25 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Here is my vote:

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

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues 
(7)C.S.I.
(27)Magnum PI
(4)The Sopranos

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

 




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 6:26 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Here are the match ups for the quarter finals.

Western Bracket:
(8)The Big Valley
(2)Bonanza 
(3)The Rifleman  
(4)Rawhide 

Drama Bracket:
(1)Hill Street Blues 
(2)NYPD Blue 
(3)Hawaii Five 
(4)The Sopranos 

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



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 6:03 pm
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Hey Yank!  Here are my votes:

Westerns:

The Big Valley

Bonanza

The Rifleman

The Wild Wild West

Dramas:

Hill Street Blues

CSI

Hawaii Five

The Twilight Zone - Possibly my favorite drama is still around!

Comedies:

Seinfeld

Cheers

Simpsons

All In The Family

Keep up the great work Yank and see you in the semis!

-M.M.



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