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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: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 10:57 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Seinfeld

Andy

Simpsons

Children

Great blog Yank. Cant see any show beating Seinfeld (not that there is anything wrong with that). Probably the most quoted show in history!




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2008 10:49 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Yankee thanks again for all your hard work. Several hard choices coming up I see.

      
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Maverick

The Rifleman

Rawhide

      
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Rockford Files

C.S.I.

Hawaii Five

The Twilight Zone

 

      
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      Comedy Bracket:

Seinfeld

Andy Griffith 

M*A*S*H

All In The Family     Archie Rules!!!

 



 

 





Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2008 10:41 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket:
(1)Gunsmoke  
(10)Maverick
(3)The Rifleman  
(4)Rawhide 

Drama Bracket:
(8)Rockford Files 
(7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five  
(21)The Twilight Zone

Comedy Bracket:
(1)Seinfeld  
(7)Andy Griffith  
(6)Simpsons 
(5)Married with Children



Sublime Buckeye
Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 10:35 am
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Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2008 9:48 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Your doing a fantastic job.  Here's my QF picks

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

Drama Bracket:
(8)Rockford Files 
(7)C.S.I.
(3)Hawaii Five  
(21)The Twilight Zone


Comedy Bracket:
(9)Taxi 
(7)Andy Griffith 
(3)M*A*S*H  
(5)Married with Children



John_Lennon2
Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 9:46 am
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Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 9:09 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Western Bracket

Gunsmoke

Bonanza

Deadwood

The Wild Wild West

Drama Bracket

Hill Street Blues

NYPD Blue -- prefer original cast

Magnum PI -- all about the 'stache

Sopranos -- love the Twilight Zone, but Tony might be reading this???

Comedy Bracket - obviously my favorite Bracket -

Seinfeld -- Helllllooooo... too many quotes...

Andy Griffith -- Barney and his one bullet beats Coach/Woody passing Norm a pint

M*A*S*H -- scary that a wartime hopsital is the scene of a great comedy... how good was that cast???

All in the Family -- 2 shows that stretched the limits... Archie versus Al, Edith versus Peggy, Meathead versus Bud, Gloria versus Kelly... Jefferson's versus the Darcy's... based upon the time the show came out, I have to give Archie and the crew the nod...




Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 9:08 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
(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 24, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 7:30 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

Again Yank , I have to tell you how much work you do is appreciated.

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke

(10)Maverick

(3)The Rifleman

(12)The Wild Wild West

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues

(2)NYPD Blue

(27)Magnum PI

(4)The Sopranos

Comedy Bracket:

(9)Taxi

(2)Cheers vs.

(3)M*A*S*H

(4)All In The Family




Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 6:56 am
 

Quarterfinals for the Best Shows in Television

My votes

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

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

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



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