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The Wire should not be in the tourney, just for fairness and sporting purposes.
Last night, watched GoT while taping Shameless, then watched Vikings. Never got into Mad Men.
Breaking Bad vs. The Wire final two.
Breaking Bad wins by a small margin.
I just saved you all a lot of time.
I think The Wire would beat Breaking Bad by a small margin because of the Maryland influence. Those would definitely be the final two.
And I must have misread some posts on a previous page because I think someone said that Homeland (!!!!) was a better show than Breaking Bad.
I was thinking the same thing.
Although the championship game in the comedies region between the simpsons and married with children would be even more painful.
Oh, and 24 wins my bracket.
How the fuck are True Blood and House of Cards in the same category?
That's like saying Mayo is horrible, and so is Rape.
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
You could definitely have a comedy region IMO.
HoopheadVII: "Guess you won't say, "Sorry I'm a little off today" anytime again soon; Eaglesception is a bitch"
I could take a shot at seeding some dramas, but should we have a time-cutoff? 1980 or so?
Twilight Zone would get a BALLER-ASS SHOW emeritus award, obviously.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
2000 is the cutoff. If it ever aired 2000 or later it should be included. No reason we should be comparing shows like breaking bad to old shows like ER or Friends.
ER aired til 2009 and Friends aired til 2004. If you make it the year the show started, Sopranos started in 1999 so you might want to give that a sponsor's exemption.
I had a flag football game last night so I'll be watching in order Shameless, GOT, MadMen, Vikings. I like all 4 but that is my current order of excitement. For those of you who haven't watched Shameless it is a great and this season has been amazing.
I could probably get close to 64 shows, but with the caveat that I have only seen 15-20 of them all the way through. Maybe more. I could send a general list o'shows around to some other posters and see if anyone's interested in seeding. Give me some time to think about this.
I could help with seeding if you want..I kinda want to see this happen
People are sleeping on Justified.
Do you seed all the HBO shows together in one region? Or do you leave open the possibility of an all HBO final four?
I'll need a ruling on whether Band of Brothers is allowed. I've always considered it a mini-series (same with Pacific, Generation Kill, etc.), and thus ineligible for a drama competition.
It would definitely get an emeritus award like Twilight Zone.
why would you put them in one bracket? We aren't grantland. We don't put all the #1 seeds (HBO shows, Duke players) in one bracket. Do they seed the NCAA tournament by conference with the low tier schools getting their own bracket?
yeah this is right.
Also I vote yes on allowing BoB but I just want to vote for it because its so good
No band of brothers. It's closer to a movie than a tv series
We do have to put all the comedies in one bracket though. It'd be too difficult to pick between comedy and drama several times. We can do it once in the final 4 (especially since we know it'll likely lose)
And i think we SHOULD do '90s and later. I feel like the '90s shows still seen modern. I just can't imagine having a comedies bracket without Seinfeld.
Happy to help with seeding and definitely would prefer separate drama and comedy tourneys. Also BoB, Pacific, etc. not eligible because they were miniseries.
Here is my top 33. These are all shows that I've seen 90% or more of the episodes and in many cases every episode. I kept off shows like The Daily Show, Colbert, Conan, Real Time. If a show is missing from my list let me know. I'm looking for something new. (Debating Americans or Justified right now). Edited because I realized I forgot Shameless. I'm sure im missing others. I think a 64 sized field is easily doable especially if pitting by genre.
2 Curb Your Enthusiasim
3 Breaking Bad
4 The Wire
5 The League
9 BoardWalk Empire
10 Game of Thrones
11 House of Cards
12 Sons of Anarchy
14 Band of Brothers
16 family guy
17 south park
20 The Office
21 Parks and Rec
24 Modern Family
26 True Blood
29 6 feet under
30 The Walking Dead
33 Big Bang Theory
This post was edited by terps2001 15 months ago
I have ~60 so far, only dramas or drama/comedies. No straight comedies. 60 might be fine if we do the overall top-4 seeds getting a bye to the 2nd round?
Okay. I have 64 now. You can probably quibble with some of the choices on the margins, but I'll send the list via PM to anyone interested in judging/assisting. It's in alphabetical order to not bias initial seedings.
Obviously nominate others you feel should be there in place of X, Y, and Z.
I went with 1980 forward as my cut-off point, with Emeritus Awards for The Twlight Zone (first-ballot HOF), The Rockford Files (Badass Theme Song category), Band of Brothers (groin-grabbingly transcendent mini-series), and of course, Matlock (Andy Griffith was and is a national treasure). Feel free to nominate other Emeritus Awards.
How I Met Your Mother has to be in the comedies region.
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