The panel of young and old voted. Decisions were made and some dreams got crushed in the quest to find T.V.’s best “Golden Age” character. Like the NCAA tournament the draw you have is key to advancing.  Also the classic 5 vs 12 seed  upset happened multiple times as well as the 4 vs 13 seed. Those trends mimic the actual tournament. The panel now has to decide from the remaining 32 teams. 

Winner of M.A.S.H Region vs. Winner of Law & Order Region

Winner of Twin Peaks Region vs. Winner of Seinfeld Region

M.A.S.H Region

1. Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) over 16. Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)

8. Vic Mackey (The Shield) over 9. Nancy Botwin

  • This match up was decided by a single vote. The Shield is a stronger overall show helping anchor FX in its beginning of making original programming. Weeds has faded off in later seasons and Vic Mackey benefits with a hard early round victory 

4. Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) over 13. Ned Stark (Game of Thrones)

  • The 4 vs 13 was tough with Bradshaw just managing to get by. Game of Thrones is a huge hit and killed off their main character Ned Stark in it’s first season staying true to the book of which the show it is adapted from. That costed Stark a win.  

5. Rachel Green (Friends) over 12. John Carter (E.R.)

2. Dr. House (House) over 15. Petty Hewes (Damages)

7. Tommy Gavin (Rescue Me) over 10. Olivia Benson (Law & Order: S.V.U.)

3. John Locke (Lost) over 14. “Cam” Tucker (Modern Family)

6. Roger Sterling (Mad Men) over 11. Hank Moody (Californication)

  • This was a battle of two men that are exactly a like. Audiences both love their sarcastic quips and debauchery with women. Sterling beat Moody by two votes.   

Law & Order Region

1. Jack Bauer (24) over Selina Meyer (Veep)

8. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) over 9. Leo McGarry (The West Wing)

13. Gus Fringe (Breaking Bad) over 4. President Bartlet (The West Wing)

  • Breaking Bad‘s infamous bad guy to the anti-hero Walter White pulled the upset over the President. I guess the only thing that can stop Gus really is Mr. White.  

12. Will McAvoy (The Newsroom) over 5. Tyrion Lannister  (Game of Thrones)

  • After two major Aaron Sorkin created characters go down his most recent leading man pulls the upset over the “half man”.  

2. Michael Scott (The Office) over 15. Alan Shore (Boston Legal)

10. Charlie Harper (Two & A Half Men) over 7. Ray Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)

  • Insert cliché “#WINNING” joke here.  

3. Omar Little (The Wire) over 14. Bill Compton (True Blood)

6. Nick Brody (Homeland) over 11. Allison DuBois (Medium)

Twin Peaks Region

1. Walter White (Breaking Bad) over Schmidt (New Girl)

9. Jack Donaghy (30 Rock) over Christopher Moltisanti (The Sopranos)

13. Abed Nadir (Community) over 4. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

  • T.V.’s most lovable nerds squared off. The panel went with Nadir and his critical praise over the higher watched Cooper and Big Big Theory.  

5. Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights) over 12. Francis Underwood (House of Cards)

2. Dexter Morgan (Dexter) over 15. Ben Linus (Lost)

7. Jack Shepard (Lost) over 10. Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire)

  • Shepard knocks off Thompson by a vote. Lost is an overall stronger show and ABC still has yet to find a replacement for it. Lost ended in 2010.   

14. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) over 3. Adrian Monk (Monk)

6. Carrie Matheson (Homeland) over 11. Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)

Seinfeld Region

1. Don Draper (Mad Men) over 16. Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer)

8. Sue Sylvester (Glee) over 9. Carmela Soprano (The Sopranos)

  • Two of the strongest female characters of the last decade matched up with Sylvester winning by a vote. Looks like things are better in Lima, Ohio then New Jersey.  

13. Agt. Dana Scully (X-Files) over 4. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)

  • Scully was penalized and dropped seeds due the fact she could not carry X-Files on her own in its later seasons. She did not go out on top, but she did top everybody’s favorite junkie turned meth cook.  

12. Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) over 5. Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood)

2. Fraiser Crane (Fraiser) over 15. Saul Berenson (Homeland)

7. Dwight Scrute over 10. Hannah Horvath (Girls)

3. Agt. Fox Mulder (X-Files) over 14. Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)

11. Michael Bluth (Arrested Development) over 6. J.D. (Scrubs)

  • This match up pit the leading men of the show that was cut short vs the show that ran too long. Bluth beat J.D. by one vote. Netflix is also giving Bluth fans more of what they want by financing another season of Arrested Development

Round of 32

M.A.S.H Region 

1. Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) vs. 8. Vic Mackey (Shield)

4. Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) vs. 5. Rachel Green (Friends)

2. Dr. House (House) vs. 7. Tommy Gavin (Rescue Me)

3. John Locke (Lost) vs. 6. Roger Sterling (Mad Men)

Law & Order Region 

1. Jack Bauer (24) vs. 8. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

12. Will McAvoy (The Newsroom) vs. 13. Gus Fringe (Breaking Bad)

2. Michael Scott (The Office) vs. 10. Charlie Harper (Two & A Half Men)

3. Omar Little (The Wire) vs. 6. Nick Brody (Homeland)

Twin Peaks Region

1. Walter White (Breaking Bad) vs. 9. Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)

5. Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights) vs. 13. Abed Nadir (Community)

2. Dexter Morgan (Dexter) vs. 7. Jack Shepard (Lost)

6. Carrie Matheson (Homeland) vs. 14. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)

Seinfeld Region 

1. Don Draper (Mad Men) vs. 8. Sue Sylvester (Glee)

12. Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) vs. 13. Agt. Dana Scully (X-Files)

2. Fraiser Crane (Fraiser) vs. 7. Dwight Scrute (The Office)

3. Agt. Fox Mulder (The X-Files) vs. 11. Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)

Check back for the results!

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