Friday, July 25, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 3A


Hi guys! I'm posting this one a little early while I can. I have a toddler napping right now, so yesterday's polls haven't officially ended. I apologize if I got the winners wrong here. They are technically who was winning at the time I posted.

Welcome to round 3, where 64 have become 16. We have 4 more days of polls before we crown the Character Cup winner for 2014. Congratulations to Kate Beckett, Barney Stinson, Chandler Bing, and Regina Mills for making it to round 3. Today you can vote on the picture you want to represent all the characters in tomorrow's round, including these guys. As always, thanks for participating and being such delightful commentators. It has made this contest a joy already. Until tomorrow, happy voting!


Previous contest results - To see final rankings for all characters out in the second round, scroll to the bottom.

Polls end - Saturday around 5:00 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Yesterday's polls broke everyone's brackets. Yikes! I will post who is winning the contest overall tonight.

TV Talk Topic - Today the topic is kids/teens in TV. How do you feel about kids/teens being on typically adult shows? How do you feel about teen shows in general? Would you avoid a show where a kid/teen was a main character? Who are the best kids/teens on TV, now or in the past? Who are the worst? What do you think makes a great kid/teen character? What are some typical stereotypes you like to stop seeing kids/teens on TV perpetuate?
















Picture Polls - Choose 1 picture you would liek to represent the character in round 3.






























About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Character Cup - Rankings and Brackets




Updated July 25 - Added characters out in round 2 to the final ranking list and moved the final ranking list to the top. The initial rankings are now at the bottom.

Updated July 21 - Final rankings for those who did not make it to round 2 are at the bottom. Rankings were based on number of votes in round 1. In case of a tie, percentage of votes was used.

Updated July 19 - Added characters who have left the contest after round 1

Updated July 17 - I've added how many votes each character gets per round and if they were defeated.  I will update this at least every other day so you can see patterns as we go.


Final Rankings: Other rankings will follow as we finish each round. All tiebreakers decided by percentage of the vote received.

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17. Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock
18. Stiles - Teen Wolf
19. Sheldon Cooper - TBBT
20. Raymond Reddington - The Blacklist
21. Nikita Mears - Nikita
22. Bellamy Blake - The 100
23. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal
24. Walter White - Breaking Bad
25. Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars
26. Harold Finch - Person of Interest
27. Ichabod Crane - Sleepy Hollow
28. Donna Paulsen - Suits
29. Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead
30. Cristina Yang - Grey's Anatomy
31. Emily Thorne - Revenge
32. Norma Bates - Bates Motel
33. Ben Linus - LOST
34. Kelly Severide - Chicago Fire
35. Eric Northman - True Blood
36. Ziva David - NCIS
37. Sarah Manning - Orphan Black
38. Sydney Bristow - Alias
39. Vanessa Ivers - Penny Dreadful
40. The Doctor - Doctor Who
41. Dana Scully - The X-Files
42. Jack Bauer - 24
43. Joan Watson - Elementary
44. Derek Morgan - Criminal Minds
45. Chuck Bartowski - Chuck
46. Maura Isles - Rizzoli & Isles
47. Alicia Florrick - The Good Wife
48. Annie Walker - Covert Affairs
49. Kiera Cameron - Continuum
50. Erin Lindsay - Chicago PD
51. Nathan Wuornos - Haven
52. Olivia Pope - Scandal
53. Carrie Matheson - Homeland
54. Max Black - Two Broke Girls
55. Rust Cohle - True Detective
56. Mary, Queen of Scots - Reign
57. Rachel Berry - Glee
58. Paul Briggs - Graceland
59. Lagertha - Vikings
60. Leslie Knope - Parks and Recreation
61. Leonardo da Vinci - Da Vinci's Demons
62. Lorne Malvo - Fargo
63. Julia Walker - Helix
64. Fiona Gallagher - Shameless




Drum roll please.....and here it is: The 2014 Character Cup ranking list and brackets. I hope your favorites made it in. Below you will find the ranking and the bracket. I apologize for the teeny print on the bracket but if you click on the magnifying glass at the bottom you should be able to adjust it.  You can also view or download it for yourself. It is a fillable form so I encourage you to create either a bracket of who you'd like to win or make your predictions of who's going to and share them. Remember the conversation is a whole lot more important than the results. You can also e-mail me your predictions at dahne@spoilertv.com and I will keep track of how everyone's doing. Just remember to attach your picks and tell me your screen name on SpoilerTV. Either way, enjoy! Contest starts Sunday evening. Fun fact: The top two contenders had almost as many nominations as the bottom 40 altogether.


Original Rankings:

1. The Mentalist - Patrick Jane - 669 / 905 /
2. Beauty and the Beast - Vincent Keller - 1,008 / 1,004
3. Castle - Kate Beckett - 706 / 718 /
4. Arrow - Felicity Smoak - 620 / 800 /
5. Supernatural - Dean Winchester - 1,196 / 1,168 /
6. Once Upon a Time - Regina Mills - 612 / 469 /
7. The Vampire Diaries - Damon Salvatore - 407 / 431 /
8. Teen Wolf - Stiles - 551 / 620 / out in round 2
9. Dominion - Archangel Michael - 568 / 595 /
10. Game of Thrones - Tyrion Lannister - 492 / 497 /
11. Revenge - Emily Thorne - 458 / 355 / out in round 2
12. Hannibal - Hannibal Lecter - 437 / 523 / out in round 2
13. The Blacklist - Raymond Reddington - 393 / 531 / out in round 2
14. Person of Interest - Harold Finch - 353 / 415 / out in round 2
15. Fringe - Olivia Dunham - 494 / 417 /
16. Sherlock - Sherlock Holmes - 518 / 637 / out in round 2
17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Buffy Summers - 513 / 684 /
18. Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane - 454 / 380 / out in round 2
19. How I Met Your Mother - Barney Stinson - 404 / 481 /
20. The Good Wife - Alicia Florrick - 274 / out in round 1
21. Orphan Black - Sarah Manning - 395 / out in round 1
22. The X-Files - Dana Scully - 325 / out in round 1
23. Grey's Anatomy - Cristina Yang - 403 / 335 / out in round 2
24. The 100 - Bellamy Blake - 616 / 524 / out in round 2
25. Penny Dreadful - Vanessa Ives - 369 / out in round 1
26. Scandal - Olivia Pope - 218 / out in round 1
27. Veronica Mars - Veronica - 404 / 439 / out in round 2
28. The Walking Dead - Daryl Dixon - 480 / 384 / out in round 2
29. Suits - Donna Paulsen - 420 / 393 / out in round 2
30. Helix - Julia Walker - 147 / out in round 1
31. The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Cooper - 495 / 570 / out in round 2
32. Nikita - Nikita Mears - 376 / 529 / out in round 2
33. 24 - Jack Bauer - 316 / out in round 1
34. NCIS - Ziva David - 403 / out in round 1
35. Bates Motel - Norma Bates - 249 / 216 / out in round 2
36. Glee - Rachel Berry - 196 / out in round 1
37. Rizzoli & Isles - Maura Isles - 279 / out in round 1
38. Chuck - Chuck Bartowski - 286 / out in round 1
39. Breaking Bad - Walter White - 334 / 405 / out in round 2
40. Bones - Temperance Brennan - 504 / 755 /
41. LOST - Ben Linus - 470 / out in round 1
42. Fargo - Lorne Malvo - 156 / out in round 1
43. Friends - Chandler Bing - 457 / 548 /
44. Agents of SHIELD - Melinda May - 408 / 768 /
45. The Originals - Elijah Mikaelson - 389 / 539 /
46. Elementary - Joan Watson - 299 / out in round 1
47. True Detective - Rust Cohle - 206 / out in round 1
48. Parks and Recreation - Leslie Knope - 167 / out in round 1
49. Chicago PD - Erin Lindsay - 234 / out in round 1
50. Da Vinci's Demons - Leonardo Da Vinci - 158 / out in round 1
51. Doctor Who - The Doctor - 329 / out in round 1
52. Homeland - Carrie Mathison - 218 / out in round 1
53. Covert Affairs - Annie Walker - 273 / out in round 1
54. Continuum - Kiera Cameron - 235 / out in round 1
55. Haven - Nathan Wuornos - 226 / out in round 1
56. Alias - Sydney Bristow - 387 / out in round 1
57. True Blood - Eric Northman - 423 / out in round 1
58. 2 Broke Girls - Max Black - 208 / out in round 1
59. Criminal Minds - Derek Morgan - 299 / out in round 1
60. Reign - Mary, Queen of Scots - 197 / out in round 1
61. Shameless - Fiona Gallagher - 143 / out in round 1
62. Vikings - Lagertha - 173 / out in round 1
63. Chicago Fire - Kelly Severide - 436 / out in round 1
64. Graceland - Paul Briggs - 176 - out in round 1


Characters Out in Round 1 - Lagertha, Julia Walker, Joan Watson, The Doctor, Nathan Wuornos, Lorne Malvo, Olivia Pope, Max Black, Alicia Florrick, Sarah Manning, Vanessa Ives, Jack Bauer, Ziva David, Rachel Berry, Maura Isles, Ben Linus, Rust Cohle, Leslie Knope, Erin Lindsay, Lenardo da Vinci, Carrie Mathison, Annie Walker, Sydney Bristow, Eric Northman, Mary Queen of Scots, Fiona Gallagher, Kelly Severide, and Paul Briggs.

Characters Out in Round 2 - Nikita Mears, Sherlock Holmes, Bellamy Blake, Stiles, Donna Paulsen, Raymond Reddington, Hannibal Lecter, Daryl Dixon, Sheldon Cooper, Ichabod Crane, Cristina Yang, Walter White, Norma Bates, Harold Finch, Emily Thorne, and Veronica Mars.

Characters Out in Round 3 -

Characters Out in Round 4 -

Characters Out in Round 5 -

Runner Up -









About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

2014 Character Cup - 2D



Updated ~9 pm CST - Time is running away with me and I totally forgot to get your opinions on the pictures to use for the rest of the contest, so if you could take a look at the pictures polls below the character polls and vote your choice I would appreciate it. I'll look at them a few hours before the character polls close to create the new ones. Thanks so much for participating as always! And a special thanks to everyone who submitted pictures. I do really appreciate it.

Congratulations to Vincent Keller, Olivia Dunham, Tyrion Lannister, and Damon Salvatore for continuing to round 3. Again we had some very tight races with Damon vs. Walter White separated by a mere 7 votes - a new record for this contest. Here's hoping today's polls provide as much excitement. Remember to keep those pictures coming for characters going into round 3 and thanks so much to everyone who has already sent pictures. You can get them to me by either posting them in the comments, e-mailing them to me at dahne@spoilertv.com, or tweeting them to @dahne1. I appreciate any help you can give. Until tomorrow, keep commenting and happy voting!


Previous contest results - To see final rankings for all characters out in the first round, scroll to the bottom.

Polls end - Friday around 5:30 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Sharon Seymour and It Depends on What Fails got 100% correct today. Congrats!

TV Job - Yep, I am putting you to work. I've selected pictures for this round but chances are you have better ones. Therefore, it's your job to find a picture of anyone moving into round 3 or be stuck with the first thing I found on Google Image. You can pop a picture into the comments below, e-mail me at dahne@spoilertv.com, or tweet me @dahne1.  Guidelines:

1. Must be fully clothed and PG please!
2. Clearly shows the character's face
3. Is just the character and not a group thing
4. No gifs - jpeg or png only please


TV Talk Topic - Today the topic is spin-offs, courtesy of Emma. Thanks! Do you like spin-offs? What are your favorites? Which ones didn't work for you? What does it take to make a good spin-off? What are common spin-off mistakes? Are there any shows in which you would like a spin-off?















Picture Polls - Choose which one you want to represent the character. Any pictures too big may be cropped.































About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Teen Wolf - 4.05 - IED - Best Scene Poll




2014 Character Cup - 2C



Congratulations to Felicity Smoak, Melinda May, Dean Winchester....and Elijah Mikaelson, who by the narrowest of votes yet (8), made it to round 3. That poll was a nailbiter for sure. I love when things get exciting. Thanks as always to those who participated. Until tomorrow, happy voting!


Previous contest results

Polls end - Thursday around 5:30 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Teen Wolfers is the only person to get 100% correct in yesterday's polls. Congratulations! It was another hard bracket.

TV Talk Topic - Today we have 2 separate TV Talk topics because I replaced 1 with our Kickstarter campaign one.
1. How do you best like to watch TV? Are you a binge watcher or do you like a weekly schedule? Do some shows lend themselves more to one or the other? Do you ever watch shows live or do you DVR or stream them? Does social media affect how or when you watch?

2. What kinds of characters/genres do you want more of on TV? Is there any kind of characters/genre that there is too much of? How well balanced do you think TV is these days?



















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 2B



Congratulations to Patrick Jane, Buffy Summers, Archangel Michael, and Temperance Brennan for advancing to the third round. Yesterday saw the biggest round of voting yet with all 4 polls over a thousand votes. Thanks so much for participating. Today we have two heavy hitters in the round, including the character that got the most votes in round 1. Should be some interesting matchups. Remember to keep those pictures coming for characters going into round 3 and thanks so much to everyone who has already sent pictures. You can get them to me by either posting them in the comments, e-mailing them to me at dahne@spoilertv.com, or tweeting them to @dahne1. I appreciate any help you can give. Until tomorrow, keep commenting and happy voting!


Previous contest results - To see final rankings for all characters out in the first round, scroll to the bottom.

Polls end - Wednesday around 5 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Today broke everyone's brackets. For the first time in the contest, we don't have anyone with 100% correct. Tough set of polls. However with 4 total misses, Janna pulls into the lead once again. Here's hoping that everyone does better today.

TV Job - Yep, I am putting you to work. I've selected pictures for this round but chances are you have better ones. Therefore, it's your job to find a picture of anyone moving into round 3 or be stuck with the first thing I found on Google Image. You can pop a picture into the comments below, e-mail me at dahne@spoilertv.com, or tweet me @dahne1.  Guidelines:

1. Must be fully clothed and PG please!
2. Clearly shows the character's face
3. Is just the character and not a group thing
4. No gifs - jpeg or png only please


TV Talk Topic - Today it's all about TV pet peeves. What irks you about TV these days? Is there a TV trope you hate? Are there things ceertain genres do that drive you up a wall? Is there anything that has become so cliched that you groan even thinking about it? Is there a character that just drives you batty? Feel free to vent away. Hopefully we'll all feel better afterwards.



















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

2014 Character Cup - 2A




Well we did it. 64 characters become 32 as we enter round 2. We're half way through the contest. Thanks so much to everyone participating in round 1. I've had some great TV discussions and I hope you too have had fun reminsicing about some of your favorite shows. It's been a pleasure talking TV with you. Congratulations to Emily Thorne, Chandler Bing, Veronica Mars, and Regina Mills for continuing into round 2. They will be back in 4 days. Shortly after this is posted I will compile the new rankings for every character that is now out of the contest. You can see the new ranking list here. So what character do you wish had gone farther? Is there a character you wish had gotten enough nominations to get into the contest that didn't? Hopefully some of your favorites are still in. Until tomorrow, thanks for commenting and happy voting!


Previous contest results

Polls end - Tuesday around 5 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Toni and Famous 4 It both had perfect predictions this time. Congrats! That puts Janna and Famous 4 It tied for first place with only 2 wrong predictions in 32 polls. Nice job guys! You really know your stuff. Can't wait to see how everyone's predictions go in the second round. I sure hope mine get better.

TV Job - Yep, I am putting you to work. I've selected pictures for this round but chances are you have better ones. Therefore, it's your job to find a picture of anyone moving into round 3 or be stuck with the first thing I found on Google Image. You can pop a picture into the comments below, e-mail me at dahne@spoilertv.com, or tweet me @dahne1.  Guidelines:

1. Must be clothed and PG please!
2. Clearly shows the character's face
3. Is just the character and not a group thing
4. No gifs - jpeg or png only please


TV Talk Topic - Today I am postponing the serious TV talk discussion just to have a little fun. (Don't worry. We'll do the original topic tomorrow.) If you could start a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite characters, who and what would it be for? If you want to really have fun, what would some of the prizes be? Remember this is just goofy fun so make it as wild (but still family friendly) as you want. I can't wait to see what your fantasy Kickstarters would be.




















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 1H


Welcome to the last section of round 1! After today we will be halway through the contest. Thanks so much to everyone for making it so much fun so far. Congratulations to Kate Beckett, Norma Bates, Barney Stinson, and Harold Finch for making it to the next round. Most of the polls were marked by few votes so many characters will head to round 2 with fewer votes than some characters who were defeated got, especially Norma who at 249 votes got fewer than 13 of the characters already out. Of course they were not in a poll on a weekend and to paraphrase Frost, and that makes all the difference. With the exception of 1 charcter which I do not know, today is hard because I like all the characters. It's going to be the most painful section of all round 1. I hope your last round 1 choices go well. Until then, happy voting!


Previous contest results

Polls end - Monday around 5 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Rob F, It Depends on What Fails, Janna, and Famous 4 It all predicted yesterday's polls correctly.  Congrats to all and of course to Janna who is still winning with just 1 miss.  Impressive!

TV Talk Topic - Since yesteray's topic was new characters, today we visit recurring characters.  What recurring characters of long running shows have kept your attention the longest?  What keeps a long running character great/interesting?  What is the most contrived plot a show has ever put a recurring character into?  Are there any characters that should have left a long time ago even though the show should have stayed?  Any characters you wish had lived on in another show once their original show got canceled?  Have any of your favorite recurring characters made the jump to another show?  How did it work if yes?


















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 1G


Congratulations to Tyrion Lannister, Cristina Yang, Walter White, and Damon Salvatore for advancing to round 2. Nothing was even very close this time. Today's polls contain a fun mix of very popular and smaller shows, network and cable, and US vs British productions. It should be interesting to see which characters emerge victorious. Except for one poll which should be a blowout, this may play havoc on people's brackets. Thanks as always for the great TV discussion. If you have something you'd like to address as the TV Talk topic, let me know. Until then, keep the conversation flowing, play nice, and happy voting!


Previous contest results

Polls end - Sunday around 4:30 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Rob F, Dahne, Janna, and Famous 4 It all predicted 100% correctly today so Janna is still in the lead. Congrats to all!

TV Talk Topic - Today it is all about new characters. Thanks Emma for the suggestion. How do you feel when a new major character comes into shows that have been on the air for a long time? Who is your favorite new character in a recurring show from last season or this summer? Who is your least favorite? Has a new character coming on ruined a show for you? Made it better? How do you feel when a new character replaces a character that has been killed off or left the show? How would you prefer shows handle a character leaving? Have you ever watched a show that kept the same character but changed actors? What is the best way to ease a new character into an established show? What was the strangest way a new character was introduced? What was the worst way?


















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Friday, July 18, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 1F


Congratulations to Vincent Keller, Sheldon Cooper, Inchabod Crane, and Olivia Dunham for moving on to round 2. It was a pretty easy day for the winners with the closest contest winning with 55% of the vote. Today's votes should be very interesting, since two of them are a tossup for me as far as predicitons go. How are your predictions faring? Have there been any big surprises for you? Thanks for keeping the conversation going. If you are suddenly having trouble posting, try verifying your Disqus account. Until tomorrow, happy voting!

Contest Results so far

Polls close - Saturday around 4:30 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Yesterday saw a lot of 100% predictions and I'm happy to finally be included on that list. Congratulations to Sharon Seymour, Rob F., It Depends on What Fails, Janna, and Famous 4 It for also predicting correctly. Janna continues to be in the lead with 1 missed prediction. Nice job!

TV Talk Topic - Today is all about family relationships on TV, both blood and created. Who are your favorite TV familes of past and present? What trends do you see in TV families these days? Who has the best father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, mother-daughter, brother-brother, brother-sister, and sister-sister relationships? Are there any kind of family relationships you particularly like? Are there any that drive you nuts?

Side note - I have TV Talk topics up through the first half of round 3. Is there anything in particular you'd like to talk about? Leave your suggestions in the comments below, tweet me @dahne1, or e-mail me at dahne@spoilertv.com





















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 1E




Congratulations to Hannibal Lecter, Melinda May, Daryl Dixon, and Dean Winchester for making it into round 2. Yesterday's poll were interesting because they contained the closest battle yet (Sarah Manning vs. Melinda May, with only a 13 vote difference) and the biggest blowout (Dean vs. Mary, Queen of Scots, with 999 more votes). Thanks as always for playing nice and for all the great discussion. You guys are making this contest a lot of fun. Today we start on the right hand side of the bracket and it should be another set of big blowouts with the exception of the second poll, which could be quite close. If you would like a handy list of how each character on the left hand side of the bracket did, I have modified the rankings post to include how many votes each character got and if they were defeated in the first round. You can see that here. Until next time, play nice, keep commenting, and happy voting!



Polls close - Friday around 4 pm CST

Prediction contest result - Rob F, Toni, Emma, and Famous 4 It all got 100% correct in today's polls. Janna is still in the lead with only 1 missed prediction. Way to go everyone!


TV Talk Topic - While going through the comments over the last couple of days, I've seen a lot about how people used to watch a show. What makes you drop a show? Do you make a conscious decision to drop shows or do you simply get behind and not catch up? Do you stick around with past favorites long after the characters or the plot have ceased to appeal to you? If you have been with a show for awhile do you stick it out until the end even once you've soured on it? What's the longest you've stayed with a show that you eventually dropped (not because it ended)? Does nostalgia ever draw you back to a show you have dropped? Are there any shows you've dropped that you're considering picking up again? Do you ever hate watch?



















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Character Cup - 1D


Congratulations to Felicity Smoak, Donna Paulsen, Elijah Mikaelson, and Raymond Reddington for making it into round 2 of the Character Cup. None of them had a hard time, which only means that things will get tougher in the next round. The only surprise for me yesterday was how many votes Homeland's Carrie Matheson got. I figured Reddington would be like Felicity and garner over 80% of the vote. Today's polls have me a little leery of my bracket again as I expect one to be fairly close. The others not so much. Again the real competition will come in rounds 2 and 3. Thanks to everyone who made yesterday's discussion the best yet. If you have a topic for TV Talk, please let me know so I don't run out before the contest does. As always, play nice and happy voting!

Polls close - Thursday around 4 pm CST

Prediction contest results - Janna continues her red hot streak of 100% correct so far, while Emma also got all the polls right today. Nice job!

TV Talk topic - Since we spent yesterday talking about the villains, now it's time for the heroes. Who are your favorite TV heroes, past and current? What makes a good hero to you? What aspects of a hero's journey are the most interesting? Are there any hero tropes you are tired of? Which do you find more compelling - heroes or villains? Do you prefer action heroes or ones that win with their brains?

















About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Teen Wolf, Gracelane, White Collar, Grimm, The 100, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Teen Wolf - 4.04 - The Benefactor - Best Scene Poll









Bingo Card Update: Congratulations to Merry Merino, who once again won at Teen Wolf Bingo last night. In fact, I think she won multiple times. Kudos! I've added the following to our official Teen Wolf Bingo list. If you have others, please let me know so I can add them. There are 5 new Bingo cards to choose from. As always you can generate your own Bingo card by following the directions in the link provided above. New selections: A party breaks out, someone mentions money woes, someone plays lacrosse, awkward talk in the locker room.

Teen Wolf Bingo
A scene is so dark you can barely seeSomeone mentions money woes (s4 only)Stiles says "What??"Someone plays lacrosseDeaton is no help at all
Stiles makes a funny faceKira brings out a swordScott is thrown against a wallWerewolf powers go wonkySomeone lies
Recurring character bleedsEither Scott or Stiles ask if someone's okayKira acts awkward or stuttersFandom confused in last 3 minutesDerek frowns
Someone mentions GreenbergSomeone growlsBig plot twistA teen skips schoolThe vehicle Stiles drives breaks down or crashes
A parent shows up (Bonus if it's Lydia's)Someone's eyes glowA party breaks outAwkward talk in locker roomA lesson is explained



About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and creates polls for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, White Collar, Grimm, Teen Wolf, and others. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts the Warehouse 13 "Endless Wonder", Sleepy Hollow "Headless," and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
Recent Reviews by Dahne (All Reviews)