1 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. 8 - Beverly Hills 90210
4 - The Sopranos vs. 5 - Law and Order
Voting has been much lighter for Dramas than for the Comedies or Active Shows, possibly because my Drama list does not include what some consider to be the greatest shows in history (like The Wire or Dexter or Breaking Bad) that unfortunately I never watched. In fact, if you look at the final 8 in the Active Shows bracket, you'll see that Shameless is the only "drama" left in the field and it's really mostly a comedy, just an hour long. I'm not sure why but I just don't watch hour-long shows anymore, even despite being stuck largely in the house for the past 4 months after the foot surgery from hell. Anyway, Buffy's going to win here. Sorry 90210, thanks for playing. And in the battle between the long-running police procedural and what many consider one of the greatest shows ever, The Sopranos is going to pull this out. This bracket wasn't that close. But it sets up a great vampire-killing vs. mobster-killing matchup in the next round.
Winners: 1 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. 4 - The Sopranos (vote below)
3 - Lost vs. 11 - 21 Jump Street
The X-Files is up 5-1 in light voting. Lost has the same 5-1 lead. I talked about Magnum and Jump Street in the last post on the Dramas. And I'll save the evaluation of The X-Files vs. Lost for the next one. That is an interesting matchup, though -- two shows that won best show of the year on television for me despite (or I guess because of) a complex story-verse that never actually made any sense and ended, in my opinion, with more unanswered questions than necessary. But that's for next time. The dramas bracket really has been a let down so far... but next week there will be some great battles.
Winners: 2 - The X-Files vs. 3 - Lost (vote below)