TV Character Madness – The Sweet 16

<< Previously on TV Madness

After 4 days of voting, we have some GREAT characters in the Sweet 16, and a few who have teamed up in the past…

Walter and Saul

 

Matchup #49 (Sidekicks)

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.19.04 PM

vs.

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.22.38 PM

 

Matchup #50 (Antiheroes)

(1) Tony Soprano – The Sopranos

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.35.45 PM

vs.

(13) Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – Better Call Saul

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.38.22 PM

 

Matchup #51 (Heroes)

(6) Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.46.46 PM

vs.

(2) Gregory House – House M.D. 

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 9.50.15 PM

 

Matchup #52 (Comedy)

(9) Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

vs.

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.02.19 PM

 

Matchup #53 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.41.13 PM

vs.

(4) Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.45.58 PM

 

Matchup #54 (Antiheroes)

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 6.13.42 PM

vs.

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.55.32 PM

 

Matchup #55 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 11.03.55 PM

vs.

(12) Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 11.08.35 PM

 

Matchup #56 (Comedy)

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 11.15.56 PM

vs.

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 11.19.52 PM

 

Elite 8 voting begins Tuesday, April 22nd. Follow along for more on Facebook and Twitter

 

Next on TV Madness >>

Advertisements

TV Character Madness: Round 2 – Part II

<< Previously on TV Madness

We said goodbye to our first #1 seed.

Sad Homer

Don’t worry. He’ll be fine, eventually.

Still Sad Homer

Now it’s time to vote on who else is going to the Sweet 16.

Matchup #41 (Antiheroes)

(5) Don Draper – Mad Men

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 11.21.33 PM

vs.

(13) Saul Goodman – Better Call Saul

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 11.25.03 PM

 

Matchup #42 (Sidekicks)

(7) Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 11.29.47 PM

vs.

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.23.21 AM

 

Matchup #43 (Comedy)

(12) Gob Bluth – Arrested Development

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.28.13 AM

vs.

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.30.40 AM

 

Matchup #44 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.42.05 AM

vs.

(8) Rust Cohle – True Detective

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.44.09 AM

 

Matchup #45 (Antiheroes)

(6) Frank Underwood – House of Cards

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.50.10 AM

vs.

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.53.18 AM

 

Matchup #46 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.58.47 AM

vs.

(8) Ari Gold – Entourage

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 1.09.50 AM

 

Matchup #47 (Comedy)

(11) Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 1.14.34 AM

vs.

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 1.17.40 AM

 

Matchup #48 (Heroes)

(7) Jimmy McNulty – The Wire

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 1.23.09 AM

vs.

(2) Gregory House – House M.D.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 1.26.08 AM

 

Sweet 16 voting begins Monday, April 21st.

Follow along for more on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Next on TV Madness >>

TV Character Madness: Round 1 – Part II

<< Previously on TV Madness

Some close calls, upsets, and absolute dominance. 

Now for the second half of the Round 1 showdowns.

PiffBracketTV-02 (1)

Matchup #17 (Antiheroes)

(4) Omar Little – The Wire

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.56.30 PM

vs.

(13) Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.07.11 PM

 

Matchup #18 (Comedy)

(8) Barney Stinson – How I Met Your Mother

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.24.26 PM

vs.

(9) Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.28.07 PM

 

Matchup #19 (Sidekicks)

(7) Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.39.37 PM

vs.

(10) Crazy Eyes – Orange is the New Black

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.43.20 PM

 

Matchup #20 (Heroes)

(2) Dr. Gregory House – House M.D.

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.47.39 PM

vs.

(15) Coach Eric Taylor – Friday Night Lights

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.49.42 PM

 

Matchup #21 (Antiheroes)

(6) Frank Underwood – House of Cards

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.53.27 PM

vs.

(11) Ray Donovan – Ray Donovan

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.00.35 PM

 

Matchup #22 (Comedy)

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.28.09 PM

vs.

(14) Selina Meyer – Veep

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.05.32 PM

 

Matchup #23 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.13.00 PM

vs.

(16) Gary Walsh – Veep

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.16.31 PM

 

Matchup #24 (Heroes)

(5) Jack Bauer – 24

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.25.48 PM

vs.

(12) Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.28.57 PM

 

Matchup #25 (Comedy)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.33.49 PM

vs.

(13) Tina Belcher – Bob’s Burgers

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.37.35 PM

 

Matchup #26 (Antiheroes)

(8) Hannibal Lecter – Hannibal

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.44.10 PM

vs.

(9) Vic Mackey – The Shield

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.47.45 PM

 

Matchup #27 (Heroes)

(7) Jimmy McNulty – The Wire

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.55.24 PM

vs.

(10) The Doctor – Doctor Who

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.57.03 PM

 

Matchup #28 (Sidekicks)

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.01.39 AM

vs.

(15) John Watson – Sherlock

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.05.20 AM

 

Matchup #29 (Comedy)

(6) Dr. Frasier Crane

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.09.45 AM

vs.

(11) Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.14.56 AM

 

Matchup #30 (Antiheroes)

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.19.29 AM

vs.

(14) Thomas Shelby – Peaky Blinders

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.21.30 AM

 

Matchup #31 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.26.30 AM

vs.

(16) Mal Reynolds – Firefly

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.28.46 AM

 

Matchup #32 (Sidekicks)

(5) Joey Tribbiani – Friends

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.33.48 AM

vs.

(12) Saul Berenson – Homeland

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 12.36.15 AM

 

Round 2 begins Saturday, March 19th. Hear our breakdown of the bracket on the latest Piffcast.

Follow along for more on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Next on TV Madness >>

Piffcast: TV Character Madness Bracket – Selection Show

UPDATE: VOTING HAS BEGUN FOR THE 2016 TV CHARACTER MADNESS TOURNAMENT! 

Just a day after the NCAA Tournament’s Selection Sunday show, The Piffcast announces its own bracket for TV and sports fans alike…

TJ and I reveal the participants of our new TV Character Madness tournament. Voting will begin here on MichaelPiff.com Thursday morning (3/17), as the NCAA Tourney tips off, and YOU will decide who advances toward Television Supremacy.

Also, take a listen for how you can enter our TV Madness Contest and win a Piffcast Prize Pack (Trust us. It’s worth it). Below is the full bracket and you can get copies of your own to fill out on Facebook and Twitter

(Before you freak out about some of your favorites being left out, the bracket goes back to 2000.)

PiffBracketTV (1) (1)

For a closer look at each region…

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.26.28 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.27.39 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.27.06 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.28.18 AM

Subscribe to The Piffcast on iTunes here. Again, voting begins Thursday morning, March 17th. Have a favorite character you want to win? Let your friends know, and follow along on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Which TV President Would You Vote For?

House of Cards Season 4 is up on Netflix (it starts off severely weird), and this year seems to be the most relevant for it to air for obvious reasons.

Underwood glare

Without getting into any real politics, let’s take a look at some of the more prominent faces to serve as Commander in Chief on our televisions. Then you can VOTE on your favorite?

President Francis Underwood, House of Cards 

Kevin Spacey (2013-)

Caddy Underwood

He’s a real sweetheart, isn’t he? Frank Underwood made his rise to power swiftly, with backdoor politics and blood. It took him just 2 seasons to go from Democratic Majority Whip in the House of Representatives, to Vice President and then President by the end of Season 2. He doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, has both a badass First Lady and an ambiguous sexuality, and breaks the fourth wall in sharing all his secrets with you…the viewer (and voter). Unfortunately, the only way to go after reaching the top is down…

 

President David Palmer, 24

Dennis Haysbert (2001-2007)

President Palmer

President Palmer was a solid moral center for 24, and one of the few characters worth rallying around for Jack Bauer. He weathered a lot of storms politically, professionally and personally while accomplishing an immense deal over 96 hours (24 hours x 4 seasons). The only thing that really stopped him was sniper to open the 5th season. The show, and nation, was never the same without his calming presence.

 

President Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing

Martin Sheen (1999-2006)

President Josiah Bartlett

President Bartlet had the longest tenure in office, serving 2 full terms, and is the smartest of everyone on this list…Seriously, the guy is a Nobel Laureate in economics. His accomplishments in office were also remarkable:

  • Appointing the first Supreme Court Justice
  • Appointing the first woman as Chief Justice
  • Negotiating a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine
  • Creating millions of jobs
  • Orchestrating a Social Security reform plan.

 

President Selina Meyer, Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (2012-)

President Selina Meyer

The role has won Julia Louis-Dreyfus four Primetime Emmys. Meyer took over as the 45th president when the commander in chief suddenly stepped down. Snarky and awesome, she’s worked most of her time in public office to improve situations for all Americans, form the disenfranchised, and create jobs. She’s also tied her opponent by the end of the excellent Season 4 finale, ‘Election Night’.

So who are you voting for?

 

Let me know on either Facebook or Twitter!