Sunday, August 28, 2016

Quote of the Week - August (so far)





For the last few weeks, there haven't been enough quotes to post so here's a compilation of the Spoiler TV team's favorite quotes in August so far. We'd love to hear your picks too so please sound off in the comments below.



Dark Matter -
1. Computer: "Password Authentication required." 4: "Password?" Computer: "Incorrect." 4: "Sh**!" Computer: "Incorrect." (Prpleight)



Dead of Summer -
1. Amy Hughes: "How do you like my Jordaches now, b***?" (Marko Pekic)



Killjoys -
1. John: "Boobs are awesome. They’re like tactical weapons but squishy." (Prpleight)
2. Johnny: "I'm the little brother, remember? I'm genetically incapable of giving up on him." (Dahne)
3. Belle: "Why are you always chasing dragons?" Dutch: "Cause they're the ones with all the gold." (Dahne)
4. Pree: "I am not wearing my dying underwear today. You better get this box moving." (Dahne)



Major Crimes -
1. Rusty (asking Andy, an alcoholic, if it's safe to trust his addict mother): "How do you know when to give someone another chance?" Andy: "There’s no formula, but not giving people another chance sometimes hurts you more than them." (Prpleight)
2. Tao: "We keep our whole lives on our cells these days." Provenza: "Really? I only have phone numbers." Buzz: "And a few cat videos." (Prpleight)



Rizzoli & Isles -
1. Jane (when Maura is questioned about a marriage she kept secret): “It’s a police station, not The Jerry Springer show.” (Donna Chidley)



Suits -
1. Sean: "We got him, Harvey. The good guys won." Harvey: "Then I guess the next time you see me, I'm gonna be pretending to be outraged that you hadn't notified us of your new witness." Sean: "And I'll be pretending to be outraged at whatever BS you're trying to pull." Harvey: "Well, I'll try not to be too outrageous." Sean: "You do that." Harvey: "Thanks, Sean." Sean: "You're welcome, Harvey." (Laura Markus)
2. Sean: "What are you coming to me here for, Harvey, Sutter's 30 feet away." Harvey: "Relax. He thinks I'm making sure that you didn't pull another fast one with discovery. So as long as it looks like we're arguing, we're fine." Sean: "That's not gonna be a problem 'cause I got some news. Two seconds after you left, she put us on the docket. We go to trial in five days, and right now I don't have sh**." Harvey: "What do you want me to say, Sean? I'm already using what we did to shake the trees with his employees." Sean: "That's not good enough. So you need to go back to that prison and tell Mike that he better get me something and get it fast 'cause I didn't sell my soul last night to watch that bastard ride off into the sunset." (Laura Markus)
3. Louis: "Last night, I had the most amazing time with Tara. I know you're both picturing it involved fantastic sex." Gretchen: "Nope." Donna: "Not a bit." Louis: "In any event, Tara and I have a date on Friday night, and I'm hoping it ends with our souls merging as one." Gretchen: "And I'm out." Louis: "What? Why?" Gretchen: "Because I am a professional secretary, Louis. I'm not here to help you play hide the Litt with some strumpet." Louis: "She so doesn't get me." Donna: "You know what, Louis? She has a point." (Laura Markus)



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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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, August 9, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Winner and Stats





2016 CHARACTER CUP WINNER:

Sameen Shaw






It's been over 60 polls, but we finally have a winner. Congratulations to Sameen Shaw of Person of Interest, who also got the most votes of any contestant with 6380 votes and was the only contestant to receive over 2,000 votes in a single round. She joins Jack from LOST, Dean and Castiel from Supernatural, and Root from Person of Interest in our Hall of Retired Winners. Congratulations to Person of Interest fans and all other fandoms, who supported their favorites. Lexa from The 100, Laurel from Arrow, and Regina from Once Upon a Time were the only other characters in the Cup who received over 1,000 votes in a single poll, with Lexa having the second highest number of votes at 5714 but Laurel Lance winning 2nd place. In our Favorite Villain Contest, the winner was Kilgrave from Jessica Jones and the runner-up was Jim Moriarty from Sherlock.

Congratulations also go to Good Samaritan, for winning our prediction contest with 86 points. You rock! The all important bragging rights go to you! Other top predictors were Kirov with 82 points and a tie for third for Suzana and Paola with 79 points. Great job! Double congrats to you all for predicting such a topsy turvy contest. As for the Wish List Contest, Silver is the big winner with 79 points while Rendy (RN) comes in second with 67 points and Emma in third with 48 points. Glad so many of your favorites pulled through. Thanks to everyone who participated in the prediction contest. No matter the results, I hope you had fun with it. I know I did.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated through voting, predicting, or commenting. I especially appreciate everyone who participated in the TV Talk Topics, my favorite part of the contest, for making my hiatus go by a little faster. It was awesome talking TV with all of you. Special thanks also goes out to those who submitted pictures for the polls. You guys rock! Finally, thanks as always to Andy, without whom there would be no SpoilerTV, the best TV website I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. If you have just joined us for the contest, I encourage you to make SpoilerTV your first stop for pre-episode information and post-episode discussion. There is no greater community to talk about TV with than here at SpoilerTV.

Thanks again for joining us and don't forget the Favorite Show Contest starts soon. Nominations end August 12 so get them in. I know it will be an exciting race. Head over to submit your nominees and of course to discuss your favorite shows. There's lots more good TV Talk to be had.  Since I am a trivia fan and because I got a positive response for them last year, I've gathered some general facts about the contest below along with the original and final rankings.

Nominations for the Favorite Show Contest









STATS TO GEEK OUT ON:



Characters with Biggest Improvement between Initial Rankings and Final Rankings:

1. Alec Lightwood - moved up 45 places
2. Mal Reynolds - moved up 25 spaces


Closest Polls:

1. Jamie Fraser vs. Leslie Knope (2 vote difference)
2. Stiles vs. Sydney Bristow (4 vote difference)
3. The Doctor vs. Elliot Alderson (6 vote difference)


Males Characters that Beat Female Characters:

1. Stiles Stilinski vs. Sydney Bristow (by 4 votes)
2. Barry Allen vs. Daisy Johnson (by 34 votes)
3. Raymond Reddington vs. Norma Bates (by 49 votes)
4. The Doctor vs. Rebecca Bunch (by 90 votes)
5. Lucifer vs. Jessica Huang (by 91 votes)
6. Alec Lightwood vs. Peggy Carter (by 102 votes)


Total Nominations:

This Year - about 1500
Total shows nominated: 172
Total shows represented: 62
Total characters nominated: 336


Gender Breakdown:

This Year - 29 males / 33 females
After First Round: 14 males / 18 females
Second Round: 6 males / 10 females
Third Round: 1 male / 7 females
Final Four: 4 females
Finals: 2 females


Network Breakdown:

This Year: network = 22 / cable = 21 / streaming = 3 / ended shows (including Gilmore Girls and Prison Break) = 15
After First Round: network = 14 / cable = 11 / streaming = 2 / ended = 5
Second Round: network = 8 / cable = 6 / streaming = 1 / ended = 1
Third Round: network = 6 / cable = 1 / ended = 1
Final Four: network = 4
Finals: network = 2



Final Character Ranking List:


1. Sameen Shaw (2261)
2. Laurel Lance (779)
3. Kara Danvers (661 - round 3 / 591 - placement round)
4. Lexa (1385 - round 3 / 562 - placement round)
5. Regina Mills (1045)
6. Kate Beckett (644)
7. Jon Snow (583)
8. Buffy Summers (504)
9. Wynonna Earp (934)
10. Jessica Jones (614)
11. Alec Lightwood (551)
12. Sharon Raydor (492)
13. Sherlock Holmes (449)
14. Sam Winchester (420)
15. Barry Allen (396)
16. Elliot Alderson (369)
17. Matt Murdock (462)
18. Dana Scully (276)
19. Annalise Keating (251)
20. Olivia Dunham (242)
21. Sara Lance (195)
22. Mal Reynolds (187)
23 (tie): The Doctor & Raymond Reddington (172)
25. Meredith Gray (169)
26. Liv Moore (154)
27. Jake Stone (153)
28. Stiles Stilinski (150)
29. Daisy Johnson (149)
30. Lucifer Morningstar (137)
31. Leslie Knope (124)
32. Rick Grimes (117)
33. Alicia Clark (237)
34. Peggy Carter (212)
35. Spencer Reid (172)
36. Walter White (157)
37. Jamie Fraser (155)
38. Klaus Mikaelson (152)
39. Seeley Booth (151)
40. Ben Linus (141)
41. Spencer Hastings (134)
42. Norma Bates (131)
43. Sydney Bristow (129)
44. Chuck Bartowski (127)
45. Vanessa Ives (125)
46. Eliot Spencer (124)
47 (tie): Lorelai Gilmore & Vincent Keller (121)
49. Michael Scofield (120)
50. Cosima Niehaus (108)
51. Elizabeth Jennings (104)
52. Laura Roslin (99)
53. Lito Rodriguez (95)
54. Brooke Davis (92)
55. Patrick Jane (90)
56. Ragnar Lothbrok(87)
57 (tie): Jessica Huang & Frank Underwood (77)
59. Sue Heck (66)
60. Rebecca Bunch (58)
61. John Crichton (49)
62. Demelza Poldark (41)



Original Character Ranking List:


1. Sameen Shaw (Person of Interest)
2. Lexa (The 100)
3. Alicia Clark (Fear the Walking Dead)
4. Sharon Raydor (Major Crimes)
5. Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
6. Jake Stone (The Librarians)
7. Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
8. Barry Allen (The Flash)
9. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
10. Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
11. Kate Beckett (Castle)
12. Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
13. Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer)
14. Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
15. Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
16. Laurel Lance (Arrow)
17. Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
18. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
19. Liv Moore (iZombie)
20. Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
21. Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
22. Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
23. Ben Linus (LOST)
24. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
25. Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
26. Sara Lance (Legends of Tomorrow)
27. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
28. Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
29. Daisy Johnson (Agents of SHIELD)
30. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
31. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
32. Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)
33. Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
34. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
35. Dana Scully (The X-Files)
36. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
37. Lorelai Gilmore (Lorelai Gilmore)
38. Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)
39. Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals)
40. Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
41. Norma Bates (Bates Motel)
42. Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
43. Demelza Poldark (Poldark)
44. Sue Heck (The Middle)
45. Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
46. Cosima Niehaus (Orphan Black)
47. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
48. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
49. Sydney Bristow (Alias)
50. Seeley Booth (Bones)
51. Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill)
52. Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
53. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
54. Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
55. Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
56. Alec Lightwood (Shadowhunters)
57. Jessica Huang (Fresh Off the Boat)
58. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
59. Lito Rodriguez (Sense8)
60. John Crichton (Farscape)
61. Vincent Keller (Beauty and the Beast)
62. Frank Underwood (House of Cards)



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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, Grimm, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted", 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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Friday, August 5, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Final Round




After a few stops and starts, we have made it to the finals of the 2016 Character Cup. Congratulations to the Person of Interest and Arrow fandoms for reaching the final round and a big thanks to everyone who has participated in the TV Talk Topics. It's been a great time discussing TV with you. Included in this round are also the polls for 3rd and 4th place in both the Character Cup and Favorite Villain Contest. Please don't get confused because these are merely for sake of placement and does not mean that the winners continue to another round. All polls remain open for 24 hours like always and I will officially announce the winner on Monday. A big thank you to everyone who played by the rules in this contest and who helped make the discussion great. You are the best part of the Character Cup. Good luck to all and until Monday, don't forget to add your thoughts on the TV Talk Topic. Happy voting!

Note - Before we end, I need to say a huge thank you to Richard Murray, who provided many of the photos for the latter rounds of the Character Cup this year. I really appreciate how much time he took making sure the pictures would work by cropping and clearing up the pictures. Thanks to everyone who helped with the pictures because it made my job so much easier.



Prediction Contest - Going into the final round, Good Samaritan moves to first place with a score of 80 points, while Terminus rejoins the leader board in second with 77 points. Kirov is right behind them with 76 points. Very impressive for all!

Wish List Contest - Our wish list contest still sees Silver and RN in the lead with Silver at 73 points and PN at 67 points. Emma moves into third with 42 points. Congrats about your favorites going far!

Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A
Round 2B
Round 2C
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5



Today's TV Talk Topic: Character Storylines


First off, a big thank you to everyone who suggested a TV Talk Topic. We had so many great ideas that I have a good start on next year's topics too. Of all the topics that came out, one of them really made me think and so it becomes our last TV Talk Topic of the Cup. Thanks so much to Angela for the initial suggestion. It sparked a whole lot of discussion potential for me, so much that there's a Part A and a Part B now.

Part A - Think about 1-3 characters you really like that are still on a TV show that will air sometime next season. (No dead characters or shows that have ended please.) What storylines would you like to see those characters have in the upcoming season? Which other characters should they interact with more and why? Is there an aspect of their personality/background/life that you would like to see explored more? Are there other skills that the character should develop or be allowed to use more often?

Part B - Herein lies the brilliance of the topic because it forces us all to go beyond our own prejudices about a character. Think about 1-3 characters you dislike the most of all shows that will air next season. What storylines could possibly change your mind about that character and make you either like them or at least tolerate them more? You cannot kill them off, have them leave the show, isolate them like putting them in a coma, or drastically reduce their screen time. That would be too easy. What other characters should they interact with that could make them more tolerable? If they need one, would a redemption arc help or hurt them? What positive/interesting character traits do they have that could be focused on more to make them more palatable to you?










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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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, August 2, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Round 5 Rerun




After a delay in the contest, we are ready to move on in the Character Cup. Andy, our fearless leader here at SpoilerTV, has talked to the polling software company and it looks like things are back on track. Just in case though, there will be a 2 day break between today's votes and the final round, just to be sure. Because this is simply a rerun of the Final Four poll that should have happened, we do not have the Favorite Villain poll or a new TV Talk Topic. However, feel free to create your own and discuss away in the comments section below. Happy voting and we'll be back 2 days after this vote ends to run the final polls and declare a winner. Thanks so much for your patience while we work with a new polling system that is more accurate than the older one.







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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quote of the Week - Week of July 24





A weekly feature highlighting the best quotes on TV as picked by the Spoiler TV team. We'd love to hear your picks too so please sound off in the comments below.



Braindead -
1. Gustav: "The only way to know if he’s clean is to give him a cat-scan and we know bug people don’t want that. And...uh, here are some brass knuckles too." (Prpleight)





Mr. Robot -
1. Darlene: “Jesus, I don’t normally say this, but I have got to Instagram this. People need to know this movie exists.” (Nirat Anop)
2. Elliot: “If I do close my eyes, what is it do I picture years from now? Like Leon said, 'Doesn’t one need to understand that before they’re ready fight for their existence?’ How would my future fairytale unfold? Will I finally connect with the one I deeply care for? Will I reunite with friends long gone? See the ones I love find true happiness. Maybe this future includes people I’d never dreamed of getting close to. Even make amends with those I have unfairly wronged. A future that’s not so lonely. A future filled with friends and family. You’d even be there. The world I’ve always wanted, and you know what? I’d like very much to fight for it.” (Nirat Anop)
3. Elliot: “Krista’s wrong. Annihilation is always the answer. We destroy parts of ourselves every day. We Photoshop our warts away. We edit the parts we hate about ourselves, modify the parts we think people hate. We curate our identity, carve it, distill it. Krista’s wrong. Annihilation is all we are.” (Nirat Anop)



Suits -
1. Mike (about Gallo being an informant): "Oh, that's great. So he's not going anywhere, and neither am I unless it's in a goddamn body bag!" (Laura Markus)
2. Harvey: "Look, there's only one other thing I can think of, but you'll have to play it just right or we're gonna make things worse." Mike: "Well, you might as well say it, because from where I'm standing, they are gonna get worse whether you tell me or not." (Laura Markus)
3. Donna: "Harvey, if you go to that prison now, you'll never make it back in time for your dinner with Nathan." Harvey: "Donna, I don't care what you have to do. Get him a message that I'll be an hour late, and make sure he says it's okay." Donna: "Harvey-" Harvey: "Take care of it. I'm not leaving Mike alone in there another minute without knowing what's coming." (Laura Markus)
4. Rachel: "One of my classmates stuck [Mike] in my face in front of the entire class to win an argument."  Jessica: "And the only thing you want to stick in her face is your fist?" Rachel: "Something like that. So the professor offered me an Innocence Project case, and I want to take it, but if I do-" Jessica: "The other students will think you're afraid of her." Rachel: "Exactly." Jessica: "Then you have to make all of them afraid of you. Then the only impression they'll have of you is that you're one badass woman." Rachel: "Why do I get the feeling that when you were in law school you went through something just like this?" Jessica: "Rachel, I don't know if you've been paying attention, but I go through something like this every damn day." (Laura Markus)



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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Final Four




Note 2 - We will be taking a short break once these polls close. Voting will resume on Sunday or Monday. Thanks for your patience.



Note 1 - Once the poll software took out multiple votes from round 3, yet another poll has to be re-done. This time it will be Laurel Lance vs. Buffy Summers. I apologize to everyone who is following the rules, AGAIN. It would be fan-freaking-tastic if people would only vote once per poll. I really don't want to still be voting on this contest in August.  I appreciate your help in this.

It's Final Four time for the 2016 Character Cup and for the first time ever, all the characters still standing are female, guaranteeing a second female champion. Congratulations to all Shaw, Kara, Lexa, and Buffy fans. It should be a great race to the finish. Please remember to encourage your fandoms to play honestly and to get the word out. Over in our Favorite Villains side, the final 4 contestants are all male, balancing things out a bit. Don't forget to vote for your favorites there too. A huge thanks to Rendy for creating the following image for our contest. Awesome, isn't it? Sorry I couldn't get it posted before when all these characters were still in it. Tech glitches, urgh. I hope you guys urge Rendy to enter the banner contest, which is open until August 1 for anyone interested, and don't forget to check out his blog. Until tomorrow, hit the comments section to talk about your TV pet peeves and happy voting!






Prediction Contest - Today we add a new person in contention for the prediction contest. Kirov continues to lead with 78 points but Good Samaritan moves to second with 72 points. Suzana and Paola continue to be tied for 3rd with 71 points. Nice job predicting!

Wish List Contest - Our wish list contest remains mostly unchanged with Silver and RN tied at 56 points, while Irem has 43 and Emma has 37. Congrats!

Stats Page
Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A
Round 2B
Round 2C
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5



Today's TV Talk Topic: TV Pet Peeves


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 certain genres do that drive you up a wall? Is there anything that has become so clich├ęd that you groan even thinking about it? Is there a character type that just drives you batty? Feel free to vent away. Hopefully we'll all feel better afterwards.




















Favorite Villain Mini-Contest










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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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 26, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Round 4




Wow! Those were some close races. Sharon Raydor defeated Laurel Lance by 1 vote and Jon Snow overtook Alec Lightwood by 5 votes. Things are heating up in the 2016 Character Cup now. Because things were so close, the debut of the Favorite Villain mini-contest will start about 30 minutes later to allow me to adjust for the shows that are still being represented in the main contest. Polls for it will show up directly below these polls once I get it posted. The mini-contest will follow the same rules and procedures as the regular Character Cup. If you have any questions about that, let me know in the comments below. Thanks to everyone who is following the rules and only voting once per poll. Until tomorrow, don't forget to comment on the TV Talk Topic and happy voting!


NOTE - Favorite Villain Contest now added!


Prediction Contest - Kirov continues to lead with 66 points. Awesome! Suzana and Paola are tied for second with 63 points, and Emma comes in at 62 points. Nicely done, guys!

Wish List Contest - Silver and RN continue to top the wish list contest with 52 and 48 points respectively. Irem joins the top with 39 points. Congrats to you all!

Stats Page
Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A
Round 2B
Round 2C
Round 3
Round 4



Today's TV Talk Topic: Female Roles


For the last few years, the 2016 Character Cup has been represented by more and more females. This time we started with 33 female characters to 29 male characters. This is also the first time that we've ever only had 1 male character make it to the Elite 8 and he has only faced male characters so far. 


 How do you feel TV is doing at portraying females these days? Which characters best show growth in these portrayals? Are there any areas in which Hollywood could improve (Ex. sister relationships, stay at home moms, etc.)? Are there any stereotypes about women that still need to be broken? How has the increase in a more female focus changed or not changed how men are portrayed?
















Favorite Villain Mini-Contest


Last year so many people had all their favorite characters out of the polls by this time that we added a special mini-contest on TV Vehicles just to make it more fun. It was a hit so we're continuing the tradition and it starts today. Over 150 nominations were whittled down to just 8. Rules work the same as the Character Cup contest with the winner moving to the next round. Enjoy and happy voting!














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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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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Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Round 3A




Welcome back to round 3 of the 2016 Character Cup. We've made it to the Sweet 16. Woo hoo! Hopefully you still have characters to vote for. If not, don't worry because the mini-contest on Favorite Villain starts tomorrow. Please have your nominations in by 9 am CST if you would like them to be included in the tally. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below. Until tomorrow, play nice and happy voting!


Prediction Contest - Taking the lead this time is Kirov with a score of 51. Fantastic! In second is SpoilerTV's own Bradley Adams with 49 points, while Maria Sol has 48. You guys are doing great!

Wish List Contest - Over in the wish list contest, the standings are still the same with Silver in first with 46, RN in second with 39, and Maria Sol in third with 32. I'm jealous.


Stats Page
Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A / 2B / 2C



Today's TV Talk Topic: International TV


Along with the rise of cable TV, there has been a rise in international (read non-American) TV. What are your favorite international shows? How do watch shows from other countries (no links that break copyright please)? How do international and American shows differ? How are they the same? Are there any countries whose TV you particularly like?



Nominations - Favorite Villains
























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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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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Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Character Cup - Round 2C




Note #1 -If you already read this in Round 2B, skip to the polls. It's the exact same thing.

Note #2 - Today's polls will be split into 2 posts for labeling purposes. The first one is already posted. See the link below. Please check both out so you don't miss voting for anyone. The TV Talk Topic of the day will remain the same for both. Questions? Hit the comments below.



Welcome back to the 2016 Character Cup. I am sorry that the 2B polls were delayed but last night I was going through the poll stats and noticed several voting discrepancies in one poll. I then checked all the polls and found suspicious voting on a couple of others. Unbeknownst to me, the polling software was also tracking suspicious activity in all 3 days of the Cup so far. When I woke up, they had already taken out several of the cheating votes and as a result the outcomes of 2 polls have changed. Vanessa Ives and Alicia Clark have actually lost their first rounds, but while Sameen Shaw had over 1,000 votes discounted, she still won her round. Unfortunately, this poll has to be run again anyway because it should have been between Shaw and Scully instead of Shaw and Ives.

I apologize to everyone in ALL fandoms who voted legitimately. The majority of all people voting do respect the rules and run a clean contest. Sadly, it only takes a couple of people to ruin the fun for everyone. It's a shame because not only do they look bad but they make their show and their fandom look bad too. That's not fair because most people in any given fandom are awesome. If you do happen to come across someone encouraging people to cheat, please either ask them to stop or let me know. I would certainly hope this would not happen again and the rest of the Character Cup would proceed smoothly, but I cannot guarantee it. If you notice a discrepancy in the scores from what I post, please let me know. This may (or may not) be what happened in the Episode Competition too when another poll had to be re-run. Just know that we are doing our best to make sure every poll is accurate.



Mini-Contest - Now that that unpleasantness is covered, let's move to more positive things. Nominations for the Favorite Villain mini-contest open today for about 36-48 hours. This will give me time to tabulate the nominations and get the contest ready to go for round 4. Please remember that villains from the remaining 8 shows still represented in the Character Cup in round 4 will not be eligible for the mini-contest. Its purpose is to engage fandoms that are no longer represented. You can name up to 3 favorite villains but only one per show. If you have any questions, please hit the comments below.


Prediction Contest - MariaSol moves to the lead in our prediction contest with 38 points. Great job! In second is Pixip with 36 points and tied with 35 points are Madeline, Kirov, and Saoirse. Nice work, everyone.


Wish List Contest - Currently Silver should be the happiest with how things are going with a score of 34 points. RN has 31, while MariSol has 30 points. Glad things are going your way.


Stats Page
Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A
Round 2B




Today's TV Talk Topic: TV Wish Lists


A magic genie grants you 5 wishes (or a long-lost billionaire relative buys you your own network for those less into fantasy) to do anything you want in TV, providing it falls within FCC standards (so no porn). Standard Aladdin rules apply - no wishing for more wishes, no resurrecting the dead (unless it fits within the genre or you can find a plausible explanation), and no making someone fall in love with you. So what do you wish for? If you want, you can make 2 wish lists: one pure fantasy and another more realistic.



Nominations - Favorite Villains






















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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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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2016 Character Cup - Round 2B



Note - Today's polls will be split into 2 posts for labeling purposes. They will be posted within 10 minutes of each other. Please check both out so you don't miss voting for anyone. The TV Talk Topic of the day will remain the same for both. Questions? Hit the comments below.



Welcome back to the 2016 Character Cup. I am sorry that the 2B polls were delayed but last night I was going through the poll stats and noticed several voting discrepancies in one poll. I then checked all the polls and found suspicious voting on a couple of others. Unbeknownst to me, the polling software was also tracking suspicious activity in all 3 days of the Cup so far. When I woke up, they had already taken out several of the cheating votes and as a result the outcomes of 2 polls have changed. Vanessa Ives and Alicia Clark have actually lost their first rounds, but while Sameen Shaw had over 1,000 votes discounted, she still won her round. Unfortunately, this poll has to be run again anyway because it should have been between Shaw and Scully instead of Shaw and Ives.

I apologize to everyone in ALL fandoms who voted legitimately. The majority of all people voting do respect the rules and run a clean contest. Sadly, it only takes a couple of people to ruin the fun for everyone. It's a shame because not only do they look bad but they make their show and their fandom look bad too. That's not fair because most people in any given fandom are awesome. If you do happen to come across someone encouraging people to cheat, please either ask them to stop or let me know. I would certainly hope this would not happen again and the rest of the Character Cup would proceed smoothly, but I cannot guarantee it. If you notice a discrepancy in the scores from what I post, please let me know. This may (or may not) be what happened in the Episode Competition too when another poll had to be re-run. Just know that we are doing our best to make sure every poll is accurate.



Mini-Contest - Now that that unpleasantness is covered, let's move to more positive things. Nominations for the Favorite Villain mini-contest open today for about 36-48 hours. This will give me time to tabulate the nominations and get the contest ready to go for round 4. Please remember that villains from the remaining 8 shows still represented in the Character Cup in round 4 will not be eligible for the mini-contest. Its purpose is to engage fandoms that are no longer represented. You can name up to 3 favorite villains but only one per show. If you have any questions, please hit the comments below.


Prediction Contest - MariaSol moves to the lead in our prediction contest with 38 points. Great job! In second is Pixip with 36 points and tied with 35 points are Madeline, Kirov, and Saoirse. Nice work, everyone.


Wish List Contest - Currently Silver should be the happiest with how things are going with a score of 34 points. RN has 31, while MariSol has 30 points. Glad things are going your way.


Stats Page
Rules
Round 1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
Round 2A
Round 2C



Today's TV Talk Topic: TV Wish Lists


A magic genie grants you 5 wishes (or a long-lost billionaire relative buys you your own network for those less into fantasy) to do anything you want in TV, providing it falls within FCC standards (so no porn). Standard Aladdin rules apply - no wishing for more wishes, no resurrecting the dead (unless it fits within the genre or you can find a plausible explanation), and no making someone fall in love with you. So what do you wish for? If you want, you can make 2 wish lists: one pure fantasy and another more realistic.



Nominations - Favorite Villains



















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/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" 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 (All Reviews)