Friday, April 18

The CDP TV25 Tournament - Round 1 Recap (Drama).

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Hello, and welcome back to the CDP TV25 Tournament to decide the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years.

We're ending the week with a recap of the tournament thus far, as Round 1 voting for the DRAMA BRACKET (and Round 1 overall) has concluded. Here's what went down:

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Day 5

Monday began with a route, as one of the greatest SciFi shows of all-time, The X-Files, defeated Homicide. The groundbreaking NYPD Blue won impressively over Party Of Five (not Cop Rock), and My So-Called Life won big over China Beach. And in the matchup of campy, anthology horror series, HBO's Tales From The Crypt beat the more kid-friendly Are You Afraid Of The Dark? by a decisive margin.

I was surprised to see that Quantum Leap remained fresh enough in people's heads to take down 90's classic Beverly Hills, 90210, but not at all surprised to see The Wonder Years decimate Melrose Place. Law and Order defeated Northern Exposure by less than three votes, and the David Lynch masterpiece Twin Peaks won big over the similarly-weird Picket Fences.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope.

Day 6

This bracket is all about modern Drama, so it kicked off with perhaps the best of the best, Breaking Bad, soundly defeating Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the opener. FX's Sons Of Anarchy took down Scandal, Boardwalk Empire impressively went over The Americans, and The Newsroom didn't stand a chance against Game Of Thrones.

House Of Cards, the only show in the tournament not featured on an actual television network, defeated American Horror Story, and in the closest vote of the day, Homeland beat True Detective by just one vote. ABC's fairy tale drama Once Upon A Time took out Nashville, and it wasn't even close as AMC's The Walking Dead nearly shut out Revolution, who had a single vote to their name.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope.

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Day 7

We opened Day 7 with Lost, easily the most discussed and scrutinized show in CDP history, winning big over NCIS. The critically-acclaimed Deadwood edged out Supernatural, House MD destroyed (to my chagrin) Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, and Battlestar Galactica got the nerd vote over the perpetually-disappointing Heroes.

Veronica Mars looked strong over Grey's Anatomy, a show I'm surprised to hear is still on the air. True Blood didn't stand a chance against the impossible-to-overstate masterwork that is Friday Night Lights, and Fringe made short work of Desperate Housewives. And in our final matchup of the day, Mad Men defeated Dexter in the very first tiebreaker of the tournament.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Yes! Mad Men over Dexter.

Day 8

The show that rang in the latest Golden Age Of Television, The Sopranos, obliterated The O.C. in today's opener, while CSI put the brakes on Sex and The City's run to the finals. In the closest match of the day (but not close enough to be a tiebreaker), Firefly defeated The West Wing in a match that has officially rendered the tournament Sorkinless. Also, the NBC classic ER handily beat Ally McBeal in a runaway.

Smallville never came close to matching Buffy The Vampire Slayer in a contest of classic WB Network shows. Critical darling Six Feet Under took out another critical darling in The Shield, and Oz sent Dawson, Jen, Pacey and Joey fleeing from Dawson's Creek in sheer, unbridled terror. And finally, in the last match of Round 1, The Lone Gunmen fell to what many feel is the greatest Drama series of all-time, The Wire.

Did You Have To Break Any Ties? - Nope.

Thus completes ROUND 1 of the CDP TV25 Tournament: 128 shows whittled down to 64. ROUND 2 (ALL of it, Comedies and Dramas alike) takes place next week, and it only gets faster from here, as the surviving shows continue their quest (with your votes) for Pop Culture immortality. Here's the schedule for next week:

4/21 - Comedy Bracket (First Half)
4/22 - Comedy Bracket (Second Half)
4/23 - Drama Bracket (First Half)
4/24 - Drama Bracket (Second Half)
4/25 - Round 2 Recap

Sound off in the comments section, let us know what pissed you off (or made you happy) about Round 1 and the matchups you're looking forward to in Round 2. To view the entire tournament as one cohesive bracket, CLICK HERE. Thanks for all the votes this week, and thanks in advance for all the votes next week.

Round 2 voting begins Monday. Let's do this.

Thursday, April 17

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 8 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 8 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FOURTH QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The Sopranos vs. The O.C.
Sex And The City vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The West Wing vs. Firefly
ER vs. Ally McBeal
Buffy The Vampire Slayer vs. Smallville
Six Feet Under vs. The Shield
Oz vs. Dawson's Creek
The Wire vs. The Lone Gunmen

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will recap the tournament thus far and prepare for ROUND 2. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Wednesday, April 16

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 7 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 7 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the THIRD QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

Lost vs. NCIS
Supernatural vs. Deadwood
House MD vs. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
Battlestar Galactica vs. Heroes
Veronica Mars vs. Grey's Anatomy
Friday Night Lights vs. True Blood
Fringe vs. Desperate Housewives
Mad Men vs. Dexter

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the FOURTH QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Tuesday, April 15

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 6 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 6 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the SECOND QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

Breaking Bad vs. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Scandal vs. Sons Of Anarchy
Boardwalk Empire vs. The Americans
Game Of Thrones vs. The Newsroom
House Of Cards vs. American Horror Story
True Detective vs. Homeland
Nashville vs. Once Upon A Time
The Walking Dead vs. Revolution

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the THIRD QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!

Monday, April 14

The CDP TV25 Tournament (Day 5 of 20).

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Welcome to Day 5 of the CDP TV25 Tournament to determine the Greatest Television Show of the Last 25 Years. Today you will be voting on the FIRST QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET.

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Today’s matchups are:

The X-Files vs. Homicide
NYPD Blue vs. Party Of Five
My So-Called Life vs. China Beach
Tales From The Crypt vs. Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210 vs. Quantum Leap
The Wonder Years vs. Melrose Place
Law and Order vs. Northern Exposure
Twin Peaks vs. Picket Fences

1. Voting for this portion of the tournament begins today at 12:01am CT and ends today at 11:59pm CT.

2. You may submit your votes one of three ways:
A. In the comments section below.
B. Through Facebook.
C. Through Twitter.

3. Vote only once per matchup, please.

Questions, comments or concerns? Want to make an argument for a show and sway some opinions? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard. Tomorrow, we will vote on the SECOND QUARTER of the DRAMA BRACKET. Vote now and come back tomorrow, as we work our way through the tournament!

Vote now!