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Never Mind the Neilsens Fall Bracket: Announcing the Contenders!

Are you ready to find out who you picked? Are you sure? Then click on through for the full list of nominees and who’ll be going head to head with whom.  It’s going to be brutal

If you’d like to have your own copy of the bracket, you can find it filled in right here, in the Google Docs.

Supporting Drama

#16 Number Six (BSG) (by one vote in the tie-breaker!) vs. #1 Joan Halloway (Mad Men)

#15 Abby Bartlet (TWW) vs. #2 Kaylee (Firefly)

#14 Donna Moss (TWW) vs. #3 Pam (True Blood)

#13 Boomer (BSG) vs. #4 River Song (Doctor Who)

#12 Debra Morgan (Dexter) vs. #5 Willow Rosenberg (BTVS)

#11 Mac (Veronica Mars) vs. #6 Arya (Game of Thrones)

#10 Jessica (True Blood) vs. #7 Daen­erys Tar­garyen (Game of Thrones)

#9 Inara Serra (Firefly) vs. #8 Faith (BTVS)

Supporting Comedy, etc.

#16 Shirley Bennett (Community) (Also by only one vote in the tie-breaker. You guys are very serious about TV.  And I love you for it.) vs. #1 Jane Lane (Daria)

#15 April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation) vs. #2 Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)

#14 Kari Byron from (Mythbusters) vs. #3 Karen Walker (Will & Grace)

#13 Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory) vs. #4 Ms Piggy (The Muppet Show)

#12 Darlene Conner (Roseanne) vs. #5 Samantha Bee (The Daily Show)

#11 Britta Perry (Community) vs. #6 Sue Sylvester (Glee)

#10 Carla (Scrubs) vs. #7 Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan (MASH)

#9 Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Arrested Development) vs. #8 Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

Leading Drama

#16 Angela Chase (My So Called Life) vs. #1 Buffy Summers (BTVS)

#15 Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) vs. #2 Zoe Washburne (Firefly)

#14 Laura Roslin (BSG) vs. #3 Donna Noble (Doctor Who)

#13 Temperance Brennan (Bones) vs. #4 Peggy Olson (Mad Men)

#12 Olivia Benson (L&O:SVU) vs. #5 CJ Cregg (The West Wing)

#11 Martha Jones (Doctor Who) vs. #6 Veronica Mars (VM)

#10 Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (BSG) vs. #7 Fuck Yeah, Jessica Fletcher (Murder, She Wrote)

#9 Dana Scully (The X-Files) vs. #8 River Tam (Firefly)

Leading Comedy, etc.

#16 Julia Sugarbaker (Designing Women)  vs. #1 The Goddamned Golden Girls

#15 Dee (Always Sunny in Philedelphia) vs. #2 Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)

#14 Lucy (I Love Lucy) vs. #3 Liz Lemon (30 Rock)

#13 Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)  vs. #4 Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

#12 Lily (How I Met Your Mother)  vs. #5 Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

#11 Annie (Community)  vs. #6 Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

#10 Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)  vs. #7 Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)

#9 Leela (Futurama) vs. #8 Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)

See? 64 seeds of pure evil.  This is going to be fun.

We’ll be starting the individual polls on Monday, be prepared to campaign for your favorites in the comments, you evil geniuses, you.









By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

17 replies on “Never Mind the Neilsens Fall Bracket: Announcing the Contenders!”

Are you kidding me with these? I’ve got to pick between Leslie Knope and Claire Huxtable in the first round?! Starbuck vs Fuck Yeah, Jessica Fletcher?! Julia or the Goddamn Golden Girls?

That sound is my brain exploding and running out my ears.

Also, my kid just told me that Lily would take Lisa Simpson, so we’re gonna be headbutting until this whole thing is over, I can just tell.


Angela vs Buffy is going to killll meeee.  Uuuugh.  Bones vs Liz Lemon is going to be tough too.  Uuugh and Claire Huxtable vs. Leslie Knope.  Whyyy!?! Also, our nerdiness is showing through…so many nerdy shows on here. I love it. Even if I don’t watch some of them *cough*DrWho*cough*

As a possible minority around here, I found Angela v Buffy to be one of the easiest match-ups, just because I’ve harbored a long hatred for Angela Chase lo these many years. Under other circumstances, I’d expect my girl Buffy to take the whole thing, but, man, I’m saying it now — I think the Goddamn Golden Girls are gonna end up on top.

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