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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    How about we do a new TV tournament instead of another movie one? We did The Best TV Series of All Time six years ago: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...es-of-All-Time But I was just thinking it would be interesting to do a Best TV Series Since 2000. Looking over that initial TV tournament now, I feel it was a tad restrictive even though the outcome itself turned our really well, I think (The Twilight Zone is the best TV series of all time). This time we would only nominate shows that premiered in the 21st century, with the dawn of "Peak TV" heralded by The Sopranos in 1999. Back then, of course, we had no Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu series competing, so this will be very different. We can follow the same model used for the comedy film tournament with 200 seconded nominations, giving us about 12 show per year.
    Breaking Bad would win the tournament before it even began - It's a foregone conclusion.

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    I'm not so sure. It lost in the first round then: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...read.php?11690

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I'm not so sure. It lost in the first round then: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...read.php?11690
    Breaking Bad was only two seasons in when that tournament took place.

    However now that the entire series is complete, it is widely regarded as being the best TV show ever produced.

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    And then we have Game of Thrones... But as with the comedy tournament, the process would also yield a 1 through 200 ranking as well.

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    Mad Men is clearly the best show. No tournament required.
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    It also got booted in the first round: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...read.php?11519

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    but it would surprise me to see a Beatles song having won it, Hotel California or Comfortably Numb.
    but... it did, didn't it???

    I just remember being disappointed no one nominated any Bob Dylan
    I missed most of the nominations (and further stages too, alas! due to reasons beyond my control), but I am sure I nominated at least a couple [dozen] Dylan songs.

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    Pablo. We need to have an intervention. One minute you're all 'I don't want to run the next tournament' and the next minute you're all 'hey guys, I'm going to run the next tournament!'. You're addicted to running tournaments bro. We're all going to sit in a circle and tell you how your addiction has affected us.
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    I didn't say I would run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I didn't say I would run it.
    Exactly. You were just suggesting an alternative to there being a 'Best Villain' tournament.

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    Right. My next tournament will be the 2018 Constant Reader Awards in about a year. But I will surely participate in any other tournaments we host!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Pablo. We need to have an intervention. One minute you're all 'I don't want to run the next tournament' and the next minute you're all 'hey guys, I'm going to run the next tournament!'. You're addicted to running tournaments bro. We're all going to sit in a circle and tell you how your addiction has affected us.
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    I was working on the new "Part Tournaments" archive sub-forum, so I've got tournament fever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    but it would surprise me to see a Beatles song having won it, Hotel California or Comfortably Numb.
    but... it did, didn't it???

    I just remember being disappointed no one nominated any Bob Dylan
    I missed most of the nominations (and further stages too, alas! due to reasons beyond my control), but I am sure I nominated at least a couple [dozen] Dylan songs.
    That was supposed to say 'wouldn't surprise me'. I have a habit of leaving suffixes off words without realising it lol.
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    It was actually The Sound of Silence. Or Hotel California, not sure...

    It's the journey, not the destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    It was actually The Sound of Silence. Or Hotel California, not sure...

    It's the journey, not the destination.
    And what a journey it was too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    It also got booted in the first round: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...read.php?11519
    I have no memory of this place.

    That must have been when I was taking a break from visiting on a regular basis.

    I'm happy to see Firefly destroy Mad Men though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    ... We did The Best TV Series of All Time six years ago ... now, I feel it was a tad restrictive ...This time ... We can follow the same model used for the comedy film tournament...
    Why do I feel as though the former was less restrictive than the latter if you're saying the case was the reverse? Perhaps I mis-remember. Can't put my finger on reason at the moment... just a feeling. I will have to dig into that archive sub-forum and see what corroboration I can compile. Big thumbs-up for your work putting it together!
    One thing I recall clearly without having to look, however, is that every single time anyone has ever suggested any topic for any potential tournament, someone else has immediately replied "Why bother? -- the winner of that would obviously be _____!" It's a ritual. Practically tradition. I kind of enjoy the poetic nature; not complaining. I'm just saying that that type of prophetic response is ripe for counter-response of a nice round of teasing: a little humor can have poetry about it, too.

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    I haven't read this entire thread, so perhaps for that (or another) reason this is a dumb question, but has anyone considered a tournament of...books?
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    I still am hoping for a "Best scene ever" in a movie tourney!
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    I still am hoping for a "Best scene ever" in a movie tourney!
    I'll second that one, Kris! It's an awesome suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I haven't read this entire thread, so perhaps for that (or another) reason this is a dumb question, but has anyone considered a tournament of...books?
    We did one a while back. Check out that new Past Tournaments sub-forum for the Best 100 Novels tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I haven't read this entire thread, so perhaps for that (or another) reason this is a dumb question, but has anyone considered a tournament of...books?
    We did one a while back. Check out that new Past Tournaments sub-forum for the Best 100 Novels tournament.
    What a surprise, Stephen King's The Stand won....

    I would never have predicted that Stephen King would win a book tournament, that was held on a Stephen King website. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    I still am hoping for a "Best scene ever" in a movie tourney!
    This would be a great idea.

    My nominee: cousin Eddie (clad in a minimal and frayed terry cloth bathrobe) pumping out the crapper, belching, puffing at a stogie, and sipping at a can of Meister Brau, all to the accompaniment of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as rendered on what sounds like tuba and accordion, in Christmas Vacation. So much packed into only 40 seconds or so ("Merry Christmas! Shitter was full!," he called out amiably to the neighbor) - I have yet to see this topped, although a few scenes in Raiders Of The Lost Ark deserve honorable mention.
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