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Best Show Ever Round 1.2a - Dexter vs. Bones & Charmed vs. Gilmore Girls

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Day 3: So congratulations to Firefly, Fringe, The Wire & The Mentalist for making it through to the next round. So harsh on both Legend of the Seeker and 24, which had huge amounts of votes and both would have smashed any other showdown we have already had results for, yet they came up against too tough shows in Firefly & Fringe. Watch out for these two shows in the upcoming Rounds. Also surprising was the lack of support for The Wire, which despite an east victory, only managed 376 votes, compare this with 24's 1499 votes, and you can see it's going to potentially find it tough in later rounds.

For all those who have entered the competition, once the results are updated, you can check out how you are doing here: Updated Brackets

And so today's round here sees two very current, and very popular shows going head to head in Dexter vs. Bones, as well as a showdown for Charmed against The Gilmore Girls. Also today in the other post, we have The Sopranos vs. Smallville and Breaking Bad vs. Stargate SG1. If you would like to vote in either head here: Best Show Ever Round 1.2b

Dexter vs. Bones

Seasons: 4 (ongoing)
Format: Crime Drama/Suspense/Mystery/Dark Comedy
Synopsis: Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a serial killer with standards who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood-spatter analyst.
The show is based on characters created by Jeff Lindsay for Darkly Dreaming Dexter the first of his series of Dexter novels. It was adapted for television by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the pilot episode.
Fan Review: None Submitted


Seasons: 5 (ongoing)
Format: Police Procedural/Drama
Synopsis: The show is based on forensic anthropology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan. Emily Deschanel stars in the title role, along with David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth.
Fan Review: Alyssa
This show brings new light to forensic anthropology and character development. In one hour not only do you learn a thing or two about the human body, but you also get the experience to grow with all the unique and hilarious characters. Though the "partners falling in love" spiel might be overrated, Bones knows how to use the relationship to their advantage, and provides the fans with an awkward, comedic, mysterious, and romantic show that leaves you stunned and wanting more.

Charmed vs. Gilmore Girls

Seasons: 8 (Finished)
Format: Dramedy/Fantasy/Action/Horror
Synopsis: The series narrative follows the four Halliwell sisters — Prue, Piper, Phoebe and, later, Paige. They are the culmination of the most powerful line of good witches in history. The sisters, despite being perceived as normal women by the non-supernatural community, are known as The Charmed Ones in the magical community, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives against evil beings, such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to hold normal working lives in San Francisco. Keeping their paranormal identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives forms part of the series' tension and challenges, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on relationships, and having resulted in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series.
Fan Review: None Submitted

Gilmore Girls

Seasons: 7 (Finished)
Format: Comedy-Drama
Synopsis: The show follows single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter Lorelai "Rory" Leigh Gilmore (Bledel) in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a close-knit New England town (based on Washington Depot, Connecticut) with many quirky characters, located roughly thirty minutes from Hartford, Connecticut. The series explores family, friendship, generational divides, and social class. Gilmore Girls features frequent popular culture and political references and social commentary that manifest most clearly in Lorelai's difficult relationship with her wealthy upper-class parents.
Fan Review: Water Bug
Anyone who understands the appeal of small town life will be able to relate to Gilmore Girls. Set in fictional Stars Hollow Connecticut, the show's action and characters often mimic what is best about the little burg: charm and quirkiness. The main characters epitomize the notions of confidence and embracing one's self, and the secondary characters are the very definition of eccentricity. As to the story, any number of unlikely and amusing events influence the characters to deal with issues of familial relationships and being part of a community. The show is relatable, as well. Most people can understand the need to find a place to belong that was ultimately the driving force leading to the situation that the characters are in at the beginning of the show. Throughout the course of its seven seasons, Gilmore Girls dealt with similarily identifiable incidents of disapproving parents, growing up, developing one's identity, tricky relationships, and risky life ventures. Of course, the show never seemed to take itself too seriously and almost always had an unconventional side-story or two. And that's all without mentioning the shows quick-witted, fast-talking, pop culture reference riddled discourse!

Thanks once again for voting and taking part in the Competition. Hope your doing well, and that your favourite shows are getting through. Comment away and lets see who grinds through today.
Top 3 Most Voted for Polls So Far:
1. Legend of the Seeker vs. Fringe (Round One - 3283 votes)
2. Firefly vs. 24 (Round One - 3069 votes)
3. The Mentalist vs. Buffy (Round One - 1787 votes)
Also if you would like to submit a review for any show for the next round, then send them to harris_4_president@yahoo.co.uk

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