By Victor Jacobo
March Madness is in full swing and campus is alive and vibrant with excitement as our Golden Eagles have successfully reached the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. While the basketball analysts debate seedings, matchups and root for the underdogs to see who will be the best in college basketball, I would like to spark a debate that will surely drive you mad: What is the best show on television?
While this argument can cause anarchy among friends and different fandoms, I’ve tried to find some order amidst the chaos. Sixteen shows were selected and divided up between drama and comedy (sorry, no reality shows, although Duck Dynasty deserves Golden Globes). To make the list, the show must be currently on air or in production for another season that will eventually air on television. This is why Arrested Development, which has a new season currently in production but will be only available on Netflix, did not qualify despite being a popular show.
Seeding was done on the basis of awards won, overall prestige and hype among college students. First-round match-ups could not pit two shows from the same network against each other.
Now, we can’t have Abed Nadir dunk over Barney Stinson, although the Marquette alumnus has shown some skill on the court. That’s why we’re leaving it up to you to decide which show deserves to be called the best on television.
The dates for voting each round are as follows:
First Round (16): March 26th – April 1st
Second Round (8): April 2nd – April 3rd
Third Round (4): April 4th – April 8th
Championship: April 9th – April 10th
Be sure to check marquettetribune.org to vote and see if your favorite show makes it to the next round!