Round One FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE VS THE MCCARTHYS See the bracket at http://challonge.com/popfilter We’ve reached the last bout in round one. We are only five short articles away from determining a winner. Which probably won’t be either one of these shows. Here’s why…   The McCarthys is about a sports loving, Irish-Catholic family living…

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ROUND TWO MIKE TYSON’S MYSTERIES VS JANE THE VIRGIN See the bracket at http://challonge.com/popfilter   (This article compares the first two episodes of Jane the Virgin and Mike Tyson’s Mysteries)   This week’s pairing is about as unfairly matched as if Mike Tyson put on gloves and actually boxed Jane. That’s also the only scenario…

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ROUND FOUR GOTHAM VS TRANSPARENT See the bracket!   (NOTE: This is Gotham’s first four episodes versus Transparent’s first four.)   One of the things I like about Gotham is the way it tows the DC universe lines. Now, the good folks at the Popfilter offices have pledged allegiance to the Marvel flag. With good…

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Round Three A to Z VS TRANSPARENT See the bracket!   Today’ combatants are both part of the elite eight, but for very different reasons. Both 30 minute comedies, their formats are enormously different. A to Z is more of a standard sitcom with a familiar format. And by the third episode, its settling comfortably…

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Round One MARRY ME VS JANE THE VIRGIN The Bracket!!! I never saw it coming.   First, Marry Me happened. It’s a sitcom about a couple who can’t quite get their proposal right. If I were a betting man, it would have had my money on it to make it until at least the third…

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Round One THE AFFAIR VS CRISTELA See all the bracket action at http://challonge.com/popfilter   Today’s match up has Showtime’s The Affair pitted against ABC’s new sitcom Cristela. That sentence has all the information you need to determine the winner. End of article? No! Keep reading.   Showtime has given the world some great television, such…

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Round 3 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER VS TRANSPARENT Check out all the action at http://challonge.com/popfilter I’ve been looking forward to this match up since reviewing each of these pilots. These have been two of the best quality shows of the new fall season. So far, the shows we have compared have been unequally…

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ROUND ONE BAD JUDGE VS GRACEPOINT View the bracket at http://challonge.com/popfilter Dear Everyone Involved with Bad Judge, Shame on you. You’ve managed to produced a show devoid of any redeemable quality whatsoever. Your lead, played by Kate Walsh, is essentially that girl from freshmen year who instead of developing interests and a personality partied too…

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ROUND ONE STALKER VS A TO Z See the bracket at http://challonge.com/popfilter Ryan and I are about halfway through round one! It’s very exciting. But so far, our matches haven’t made a lot of sense. We often compare two shows that are diametrically opposed to one another, i.e a 30 minute comedy and a 90…

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Round One HAPPYLAND VS TRANSPARENT See the winners and losers at http://challonge.com/popfilter   Today’s fight is brought to you by MTV and Amazon.com. It’s not enough to say that one show is better than the other. One show is clearly better than the other. This is Pacquiao versus a middle school junior varsity wrestler named…

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