Show Down

Pitting plotlines, characters, episodes, and entire series against each other, and determining a victor.

The Young Pope Faces Law & Order: SVU In The Battle Of The Exotic Animal Arrivals

Two very different shows feature scenes in which human characters memorably meet furry mammals. Which did it better? 2017.01.16S01.E02

Son Of Zorn's Grafelnik Faces Seinfeld's Festivus In The Battle Of The Vengeful Holidays

If you don't celebrate any religious winter holidays, you have alternatives. Which of the ones that originated in sitcoms is superior? 2016.12.12S01.E09

The Librarians Kicks Off The Battle Of The Red-Haired Magical Initiates

Cassandra Cillian takes on Buffy's Willow Rosenberg. Hey now, be nice. 2016.12.05S03.E03

Arrested Development Faces Gilmore Girls In The Battle Of The Living Art Festivals

Which cult favorite show elevates art to a higher standard? 2016.11.09

Supergirl Faces Luke Cage In The Contest Of The Close Comic-Book Cousins

Are the Harlem villains any match for what remains of the House of El? 2016.10.10S02.E01

Narcos Faces Law & Order: SVU In The Battle Of The Crime-Fighting Crushes

Each show features a super-hot piece of law-enforcing ass. The world DEMANDS to know which is hotter! 2016.09.16

Clone High's Ponce Faces Beverly Hills, 90210's Dylan In The Battle Of The Lukes Perry

Which wrinkly-foreheaded high schooler is superior? 2016.09.02S01.E10

Fear The Walking Dead Takes On Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt In The Battle Of The Abandoned Hotels

The service is terrible, but if nothing kills you, you can take what you want from the minibar. 2016.08.28S02.E09

Vanilla Ice Faces MC Hammer In The Battle Of The Wuss Rappers Turned Product Pitchmen

Two rap stars who were low on swag in the '90s are now high in charm in TV ads. Which reigns (Taco) supreme? 2016.08.26

Cheers Faces New Girl In The Battle Of The Best TV Bar Bosses

Sam Malone and Nick Miller battle it out to see who wins the 'World's Best Boss' coffee mug. 2016.08.19

Battle Of The Meditatively Paced Prestige Programs Featuring 'Differently Socialized' Protagonists: Rectify vs. Mr. Robot

The heroes share more than just awkwardness. Whose show works the cringe best? 2016.08.18S02.E07

Battle Of The Deadwood Saloons

'No law at all in Deadwood.' But there were plenty of bars! 2016.08.18

Catfish Faces Botched By Nature In The Battle Of The Traveling Life-Changers

Two sets of urban gentlemen travel to the flyovers to change lives -- one via plastic surgery, one via image search. Who does it better? 2016.08.17

Battle Of TV's Famous Hoochmakers

Whose moonshine shines brightest when M*A*S*H, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Andy Griffith Show fire up their stills? 2016.08.16

Battle Of The Road-Trip Sarahs From Brothers & Sisters: Desert Army-Bar Sarah vs. Artichoke Festival Sarah

Sarah Walker Whedon always hit the road (and the bottles thereon) with style, but which first-season Road-Trip Sarah's the best? John Ramos and Sarah D. Bunting debate! 2016.08.16S01.E09

Constantine Maroulis Faces Justin Guarini In The Battle Of The American Idol Ad Stars

Two ex-Idols use their star power to promote products on TV. Which does it better? 2016.08.12

The A-Team Faces Knight Rider In The Battle Of The Episode Titles Borrowed From A Spencer Tracy Movie From 1955

Which early-'80s NBC action show did a better job referencing Bad Day At Black Rock? And...WHY? 2016.08.08

Star Trek Faces Bones In The Ultimate Bones-off!

TOS's McCoy battles Bones's Brennan to determine which doctor best deserves their shared nickname. 2016.07.29

Star Trek: TNG's Borg vs. Buffy's Adam Face Off In The Battle Of Monotonous Frankenvillains With Lots Of Stuff Glued To Them

Which cautionary tale about artificial intelligence is more likely to make us put our iPhones in the blender? 2016.07.28

'Miri' Faces 'And The Children Shall Lead' In The Battle Of The Star Trek Brats

Star Trek: TOS takes a clear position on kids, which is that they're kind of the worst. But which are the worst of the worst? 2016.07.27