Inside Pulse » Hawaii Five-0 http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse » Hawaii Five-0 http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com Hawaii Five-0 Spoilers: Will Catherine Return? http://insidepulse.com/2014/08/27/hawaii-five-0-spoilers-will-catherine-return/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/08/27/hawaii-five-0-spoilers-will-catherine-return/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:00:06 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=365815 Hawaii Five-0 who have been curious about Catherine potentially returning to the series, can take solace in the fact that the show's boss also wants it to happen.]]> Fans of Hawaii Five-0 who have been curious about Catherine potentially returning to the series, can take solace in the fact that the show’s boss also wants it to happen.

“I’m definitely hoping to get [Michelle Borth] back, but I’m not sure when that will happen,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov recently said to TVLine. “But there will be some type of closure.”

Lenkov said that the show will plan to stretch things out, regardless of whether or not Catherine returns.

“We’re playing a little bit of McGarrett mourning that relationship. Catherine is still [away] ‘doing the right thing’ and he understands that, but he’s heartbroken.”

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2014 – First Round Voting Continues with Top Seeds The Walking Dead, Burn Notice, Scandal, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Dexter, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and More http://insidepulse.com/2014/04/01/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2014-first-round-voting-continues-with-top-seeds-the-walking-dead-burn-notice-scandal-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-dexter-big-bang/ http://insidepulse.com/2014/04/01/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2014-first-round-voting-continues-with-top-seeds-the-walking-dead-burn-notice-scandal-modern-family-breaking-bad-new-girl-dexter-big-bang/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:43:18 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=352610 It is time once again for the annual Inside Pulse TV Tournament. Get out your green beer! The biggest and most talked about tournament during the “March Madness” season is back! So stop working or pretending to work and take a look at this year’s bracket.

It’s been two years since the last “Best TV Show” tournament, but so much has changed in the world of TV. Roughly one-third of the shows that were in the 2012 “Best TV Show” tournament are no longer on the air. In addition, cable television and premium channel shows have gotten better while network television shows have stayed about the same. Maybe that is why for the first time last year all of the dramas nominated for an Emmy were not on network television. Lets not forget that this past year Netflix and Amazon have jumped into the original television scene as well. They have released some critically acclaimed shows that can’t be ignored. So lets get to this year’s tournament.

There are 128 shows in this year’s tournament, and believe it or not, it was tough to narrow it down that much. To qualify for this year’s tournament, a show had to have aired a new episode since June 2013. So that automatically disqualifies a few shows from HBO and SHOWTIME and a few cable shows who won’t be back with new seasons until later this year.

There are 32 seeded shows in the tournament. The seeds were selected based on four different criteria: live ratings, DVR ratings, awards, and most-talked about. If a show was watched by a lot people LIVE or on DVR within a few days; it was talked about a lot the next day on social networks; and it got nominated for awards, it likely was selected as a higher seed. The seeds really don’t mean a whole lot, though. If a show is better, just vote for that show.

A few more things before you get to the bracket. Just like the real NCAA Tournament, there were some automatic qualifying shows. They might have been in lesser conferences i.e. networks, but they each won their network tournament to earn a spot in the championship tournament. So you will see a few shows from each of the “lesser” cable networks with more from the “upper” cable and premium networks. But the majority of shows come from ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and CW. Even with 128 shows, I’m sure there are still some of your favorites that didn’t make it into the field. But the majority of your favorites should be there. Take a look at the bracket yourself by going here:

2014 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on what is the best show RIGHT NOW. Some of these shows have been around for years, but if they are not at the top of their game in their current season, and a newer show is, then you should vote for the newer show. Past performance might come into play, but you should judge these shows on their merits today.

As you can see there are four different regions with 8 top seeds each, and 24 other shows. There are 64 matchups in the first round that need YOUR votes! So the time is now. Tell all your friends. It’s up to YOU to VOTE for which show you think is the best on TV. Make sure to vote for all the matchups as every vote counts.


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The first round polls will stay open for one week. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!
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CBS Upfront Announcement 2013: New TV Season Schedule; Night-by-Night Breakdown http://insidepulse.com/2013/05/15/cbs-upfront-announcement-2013-new-tv-season-schedule-night-by-night-breakdown/ http://insidepulse.com/2013/05/15/cbs-upfront-announcement-2013-new-tv-season-schedule-night-by-night-breakdown/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 20:42:48 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=332268 CBS is still the #1 network, but this year they are going to debut a lot more new shows than usual. Looks like they are also trying to start to have shorter seasons and more year-round programming. There are a couple of noteworthy schedule changes as well. Here is a look at their new schedule:


CBS FALL 2013 SCHEDULE
*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET”

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM — How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9:00 PM — WE ARE MEN
9:00-9:30 PM — 2 Broke Girls
9:30-10:00 PM — MOM
10:00-11:00 PM — HOSTAGES / INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season)
 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM — NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00-11:00 PM — Person of Interest

 
WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — Survivor
9:00-10:00 PM — Criminal Minds
10:00-11:00 PM — CSI 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM — The Bang Bang Theory
8:30-9:00 PM — THE MILLERS
9:00-10:00 PM — THE CRAZY ONESt
9:30-10 PM — Two and a Half Men
10:00-11:00 PM — Elementary

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — Undercover Boss
9:00-10:00 PM — Hawaii Five-0
10:00-11:00 PM — Blue Blood

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — COMEDYTIME SATURDAY ENCORES
9:00-10:00 PM — CRIMETIME SATURDAY ENCORES
10:00-11:00 PM– 48 Hours Mystery

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM — 60 Minutes
8:00-9:00 PM — The Amazing Race
9:00-10:00 PM — The Good Wife
10:00-11:00 PM — The Mentalist

 


Of course, this lineup doesn’t include the shows that they have lined up fill holes where necessary, especially when the new year comes around. This includes Mike & Molly, FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, and RECKLESS.

Don’t expect CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Made in Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement or Vegas to be on CBS, though, because they have ALL been cancelled!
Anything on here that YOU will be watching?
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Inside Pulse Best TV Show Couple March Madness Bracket Tournament 2013 – Third Round Voting Begins with Top Couples from New Girl, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Bones and More http://insidepulse.com/2013/03/25/inside-pulse-best-tv-show-couple-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2013-third-round-voting-begins-with-top-couples-from-new-girl-the-big-bang-theory-glee-how-i-met-your-mother-the-office/ http://insidepulse.com/2013/03/25/inside-pulse-best-tv-show-couple-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2013-third-round-voting-begins-with-top-couples-from-new-girl-the-big-bang-theory-glee-how-i-met-your-mother-the-office/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:00:52 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=328458
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The second round voting has ended and there were a TON of upsets! Even one of the #1 seeds went down this round. So lets see who is moving on to the next round!

The ABC Region lost three of its top seeds. The biggest was the #2 seed Finn and Rachel from Glee losing to Neal and Peter from White Collar. The #5 seed Adam and Kristina Braverman from Parenthood got blown out by Dean and Sam from Supernatural. Jax and Tara from Sons of Anarchy, the #6 seed, also got eliminated by Hank and Nick from Grimm. The majority of the winners from this region won by at least 60%. The closest matchup was the #8 seed, the girls from Pretty Little Liars, edging out the duo from NCIS: LA. There are only three seeds left here.

The FOX region also lost three of its top seeds. The #4 seed Cam and Mitchell from Modern Family lost to another comedy couple, Lily and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. The #6 seed Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones were no match for David and Brian from New Normal. In the closest matchup from this round, the #7 seed Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey lost by only 2 votes to Peter and Olivia from Fringe. There are five seeds left in this region, and most of them are near the top, so this region is definitely the one that has went down mostly as expected.

The CBS region only lost two top seeds this round, but this region saw most of its top seeds get eliminated in the first two rounds. The biggest elimination in this round was the #2 seed, the love quad from True Blood, losing by just 20 votes to Shawn and Gus from Psych. The biggest blow out was actually the #6 seed Brody and Carrie from Homeland getting destroyed by Kurt and Blaine from Glee, who won with 89% of the vote. In fact the majority of the winners in this region won by at least 80% of the vote including Brennan/Booth from Bones, Prince Charming/Snow White from Once Upon a Time, Catherine/Vincent from Beauty and the Beast, and Barney and Robin from How I Met Your Mother.

Finally, the NBC region was “Upset Central”. When we started the second round, all 8 top seeds were still alive. As we enter the third round, there are only 2 top seeds left! The biggest upset was the #1 seed Tony and Ziva from NCIS losing to Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory. The other Big Bang Theory couple, the #4 seed Penny and Leonard, lost by 14 votes to Santanna and Brittany from Glee. Also losing this round were the #3 seed Daniel and Emily from Revenge, #5 seed Rick and Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead, #6 seed Bobby and J.R. Ewing from Dallas, and #7 seed Don Draper and Peggy Olson from Mad Men. They each lost by a fairly wide margin, but no winner had more than 68% of the vote, so no big blowouts here. However, only the #2 seed and #8 seed remain in this region.

We started with 32 top seeds and we are now down to only 13. In fact there are only two match ups this round that feature two seeds facing off, and they are both #1 vs. #8 seed match ups. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some exciting battles this round. There are plenty of “upset” couples facing off against each other now. Some of them have to keep their “Cinderella” runs going.

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and Second Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first two rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

2013 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Couple Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on who is the best TV couple RIGHT NOW. Some of these couples have been around for years, but some are brand new. This is not an All-Time tournament. This is as of right now, who is the best. And remember, what you are really voted on is which relationship is the best for that show? If you took out these characters from a show, would it be the same? If it wouldn’t, that is who you would vote for.

Now on with the matchups and let the voting begin!


 

ABC Region – Third Round Matchups

 

 
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Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final TV couple is crowned as the best some time around the middle of April. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well and double check to make sure you voted in all of the polls!
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The first round voting has ended and 5 of the 32 top seeds went down. Two of them I would call MAJOR upsets. Lots of competition elsewhere with everything from blowouts to one matchup coming down to a single vote. Lets break down the first round action.

The ABC Region featured 2 upsets. The biggest one was the #4 seed, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, losing to Arrow and Laurel from Arrow! The margin of victory was only 57% to 43%, but somehow a couple from a new CW show defeated a couple from a multi-time Emmy award winning cable show. The next upset was the #7 seed, Nucky Thompson and Margaret Schroeder from Boardwalk Empire, losing to Melissa Burke and Joe Longo from Melissa & Joey. The margin of victory for this matchup was not even close, 70% to 30%. Obviously, this was a case of a cable show having a larger following than a premium HBO show, at least for this tournament. The biggest margin of victories from this region were the #1 seed, Richard Castle and Kate Beckett from Castle, and Dean and Sam from Supernatural. These couples each won by over 80%. The girls from Pretty Little Liars only defeated the NCIS: LA duo by 20 votes in the closet matchup from this region.

The FOX Region went pretty much as expected. The top 8 seeds all moved on to the next round. In fact, most of the winners from this region won fairly easily with at least 70% of the vote. The biggest blowout was Lily and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother winning by 91% over the Switched at Birth couple. The closest matchup was a small surprise as the longest running couple in the entire tournament, Homer and Marge Simpson only won by 14 votes over The Mentalist couple.

The CBS region has been completely blown up already! Three of the top 8 seeds from this region lost in the first round. The biggest upset had to be the Beauty and the Beast couple defeated the #4 seed, Phil and Claire Dunphy from Modern Family! The fact that they won by a wide margin was definitely surprising. Also losing were the #8 seed, Michael and Fiona from Burn Notice, and the #5 seed, the guys from Two and a Half Men. The biggest blowout was the #1 seed, Brennan and Booth from Bones, who easily defeated the couple from Army Wives by 94%. The closest win was Riley and Evan Parks from The Client List winning by just 17 votes over Hank and Evan R. Lawson from Royal Pains.

The NBC Region also went as you would have predicted. The top seeds all won here. Most of the match ups were complete blowouts with the #2 seed, Jess and Nick from New Girl, winning by the biggest margin of 92%. But there were 2 VERY close match ups in this region. The #7 seed, Don Draper and Peggy Olson from Mad Men, beat June and Chloe from Don’t Trust the B by 12 votes. Then, there was the battle between Andy and Sam from Rookie Blue and Fitz and Olivia from Scandal. It went back and forth, but in the end 1 vote decided the winner with Andy and Sam pulling out the victory.

It certainly was an interesting first round with some surprising upsets. But now the second round voting has begun. We have 64 couple left, so go vote and remember to tell everyone you know to vote too!

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first round, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

2013 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Couple Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on who is the best TV couple RIGHT NOW. Some of these couples have been around for years, but some are brand new. This is not an All-Time tournament. This is as of right now, who is the best. And remember, what you are really voted on is which relationship is the best for that show? If you took out these characters from a show, would it be the same? If it wouldn’t, that is who you would vote for.

Now on with the matchups and let the voting begin!


 

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iptv2013tourn1000

It’s that time again! It’s the month of March and it’s time once again for the annual Inside Pulse TV Tournament! The biggest and most talked about tournament during “March Madness” season is still the NCAA Basketball championship tournament, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for other tournaments out there. More importantly, there will always be room and time in your life to fill out more brackets that everyone loves. Do you really have anything else better to do today? I doubt it.

Everyone loves brackets and television. We proved that the last three years when we got hundreds of thousands of votes each weeks in our “Best Show on Television Tournament” in 2010 and 2012, and “Best Television Character Tournament” in 2011. Back in 2010, Chuck was the ultimate winner over Burn Notice. In 2012, The Walking Dead ended up walking over Modern Family for the Best TV Show crown. In 2011, Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory barely defeated Barson Stinson from How I Met Your Mother to win the first TV character tournament. This year we are changing things up a little bit.

No one successful television show has lived on star power alone. There might have been one name that stuck when a show first started, but if a show is going to survive more than one season, it has to have an ensemble of actors and characters. Every great show has had that in common. More importantly, there is usually a “couple” or a team of characters that are the heart of every show. Without these characters, the show wouldn’t work. So this year we are going to crown the “Best Television Show Couple”! 

When you think of television couples, you usually think of a great romantic couple. Most shows have a couple of characters that start out as friends or just acquaintances, and they tease viewers with the “will they or won’t they” storyline. As in will they get together or not. But there have been other great “couples” that have been just friends or simple related to each other in one way or another. In fact, you could have hated enemies that would be considered a “great couple”. So in this tournament, you will find all kinds of couples, from romantic couples to family members, just friends and even hated enemies. There are even a pair of identical twins.

It should be noted how these characters were able to qualify for this tournament. First, the show that these characters were on had to have an aired a new episode since June 2012. Characters from shows that aired new episodes earlier in 2012 would only be eligible, if there were going have new episodes earlier in 2013. So some cable and premium channel shows that finished a season before June 2012, but were coming back this year with new episodes, would be eligible. So basically to qualify for this tournament, characters must be from a TV show that has aired a new episode since June 2012, and is either airing right now or will air new episodes later this year.

Now here is how the qualifying characters were selected. First, I looked at all of the shows that were eligible and came up with one or more “couples” that make that show work. It should be noted that in some cases I couldn’t single out just 2 people. So from certain shows there will be 3 or 4 people grouped together. I felt the relationship between those people were what made the show. So before you ask, in this tournament a “couple” can mean more than 2 people. But for the most part, it is just two people. I narrowed down the list of couples to 128. Yes, that is a lot, but there are a lot of shows on TV and a lot of couples out there. I eventually picked out the top 32 couples. Those couples were the ONLY ones to actually be seeded. They each get one of the top 8 seeds in the 4 different regions. The other couples were basically placed in the bracket in random order. Some couples had more “weight” than others, but depending on how you look at it, there might be few upsets in this tournament. The only time you could truly call it an upset is if one of the top 32 seeds loses in the early rounds of the tournament.

A few more things before we get to the bracket. Just like the real NCAA Tournament, there were some couples from automatic qualifying shows. They might have been in lesser conferences i.e. networks, but they each won their network tournament to earn a spot in the championship tournament. So you will see a few shows from each of the “lesser” cable networks with a few more from the “upper” cable and premium networks. But the majority of shows come from ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and THE CW. Even with 128 couples, I’m sure there are still some of your favorites that didn’t make it into the field. But the majority of your favorites should be there. Take a look at the bracket yourself by going here: 

2013 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Couple Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on who is the best TV couple RIGHT NOW. Some of these couples have been around for years, but some are brand new. This is not an All-Time tournament. This is as of right now, who is the best. And remember, what you are really voted on is which relationship is the best for that show? If you took out these characters from a show, would it be the same? If it wouldn’t, that is who you would vote for.

As you can see there are four different regions with 8 top seeds each, and 24 other couples. There are no byes this year, so that means there are 64 matchups in the first round that need YOUR votes! The 64 first round polls are below. So the time is now. Tell all your friends. It’s up to YOU to VOTE for which couple you think is the best on TV. Make sure to vote for all the matchups as every vote counts.


 

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Each of these polls will stay open for another week. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final TV couple is crowned as the best some time around the middle of April. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well and double check to make sure you voted in all of the polls!
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iptv2013tourn1000

It’s that time again! It’s the month of March and it’s time once again for the annual Inside Pulse TV Tournament! The biggest and most talked about tournament during “March Madness” season is still the NCAA Basketball championship tournament, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for other tournaments out there. More importantly, there will always be room and time in your life to fill out more brackets that everyone loves. Do you really have anything else better to do today? I doubt it.

Everyone loves brackets and television. We proved that the last three years when we got hundreds of thousands of votes every week in our “Best Show on Television Tournament” in 2010 and 2012, and “Best Television Character Tournament” in 2011. Back in 2010, Chuck was the ultimate winner over Burn Notice. In 2012, The Walking Dead ended up walking over Modern Family for the Best TV Show crown. In 2011, Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory barely defeated Barson Stinson from How I Met Your Mother to win the first TV character tournament. This year we are changing things up a little bit.

Not one successful television show has lived on star power alone. There might have been one name that stuck when a show first started, but if a show is going to survive more than one season, it has to have an ensemble of actors and characters. Every great show has had that in common. More importantly, there is usually a “couple” or a team of characters that are the heart of every show. Without these characters, the show wouldn’t be the same. So this year we are going to crown the “Best Television Show Couple”!

When you think of television couples, you usually think of a great romantic couple. Most shows have a couple of characters that start out as friends or just acquaintances, and they tease viewers with the “will they or won’t they” storyline. As in will they get together or not. But there have been other great “couples” that have been just friends or simple related to each other in one way or another. In fact, you could have hated enemies that would be considered a “great couple”. So in this tournament, you will find all kinds of couples, from romantic couples to family members, just friends and even hated enemies. There are even a pair of identical twins.

It should be noted how these characters were able to qualify for this tournament. First, the show that these characters were on had to have aired a new episode since June 2012. Characters from shows that aired new episodes earlier in 2012 would only be eligible, if that show was going have new episodes in 2013. So some cable and premium channel shows that finished a season before June 2012, but were coming back this year with new episodes, would be eligible. So basically to qualify for this tournament, characters must be from a TV show that has aired a new episode since June 2012, and is either airing right now or will air new episodes later this year.

Now here is how the qualifying characters were selected. First, we looked at all of the shows that were eligible and came up with one or more “couples” that make that show work. It should be noted that in some cases we couldn’t single out just 2 people. So from certain shows there will be 3 or 4 characters grouped together. We felt the relationship between those people were what made the show. So before you ask, in this tournament a “couple” can mean more than 2 people. That means is room in this tournament for “love triangles” and even “love quads” that haven’t been resolved yet. But for the most part, it is just two people. We finally narrowed down the list of couples to 128. Yes, that is a lot, but there are a lot of shows on TV and a lot of couples out there. We eventually picked out the top 32 couples. Those couples were the ONLY ones to actually be seeded. They each get one of the top 8 seeds in the 4 different regions. The other couples were basically placed in the bracket in random order. Some couples had more “weight” than others, but depending on how you look at it, there might be few upsets in this tournament. The only time you could truly call it an upset is if one of the top 32 seeds loses in the early rounds of the tournament.

A few more things before we get to the bracket. Just like the real NCAA Tournament, there were some couples from automatic qualifying shows. They might have been in lesser conferences i.e. networks, but they each won their network tournament to earn a spot in the championship tournament. So you will see a few shows from each of the “lesser” cable networks with a few more from the “upper” cable and premium networks. But the majority of shows come from ABC, FOX, NBC, and CBS. Even with 128 couples, I’m sure there are still some of your favorites that didn’t make it into the field. But the majority of your favorites should be there. Take a look at the bracket by going here:

2013 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Couple Tournament Bracket

Remember, when you do place your votes in this tournament, you should always vote on who is the best TV couple RIGHT NOW. Some of these couples have been around for years, but some are brand new. This is not an All-Time tournament. This is as of right now, who is the best. And remember, what you are really voting on is which relationship is the best for that show? If you took out these characters from a show, would it be the same? If it wouldn’t, that is who you would vote for.

As you can see there are four different regions with 8 top seeds each, and 24 other couples. There are no byes this year, so that means there are 64 matchups in the first round that need YOUR votes! The first 16 polls are below. MAKE SURE TO CLICK THE LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO GO TO THE REST OF THE FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS. So the time is now. Tell all your friends. It’s up to YOU to VOTE for which couple you think is the best on TV. Make sure to vote for all the matchups as every vote counts.


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Don’t forget to VOTE in the other First Round Matchups:

ABC REGION FIRST ROUND MATCH UPS – VOTE HERE NOW

CBS REGION FIRST ROUND MATCH UPS – VOTE HERE NOW

NBC REGION FIRST ROUND MATCH UPS – VOTE HERE NOW

Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the next round begins and we will
continue until the final TV couple is crowed as the best some time around the middle of April. Remember
to tell all of your friends to vote as well and double check to make sure you voted in all of the polls!
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Blu-ray Review: Hawaii Five-O (The Second Season) http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/01/blu-ray-review-hawaii-five-o-the-second-season/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/01/blu-ray-review-hawaii-five-o-the-second-season/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:12 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=312201 Recently reboots of ’70s TV shows haven’t fared too well. Charlie’s Angels, Bionic Woman and even Wonder Woman have gone ice cold when fanning the flames of nostalgia. Luckily one series provides its own tropical heat to make sure it wasn’t canceled mid-season. Hawaii Five-0 had been a massive hit for 11 seasons with Jack Lord as super cop Steve McGarrett. How could they replace an icon? They found Alex O’Loughlin and reconfigured the character to meet today’s police procedural texture. He’s an ex-Navy leader that gets his own police unit created by the governor (Jean Smart). Hawaii Five-0: The Second Season has McGarrett booked for murder one involving his boss.

“Ha’i’ole” puts McGarrett behind bars and his team busted up. But he’s not going to rely on an attorney to set him free. McGarrett busts out of jail so he can track down Wo Fat (Iron Chef‘s Mark Dacascos). The team must help him without being busted for assisting a fugitive. While Jean Smart is gone, Masi Oka (Heroes) joins the cast full time as Dr. Max Bergman. Not to spoil the ending, but Kono (Battlestar Galactica‘s Grace Park), Chin Ho (Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim) and Danno (Scott Caan) don’t have to find new occupations. Terry O’Quinn sticks around as McGarrett’s old navy mentor. “Ua Lawe Wale” puts the team on a kidnapping case. This was always a classic storyline. Tom Sizemore pops up as Captain Vincent Fryer. “Kane’e” brings on William Baldwin as one of Fryer’s old partners. He’s in different position. McGarrett has to stop a killer targeting Navy SEALS. Kono contemplates a position with the enemy. “Mae Makamae brigns star power on the island with Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) wrapped up in a salvage operation.

“Ka Hakaka Maika’I” unloads the pain with Chuck Liddell as himself. Chuck is best known for being a UFC champion whose fighting career went South after I learned his name. “Ka Iwi Kapu” makes a haunted house even more haunted when two ghost hunting filmmakers turn up dead. During the crime scene sweep, they find even more bodies. Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) plays up the fears. Time to break out your parrothead when Jimmy Buffett arrives on “Ki’ilua.” The singer and theme restaurant superstar gets tangled in a Wo Fat plot. “Tangled in a Wo Fat Plot” ought to be his next single.

“Pahele” has a busload of kids nabbed by drug dealers that want their stash returned by the cops. “Alaheo Pau’ole” seems like a simple episode with Chin Ho getting hitched. But crime doesn’t RSVP for the reception. “Ka Ho’ Oponopono” makes Joe the target for Yakuza payback. “Mai Ka Wa Kahiko” puts Danno and his daughter in the crosshairs of a killer. This never happened to the childless original Danno. “Kupale” has a historical recreation battle go bad when a bigwig gets killed for real. They would have been better off recreating the Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii episode.

“Lekio” sort of unites Scott Caan with his dad James Caan (The Godfather and Rollerball). Dennis Miller has to butt into the fun. “Kalele” proves that Jason Scott Lee (Dragon) is still around. He’s involved in a diamond smuggling investigation. Ed Asner revives his character from the original series. He looks the same after all these years. “Pa Make Loa” is a crossover event with NCIS: Los Angeles. LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell get to enjoy the waves. The NCIS: Los Angeles episode is included in this boxset. It’s a deadly virus tale. “Ua Hopu” puts McGarrett on the trail of Wo Fat. “Ua Hala” opens deadly when a recurring character gets killed. The killing appears to be tied to a crooked cop incident. This is the season finale so there’s plenty of cliffhangers for all.

Hawaii Five-0: The Complete Second Season has the show coming in on its own. They aren’t just impersonating Jack Lord and his crew even with same name. Alex is his own McGarrett. The battle with Wo Fat keeps up the tension through out the 23 episodes. This is a tropical feast of criminal activity.

The Episodes
“Ha’i’ole,” “Ua Lawe Wale,” “Kame’e,” “Mea Makamae,” “Ma’ema’e,” “Ka Hakaka Maika’I,” “Ka Iwi Kapu,” “Lapa’au,” “Ike Maka,” “Ki’ilua,” Pahele,” “Alaheo Pau’ole,” “Ka Ho’oponopono,” “Pu’olo,” Mai Ka Wa Kahiko,” “I Helu Pu, “Kupale,” “Lekio, “Kalele,” “Ha’alele,” “Pa Make Loa,” “Ua Hopu” and “Ua Hala.”

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The high definition transfer brings out the colorful nature of the islands. The greens bounce off the screen. The audio is 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The mix pumps up the action scenes. The episodes are subtitled in English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian.

Shore Lines: The Story of Hawaii Five-O, Season 2
(30:36) explains what will happen on this boxset. Don’t watch it until after you’ve seen the seasons.

Audio commentaries
featuring the cast and crew are on “Ha’i’ole” and “Ki’Ilua.”

Deleted scenes are included on several episodes.

Aloha Action! Season 2 (23:29) deals with topping the first season’s stunts.

Hawii Five-O Ahu: An interactive guide to the season 2 locations is perfect for your next trip to the islands.

Becoming a Seal: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Toughest Training (8:46) is a short view of what it takes to becoming part of an elite Navy team. The show has an ex-Seal on staff to make sure McGarrett looks right for his trained moves.

Gag Reel (10:08) works better since they can get the blown scenes covered by two cameras. The cast likes to get funky when warming up for action.

Hawaii Five-0: The Second Season heightens the action in 1080p. The series has improved with a good balance between the force’s private lives and their public investigations.


CBS DVD presents . Starring: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Masi Oka. Boxset Contents: 23 episodes on 5 Blu-rays. Released: September 18, 2012. Available at Amazon.com.
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CBS Upfront Announcement 2012: New TV Season Schedule; Night-by-Night Breakdown http://insidepulse.com/2012/05/16/cbs-upfront-announcement-2012-new-tv-season-schedule-night-by-night-breakdown/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/05/16/cbs-upfront-announcement-2012-new-tv-season-schedule-night-by-night-breakdown/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 02:21:15 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=299872 Just like previous years, CBS has the fewest holes to fill. This year it will only premiere 4 new shows. There are also only a few changes in the overall lineup. Here is a look at their new schedule:


CBS FALL 2012 SCHEDULE
*New programs in UPPER CASE and denoted by (N); all times ET

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM — How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9:00 PM — PARTNERS (N)
9:00-9:30 PM — 2 Broke Girls
9:30-10:00 PM — Mike & Molly
10:00-11:00 PM — Hawaii Five-0

 
TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM — NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00-11:00 PM — VEGAS (N)

 
WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — Survivor
9:00-10:00 PM — Criminal Minds
10:00-11:00 PM — CSI 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM — The Bang Bang Theory
8:30-9:00 PM — Two and a Half Men
9:00-10:00 PM — Person of Interest
10:00-11:00 PM — ELEMENTARY (N)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — CSI: NY
9:00-10:00 PM — MADE IN JERSEY (N)
10:00-11:00 PM — Blue Blood

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 PM — COMEDYTIME SATURDAY ENCORES
9:00-10:00 PM — CRIMETIME SATURDAY ENCORES
10:00-11:00 PM– 48 Hours Mystery

 
SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM — 60 Minutes
8:00-9:00 PM — The Amazing Race
9:00-10:00 PM — The Good Wife
10:00-11:00 PM — The Mentalist
 


Of course, this lineup doesn’t include two new mid-season shows which will be put on the schedule in the Spring wherever they are needed.

Don’t be expecting A Gifted Man, CSI: Miami, How To Be A Genleman, NYC 22, Rob or Unforgettable to be on CBS, though, because they have ALL been cancelled!

Anything on here that YOU will be watching?

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Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Championship Round Voting Begins with Modern Family and The Walking Dead Facing Off http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/23/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-championship-round-voting-begins-with-modern-family-and-the-walking-dead-facing-off/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/23/best-tv-show-march-madness-bracket-tournament-2012-championship-round-voting-begins-with-modern-family-and-the-walking-dead-facing-off/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:00:35 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=297308 After a record number of votes, the Final Four has ended. There was plenty of back and forth leads in both matchups. But in the end, we are left with one #1 seed facing off against an unseeded show.

The battle between #1 Modern Family and #2 The Big Bang Theory was a tight one. It looked like The Bang Theory was going to pull off the victory. But some late votes for Modern Family proved to be the difference. Modern Family won, but just barely, with only 51% of the vote.

The Cinderella Story continues as The Walking Dead has pulled off another upset. But it didn’t look like that in the beginning. Burn Notice was on cruise control early. It was well on its way to victory, until Walking Dead fans woke up and voted for that show by the hundreds. In the end, The Walking Dead easily won this matchup with 68% of the vote.

The Walking Dead has defeated a #1, #2, #3, and #5 seed on its way to the final round. Modern Family defeated two #2 seeds, a #4, and #8 seed on its way to the finals. Can the cable drama with less viewers defeat one of the most watched and most beloved comedies on TV for the crown of “Best Show on Television Today”? Only you can decide!

If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page, Sweet 16 Round Voting Page, Elite 8 Round Voting Page, and Final 4 Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the six rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

2012 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Tournament Bracket

Now on with the final matchup and let the voting begin!


Championship Round Matchup

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The final poll will stay open for two weeks. After that, we will have our champion. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!

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