In a stroke of marketing genius, TV Guide Magazine is allowing fans to choose the cover of the December 13th issue for the first time in their 57-year history. And while we have been blogging just long enough to know there is absolutely no point in attempting to sway any fandom’s vote, we thought it might be fun to share with you our thought process when it comes to which show we’re voting for and why.
CASTLE: Bad News CASTLE fans, when it comes to voting for which fan favorite is in the most dire need of the free publicity that comes with a TV Guide Magazine cover, the show with the twenty million or so DANCING WITH THE STARS fans as a lead-in most certainly does not get our vote.
BONES: Along the same lines as CASTLE, and despite our affection for the cast and fellow Canadian showrunner Hart Hanson, we’re also finding it hard to vote for a show that already has a fantastic track record of passionate and loyal viewers. That said, if Hart Hanson would acquiesce to the headline accompanying the cover story to read a little something along the lines of, “BONES Exclusive! Booth and Brennan says Bye Bye to Hannah” we just might be willing to change our tune.
CHUCK: Working against this fan favorite is a case of bad timing. Suffice to say, we fail to see the need to support a show that is not only fresh off a full fourth season pick-up, but has a fifth season virtually guaranteed so that Producer Warner Bros. Television can bring the show’s total number of episodes to that magic syndication number of 100.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: We’re not going to lie, had this poll come out last week, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER would have most definitely gotten our vote in recognition of showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas living up to their promise on delivering a far funnier sixth season. Unfortunately, Monday’s not-so-legendary introduction of Jennifer Morrison as the the latest candidate in Ted’s titular mother search gave credence to the theory that newer isn’t necessarily better.
SMALLVILLE: As much as we were thisclose to voting for SMALLVILLE in appreciation of the surprisingly super way in which showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson have brought us back to the bandwagon with their savvy handling of Lex’s absence coupled with the flurry of iconic new and returning characters that have popped up throughout the show’s 10th and final season, our vote in the end went to…
SUPERNATURAL: The little CW show that admirably continues to deliver fantastic episodes despite virtually zero marketing support from its Network.
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