'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Quarterfinals Begin: Castle's Castle vs. Hawaii Five-0's McGarrett!

We’ve reached the Quarterfinals of our Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, which means our original field of 64 crime-fighting dreamboats has been whittled down to eight. Of course, with great hotness (in the remaining combatants) comes great heartache (for you, the voters). And today’s matchup — between a pair of smoldering timeslot competitors — is no exception.

Will it be Richard Catle, titular hero of ABC’s Castle, or Steve McGarrett, from CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 reboot? The choice in front of you may cause you to curl up in the emotional fetal position, but it’s your duty as a TV-loving citizen to vote in the poll below, then alert your friends and neighbors to do the same! As part of our single-elimination competition, only four law-enforcing hunks will advance to the semifinals.

Every afternoon over the next week, we’ll launch another set of face-offs that will test the strength of your respective character crushes. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Quarterfinals voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

Eventually, our battle will boil down to a finale that pits the ultimate old-school crime-fighter against the ultimate modern-day hero. (Their female counterparts will have their later this month.)

Oh, and if you’re interested in the match-ups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

On your mark, get set, vote!

Comments (477)

  • Steve all the way! Castle doesn’t even come close …

    Comment by katc – November 15, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett deserves the win. He is not going to play a vampire forever on ML. Get on with you life crazy and delusional fans. Castle fans have nothing better to do with their lives. Actors need to work on a show to make a living and move on with their lives. Steve McGarrett will always get my full support every time.

    Comment by Wendy – November 15, 2011 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tough call both men are FINE but Nathan Fillion seems to have a much more mentally stable fan base. Firefly fans don’t give a hoot that he moved on with Castle while the Moonlight fans seem to think Alex O’Loughlin wronged them somehow. I doubt the poor guy wanted his show to get cancelled. I feel sorry for him having to deal with these freaks, he seems pretty cool

    Comment by Holli – November 15, 2011 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let the best ones win , and the losers accept the result with respect and dignity. No need to bad mouth anyone because you r losing. Please.

    Comment by Paula – November 15, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy crap i didn’t even realize until just now that Steve McGarrett and Mick St. John are played by the same guy. Doesn’t even look like the same dude. He really got ripped! Gotta vote McGarrett on this one. He was sexy then and even sexier now. Yummy!!!

    Comment by Gina – November 15, 2011 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this poll has made for a very interesting debate among me and my female coworkers. Steve won by a landslide but here it looks like he’s going to lose.. Oh well we’ll get ‘em next time.

    Comment by Lisa – November 15, 2011 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HHHMMMM! Wonder why?

      Comment by Pondering your comment – November 15, 2011 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eh, came here to vote for Nate and he already won.. fast like a freak, I am

    Comment by shark – November 16, 2011 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by JOBETH – November 16, 2011 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bummer! I am late !
    But Nathan won! Happy Dance !

    Comment by Michelle – November 16, 2011 10:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • alex.alex.alex in every way.. hes way hotter than nathan..sorry nathan

    Comment by sharee – November 17, 2011 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle?? Seriously? Do you people have eyes?!?

    Comment by Tesse – November 18, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are you people insane? Have you SEEN Alex O’Loughlin? Lol!

    Comment by eviltwit – November 20, 2011 02:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by aris ochoa – November 20, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stargazermaven:Alex hands down!

    Comment by Stargazermaven – December 1, 2011 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Monique Flanagan – November 15, 2012 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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