Justified, Shameless, Sons of Anarchy Faves Highlight Day 4 of TV's Best Bad Boy Bracket

Day 4 of our TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament might have you thinking a better title would be TV’s Ultimate Bad-Ass.

That’s right, today we’ve got Justified‘s Raylan Givens battling Shameless‘ Steve Wilton/Jimmy Lishman, and Sons of Anarchy‘s Jax Teller up against Justified‘s Boyd Crowder.

Every day for the next month, we’ll kick off a new set of matchups in a single-elimination format that will whittle our field of 64 down to one ultimate champ. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

If you’re wondering what criteria we used to pick our players, we cast our net rather wide — including fellas who are dark and a little bit dangerous, truly good guys with naughty, maybe even promiscuous streaks, and actual evildoers who are nevertheless tough to root against. (We also put a cap of two cast members per show for the bracket, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

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.

Now ready, set, vote!




Comments (41)

  • Jax Teller FTW!

    Comment by Jessie – June 28, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, let’s stop this silly tournament now and just give it to him!

      Comment by Melissa – June 28, 2012 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raylan and Jax all the way. I love Boyd but against Jax its a no brainer.

    Comment by Isabelle – June 28, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m disappointed that Brian Kinney didn’t win in the first match up. Ben on Felicity wasn’t a bad boy, he was a slightly cocky, mostly confused man-child. Brian Kinney was dirty, raunchy, break-your-heart sexcicle.

    Comment by Jessica – June 28, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So true. Kinney should have made it to the end.

      Comment by tripoli – June 28, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree 100%!!

      Comment by Stacey – June 29, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • JAX TELLER

    Comment by Megan – June 28, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boyd by far. Jax is such a pansy character

    Comment by AJ – June 28, 2012 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But he has a magnificent backside.

      Comment by MIchael – June 28, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love you Steve/Jimmy, but Raylan Givens wins by 10 miles.

    Comment by Emily – June 28, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First Captain Tightpants vs. Captain Jack, and now Jax vs. Boyd? Are you trying to make my head explode?

    Comment by A.Rae – June 28, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, this poll was like Sophie’s choice! How can you pick between amazing characters on amazing shows?! =) Any who, Jax and Raylan should win!

    Comment by Lizzy – June 28, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raylan & Boyd – I want to see that matchup!

    Comment by Temis – June 28, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Boys from Kentucky win this one for me.

    Comment by Deion – June 28, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a Justified girl all the way, so I am probably a tad biased, but I don’t understand how people can vote for Jax or how he can even be in this contest? He goes beyond being a bad boy to just being a disgusting perpetrator of violence against women. He beat a woman up who wasn’t even trying to fight him! He attacked her when her back was turned and threw her into a mirror and broke her nose! No woman ever deserves that kind of treatment from a man no matter what she’s done. He was a big strong muscley guy, and she was a petite China doll of a girl, and when you prey on those who are weaker than you like that, those who don’t have the ability to fight back, that makes you nothing but a psychopathic bully. People are voting for someone in this contest who commits acts of violence against women, and I’m so ashamed of TVLine for even putting him as an option in this contest.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – June 28, 2012 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They are voting for a fictional character. Not quite the same as supporting a real person who acts in such a manner. I get where you are coming from though. Don’t watch the show so don’t know what kind of character he is.

      Comment by tripoli – June 28, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You do realize that this is a “bad boys” contest, right? That said, I don’t remember Jax doing what you described. When did that happen?

      Comment by wordsmith – June 28, 2012 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • he did this AFTER she held a gun on his wife, child and mother….

      Comment by sheila – June 28, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While I’ve slowly lost my Jax love, thank you for this, I was getting mad reading that comment making it seem like Jax was just beating up some random woman. Of everyone on that show, he’s the one who treats women with the most respect!

        Comment by Stacey – June 29, 2012 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jesus, relax! It’s not like he did that in real life. He did it for a show. IT’S FICTION so take it down a notch, sweety.

      Besided, if we’re going to go there, that “China Doll” of a woman pulled a gun on his wife and mother. So it’s not like she’s this innocent, helpless girl. She’s a bitch and a half.

      That’s part of the show! Look up the girl who plays Ima (forgot her name). Not only is she gorgeous but she is LITERALLY the polar opposite of the girl she plays on the show.

      She’s an avid animal rights activist and a complete sweetheart.

      What does that tell you? The show is FICTION! So just relax and have fun with it. You don’t like the show, flip the channel. Simple as that.

      Comment by Fluffy – July 2, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He beat Ima’s a$$ because she was a hoe that pulled a gun on his mother and his pregnant girl I don’t like when a man hit a woman but I yelled a big who dat at the TV when Jax beat her a$$ and then spit in her face she has had it coming since season 2. Jackson Teller is the man.

    Comment by Santeria – June 28, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s right – I had forgotten about that. Usually, Jax is probably the character most respectful to women in the entire show – in this case, what he did was really to protect the two women he loves most (misguided as it may have been)

      Comment by wordsmith – June 28, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Steve against Raylan? EEK. I mean… at least have them be on the same wavelength.

    Comment by Megan – June 28, 2012 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go charlie hunnam (jax teller) all the best

    Comment by ejaz77 – June 28, 2012 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jack Teller all day! Who can resist a bad boy on a Harley? ;)

    Comment by Lori – June 28, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t watch any of this so I’ve just started picking people based on who I feel is attractive LOL

    Comment by Danielle H – June 28, 2012 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t know the actor who played Jax Teller was named Sons of Anarchy. Kind of bizarre name for a person, especially when you’re on a show by the same name. Perhaps that’s why it’s named as such?

    Comment by Kasper F. Nielsen – June 28, 2012 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Noted!

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – June 28, 2012 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dayumm…you picked 4 guys from 3 of the best shows on TV.

    Comment by TheBeach – June 28, 2012 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo! It has to be Boyd! I’ll be his huckleberry….

    Comment by wooster182 – June 28, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Get off your soapbox. This is a BAD BOYS POLL. And try watching the show. This girl pointed a gun to HIS fiancée and infant baby among others. Along with messing around with another club member who was married. A punch was the LEAST she deserved.

    Comment by Megan – June 28, 2012 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Meant to reply to the post up there. Oops.

      Comment by Megan – June 28, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG i just finsh the first season of justified and its my new fav show
    But because im an Aussie no one i know has see it. So i have been trying to get them to watch. And i get them hooked on so many shows. I have read it only gets better i cant wait for season 2
    Raylan all the way

    Comment by Laura – June 29, 2012 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would have liked this to have Boyd against Raylan, I’m interested to see which one would have won!

    As for Jax, can we replace him with Opie?!

    Comment by Stacey – June 29, 2012 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The bad boys of Justified for sure!!

    Comment by HeatherMc – June 29, 2012 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jax against Boyd? Man, come ON! Those two are final contenders!

    Comment by Ruby – June 29, 2012 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In season 3 he threw the mexicans girlfriend in the mirror because she was going after him and the club when they went to question the mexican. it was the same mexicans gfriend that tara killed when they were holding her and her boss prisoner plus he was out of his mind with grief because of abel

    Comment by wendy – June 29, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Stacey was referring to Season 4 where Jax goes to fool around with Ima and leans in for a kiss but ends up slamming her head against the mirror table, breaking her nose.

      The part in Season 3 where he headbutts Luisa (Salazar’s old lady) was because she was holding a shotgun to Bobby’s head.

      Comment by Fluffy – July 2, 2012 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • charlie all the way!!!

    Comment by Ramsey Munro – July 2, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BTW, I vote for Jax but I’m biased. SOA is my favorite show of all time! I follow it religiously and I own every season, except Season 4 because well… it hasn’t been released yet lol.

    Comment by Fluffy – July 2, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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