Round 1 of Bad Boys Ends With the Men of True Blood, American Horror Story and Vamp Diaries

We’ve come to the end of Round 1 in our TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament, and when the polls finally close, half of our initial combatants will have fallen by the wayside.

Today’s matchups find True Blood‘s Eric Northman up against American Horror Story‘s Tate Langdon, and The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore battling True Blood‘s Russell Edgington.

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!