Guys of Lost, Dexter, Walking Dead, Sopranos Enter the Ring in Best Bad Boy Bracket

It’s a disparate group of dudes who headline Round 2, Day 6 of TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament. James ‘Sawyer’ Ford of Lost dukes it out with Dexter Morgan of Dexter, while Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead tries to beat back The Sopranos‘ Tony Soprano.

Every day for the next several weeks, 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 2 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 are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Jamie says:


  2. Velvet says:

    None of the above.

  3. Jamie K says:

    Someone please tell me how Sawyer is beating Dexter. Dexter is a serial killer, you can’t get much more badbo then that!

    • Alex says:

      There’s a difference between bad boy, and psychopath

      • Emily says:

        Sure, but the difference doesn’t matter, not according to the criteria in bold above anyway. I’d rename it “ultimate men who can bend the rules yet stay likable” and call it a day. Dexter certainly qualifies.

    • NoChance says:

      True Dex is a serial killer BUT he only kills other serial killers thus making him kind of a good guy by offing them.

    • gregk says:

      Who seeded these brackets? Ben Linus versus Dexter in the first round? C’mon, ridiculous to see these two that could be finalists in a better draw.

    • Jenny says:

      I honestly don’t know! I was just wondering the same thing myself! Dexter is an awesome bad guy!

  4. Lucy says:

    Sawyer is the best of all bad boys. Stunningly gorgeous, has a heart and is loyal until betrayed. I miss Lost and Mr Holloway.

  5. Mína says:

    Dexter kills people; Sawyer picks flowers.

  6. Juliette says:

    Sawyer and Daryl!!!!!!

  7. Omar Comin says:

    This list sucks! Where’s Marlo Stanfield, Omar Little, Nucky Thompson…idiots.

  8. KAS says:

    Daryl Dixon is beating Tony Sopranos? How does that even make sense?

    Democracy sucks.

  9. Bob Loblaw says:

    Daryl beating Tony Soprano ? Seriously? It’s a joke, right?

    • Nikolas says:

      It just proves this poll is stupid as fanboys are taking over.

    • NoChance says:

      That was my thought too, Bob. Tony killed a former good friend (if you can have friends and be a mob boss) then with the help of Christopher dismembered Ralphie before disposing of the remains all over the county (Ralphie’s head lobbed into rock quarry), ordered the murder of Adriana by Silvio (who’s hands were seemingly clean up until then) – and a few years later killed Christopher. Helluva lot of blood on ol Tony’s hands. Perhaps we should start a list of Tony’s kills.

  10. Steven says:

    I’ve never seen The Walking Dead, but I voted for Daryl Dixon for one reason – vengeance against the SOB that knocked out J.R. Ewing in the first round!

  11. Nat says:

    I guess Sawyer’s more of a classic bad boy when you consider the term, although my vote went to Dexter because he’s a total badass killer yet you end up rooting for him.

  12. Britta Unfiltered says:

    C’mon Daryl, now that Mal is out, I am counting on you to take this thing.

  13. bird says:

    Tony Soprano doesn’t have an ear necklace.

  14. lee says:

    Daryl and Sawyer

    Rednecks 5eva!!!

  15. ginnii68 says:

    Dexter and Tony kill people how much badder can it get

  16. sarah says:

    Really Dexter vs Sawyer..two hot men…ARGH alas I choose Dexter!

  17. Amelia says:


  18. Isabelle says:

    Dexter vs Sawyer? Thats a hard one, I love Sawyer but Dexter is the pciture of badass so I have to go with Dex.

  19. Sareeta says:

    Josh Holloway needs to come back to my TV screen!! I think he would do great on The Walking Dead or Justified. He’s already got the accent down^^

    Daryl is lovable. Tony is a monster. So I went with Daryl.

  20. florence says:

    Dexter is losing? F*ck no! Although I’d say he’s actually a good guy most of the time right? Except for when he’s wrapping people up in plastic, killing them and chopping up their bodies.

  21. Jason says:

    Daryl! Soul surviving badass.

  22. Vanny says:

    I would normally have automatically picked Sawyer, but i only recently started watching Dexter, and love it. So Dexter for me thanks.

  23. AJ says:

    I still maintain hat any bracket that leaves out both Omar Little and Michael Weston is invalid. And Sam Axe too lol

  24. Tim M says:

    No Vic Mackey?

  25. Elisabeth says:

    Where’s today’s poll? I can’t find it.

  26. bihi says:

    I can’t understand how poeple can’t vote for Dexter.

  27. BKS says:

    Dexter offs people like Sawyer (who get away with murder) every other day. Period!

  28. Ibrahim says:

    Sawyer is the best! He is really a bad ass, love his acting and I miss lost tv series it was awesome. Dexter is a sucker don’t even like him