March BADness

March BADness: Bates Motel, Nip/Tuck, Twin Peaks, Profiler Enter the Fray!

TV, TV, on the wall… who’s the baddest of them all?

That’s the question at the heart of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, a brutal scrum among the most violent, scheming, bitchy, low-down dirty characters ever to grace the small screen.

Love to hate ’em or just plain love ’em, there’s no denying these 64 filthy mcnasties have left an indelible mark on the TV landscape. But treacherous as they are, they’re not about to share their glory.

That’s where you come in. From now through the end of the month, we’ll be putting up two posts per day asking you to winnow down the field to one ultimate villain. So do the dirty deed by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 48 hours), then hitting the comments to justify your picks.

Our latest matchups include Bates Motel‘s Norman against Nip/Tuck‘s The Carver, and Killer Bob from Twin Peaks against Jack of All Trades from Profiler.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and keep coming back to TVLine over the next two weeks to see how March BADness plays out. Now ready, set, vote!


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19 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    Profiler was such an underrated show and got totally overshadowed by Millennium.

  2. Hellas13 says:

    The Carver is losing. Must be people that have been watching TV for like 5 years.

  3. Mak says:

    I remember the Carver he was creepy but Norman Bates wins for me. With the carver you knew what you were getting with him but Norman is a whole other level of terror..his eerie calm demeanor is so haunting, he seems so well adjusted one moment & the next he’s choking someone..I’m just so scared for Norma right now!

  4. Scott21 says:

    By the way nip/tuck is cole turner from charmed gonna be on this poll?

    • Steven says:

      I had looked at the full Brackett and no Cole. Or the Source for that matter. I think Billie could win the whole thing. That girl was just awful.

  5. Eran says:

    Those of you who weren’t around for Twin Peaks’s original run won’t appreciate what it was like, essentially teaching yourself to wash your hair with your eyes open because you were THAT terrified of Bob (I must have been 11 or 12 at the time.) Nothing on television, for me, has ever come close to being anywhere near as scarring as the character of Bob.

    • Tim says:

      I agree—especially for network tv. The scene where we discover who killed Laura Palmer is terrifying.

      • Eran says:

        Same goes for the *other actor* involved in that storyline revelation (trying to be non-spoilery). Even in comedic roles, he’s ruined for me. Guess it’s testimony to the strength of his performance.

  6. egor says:

    Norman is beyond scary, mysterious, intelligent, and perverted. No conscience.

  7. Dedicated Fannibal says:

    Where the fudge is Dr. HANNIBAL LECTER? because when that mofo shows upp all other contenders don’t stand a chance