March BADness

March BADness: Empire, One Tree Hill, OITNB and B&B Villains Suit Up!

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 Lucious Lyon from Empire versus Dan Scott of One Tree Hill, and Yvonne ‘Vee’ Parker’ from Orange Is the New Black against Evil Nurse Sheila of The Young and the Restless/The Bold and the Beautiful fame.

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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13 Comments
  1. Nicole Walker says:

    No fair pitting Dan vs Lucious this early. Dan gives Lucious a serious run for his money.

    Props to including Nurse Sheila in the vote. Crazy lady deserves the acknowledgement.

  2. Linda says:

    How could you put Lucious up against Dan?

  3. Wordsmith says:

    This whole upper right quadrant seems to pale in comparison to the others, which include serial killers, mass murdering tyrants, super villains and the literal devil.

  4. matty says:

    nobody is more evil than Sheila! That woman was psychotic! The only soap character that might be more evil than Sheila is Helena Cassadine.

    • Phil says:

      Annie Dutton ob GL! Kristen Dimera?!

    • Dove says:

      Clearly, the people voting in the polls are NOT long term watchers of Y&R and Bold and Beautiful. Otherwise, Sheila definitely would have won for being the most evil. Sheila would have ran that prison and knocked off Vee within week one of her stay…before escaping WITHOUT any repercussions!

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    Dan Scott vs. Lucious Lyon is a tough one.

  6. Sara says:

    I have yet to see one poll in which I’ve watched both shows (& considering the amount of TV I watch, I’m relieved lol). Anyone else?..I just view results, so it’s very boring to me compared to previous TVLine polls

  7. Joey says:

    Vee has to win her matchup. I just recently rewatched OitNB, and I distinctly remember after almost every season two episode, just sitting there, thinking, “This woman is terrifies me.”

  8. Ben says:

    How can Lucious be losing!!

    • Anna says:

      Because Dan Scott looked his brother in the eye and shot him in cold blood. And then turned around, walked out of the building, and blamed it on a depressed teen who had just committed suicide in the same building, leaving the teen’s poor mother to not just grieve his death, but to believe that her deceased son was also a murderer. Dan Scott was pretty evil.

  9. Mary says:

    Dan killed his brother, that’s pretty bad.