The CW’s fifteenth anniversary is simply days away, that means that our March Insanity-style bracket match — which was launched to commemorate the milestone — is quick approaching its grand finale.
Certainly, it’s time for the Closing 4 spherical, wherein Arrow units its sights on Supernatural‘s Winchester bros, and Smallville hopes to leap The Vampire Diaries in a single certain. Who will make it to the very remaining spherical?
Earlier than we invite you to forged your newest votes, beneath the present bracket are a couple of phrases about why every of those Closing 4 opponents, alphabetically ordered, should advance to the finals — if not additionally go on to win the entire shebang.
ARROW | Sure, it spawned the Arrowverse and (so far) greater than 30 complete seasons of superheroic tv, successfully rebranding The CW throughout its run. However Arrow additionally hit the bull’s-eye by delivering a extra critical, grittier spin on what to this point had been bright-n-shiny TV superhero tales. Its success not solely introduced The CW buzz, however opened the doorways for a monsoon of superhero/comedian diversifications elsewhere.
SMALLVILLE | Years after TV’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman wrapped its run and years earlier than Superman would return to the massive display, this mild-mannered YA drama (which debuted on The WB) targeted on the the hero’s grounded, “no flights no tights” beginnings, whereas additionally properly mining the comics’ wealthy historical past. Briefly, ‘Smallville’ walked in order that Oliver Queen & Co. may sooner or later run.
SUPERNATURAL | Because the longest working CW present – 15 seasons (and perhaps a prequel?)! — Supernatural may win this bracket primarily based on simply longevity. However you don’t keep on the air for a decade and a half with out creativity, ardour and somewhat little bit of magic. Over its historic run, the sequence wowed with imaginative episodes (“The French Mistake,” “Scoobynatural,” to call a couple of) and introduced followers to tears by means of the emotional bonds between Dean, Sam, Castiel et al.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES | Like recent blood to an undead hottie, The Vampire Diaries was an addictive deal with for a lot of the 2010s — and even right now, as new viewers nonetheless discover themselves drawn to Mystic Falls on Netflix. No matter whether or not you have been Staff #Delena or #Stelena, we are able to all agree that this angsty Kevin Williamson drama with a killer supernatural hook additionally performed a key position in defining The CW’s identification as a community.
Which of the above ought to advance to the finals — Arrow, or Supernatural? The Vampire Diaries, or Smallville? Weigh in through our polls under (outcomes are hidden; ballot closes after 24 hours), after which hit the feedback to speak up your alternative!
VOTE FOR ARROW VS. SUPERNATURAL!
VOTE FOR SMALLVILLE VS. VAMPIRE DIARIES!