I can’t imagine that something like this hasn’t been done before, but I did a couple of searches and can’t find it, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I propose that we, the denizens of Cafe Society, having in our possession enough pop-culture knowledge and expertise to choke a Gomtuu, are in a unique position to determine once and for all the answer to a question of earth-shattering importance:
What’s, like, the best T.V. ever?
I’ll post some categories, and we can all cast votes. I’ll do the math (others are welcome to check, of course) and in, say, a couple of weeks, I’ll post the winners. Sounds fun?
Here’s the nuts and bolts:
I’ll post a list of categories similar to the Emmy’s, Golden Globes or SAG awards. Anyone who wants to can make a nomination for any or all categories. I’ll tabulate all the nominations off-line, and at a pre-set date, we call the nominations closed and I’ll post the short lists of (say) 6-8 nominees in each category.
The difference between these awards and the annual award shows is that we can draw from the entire history of television. So in terms of, for example, “Best Single Episode, Dramatic Series”, you could have “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” up against “Two Cathedrals”, “Home” and … I don’t know… that episode of Dukes Of Hazard where Roscoe thought that Bo and Luke had drowned. That was pretty good.
Once the nominations are up, we allow two weeks for voting. Again, I’ll tabulate all the votes, and at the end of the period, I’ll announce the winners. Champagne all around, and an after party at Fred Savage’s house.
So tell me, please…
Sound like fun?
Sound like a decent format?
What should the categories be?
How long should the nomination/voting phases be?
Should we vote in the threads, or in secret (voters could send private messages to me. Secret voting could increase the … uh … anticipation, I guess.)