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Couch Madness Round 2: ‘Payback’ (Group 1)

March 18, 2024 by  

Couch Madness Round 2: ‘Payback’ (Group 1)

In honor of the NCAA tournament season, Give Me My Remote is bringing back our TV-centric bracket, pitting similarly titled episodes against each other: Couch Madness! (Credit for the excellent name goes to fellow reporter Chris Hayner.)

The seeding is simple: rather than quality of the hour, we’re going by air date (with the oldest episode getting the #1 slot and the newest getting #8). With Peak TV, this will not include every single show that has used this title; rather, we picked a selection from what was available.

We’re now up to the second round, which will kick off on Monday, March 18 and end on Friday, March 22. The final face-off will start on Monday, March 25.

First up? “Payback.” And with this title we’re doing something different: There are enough shows for two separate brackets. So keep reading for the first bracket, episode descriptions (from IMDB), and the poll. (For the other episodes competing, check out all the brackets here!)

WHITE COLLAR (8): “When Peter is kidnapped by an old nemesis, Neal must race against time and defy the FBI to save him.”


THE PRACTICE (4): “With the discovery of William Hinks’ body, Bobby is arrested shortly after for his murder. Lindsay is terrified of losing him and raising their child alone, while the DA’s office assigns an extremely aggressive lawyer, willing to pull out all the stops in order to get rid of Bobby once and for all.”

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (3): “Stabler and Benson investigate the murder and castration of a New York cab driver. They discover that the victim had assumed the identity of another man because he himself was wanted by police.”


CSI: MIAMI (7): “New technology on DNA testing reveals that a man convicted of a rape six years back is innocent and he is promptly released. Now a free man, he is eager on pressing charges against the department and the crime lab for his false conviction. Meanwhile, Horatio and his team reopen the case in hope to catch the real rapist. In the morgue, Alexx examines the body of a young woman who died from infections caused by a piece of cloth left inside her after an operation. She is intent on finding the surgeon responsible for this untimely death.”

(If you are having trouble loading the poll, be sure to vote directly here.)

Which shows have your votes?

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