TV Madness 2018: Hawaii Five-0, Lucifer square off round 2 battle

Welcome to another edition of our third annual TV Madness Tournament! This is a fun annual tradition here at CarterMatt where we have some fun, engaging battles between various shows looking to make it all the way to the final round on March 28.

Above, you can see our full bracket, complete with entries, their seeds, and start/end dates. Once you are within the bracket, the dates listed are when the previous poll ends and the next one begins! We’ve got a great group of shows taking part this year, with some newbies as well as others who have been a part of the tournament every single year. The voting rules are pretty simple — you can vote however often you would like on however many devices that you would like! If you are on mobile and you are having a problem seeing the poll at the bottom of the article for whatever reason, be sure to click to view the non-AMP version of the page at the bottom of the article.

For this round 2 battle, we have a pair of shows that managed to hold on to their favorite status in round 1 — Hawaii Five-0 and Lucifer. Both series won by fairly narrow margins in the first round, though, and that could mean that the battle could be another close shave this time around. When you look at some of the shows they could be up against in round 3 (Law & Order: SVU, Supernatural, NCIS, and Absentia), it is pretty darn clear that there is a tough competitor waiting on the other side.

Now that we’ve set the stage, let’s get to breaking down these entries further. Voting for this round remains open until Friday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Hawaii Five-0 (#1 seed) – There were moments during its round 1 showdown with Wynonna Earp that we felt as though there could be an upset, but Five-0 managed to hold on and score a win to bring it back to the second round. This is when the series was eliminated last year, so will it have a chance this time around to move forward into relatively uncharted territory? Time will tell!

Lucifer (#4 seed) – There is no denying to us that the series did something within the first round that was incredibly impressive. Not only was Lucifer able to move forward into the second round in its very first year of the tournament, but it was able to topple Longmire in the process. This was a show that was in its last year of eligibility, and also one that made it to the final four last year. This is a pretty nice feather for Lucifer to have in its cap.

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