Darren's into March Madness especially because he's a big Illinois fan, which means I just retreat to our room to watch PBS. Now THEY have the kind of bracket I can get behind--Masterpiece Madness.
The four main categories are: Sleuths, Cops, & Justice Seekers; Women of Inferior Birth, Lesser Marriages, and the Working Class; Men Who Toil, Serve, and Ne'er Do Well; and The Peerage, Aristocracy, and Well-to-Do.
Here are my picks so far:
Meeting of the Unknown Heiresses: Amy Dorrit of Little Dorrit (vs Esther Summerson of Bleak House)
Clash of the Dreamers and Schemers: Francis Urquardt of House of Cards (vs Will Ladislaw of Middlemarch)
Battle of the Blond Sidekicks (this was slightly confusing because you weren't voting for the sidekicks themselves but rather the lead detectives who have the blond sidekicks): Robbie Lewis Lewis (vs Kurt Wallender)
Struggle of the Sad Spouses: Mr. Rochester of Jane Eyre (vs Irene Heron of The Forsyte Saga)
So far it hasn't been too heated, but just wait until Lady Violet goes up against Emma Woodhouse or Jane Tennison goes up against Inspector Morse.
If you are a huge dork and want to play too, just "like" PBS on Facebook. Voting on each is open for 24 hours.