React to These TV Shows Set in the South and We'll Guess Which State You Live In

By: Emily Maggrett

React to These TV Shows Set in the South and We'll Guess Which State You Live In
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About This Quiz

Could a Texan possibly prefer "Nashville" to "Friday Night Lights"? Does liking "CSI: Miami" better than "The Walking Dead" mean you're not a true Georgian? If you're totally obsessed with "The Vampire Diaries" and "Criminal Minds," should you just go ahead and move to Virginia?

In this quiz, we're asking all those questions and more, in celebration of all the truly great TV shows that have been set below the Mason-Dixon line. Over the years, the South has provided Hollywood writers with a variety of intriguing settings, from the gritty, mysterious Louisiana depicted in David Simon's "Treme" to the classic North Carolina charm embodied by "The Andy Griffith Show." Plus, we haven't even mentioned all the fantastic female-led Southern comedies, such as "Designing Women," "Hart of Dixie" and "Jane the Virgin."

We're curious about which Southern programming really rings your bell. Are you a "Golden Girls" kind of gal, or do you prefer the more cerebral comedy of "Atlanta"? We suspect that your taste in TV might reveal the state that you're currently living in. Want to prove that loving "Justified" and "Outsiders" doesn't mean you live in Kentucky? Stop binge-watching "One Tree Hill" and come play this quiz!

Who's your favorite Southern TV hunk?
Wade Kinsella from "Hart of Dixie"
Tim Riggins from "Friday Night Lights"
Sonny Crockett from "Miami Vice"
Eric Northman from "True Blood"

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You can take a day trip to any fictional small town you'd like. Which one would you choose?
Mayberry, NC
Arlen, TX
Clinton Corners, GA
Bon Temps, LA

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Would you rather hang out with "The Golden Girls" or the gals from "Designing Women"?
"Designing Women." I love Julia Sugarbaker!
Can I hang out with the cast of the new "Dynasty" instead?
"Golden Girls." I'm obsessed with chilling on the lanai.
I'd rather chill with the "One Tree Hill" crew.

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In your opinion, who has better hair: Connie Britton in "Nashville" or Timothy Olyphant in "Justified"?
Good grief, that's too hard of a choice!
Connie Britton, obviously?
Timothy Olyphant, of course!
Tim's hair is good, but Connie's is epic.

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What's the most iconic Southern character accessory of all time?
Daisy Duke's short-shorts
Tim Riggins' flannel shirts
Everyone's manicures on "Claws"
Carl Grimes' cowboy hat

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You want to honeymoon at a Southern resort. Where will you be going?
The Bluebell B & B from "Hart of Dixie"
The Shady Rest Hotel from "Petticoat Junction"
The Rayburn House hotel from "Bloodline"
The Blue Cat Hotel and Bar from "Ozark"

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Let's say you're kicking back with your grandma. Which of these shows will be fun for both of you to watch?
"The Beverly Hillbillies"
"Matlock"
"Jane the Virgin"
"Mama's Family"

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You're sick in bed with a cold. Which Southern soap do you plan on binging?
"Nashville"
"Dallas"
"Greenleaf"
"The Originals"

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Which fictional Southern dad do you wish was your real dad?
Dr. Brick Breeland from "Hart of Dixie"
Hank Hill from "King of the Hill"
Dr. Harry Weston from "Empty Nest"
John Walton Sr. from "The Waltons"

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In a perfect world, which of these canceled country-fried TV shows would you reboot?
"Reckless"
"Faking It"
"The Finder"
"Treme"

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Would you rather be mothered by Brett Butler from "Grace Under Fire" or Reba McEntire from "Reba"?
Brett Butler
Reba McEntire
Dorothy Zbornak
How about Marianne from "True Blood"?

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Movies and TV shows set in the South are notorious for featuring actors with fake, corny Southern accents. In your opinion, which of these actors has the worst Southern accent?
Nicolas Cage in "Con Air"
James Van Der Beek in "Varsity Blues"
Keanu Reeves in "The Devil's Advocate"
Anna Paquin in "True Blood"

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Which show's wardrobe department would you love to raid?
"Z: The Beginning of Everything"
"G.C.B."
"The Real Housewives of Miami"
"The Vampire Diaries"

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If you could solve mysteries with one of these show's crime-fighting teams, which one would you choose?
"Criminal Minds"
"Walker, Texas Ranger"
"CSI: Miami"
"True Detective"

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Of all these Emmy-nominated Southern programs, which one had the best cinematography?
"Jane the Virgin"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Bloodline"
"True Detective"

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If you could live in any Southern TV show's mansion, which one would you choose?
Lavon Hayes' plantation on "Hart of Dixie"
Any of the homes from "Dallas"
Christian Troy's apartment from "Nip/Tuck"
The gorgeous villa from "Designing Women"

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Which of these Southern leading ladies would you like to take out on the town?
Rachel Bilson
Minka Kelly
Linda Cardellini
Deborah Ann Woll

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Let's say you can go on a date to any fictional Southern restaurant you want! Where will you be going?
The Rammer-Jammer
Alamo Freeze
The Pie Hole
Merlotte's Bar and Grill

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Pop quiz! Which of these Southern expressions are you most likely to use?
"I'm as busy as a one-legged cat in a sandbox."
"You're lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut."
"That dog won't hunt."
"She's so stuck up, she'd drown in a rainstorm."

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In your opinion, which of these shows has the most memorable theme song?
"The Andy Griffith Show"
"King of the Hill"
"Golden Girls"
"Dukes of Hazzard"

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Which Southern TV wildcat would you want by your side in a cat fight?
Zelda Fitzgerald from "Z: The Beginning of Everything"
Lucy Ewing from "Dallas"
Polly Marks from "Claws"
Sookie Stackhouse from "True Blood"

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Who's your favorite Matthew McConaughey character?
Jake Tyler Brigance from "A Time to Kill"
Roy McDaniel from "Eastbound and Down"
David Wooderson from "Dazed and Confused"
Rustin Cohle from "True Detective"

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You're putting together a squad! Which Southern belle have you got to have on it?
Lemon Breeland
Peggy Hill
Desna Simms
Pam Swynford De Beaufort

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What's your favorite Southern dish?
Fried chicken
Barbecue brisket
Key lime pie
Gumbo

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Which Southern TV show do you totally hate?
"Young Sheldon"
"Nashville Star"
"Walker, Texas Ranger"
"Flipper"

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Southern TV shows have yielded some of the most exciting villains ever! Which one of these nefarious characters makes your blood boil?
Joe from "The Walking Dead"
Danny Rayburn from "Bloodline"
The Carver from "Nip/Tuck"
King Russell from "True Blood"

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What's the scariest Southern show?
"The Walking Dead"
"Preacher"
"Nip/Tuck"
"True Detective"

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Who's the best Southern TV aunt of all time?
Aunt Bea from "The Andy Griffith Show"
Aunt Fran Crowley from "Mama's Family"
Aunt Dolly from "Hanna Montana"
Jenna from "The Vampire Diaries"

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You need to get your tonsils out. Which Southern doctor do you trust to get the job done?
Dr. Zoe Hart from "Hart of Dixie"
Bones from the original "Star Trek"
Christian Troy from "Nip/Tuck"
Dr. Richard Kimble from "The Fugitive"

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Which of these quotes makes you laugh the most?
"I am a Southern woman. My methods of warfare are purely psychological."
"What's The Scarlet Letter about, Tim?" "Well, it's about a girl named Scarlet, obviously ... "
“I’ve been having a good time, and there wasn’t even a man in the room.”
"Portland, Oregon? I've played in Portland before, nice folks. But you know they clap on the one and three?"

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