Whether it’s solving intriguing crimes or debunking conspiracies, here is a list of our favourite crime-fighting duos on TV and the reasons we love them so much.
8. Mystery Road – Detective Jay Swanson + Sergeant Emma James.
A mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station brings a detective and local cop together. He may be tough, but she’s even tougher!
7. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Detective Jack + Phryne Fisher.
Set in 1920s Melbourne, private detective and wealthy aristocrat Phryne Fisher is always on hand to help Detective Jack solve mysterious crimes.
6. Elementary – Sherlock Holmes + Joan Watson.
Elementary, my dear Watson! A great twist on an old classic duo brings Holmes and Watson to a younger audience.
5. The Mentalist – Patrick Jane + Agent Lisbon.
Patrick Jane is very good at reading body language and making deductions. Agent Lisbon is not always so sure about his methods and prefers a different approach. Put them together and there isn’t a crime that gets past them.
4. Broadchurch – DI Alec Hardy + DS Ellie Miller.
Small-town detective meets seasoned investigator in a mystery murder that hits very close to home. These two never give up on catching the killer, even at the cost of their families and wellbeing. David Tennant and Olivia Coleman have respect and camaraderie that translates into a great TV partnership.
3. The X Files – Agent Scully + Agent Mulder.
Scully and Mulder solve unusual crimes and run into conspiracies everywhere they go, whether it’s avoiding abduction by aliens, sinister government groups or capturing nasty serial killers. They are partners that can rely on each other, and it’s one of the most enduring and genuine partnerships in the crime-fighting world.
2. Castle – Richard Castle + NYPD Officer Kate Beckett.
Richard Castle is a crime author doing research for his books and Kate Beckett is an attractive NYPD detective who is tasked with taking him along on her cases. It’s not long before sparks fly.
1..Bones – Dr Brennan and FBI Agent Booth.
Booth + Brennan make an unlikely pair. She is the cool, scientific brain and he is the self-assured FBI agent. They don’t always agree on cases but their chemistry over the 12 seasons is undeniable