13 Crime-Solving Partners We'd Want on Any Important Case

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Who would you want on your side if something terrible happened to your family?

Two detectives who battle personal demons with a laser focus at work? Partners that use handcuffs on the street and in the bedroom?

Those that specialize in the supernatural? An iconic British detective? Or a different version of that same iconic British detective?

Indeed, the television landscape is littered with capable crime-solving duos. But which of these partnerships would you want taking up the case if you really needed one solved? Click, compare and weigh in now!

13 TV Crime-Solving Duos We'd Want to Solve a Relative's Murder
Rust and Marty don't always get along. But they stave off their personal demons by focusing on the professional ones at work.
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Rust and Marty (True Detective)

1. Rust and Marty (True Detective)

Rust and Marty don't always get along. But they stave off their personal demons by focusing on the professional ones at work.

Gus and Shawn (Psych)

2. Gus and Shawn (Psych)

One is sort of a psychic. The other totally cracks us up. We'd trust Shawn and Gus on any case that mean a lot to us.

Tony and Ziva (NCIS)

3. Tony and Ziva (NCIS)

They didn't always work together... but the screen sizzled every time they did! We miss Ziva more and more every week.

Callen and Hanna (NCIS: Los Angeles)

4. Callen and Hanna (NCIS: Los Angeles)

It's safe to say it doesn't get any cooler than Callen and Hanna from NCIS: Los Angeles.

Castle and Beckett (Castle)

5. Castle and Beckett (Castle)

Castle and Beckett stand out for a reason: they click in the bedroom and at the crime scene.

Peralta and Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

6. Peralta and Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Like some kind of food duo Boyle would know better than we do, these two complement each other perfectly.

Jane and Lisbon (The Mentalist)

7. Jane and Lisbon (The Mentalist)

We're fast-forwared very far on The Mentalist. Will Jane and Lisbon continue to make a dynamic team?

Booth and Brennan (Bones)

8. Booth and Brennan (Bones)

The Killers Bs! Booth and Brennan have taken their chemistry beyond the lab and the streets... and into the bedroom!

Dean and Sam (Supernatural)

9. Dean and Sam (Supernatural)

If any kind of Supernatural crime ever hits too close too home, we know who we're calling.

Sherlock and Watson (Sherlock)

10. Sherlock and Watson (Sherlock)

One is only the greatest detective in fictional history. And the other is a war hero.

Sherlock and Joan (Elementary)

11. Sherlock and Joan (Elementary)

Choose your Sherlock, people! The one on CBS or the one on BBC.

Ichabod and Abby (Sleepy Hollow)

12. Ichabod and Abby (Sleepy Hollow)

They have different wardrobes, but the same laser focus on saving mankind from total destruction.

McGarett and Danno (Hawaii Five-0)

13. McGarett and Danno (Hawaii Five-0)

Book em, fellas! McGarett and Danno know how to beat the heat and the bad guys.

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    I absolutely agree with the Psych, Bones, Supernatural, and Sherlock ones. I must however protest Elementary, that show is horrid.


    My favorite team was Tony and Ziva. Now it is Tony and McGee. Brotherly connection !


    Oh - if only - Tony and Ziva - they didn't even have to speak to each other - they were THAT good. They were by far the BEST.


    It can't get any better than Tony and Ziva
    or maybe it can the moment Ziva is back on NCIS!
    TIVA is the perfect dynamic duo!


    Seriously!!! No Neal and Peter from white collar?


    Tony and Ziva! Rare chemistry in every situation! The interactions of them made NCIS so special for me!


    Tony and Ziva all the way! followed by Benson and Stabler.


    Tony and Ziva, hands down!!! I really miss Ziva and her way of reading Tony's mind. I wish CBS would bring her back!


    Oh, Tony and Ziva, for sure! And I miss seeing Ziva more and more every week also.


    Tony and Ziva are my favorite. I also like Castle and Beckett and Ichabod and Abby. I would have also liked to see Mulder and Scully.

    @ Maria

    Mulder and Scully are the best of all time!

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