Welcome to CarterMatt’s Crime Dynamic Duos 2018! This is the third year in which we’re doing this tournament, which is a way to honor some of the best crime-solvers in all of TV. This tournament runs throughout the month of August, and over the course of it we describe what makes certain pairs the perfect crime-fighting duo while also allowing you to share some of your thoughts on the competition! Each article is accompanied with a description and a poll; the winning duo will advance to the next round leading up to the winner being announced on September 1!
What are the rules of the tournament? Basically, all eligible shows have to still be in the midst of their run on TV as of August 1, and at least one character involved needs to be involved in solving crimes in some capacity. They can be a cop, a private investigator, a federal agent, a lawyer or a high-ranking officer. What matters is that they put plenty of bad people away.
Voting Rules – Vote however often you like! Voting for Round 1 is open until Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Round 2 will begin the following day; the image at the top of the article should explain everything.
In this article, we have a really good battle between two very-different but also very entertaining shows — Lucifer is in one corner, whereas Shades of Blue is firmly in the other. Both have great pairs of crime fighters at the center of them, and what we like about each is that there is a constant sense of internal conflict.
Lucifer and Chloe, Lucifer (#1 seed) – We know that there is a large contingent of Deckerstar ‘shippers out there, but even for those who don’t root for this couple in a romantic sense there is still quite a bit to like about them. Despite Lucifer actually being the devil, they are rather effective at solving crimes together — while having a little bit of fun along the way. They’re smart, savvy, witty, and occasionally will go to surprisingly great lengths to figure out how to resolve cases. Chloe does at times face the challenge of trying to keep Lucifer in line, but that’s also part of the fun. Beyond just that, though, there are some sweet, vulnerable moments between the two that really establish the true heart of the show.
Harlee and Woz, Shades of Blue (#8 seed) – Meanwhile, here we have two characters who are a part of the same team at the NYPD and, often want the same thing. Yet, they are occasionally torn apart by personal interests and the general sense of corruption that exists within the unit. Yet, this season has offered up some opportunities to see them start to get on the same page again thanks to a common enemy over at Intelligence. Their work trying to take them down is far from over and by the end of this season, it could leave all sorts of chaos in its wake.
Let us know which duo you want to see advance in the comments below! Meanwhile, be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook for more news on Lucifer, Shades of Blue, and many of your other favorites!
I can’t see the poll; what do I do? – If you are on mobile, scroll to the bottom of the page and click to view the non-AMP version. If that does not work, give the poll a moment to load! On some mobile browsers, it may take a moment.
How can I vote more than once? – If you are having trouble casting multiple votes, try switching your browser, your device, or visiting the page under private browsing or incognito mode. There should be many handy guides online explaining how to do so if interested.