Blindspot (Jane & Weller) vs. Better Call Saul (Jimmy & Kim) – Crime Dynamic Duos 2019
Welcome to CarterMatt’s Crime Dynamic Duos for 2019! The goal for this tournament is pretty easy to explain: Recognizing some of the best crimefighters in all of television. The word “crimefighter” can at times have a loose interpretation, but for the sake of this tournament we’re referring to it mostly as cops, lawyers, or investigators who do their best to take down some pretty-bad people and fight to help others. They’re the sort of characters you typically admire, and they have an aspirational quality to them along with them being entertaining.
In this battle, the second one of the day, we’ve got a case of cops versus lawyers — or, should we say people with ties to the FBI in Jane & Weller of Blindspot versus people in Jimmy & Kim from Better Call Saul with some ties to the letter of the law. The definition of what makes a cop and what makes a lawyer are certainly changing, and maybe you do consider some of these characters to be proof-positive of that very thing one way or another.
If you’ve been around for past editions of Crime Dynamic Duos, then you know a thing or two about how this works — at the bottom of this article is a poll to vote for who you want to see advance! One duo will, and at the end of the month, we’ll officially crown the champion in all of their glory.
How voting works – Vote however often you would like! (Technical instructions for multiple voting can be found right above the poll.) We will keep this poll open until Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner here is going to face a tough challenge — after all, they are going to need to battle one of the best cop-show duos out there in Kensi and Deeks from NCIS: Los Angeles, or one of the best comedy cop duos in Jake & Amy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
You can see the full bracket (including start dates for each individual round) in the graphic at the top of this article.
Jane & Weller, Blindspot (#4 seed) – Has there been a duo who has gone through more in just four seasons? If there is, we’ve got a rather hard time picturing them. Jeller started out the series complete strangers and in that time, they’ve had to learn to trust each other, care about each other, and also eventually found a way to fall in love. Then, we’ve dealt with the Remi saga, near-death experiences, and so much more.
In terms of both their love story and their partnership, it feels clear that there have been a lot of different bumps in the road. Yet, they’ve found a way through those and beyond just that, also found a way to continue to take on a lot of different threats that stand in the way of our country being safe. They’ve been able to do it all, and there is so much more left for them to tackle.
Jimmy & Kim, Better Call Saul (#5 seed) – The majority of the people in this tournament are crime-fighters, and we do think that there is a universe out there where Jimmy could’ve wandered to the light and been a really good defense attorney for people who really needed them. Yet, he’s veering more in the direction of just helping really terrible people finding a way to get away with their crimes.
So with this description in mind, why even put Jimmy and Kim in the tournament this year? Well, a big part of that has to do with our sentiment that Jimmy, at his very best, was when he was working with Kim. These two have electric chemistry and beyond that, were capable of so much good together in the ultimate Breaking Bad universe sliding-doors sort of moment.