Welcome to CarterMatt’s Crime Dynamic Duos for 2019! The goal for this tournament is pretty easy to explain: Recognizing some of the best crime fighters 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.
Within this piece, the second round continues with some titans within the world of taking down bad people. Donna & Harvey of Suits are present after working their way through a hard-fought round 1 battle (Bishop & Torres were no slouch!), and they’re facing off next against Sam & Callen from NCIS: Los Angeles, who managed to come back for a victory against Shawn & Gus from Psych. Both now have a chance to make it to the final eight this year but, in the end, only one will.
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 Friday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. The winner here will be facing off against either Halstead & Upton from Chicago PD or Steven & Danny from Hawaii Five-0 — the battle between those two has already kicked off, and both are trying to show how formidable they are.
You can see the full bracket (including start dates for each individual round) in the graphic at the top of this article.
Donna & Harvey, Suits (#6 seed) – We don’t think that it comes as some sort of jaw-dropping shock to all of the internet that Donna & Harvey have fans, but what’s so interesting about this particular tournament is that it’s about effectiveness and problem-solving more so than romance. This is a celebration of what characters like Donna & Harvey do as colleagues, and what they do is pretty darn impressive. They aren’t afraid of backing down from any fight and while they’re not cops, they can facilitate the destruction of many bad people.
From the start, the appeal of Donna & Harvey has been that the two of them, through thick and thin, find a way to make each other better. Without Donna, Harvey wouldn’t have any real sense of stability. Without Harvey, meanwhile, Donna wouldn’t have someone to enact some of her ideas and make sure she gets what she deserves.
Sam & Callen, NCIS: Los Angeles (#2 seed) – The partnership of Sam & Callen has been steady from the onset of this show, and it’s crazy to think how long they’ve been together! They’ve been at this for a solid decade now, taking on the likes of terrorists and international criminals with determination, undercover skills, and also street-smarts. They can joke around with each other but when the chips are down they’re ready to put everything on the table for the sake of ensuring that all of the city is safe.
Without Sam & Callen, you could argue that there’d be no solid foundation for the rest of the series. They were the anchors for the show from the jump and now, you have to hope they’ll continue to be around for some time.
Now, we turn this over to you
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