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, round 2 of the tournament continues, and we’ve got a pair of formidable duos set to face off. Lucifer & Chloe of Lucifer fame are ready to defend both their title and also their status as a top seed, and they’ve got as opponents this time around Gibbs & Sloane of NCIS — despite them being on one of television’s longest-running shows, they are actually a reasonably-new pairing who are still in the getting-to-know-each-other phase. Yet, both of these duos are exceptional at what it is that they do and we’re (of course) quite eager to see what the end results will be!
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 21 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner of this battle will have the difficult task of facing off against one of four different duos: Jamie & Eddie, Sebastian & Gregorio, Reid & JJ, and also Junior & Tani. We’ll get to at least sharing the first wave of some of those results shortly.
You can see the full bracket (including start dates for each individual round) in the graphic at the top of this article.
Lucifer & Chloe, Lucifer (#1 seed) – It’s no shock to our system that television’s favorite devil and the detective have made it to the second round. We’re talking her about the reigning Dynamic Duos champions! We know why viewers love them, in between the sense of humor, the passion for what they do, and then also the romantic undertones that are present there. We love the fact that there is a deeper relationship here beyond just them being partners, but for the sake of this tournament, the top priority is just how successful they are at putting away bad guys — and they are incredible at it. Who knows what season 4 will bring next month?
Lucifer & Chloe are coming off of a blowout win in the first round of the tournament, but we’ve got an inkling this time around that the competition is going to be significantly more challenging…
Gibbs & Sloane, NCIS (#4 seed) – These two may not be partners in the traditional sense, namely in that Sloane doesn’t spend a whole lot of time out in the field — her area of expertise is more profiling, and understanding how criminals think while also taking care of the mental health of the agents. She and Gibbs enter many cases with a great dynamic just because they come at mysteries in different ways. Sometimes, both of them are actually correct in their approach and the best way to solve a case is a compromise.
There are certainly people out there looking to see if Gibbs & Sloane will become something more than what they are; but, for the sake of this tournament, it’s mostly just about seeing if they can advance to the next round! They also defeated their opponent in round 1 in a blowout, which makes things all the more fascinating now…
Now, we turn this over to you
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