Holmes & Watson (& The Other Watson): The Top 10 Most Criminally Sexy TV Detective Duos

The most exciting crimes to see solved are usually crimes of passion, so maybe that’s why so many of our favorite television detective teams seem unable to solve crimes without betraying passion.

  • 8) Laura Holt & Remington Steele from Remington Steele

  • 7) Bones & Booth on Bones

  • 5) Beckett and Castle from Castle

  • 2) Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson from Elementary

  • 1) Stabler and Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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  • 4) Maddie Hayes and David Addison from Moonlighting

  • 9) John Amsterdam and Eva Marquez from New Amsterdam

  • 6) Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles of Rizzoli & Isles

  • 3) Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from Sherlock

What are the clues that you’re looking at a sexy television detective duo?

1) The actors playing the detectives are smoking hot and/or have sway over millions of devoted fans.
2) The characters can’t identify a body without glancing at each other’s bodies.
3) The sexual tension between the two leads could lead their fans to murder…well, not murder…just feelings of general violence.

Add up all this evidence what do get? The Top Ten Most Criminally Sexy Television Detective Duos.

[Photo: Law & Order: SVU, NBC; Elementary, CBS; Sherlock, BBC; Castle, ABC]

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