Sunday, February 7, 2016
SUNDAY SEVEN: TV PARTNERS
The X-Files is back. Yay! Scully and Mulder have returned and they are, by far, one of my favorite TV partnerships. They complement each other and despite being one of my OTP which means I am a tad bias, without one another they wouldn’t have cracked so many X-Files cases. Here are seven of my other favorite TV partners. What are yours?
Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and Burton ‘Gus’ Guster (Dule Hill) have the best bromance ever. Best friends since they were kids, Gus helps balance out Shawn’s antics. On occasion he even willingly joins in. They are both hilarious and let’s face it Gus gets the best nicknames and code names. My favorites are probably Felicia Fancybottom, and Mission Figgs.
Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles:
Rizzoli and Isles
Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander) are complete opposites. Despite that, they work well together even when they aren’t solving murders. I know that they would both do anything for one another. They are kind of awesome besties. Also Maura has amazing fashion tastes.
Pete Latimer/Myka Bering:
Another pair of opposites, Pete (Eddie McClintock) isn’t exactly one for the rules while Myka (Joann Kelly) is more serious and has a killer photographic memory. They both can be awkward and a bit odd, but their relationship and partnership work. Of course in the end they have finally become the PTO we were all hoping for and wishing, but throughout most of the show they had an amazing platonic partnership. They were friends, not lovers and I loved their straight woman/goofy man shtick.
John Reese/Harold Finch:
Person of Interest
When Finch (Michael Emerson) found Reese (Jim Caviezel), John was almost at rock bottom. A former assassin he had sort of lost his way, which makes a little sense once you know his back story. Harold wasn’t doing so well either. They saved each other. They bring the best out in one another. They are family. I cannot wait until Season 5.
Sherlock Holmes/John Watson:
There have been many incarnations of the famous duo, but love the one portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They feed off of each other, push each others buttons, but they also keep each other rooted somehow. In a weird way I think they both understand one another, though they would never admit that to themselves let alone one another. Even when John and Sherlock want to kill one another, they realize how much they care about their other half. They’d be lost without their bromance. Plus they are great at solving puzzling mysteries, so there is that.
James T Kirk/Spock:
Speaking of another bromance how could I not mention Kirk and Spock. Again, they are opposites but it works. While they may not always agree or understand each others quirks, they respect one another which is vital. It was a reluctant partnership that became a priceless friendship. We watched them grow into the best of friends, even more so in the cinematic series. I gotta include them even though technically they don’t solve crimes or anything. Exploration counts.
Benton Fraser/Raymond Vecchio:
I realize that most of my partner picks are exact opposites. Such is also the case for Benton (Paul Gross) and Ray (David Marciano). Benton is an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but finds himself solving crimes in Chicago along with Benton’s deaf white wolfdog, Diefenbaker. They are an odd couple, and play off the Canadian and American stereotypes constantly. They also have different methods with solving crimes, but it works. Plus they were hilarious. I kinda loved Due South growing up.
David Starsky/Kenneth Hitchison (Starsky and Hutch), Neal Caffrey/Peter Burke (White Collar), and Mary Beth Lacey/Chris Cagney (Cagney and Lacey)