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Our favorite USA Network detectives return this Friday, August 7th as Psych kicks off its 4th season, and Monk begins its 8th and final season!

To get psyched up for these mysteriously funny season premieres, we asked you and your fellow Reelers to nominate your favorite TV detectives of classic and current TV shows.

Below is the list of the Top 10 most nominated detectives. Check out who made the list, then vote for your #1 ultimate favorite TV detective! (Since some of these are paired,each pair counts for a singular fav.)

Shawn & Gus - Psych

Adrian Monk - Monk

Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars

Richard Castle - Castle

Sam & Dean - Supernatural

Bones & Booth - Bones

Patrick Jane - The Mentalist

Holmes & Watson - Sherlock Holmes

Columbo - Columbo

Robert Goren - Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Voting will close Friday afternoon (8/7) and the favorite SideReel detective (or detective duo) will be announced!


| 20:14 EDT, 19 Mar, 2011
Booth and Bones from Bones =)
| 20:08 EST, 07 Dec, 2009
booth and bonespatrick janeveronica mars
| 23:56 EST, 02 Dec, 2009
First Place: Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars!! There is no one else. ;)Second Place: Patrick Jane - The MentalistThird Place: Shawn & Gus - Psych
| 04:59 EST, 21 Nov, 2009
booth and bonesmonk
| 17:41 EDT, 29 Sep, 2009
| 09:54 EDT, 23 Sep, 2009
1.Sam & Dean - Supernatural (they are not actually detectives but i guess they do the job pretty well :) )2.Adrian Monk - Monk (he's just awesome!)
| 21:50 EDT, 17 Aug, 2009
1.Charlie Crews and Dani Reese2.Veronica Mars3.Sam and Dean
| 10:17 EDT, 11 Aug, 2009
If Blood ties were still on it woulda been Vicki n Henry for me
| 10:26 EDT, 08 Aug, 2009
| 09:50 EDT, 08 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars of course! And Sam and Dean shouldn't even be allowed in this sorry... Supernatural isn't really a detective show (the title of the show speaks for itself...!)
| 19:52 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
veronica mars!!! come on she solved her best friends murder, who caused the bus crash, outed a rapist, and solved innumerable other crimes as well. no contest
| 19:31 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
veronica mars.
| 19:15 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
shawn and gus
| 18:51 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
| 17:33 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Sam and Dean from Supernatural all the way!!!! =D
| 17:13 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Sam & Dean - Supernatural
| 17:06 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Shawn & Gus all the way. Hands down. No contest.
| 15:01 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Shawn & Gus - PsychNo competition at all
| 12:59 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
VERONICA MARS! (and Olivia Benson. she should SO be on the list!)
| 12:13 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars
| 11:37 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Castle but 'sigh' no kojak or Dr. Mark Sloan
| 10:34 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
| 09:47 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Gus & Shawn!!!
| 08:29 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Adrian Monk!!!
| 08:14 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Shawn & Gus
| 07:12 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Bones & Booth out-rules them all by a long shot
| 05:41 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
I want to say castle because Nathan Fillion is AMAZING! But I'll have to say Shawn and Gus, People have been saying that Gus shouldn't count because he doesn't help out as much, but it's like with Sherlock and Watson, Watson is there to keep Holms in check, notice things and to bounce ideas off of. So my vote is for Shawn and Gus
| 05:20 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Bones & Booth from "Bones", definitely :D
| 05:12 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Adrian Monk!
| 03:10 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Shawn and his associate Newton 'Filibuster' Goering
| 01:23 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Okay, definitely shawn & gus, in Psych, by the way so psyched about the new season starting later today. With them i have a tie between NCIS cast members, both of these shows are awesome, i dont know what i would do without them. Next comes Monk, the most sickest detective ever alive, and i hate how this is the last season, but its been a long time. After this The Mentalist comes, patrick jane, is pretty sick with his awesome skills <3
| 00:12 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars!!!
| 00:06 EDT, 07 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus!!!!
| 23:30 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
to be honest.. I haven't seen enough of these shows to really make an informed I'm gonna have to go with Sam and Dean.They beat out the few episodes of Bones that I've seen because.. well.. I'm just not really hooked on it, despite the fact that I have a man-crush for David Boreanaz.. so.. the fact that I'm not hooked on the show even after watching most of the first season sends up a huge flag.And I've watched Castle.. but... Nathan Fillion is the only good part of that show for me (will someone please get rid of his daughter.. she's far too... single dimension.. is that the right word? she bugs me)and I suppose I should give Veronica Mars a try.. maybe that'll be next on my list.
| 23:00 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
This is tough! Either Bones and Brennanor Shawn and Gus. Both have great chemistry and comic timing.
| 22:37 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Bones & Booth - Bones
| 21:48 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Booth and Bones...not even a hard decision
| 21:19 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
bones and boothcastle
| 20:57 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
castle definitely
| 20:47 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Sam & Dean - Supernatural
| 18:30 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Man it's so hard to pick. I love the Psych team, Castle, Booth and Bones, and Holmes and Watson (in the BBC series)... guh. Because of my current obsession with Bones, I guess I'll vote for Booth and Bones.
| 16:53 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Sam and Dean!!!
| 16:48 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
bones and booth number 1 amazing
| 16:47 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Veronica MarsWith Dean and Sam at a a close second.
| 16:45 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Sam and Dean--SupernaturalShawn and Gus--Psych Defs. ^^
| 16:13 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars.
| 15:47 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Booth & Bones all the way!
| 15:18 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Its a fact that columbo is the original detective him! So he gets my vote, it scares me how little votes hes got though veronica mars and richard castle get honourable mentions for being awesom!
| 15:16 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
I think including Holmes is unfair but hey its your survey^^. But I'll definitely go for Patrick Jane - Mentalist
| 14:57 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
I vote Sam & Dean from Supernatural :)
| 14:40 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
people why do you keep taking gus in your votes, the reason why gus is there is to show how good shawn is in respect to gus, it is exactly like sherlock holmes where watson was the dimwitted friend that made sherlock seem even smarter. i vote robbert goren
| 14:34 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
definitely booth and bones
| 14:09 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
shawn and gusbooth and bones<3
| 14:01 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
either shawn and gus from psych or patrick jane from the mentalist for first place! but bones and booth are close to being up there!!!
| 13:57 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Cant deside which one, Shawn & Gus - Psych, Veronica Mars, Sam & Dean - Supernatural, Bones & Booth - Bones and Patrick Jane - The Mentalist is on my favorite list.... Veronica, Sam & Dean is on the first place..... but think dean and sam wins my vote, because their just so hot....
| 13:01 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus!! No doubt about it!
| 12:47 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus, Holmes and Watson
| 12:17 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
not sure why Det. Charlie Crews didn't make the list, so.... the winner is Veronica Mars
| 11:58 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
robert goren!!!
| 11:19 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Bones and Booth!!!!!!!!
| 11:04 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars obviously
| 10:28 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
I like Psych and think Shawn is a great detective but I can't vote for psych because Gus is included in that vote (Gus is a funny guy but he is usually only helpful accidentally. It would be like nominating House and his whole team because they sometimes lead him accidentally in the right direction). If we were dealing with literature, Sherlock Holmes would be the hands down winner, but the show does not really live up to the books. I would have to say that it really comes down to Patrick Jane and Veronica Mars. You can't go wrong with either pick. Jane is smarter (although Veronica is no dimwit) and has more tools at his disposal (hypnotism etc), While Veronica is more determined and uses her resources extremely well. They are both equally effective when the situation is personal (Veronica with her friend's murder and Jane with Red John). You can even look at the actors and come up with a no win situation. Kristen Bell has a great personality and seems witty. Simon Baker is polite and extremely intelligent. I have to pick Patrick Jane in the end because if you assigned the same case to just these two characters, without their support staffs, I would have to conclude that Jane will solve it quicker. Either pick is valid though. Patrick Jane.
| 09:11 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
booth and bones!!!!!
| 07:16 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Robbert goren hands down
| 06:19 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Its a toss up between Sam and Dean, and Veronica. I think it has to be Veronica, I miss her!
| 03:22 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Robbert Goren
| 03:20 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Robert Goren
| 03:18 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
bones and booth(i would like to put up the cast for fringe for a nomiation)
| 03:08 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
veronica marsbones and boothpatrick jane
| 02:46 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shaun and Gus all the way. im mean not only do they solve sweet crimes in an original way, (suck on it mentalist) they also make totally awesome 80's references. In closing this show completes my life!
| 02:15 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus, of Psych!
| 01:39 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus-PsychBones & Booth-Bones
| 01:33 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
Shawn and Gus!
| 00:43 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
shawn and gus and booth and bones win hands down ...... the chemistry between the characters is amazing....and it keeps u in the show ..... sam and dean can also be included...but my #1 choice would be shawn and gus
| 00:02 EDT, 06 Aug, 2009
| 23:25 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Veronica mars
| 23:22 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars!!!!!Sam and Dean!!!!!Shawn and Gus!!!!!
| 23:17 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
2 of my fav shows are supernatural and monk so i cant pick between them
| 22:58 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
i vote for shawn, but if i can instead use my vote to negate a vote for patrick jane of the mentalist, i'd like to. i know, i know, its kinda a dick thing to do, but frankly i dont think the show should even be on the air (for several reasons, none of which are the shows concept itself (which is a rip off of Psych), but i find it all 'round (writing, acting, progression, forensics) all poorly done).
| 21:55 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
sam and dean
| 21:14 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars
| 21:11 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
supernatural- sam&dean
| 21:05 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Adrain Monk of course
| 21:04 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Sam & Dean ~ Supernatural!!
| 21:02 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars
| 20:51 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Sam & Dean - Supernatural (I simply love the show)Patrick Jane - The Mentalist (The concept is really good)Adrian Monk - Monk (Acting as an OCD is really difficult and Adrian Monk shows how an OCD will behave in a comical way!! I vote for all the three above
| 20:47 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Shawn & Gus - Psych!
| 20:31 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
| 20:19 EDT, 05 Aug, 2009
Veronica Mars all the way !! =)

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