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Fav Detectives: Vote for your Favorite TV Detectives! - Featured

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Fav Detectives: SideReel's Fav TV Detectives Are...

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!


| Mar 19, 2011 8:14PM EDT
Booth and Bones from Bones =)
| Dec 7, 2009 8:08PM EST
booth and bonespatrick janeveronica mars
| Dec 2, 2009 11:56PM EST
First Place: Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars!! There is no one else. ;)Second Place: Patrick Jane - The MentalistThird Place: Shawn & Gus - Psych
| Nov 21, 2009 4:59AM EST
booth and bonesmonk
| Sep 29, 2009 5:41PM EDT
| Sep 23, 2009 9:54AM EDT
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!)
| Aug 17, 2009 9:50PM EDT
1.Charlie Crews and Dani Reese2.Veronica Mars3.Sam and Dean
| Aug 11, 2009 10:17AM EDT
If Blood ties were still on it woulda been Vicki n Henry for me
| Aug 8, 2009 10:26AM EDT
| Aug 8, 2009 9:50AM EDT
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...!)
| Aug 7, 2009 7:52PM EDT
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
| Aug 7, 2009 7:31PM EDT
veronica mars.
| Aug 7, 2009 7:15PM EDT
shawn and gus
| Aug 7, 2009 6:51PM EDT
| Aug 7, 2009 5:33PM EDT
Sam and Dean from Supernatural all the way!!!! =D
| Aug 7, 2009 5:13PM EDT
Sam & Dean - Supernatural
| Aug 7, 2009 5:06PM EDT
Shawn & Gus all the way. Hands down. No contest.
| Aug 7, 2009 3:01PM EDT
Shawn & Gus - PsychNo competition at all
| Aug 7, 2009 12:59PM EDT
VERONICA MARS! (and Olivia Benson. she should SO be on the list!)
| Aug 7, 2009 12:13PM EDT
Veronica Mars
| Aug 7, 2009 11:37AM EDT
Castle but 'sigh' no kojak or Dr. Mark Sloan
| Aug 7, 2009 10:34AM EDT
| Aug 7, 2009 9:47AM EDT
Gus & Shawn!!!
| Aug 7, 2009 8:29AM EDT
Adrian Monk!!!
| Aug 7, 2009 8:14AM EDT
Shawn & Gus
| Aug 7, 2009 7:12AM EDT
Bones & Booth out-rules them all by a long shot
| Aug 7, 2009 5:41AM EDT
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
| Aug 7, 2009 5:20AM EDT
Bones & Booth from "Bones", definitely :D
| Aug 7, 2009 5:12AM EDT
Adrian Monk!
| Aug 7, 2009 3:10AM EDT
Shawn and his associate Newton 'Filibuster' Goering
| Aug 7, 2009 1:23AM EDT
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
| Aug 7, 2009 12:12AM EDT
Veronica Mars!!!
| Aug 7, 2009 12:06AM EDT
Shawn and Gus!!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 11:30PM EDT
to be honest.. I haven't seen enough of these shows to really make an informed decision.so 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.
| Aug 6, 2009 11:00PM EDT
This is tough! Either Bones and Brennanor Shawn and Gus. Both have great chemistry and comic timing.
| Aug 6, 2009 10:37PM EDT
Bones & Booth - Bones
| Aug 6, 2009 9:48PM EDT
Booth and Bones...not even a hard decision
| Aug 6, 2009 9:19PM EDT
bones and boothcastle
| Aug 6, 2009 8:57PM EDT
castle definitely
| Aug 6, 2009 8:47PM EDT
Sam & Dean - Supernatural
| Aug 6, 2009 6:30PM EDT
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.
| Aug 6, 2009 4:53PM EDT
Sam and Dean!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 4:48PM EDT
bones and booth number 1 amazing
| Aug 6, 2009 4:47PM EDT
Veronica MarsWith Dean and Sam at a a close second.
| Aug 6, 2009 4:45PM EDT
Sam and Dean--SupernaturalShawn and Gus--Psych Defs. ^^
| Aug 6, 2009 4:13PM EDT
Veronica Mars.
| Aug 6, 2009 3:47PM EDT
Booth & Bones all the way!
| Aug 6, 2009 3:18PM EDT
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!
| Aug 6, 2009 3:16PM EDT
I think including Holmes is unfair but hey its your survey^^. But I'll definitely go for Patrick Jane - Mentalist
| Aug 6, 2009 2:57PM EDT
I vote Sam & Dean from Supernatural :)
| Aug 6, 2009 2:40PM EDT
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
| Aug 6, 2009 2:34PM EDT
definitely booth and bones
| Aug 6, 2009 2:09PM EDT
shawn and gusbooth and bones<3
| Aug 6, 2009 2:01PM EDT
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!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 1:57PM EDT
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....
| Aug 6, 2009 1:01PM EDT
Shawn and Gus!! No doubt about it!
| Aug 6, 2009 12:47PM EDT
Shawn and Gus, Holmes and Watson
| Aug 6, 2009 12:17PM EDT
not sure why Det. Charlie Crews didn't make the list, so.... the winner is Veronica Mars
| Aug 6, 2009 11:58AM EDT
robert goren!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 11:19AM EDT
Bones and Booth!!!!!!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 11:04AM EDT
Veronica Mars obviously
| Aug 6, 2009 10:28AM EDT
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.
| Aug 6, 2009 9:11AM EDT
booth and bones!!!!!
| Aug 6, 2009 7:16AM EDT
Robbert goren hands down
| Aug 6, 2009 6:19AM EDT
Its a toss up between Sam and Dean, and Veronica. I think it has to be Veronica, I miss her!
| Aug 6, 2009 3:22AM EDT
Robbert Goren
| Aug 6, 2009 3:20AM EDT
Robert Goren
| Aug 6, 2009 3:18AM EDT
bones and booth(i would like to put up the cast for fringe for a nomiation)
| Aug 6, 2009 3:08AM EDT
veronica marsbones and boothpatrick jane
| Aug 6, 2009 2:46AM EDT
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!
| Aug 6, 2009 2:15AM EDT
Shawn and Gus, of Psych!
| Aug 6, 2009 1:39AM EDT
Shawn and Gus-PsychBones & Booth-Bones
| Aug 6, 2009 1:33AM EDT
Shawn and Gus!
| Aug 6, 2009 12:43AM EDT
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
| Aug 6, 2009 12:02AM EDT
| Aug 5, 2009 11:25PM EDT
Veronica mars
| Aug 5, 2009 11:22PM EDT
Veronica Mars!!!!!Sam and Dean!!!!!Shawn and Gus!!!!!
| Aug 5, 2009 11:17PM EDT
2 of my fav shows are supernatural and monk so i cant pick between them
| Aug 5, 2009 10:58PM EDT
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).
| Aug 5, 2009 9:55PM EDT
sam and dean
| Aug 5, 2009 9:14PM EDT
Veronica Mars
| Aug 5, 2009 9:11PM EDT
supernatural- sam&dean
| Aug 5, 2009 9:05PM EDT
Adrain Monk of course
| Aug 5, 2009 9:04PM EDT
Sam & Dean ~ Supernatural!!
| Aug 5, 2009 9:02PM EDT
Veronica Mars
| Aug 5, 2009 8:51PM EDT
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
| Aug 5, 2009 8:47PM EDT
Shawn & Gus - Psych!
| Aug 5, 2009 8:31PM EDT
| Aug 5, 2009 8:19PM EDT
Veronica Mars all the way !! =)

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