Yeah, yeah, he's in modern day New York and his Watson's a woman, but is there a better consultant for your buck than the seemingly omniscient detective? Our users' deductive reasoning says no.
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Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), White Collar
Neal is not only proof that it's good to be a little bad (what else do you expect from a con artist working with the FBI?), but that sartorial style goes a long way in crime-solving.
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Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), Hawaii Five-0
While we're sure viewers love it when he takes his shirt off, true Five-0 fans tune in because they know that McGarrett will always get his guy — by whatever (sometimes questionable) means necessary.
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Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), Criminal Minds
In many ways, Hotch is the perfect leader of crime-fighting squad: no-nonsense, composed and hard-working. Plus: He has his own theme song.
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Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), The Mentalist
Equal parts prankster and brilliant observer, Jane always knows how to crack the case while also having a little bit of fun. Though we're hopeful he'll eventually land his "white whale" (aka Red John), our users are enjoying the chase.
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Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), Rizzoli & Isles
Social ineptitude aside, Maura isn't your average medical examiner. She's got brains, beauty and… designer duds. What else do you need when examining dead bodies? And judging by her offers to Jane, at least we know Maura's willing to share her topline collection.
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Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), Supernatural
Although he's recently been busy fighting his on-screen brother as much as Leviathans, the sharp-tongued Dean seems to be able to overcome any obstacle — even Purgatory! — in his quest to rid the world of demons.
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Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Law & Order: SVU
When it comes to toughness and empathy, Benson's got everyone beat. And while we miss her partnership with Stabler, one good thing to come out of his departure is the focus on the SVU vet, whom our users clearly still believe in.
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Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), NCIS
Always ready with a one-liner, Tony continues to bring a bit of levity to his crime-solving on TV's most-watched drama. But when it comes to busting bad guys (or opening up to co-worker Ziva), our users believe DiNozzo's skills are no laughing matter.
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Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), Rizzoli & Isles
Leave the heels to Maura. When you want to collar a baddie, Jane and her brash, tomboy ways will kick your butt any day of the week.
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Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), NCIS
Gibbs remains the steely core at the center of this CBS monster hit. With his icy stare and unwavering thirst for justice, this is not a man you want to see across from you in an interrogation. He's a man of few words, but our users have spoken loud and clear in favor of Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
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Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), Castle
He may not be official NYPD, but Castle has turned his mystery-writer wits into quite a career as a murder-solving consultant. And along the way, he's even turned his muse into his girlfriend. We don't think Castle could write a better ending if he tried.
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Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), Castle
Often willing to put herself in harm's way to solve a big case, Beckett is the epitome of a dedicated cop. But this season, she's also proven that she won't cross the line in her search for justice, no matter how much her emotions tell her to. We're sure that's why Castle loves her — a feeling shared by our users.
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Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Bones
No bones about, Dr. Brennan has a one-of-a-kind mind that can seemingly solve any puzzling case. And now that she's turning that incisive tool of hers inward to examine herself more closely, we're sure she'll only be that much better at her job.
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Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), Bones
Confident and worldly (he wears a "Cocky" belt for a reason!) Booth can charm the pants off anyone, even as he's busting them for murder. But it's his heartfelt moments with Brennan and Baby Christine that keeps viewers coming back for more. As if any more proof was needed, our users voted Booth as their top cop!