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When you have two male leads who are polar opposites but must work together to fight crime, you have a Buddy Cop Show
. If you have the same set-up, but one lead is a man and the other is a woman, you have a Just Partners
show. This trope is about the third variation on the genre, the procedural or crime drama show where the two leads are both women.
This trope is much rarer than both Buddy Cop Show
and Just Partners
. The reasons for this are unclear. In decades past, it might have been mostly an attempt to Hide Your Lesbians
. But today, with the prevalence of Lesbian For Sweeps
and Les Yay
, the reasons for the low numbers of such pairing are harder to discerns.
Like previously mentioned, Distaff Counterpart
to the Buddy Cop Show
- The Birds of Prey started as this with Oracle and Black Canary
, then turned into a ensemble piece.
- The few times when ex-lovers Batwoman and The Question (Renée Montoya) collaborates on the same case.
- Cagney & Lacey
- Rizzoli & Isles