Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes, Elementary
The greatest strength of Elementary is in how it has crafted the dynamic between Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes that honors the original while doing some very interesting things in updating the characters. Sherlock's incredible intelligence and skillset is just as important as his history of drug addiction and vulnerability. Perhaps an even greater asset to the show is Lucy Liu's Watson, who is portrayed as being able to match Sherlock rather than being a sidekick. The tender friendship between the two is the most enchanting part of Elementary, even when the narrative doesn't always live up to their chemistry.