Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary characters, the series follows Dr. Wato-san Tachibana and Sara Shelly "Sherlock" Futaba, an eccentric police consultant who uses deduction to solve strange cases in modern-day Japan.
These shows bring classic characters to life in modern times and strike a nice balance between familiar and exciting, although 'Sherlock' does need to be a bit more explaining. If you like you old wine in a new skin, these are for you.
Shows about pairs of female police detectives began with Cagney & Lacey, but didn't end there, as Rizzoli & Isles, Scott & Bailey, and the other buddy cops on this list illustrate. More ampersands than you can shake a baton at.