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How Our Favorite TV Detectives Have Changed Since We First Saw Them Onscreen

Our favorite detective series taught us that successful crime investigation is always the result of a team effort. Brave police officers, meticulous forensic experts, private detectives, and, of course, crime consultants with phenomenal memories and even psychic powers, they all come together and work as one to make sure that justice is served.

Today we at Bright Side want to see how the heroes of The Mentalist, Bones, Castle, and other detective TV series have changed since we first saw them onscreen, and we hope you’ll join us!

Don Johnson (as Nash Bridges)

Cheech Marin (as Joe Dominguez)

Psych, 2006

James Roday Rodriguez (as Shawn Spencer)

Dulé Hill (as Burton Guster)

Then:

Now:

Simon Baker (as Patrick Jane)

Robin Tunney (as Teresa Lisbon)

Owain Yeoman (as Wayne Rigsby)

Then:

Now:

Amanda Righetti (as Grace Van Pelt)

Then:

Now:

Castle, 2009

Stana Katic (as Kate Beckett)

Nathan Fillion (as Richard Castle)

Jon Huertas (as Javier Esposito)

Matt Bomer (as Neal Caffrey)

Tim DeKay (as Peter Burke)

Then:

Now:

Bones, 2005

Emily Deschanel (as Temperance Brennan)

David Boreanaz (as Seeley Booth)

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Now:

S. Epatha Merkerson (as Anita Van Buren)

Benjamin Bratt (as Rey Curtis)

Sam Waterston (as Jack McCoy)

Marg Helgenberger (as Catherine Willows)

Then:

Now:

George Eads (as Nick Stokes)

Then:

Now:

Eric Szmanda (as Greg Sanders)

Then:

Now:

Jorja Fox (as Sara Sidle)

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Now:

Do you like detective TV series? Which of them is your favorite and why?

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