The Closer

2005

Seasons & Episodes

  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0

7.6| 0h30m| TV-MA| en
Synopsis

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.

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ThiefHott Too much of everything
Vashirdfel Simply A Masterpiece
VeteranLight I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
Allison Davies The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
amethystwings32 I have watched this show , I can honestly say it is crap! From the lack of plot to the acting, there is nothing good about it at all! Why it wins so many awards I don't have a clue, it has no substance what so ever! And her accent is as fake as a three dollar bill, the first time I watched it I fell asleep. It is that boring, the only highlight is when it is over! How anyone can consider this good drama is beyond me! With it is sarcastic one liners and brain farts. This show could put the dead to sleep, it may be harsh but it is true! If I want to watch a bad TV show I would the Good Wife ! Or repeats of Desperate Housewives! I have seen some stinkers come and go , but this one wreaks ! And now that concludes my closing statement, on the Closer.
kayaker36 At just about 45 minutes into each episode, Brenda Leigh suddenly and brilliantly solves the case, the murderer being always the least likely suspect. The culprit is soon blurting out his, or rarely her confession, by then either stammering some pathetic self-justification to the Dep. Chief's stern and unforgiving gaze or simply reduced to tears.Deputy Chief Johnson leads a team of hand-picked detectives at the Priority Homicide Squad yet not one of them is capable of solving a homicide. Brenda Lee does the detecting -- all of it. After all, she's the boss lady and on this show all men are doofuses -- the white ones, at least--capable at best of following her precise orders, at worst of charging out and arresting the obvious suspect (invariably innocent) or of making hormone-driven jackasses of themselves in predictable ways.No surprise that often the biggest jerk of all is her middle-aged, bald headed boss. For some strange reason the creator of the show inserted a back story in which these two had a romantic relationship before Brenda came to the L.A.P.D. Perhaps this is to explain the odd reversal of roles. It is generally she who orders him around.Nor are the criminals on this show very bright. Unlike real life, few ever exercise their right to remain silent. Fewer yet ask to speak to a lawyer, or if they have one they ignore his advise and talk themselves into a jail cell, which is the better part of the Dep. Chief's "genius" interrogation technique. Often, the suspect will ask **her** if he needs an attorney!Different from light-hearted crime shows like "The Mentalist" on CBS or the cable-produced "Monk", "The Closer" often explicitly depicts violence and murder, or at least its aftermath. There is little humor here. Add to this the jerky hand-held camera that is often used (to lower production costs), and you get the entirely false impression that this is how real police operate.
sydboy007 I have to say I've enjoyed just about every episode of the closer over it's 7 seasons.I especially like the way the initial hostility of the other detectives eventually turns into respect and finally into a willingness to do what it takes to help BLJ in some of her times of need.I also like that there's been a few episodes that are tongue in cheek - who can forget Provenza popping his little blue pill only to find a dead body in the bath tub, or the recent ep with Santa drinking his egg nog.Maybe things get sewn up a little too well at times, but she's also had a few cases get away from her. The psychological aspect is what gives the show it's edge I think.I also like that it doesn't resort to over the top violence.I'll be very sad when the show ends this season.
krs10432 I would love to say that there is a redeeming quality to the actors in this show but too bad we are forced to watch Sedgwick speak in an accent that even Kevin Costner would laugh out loud at. Plus it's hard to like a character that has a lot of lines and leads the cast but sticks her lips out so far that the dry mouth smacking sound is the most repulsive distraction ever by a television actor. The rest of the cast however does a rather decent job and the stories are somewhat original but lets face it. It's all just Law and Order rebuffs. The biggest problem with these shows is that they are slightly formulaic and are getting more and more tiresome as the years go on. It all ends up like a lot of cops running in circles accusing everyone under the sun in an attempt to make the audience feel like they may be barking up the right tree and that the resolution is oh soooo close however it always comes to a shocking conclusion in the end and the cops always go "well doesn't really matter how we got there just as long as we got there." These police must have zero friends outside to the department. All in all, Go away Kyra and just let Kevin be the bread winner in the family.