Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Closer The Complete Second Season|
Actor: Kyra Sedgwick
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Brenda's back. Finally accepted by her LAPD homicide team after a year of hard-won victories, Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson spends less time fighting her co-workers and more time fighting the bad guys - like whoever l... more »
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Gretchen B. from LEXINGTON, KY
Reviewed on 4/8/2016...
I'm rewatching because my husband hasn't seen it but likes Major Crimes. I sometimes have a feeling about who might have done it, but still really enjoy it. Great characters!
Donna M. (charmedig) from SWEETWATER, TN
Reviewed on 8/25/2012...
awesome show, i really love this show and its the highlight of my day to watch yet another episode. Everone should at least watch 1 or 2 episodes in their lives of this hot show. Enjoy .
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brenda cracks more criminals and we actually get extras this
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First Brenda has made me confess--I love this show. The second season features some complications --for Brenda. Fritz proposes moving in and being asked out on a date by her boss spurs her to say yes even though she probably should say no. Then he moves out. Why? Brenda's mom (Francis McDormand)comes to town and, well, she'd just be horrified if her adult daughter had a live-in boyfriend.
The cases vary from bizarre (a police officer and psycho killer manage to kill each other at exactly the same time even though the they weren't standing in the right proximity)to sad (a juror dies just before she and the jury are about to annonce a verdict for a client of a heart attack. It turns out that the jury was threatened). This second season continued the terrific writing,acting and direction as Brenda tried to crack difficult murder cases by cracking the suspects. Kyra Sedgewick continues to be top notch in the role and I'm disappointed and surprised that she hasn't won more awards for her performance. The reality is that this show has such a small but devoted audience (relatively large for basic cable though and TNT)that it's easy to overlook. You shouldn't.
We get a short featurette on the show this time around, a gag reel and deleted scenes. Thank you TNT/Warner for including some nice extras this time around!
She still works for the same cranky boss (now single and who wants to ask her out on a date no less)that she once had an affair with and still pursues her passion of junk food just as ruthlessly as she pursues criminals. The second season is presented in anamorphic so it fills up a widescreen TV. The picture looks terrific."
Brenda and her team only get better and better and...
J. L. Hodges | Tulsa, OK United States | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Apparently, Warner Home Video heard our complaints about their presentation of Season 1 of "The Closer" because Season 2 is definitely better. The quality is smoother and they have more deleted scenes as well as a gag reel and in depth discussion about the beginning and evolution of this unusual woman and her team.
The first season shows us the awkward attempts of the new Deputy Chief of Priority Homicie, Brenda Leigh Johnson, and her team to function as such. They fought through their misconceptions and prejudices to become a top group of investigators with the best interrogator to seal the deal.
Season 2 began with "Blue Blood" which dramatized the transformation of those serving under Deputy Chief Johnson with barely concealed hostility to loyal defenders as they investigate the suspicious death of another police officer. Season 2 also shows how willing Brenda is to support her people, even when they have pulled a lame stunt, such as is found in "To Protect & Serve", which features Detectives Provenza and Flynn in a few hilarious moments.
Season 2 ended with "Overkill" a dramatic offering, which left the future of our heroes in doubt. Months later TNT aired two one-hour specials, "Serving the King, Pts 1 & 2, which tied up those loose ends with great style. Kevin Bacon, husband of star, Kyra Sedgwick, directed one of the episodes.
Season 1 focused on the dissension among the Priority Homicide team under their new leader. Season 2 focuses on how effective the team is now that they trust and even admire each other. Throw in conflict with the FBI, Brenda's boyfriend Fritz - who is an FBI agent, Kitty getting outside; Captain Taylor's continuing attempts to undermine Deputy Chief Johnson and the Chief's marital problems and viewers find enough drama, humor and intrigue to keep them watching repeatedly, in addition, anxiously waiting for Season 3.
THANK YOU...THANK YOU...
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 06/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No one says Thank You as well or as much as Brenda Johnson in this remarkable series. Kyra Sedgwick is brilliant as Johnson, the "closer" who takes on closing important criminal cases, with the aid of her diverse team. Sedgwick consumes the screen with her intensity; her Southern charm; her absentmindedness, her craving for sweets. The show is sublime in its internal relationships, and Sedgwick's pairing with Jon Tenney as her lover, Fritz, is consummately believable and refreshing. The writers have managed to integrate personal stories with the main plots quite well, and the whole series is nearly perfect. I was a little disappointed in the two part finale, which involved terrorists and such, but it was still a good if not great episode. The rest of the season is just fine, with good support from G. W. Bailey, J.K. Simmons, Tony Denison, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett, Raymond Cruz, Gina Ravera and Michael Paul Chan. But it's Kyra's show and even though she can sometimes be irritating, she is nonetheless a great character."