Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) has just been appointed to LAPD as Chief of Police. Previously located in Atlanta, she has great training and results under her belt when it comes to interrogations: she manages to get confessions and close cases fast. But at her new office, she faces hostility from her new colleagues, as she is new, a little tough and doesn’t take crap from anyone. However she soon proves her reputation and even though she gets on people’s nerves, she is probably the worst thing that can happen to criminals. Co-starring as her boss is J.K Simmons.
There is also Brenda’s relationship with FBI agent Fritz (Jon Tenney), which could have gone a lot more smoothly if their cases didn’t intersect and Brenda wasn’t obsessed with getting justice.
The Closer first aired in 2005, but I hadn’t paid much attention to it first. Kyra’s accent threw me off a little (it is not her interpretation of the accent but the accent in general) and well, there were so many criminal dramas going on, I really didn’t think this one was different.
Well, while it may not be unique, it certainly is different and entertaining; not to mention a little addictive. I love watching a woman in charge and her unusual methods to get things done. After a while, the accent doesn’t bother me much as the story does pull you in.
While I am not as attached to the show as I am to Castle and The Mentalist, I realized it was really good TV and a rather good substitute. Kyra Sedgwick finally won the Emmy this year for Best Actress in Drama as well. Kyra was also nominated for Golden Globe many times and won in 2007.
Give this a shot. Your favorite moments might just be the ones where she gets her suspects/criminals to confess- her tactics are well worth seeing. And it is good to see Kyra as a leading actress.
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