"The Closer" Returns with "Products of Discovery"

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It took me a while to get into "The Closer."  My good friend Legal Eagle had been raving about it from the beginning: how great it was, how great Kyra Sedgwick was, how fabulous her chracter Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson was.   But because I don't always like the street level blood and guts of cop shows it took me until last year to give the show a try.

Then I understood what my friend was talking about.  Kyra Sedgwick is a natural in the role and the character is unique, engaging and tough as nails.  I liked her.


Tonight is the premiere of the fifth season of "The Closer" and the first episode "Products of Discovery" focuses on the murder of two women and two children in what may or may not been the result of a domestic dispute.

As Brenda and her team go about their investigation with their usual thoroughness, they come to find their assumptions about the case may be terribly off the mark.

What do other bloggers think about "The Closer?"

Like me, Erin Burris at the DVD review website, Just Press Play became a fan of "The Closer" only recently and she likes how Brenda's toughness is wrapped up in a smooth Southern accent:

Brenda is a thin blond woman from Atlanta, and her thick Southern accent almost always softens her up when she's shaking someone down. After firing questions at a suspect like bullets from a machine gun, she usually finishes her interviews with a big smile and a polite "Thank you. Thank you so much."

LillyKat of Pass The Remote recently sat in on a conference call with Kyra Sedgwick where she commented about what might be ahead for Brenda and her new husband Fritz:

"I think the inevitable next step to marriage is the idea of having children, and I think that's a struggle for the two of them," says Kyra. "I think it's hard for Brenda, who doesn't see the world as a benevolent, loving place. She sees a lot of the darkness of the human soul, and a lot of people who behave badly and a lot of things that seem random. It's hard for someone like that to believe the world is a loving, safe place to bring a child into, so I think that is a struggle for her and for him." 

Check out the entire post on Pass The Remote since there are even more great quotes from Kyra about the show.

Cindy and Mindy at the Cindy and Mindy blog:

It's one of those shows that you watch the clock, hoping that the hour will never end. If you've never watched this show, you don't know what you're missing. Kyra Sedgwick plays 

AnissaM at Hope4Peyton also liked tonight's premiere:

Seriously, we have faithfully followed this outstanding police drama for the past four seasons and I will tell you it's one of the FEW shows out there that has gotten better with time *cough*NO Dead Denny stories *cough*. The stories remain gripping and (GRAPHICALLY) original, the entire cast is captivating and so very talented, and the writing is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD. 

Jessica Rae at Sofa Chip did as well:

I especially enjoyed the interactions between Brenda Leigh (Kyra Sedgwick) and Lt. Provenza (G.W. Bailey). Overall, this is another solid episode of The Closer. 

"The Closer" premieres tonight on TNT at 9/8c.

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Megan Smith is the BlogHer Contributing Editor covering Television and Online Video and she hopes Brenda Johnson will be around for a long time to come.  Her personal entertainment blog is Megan's Minute, Quirky Commentary Around The Clock.


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