Major Crimes Gets “Closer” to Being Good: TV Review
by Deborah Harter Williams
When The Closer started, it launched with a bang and the arrival of Brenda Leigh Johnson--all sweater sets and southern accent--a fish out of water in LA. She was tough but vulnerable and came in with a background at the CIA and with Will Pope, her new boss. In the first episode, all the detectives submitted their resignations but by the end of the hour, they were in awe of her and settled in to solve crimes. She lured people into underestimating her and then she took them down.