Major Crimes

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.

Summertime TV Views, News and Shoes

by Deborah Harter Williams



It’s the dog days of the TV year, even if you don’t count CBS’s new show Dogs in the City. The 2011 season of scripted drama has cliff-hanged and juddered its way to shocking finales, and now June gloom is upon us. Besides looking for some NCIS or Good Wife episodes that I might have missed the first time around, there are a few shows that I am looking forward to.

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