The Closer (2005–2012)

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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

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 Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Assistant Chief Will Pope (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Sgt. David Gabriel (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Commander Taylor (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Lt. Louie Provenza (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Lt. Mike Tao (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Agent Fritz Howard (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Lt. Andy Flynn (108 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Buzz Watson (108 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Detective Julio Sanchez (105 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Detective Irene Daniels (46 episodes, 2005-2009)
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, formerly Atlanta police officer and CIA-trained interrogator, is given the opportunity to run her own division of elite officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her unusual procedure for obtaining confessions, blatant disregard for politics, and country accent make her a marked woman. However, with all the bluster and bravado, she still maintains her title, The Closer. Written by Willie Nelson Crane Jr

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It appears that among Lt. Provenza's 4 or more ex-wives there was a Heather, a Liz (who corrected his grammar), and a Sharon (who always had to be right). His 2nd wife and 4th wife are actually the same woman. See more »

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Brenda Leigh Johnson: If you don't mind, Lieutenant, I like to have the answers before I ask questions.
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Characters and relationship dynamics are the focus ....
9 July 2006 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The crime aspect of this show is pretty good, but not extraordinary. This should NOT be the reason to watch the show. If you're looking for that, look somewhere else.

Watch the show for the charming character portrayed by Kyra Sedgewick, who looks like she's in over her head and a mess, but never really is. You won't like her much at first, then she'll start to grow on you and you can't wait for the next episodes. Watch it for the old Lt. Provenza, who you probably wouldn't mind punching in the face ... then episodes later, he's one of your favorite characters on the show. The characters is what makes this show good, and the crimes only further bring out their own .. uh .. character. The script dialog is also very witty. And the acting is very, very good.

If that's what you're looking for, then great. If you're looking for CSI, watch CSI. :)


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