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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Storyline

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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They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk. See more »

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A főnök  »

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Trivia

Each series of "The Closer" has a theme on which its episodes are based. For Season 1, the theme is a woman in a man's world. Season 2 is about partnerships. Season 3 is family. Season 4 is described by James Duff as a meditation on power in its many forms - natural and human. The theme for Season 5 is change, while season six seems to deal with adjustment. See more »

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Det. Lt. Provenza: Ok, everybody; mark the date.
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Det. Lt. Provenza: I was wrong.
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Great show
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't see the first episode of this series, but from the first time I watched it I could tell it would be one of my favorite shows. And I wasn't disappointed. There are so many things I love about this show, but most of all it is hilarious to watch the characters interact with each other. Kyra Sedgwick excellently portrays a tough woman who won't let people walk all over her. People complain that Brenda is a b****, but maybe that's the point. What fun would it be to watch a show with nothing but sweetness and joy between the main characters, no conflict whatsoever? The tension she endures and often causes just makes the show all the more entertaining.

What is most irritating, however, is to hear people complain about how the perpetrators in each show is obvious. Anybody who had listened what TNT had been saying about the show before it premiered would know that they said from the beginning that this show would be unlike other crime dramas in that the crime would not be the main focus. This show is ABOUT Brenda Johnson.

So, in conclusion, this is an excellent, intelligent, amusing show, and I am sad to see the season end.


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