July 11th, 2011
The Closer is back for its 7th and final season tonight! While I am thrilled it’s back, I am legitimately sad there won’t be anymore Brenda Leigh Johnson after this season. Brenda Leigh (played by the amazing Kyra Sedgwick) and her Major Crimes crew: Provenza, Flynn, Gabriel, and (former) Captain Pope are hilarious, heartwarming, and one of the best ensembles in drama today. And that’s a big statement coming from me. There are few shows that handle the “case-of-the-week” formula in a way that doesn’t get stale, while keeping us interested in the characters, and The Closer does a wonderful job of just that.