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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is on the job again for the fourth season, but after selling her house, she's living in an apartment that doesn't allow cats.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    You'll be happy to know that every second -- particularly every second with Sedgwick onscreen -- is pretty much a joy.
  2. Reviewed by: Aubry D'Arminio
    Brenda and Bill have enough reluctant chemistry and icky tension to make Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter proud. [18 Jul 2008, p.56]
  3. Developments in Brenda's private life also lend the episode some comic relief, which makes "The Closer" a well-balanced prime-time drama that has improved markedly from its earliest episodes.
  4. 70
    It's good news that much of Season 4 will focus on Brenda's investigative team and on police department politics.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. R.M.P.e
    Jul 14, 2009
    One of the best shows on television. The writing is great, the characters are wonderful and who doesn't love Brenda?
  2. SuellenR.
    Jul 28, 2008
    Writers, actors, cast selection, all involved with this remarkable show get a high ten, most especially Kyra Sedgwick. She deserves a standing ovation every Monday night. Drama, melodrama, humor, diverse characters, great actoring, story content, this show has everything going for it. Keep up the great work. You're getting better every year. Expand
  3. Raprilc
    Sep 2, 2008
    Man, I love this show! It's got one of the best supporting casts on television, the guest stars are almost always excellent, and Kyra of course keeps the whole shebang together. "The Closer" blends crime, humor, romance, and family, and I love love love the cultural diversity on display. Expand
  4. Madge
    Jul 17, 2008
    How much do I love The Closer? The cast is fabulous and the stories funny, interesting, and intelligent. Keep it coming, TNT!
  5. Ted
    Jul 18, 2008
    Good show, good stories, still there is something disjointed about it all, and Sedgwick's character is not someone I'd want to marry.
  6. BrandonS.
    Jul 17, 2008
    The Closer's a pretty good summer show. Season 3 was their best yet, but the premiere of Season 4 was dreadful. Hopefully they'll get it together again and let the supporting cast do something more than just give Brenda people to bark at. Expand

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