Major Crimes: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: Major Crimes is the salient, well-constructed continuation of The Closer.


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Air date: Aug 13, 2012
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Go into bold new territory with TV's favorite squad of detectives! Set in L.A., Major Crimes picks up where The Closer leaves off, centering on how to secure an airtight conviction, and exploring how police and prosecutors work together to build a case.

Critic Reviews for Major Crimes Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

The series is off to a muddled start.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…
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I'm cautiously optimistic.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

This handoff is clean.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

It just could be that very rare occasion when a spinoff equals or even exceeds the quality of the original.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A sharply written, acted and directed start that will hook fans immediately.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Major Crimes is more personal and that is what makes the show work.

Sep 6, 2013 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

McDonnell makes a powerful center to build a show around, and she's utterly relatable as a strong woman doing her level best in a very difficult job.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Major Crimes displays both the strengths and the weaknesses of its predecessor, not surprisingly, since it comes from the same production team, and features almost the same cast.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Comfort food for longtime fans in its solid whodunit structure and rhythms.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Here's one thing you don't do: replace the star by making the dullest character from the old show the central figure of the new one.

Aug 13, 2012 | Full Review…

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