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The Closer: Season 1 (2005)




Critic Consensus: Female detectives are back in style on The Closer, with Kyra Sedgwick as the witty, -- yet often disagreeable -- lead providing surprisingly good entertainment.


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Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson brings an offbeat personality and a tough-as-nails approach to the LAPD's Priority Murder Squad, a special unit that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases.


Kyra Sedgwick
as Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson
J.K. Simmons
as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
Corey Reynolds
as Sgt. David Gabriel
Robert Gossett
as Capt. Taylor
G.W. Bailey
as Det. Lt. Provenza
Jon Tenney
as FBI Agent Fritz Howard
Anthony John Denison
as Lt. Det. Andy Flynn
Raymond Cruz
as Det. Julio Sanchez
Michael Paul Chan
as Lt. Mike Tao
Gina Ravera
as Det. Irene Daniels
Helen Tucker
as Heather
Meredith Baxter
as Congresswoman Jane Simmons
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Critic Reviews for The Closer: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Primetime crime TV has long lacked compelling female bosses who are also the leads on their shows.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The Closer... managed to do what it does better than any other crime drama on television: inject wit and personality and heartbreaking human connection into the midst of a thrilling investigational rollercoaster.

August 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson is a pleasure to watch; she's full of ticks and traits.

July 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's just too bad the only way writer James Duff thought to make the character strong was to make her disagreeable.

July 13, 2005 | Full Review…

OK, the plot leaves something to be desired, but make no mistake, what is very good about "The Closer" is the charismatic Sedgwick, as well as the other cast members.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[The Closer] brings a slightly new angle to the glut of police dramas: Rather than relying on CSI-style gadgetry, Closer's kick comes in the knotty conversations Johnson has with her suspects.

November 7, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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