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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as Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson
as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
as Sgt. David Gabriel
as Capt. Taylor
as Det. Lt. Provenza
as FBI Agent Fritz Howard
as Lt. Det. Andy Flynn
as Det. Julio Sanchez
as Lt. Mike Tao
as Det. Irene Daniels
as Congresswoman Jane Simmons
Primetime crime TV has long lacked compelling female bosses who are also the leads on their shows.
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.
Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson is a pleasure to watch; she's full of ticks and traits.
It's just too bad the only way writer James Duff thought to make the character strong was to make her disagreeable.
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.
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