I have suffered long enough with the disgusting, stupid, utterly annoying character of Rusty. He is not essential to the show and I have no interest whatsoever in his petty whining and know-it-all attitude that invariably leads to problems. ENOUGH ALREADY. If he comes back in December 2016 or anytime after that, I will no longer watch what was once a very exciting show. I'm up to here with this gay kissing on tv and that has to go, too. Nothing about that scenario has anything to do with crimes and I'm sick of every social issue being force fed to me via a tv show that should not be designed for that. Seems the whole HOW is now centered around Rusty and Gus. I love all the other characters but he has got to go or you will find your whole show cancelled in a New York minute. The writers and producers better make a decision soon or they won't need to.
Why kill off the Assistant Chief? Why not Rusty? Truly one of the most repugnant, obnoxious, and unbelievable characters ever. I just read that this was part one of three episodes in a story line. Dare we hope the nasty neo-nazis might do this show a favor and kill Rusty? Oh please, someone save this show.
Show was good but now that Rusty thinks he is running the police dept time to end the sow. It is ridiculous now and time to cancel. Get Rusty to check himself - what a brat and a bore!! Any resemblance to a true police show went out the window with this kid just walking in to every interrogation. GET REAL!
Aug. 29, 2016: This is one of the most boring tv shows; mostly elderly actors and Rusty a 24 year old who is still trying to act like a teenager. Mary McDonnell is a bit better but still wooden and trying to make it sound as if it's as good as Rizzoli and even come close.
I just joined this forum to post my opinion about another kid on Major Crimes. Really??? The character of Rusty was bad enough, but at least now he is an adult (okay, sort of... :-) I will NOT watch another bratty kid. I'm done with this show. Only stayed for the great ensemble cast (with exception of Capt Radar who could be played by anyone IMO; such a low energy and boring character). I love all the other characters though. But that will not save it for me. I'm done. I refuse to watch stories about the little boy and Julio. That's not what I'm looking for in this show. just want a crime show, cases, investigations, bad guys arrested, etc. Is that too much to ask? Evidently. Writers think they are so cool with what they come up with, but the scripts are going downhill fast. The people (kids?) in charge now can't come up with anything good to save their lives. (not just this show - it's an epidemic). This was only 1 of 2 shows I even watch on TV (other being Elementary). Just one now. Most of the time my TV is off and I read and/or listen to music. Bye Bye MC. I guess I can always watch old Closer shows on DVD. (I watch old Alias shows on DVD. That was a great show! )
I'm done watching Major Crimes. I finally had it with the value writing on drinking problems, homosexual problems, marriage problems, single mother problems and the beat goes on! I hope this series "is" cancelled!
What a waste of what was at one time a good old fashioned "who done it" program. This gay crap & gay kisses has nothing to do with crimes. After all the program title is Major Crimes not major gay problems for a bad actor. And hasn't anyone told Ryder how to talk without whispering?? I feel bad for the cast members whom are trying to make a doomed program likeable. The Rusty crap has finally made me & many, many of my family & friends stop watching this awful program.
Major Crimes is a good show about crimes committed and solving them. Adding the sappy drama of Rusty and Gus and emphasizing their gay relationship detracts from the show completely. Clearly, the writer has a specific agenda. After watching the most recent episode of Rusty and Gus kissing and saying I love you to each other, you can count me out for watching the show. What is the purpose of this? What does this have to do with "major crimes?"
I loved the edge and humor of "The Closer," and enjoyed the first couple of seasons of "Major Crimes," but this show has become such a snore.. The plot with Rusty gets sappier with each episode, Sharon becomes more bland with every passing week, and the crime of the week gets third or fourth billing behind the personal issues. Thank God they finally gave Rusty a semi-decent haircut; I was ready to go through the TV with some scissors. WRITERS, GET A GRIP BEFORE YOU DON'T HAVE A SHOW!!
I LOVED The Closer. Miss Brenda Lee so much! I had learned to enjoy Major Crimes but it has turned into The Rusty and Gus hour. Is the producer of the show (whom also happens to be gay) pushing his own agenda here? Rusty should have left a long time ago. The show has good actors on it. Why don't we get more of their stories? Sharon can be so boring, And why did they have to throw her and Andy together? They have no chemistry together. Such potential for the show, but unfortunately it's going down the drain fast. Provenza is still great though.
All you people complaining about Rusty: Time out exactly how much screen time is dedicated to him and/or his stories. It's only 2-4 minutes per episode on average during the course of a season. If it's more, he's integrated into another plot. It's usually less.
The whole storyline with Rusty is lousy. I say send him and his adoptive mother Captain Raydor away. Her acting is horrible I can't stand the way she talks all monotone. I hope she accepts that position with the NFL, moves and takes Rusty with her.
I agree with other viewers about the Rusty plot. This is not a show about a runaway homeless male teenage prostitute who witnesses a murder, is threatened by the murderer, adopted by a nice police captain finds out he's gay and has a bad mother or is Give it a rest. Why not give Buzz, Amy, & Julio some back story and more screen time. I like the orginal characters well enough to watch just them. The Rusty character seems to have been added (in the writer's mind ) to bring in younger viewers but in fact is ruining what was once a good show. I did like seeing more of Amy in the last few episodes. It was nice to see some mature characters on tv for a change. I loved the Closer and really liked this show but this Rusty business is so 2 years ago.
It seems the focus lately has been on Rusty - his life, his problems, everything. The last episode I watched was too much Rusty. It's time to move Rusty out of the Squad room, let him go away to college or something. I love all the characters in the show and I will miss them. I will watch reviews and if I read that the network and writers gone back to good crime stories, I will watch again. Good bye Major Crimes.
Have watched the show from the beginning. It is not nearly as good as the Closer but I blame that on the writers. It really should have it's name changed to the Rusty Show. They have a lot of great actors on that set to carry the show from without a a new Rusty plot week to week, after all it is called major crimes.
Move on, and write a good script or I will be moving on with another show. Writers of the show please take your own personal social agendas and problems in life home with your and keep them off the scripts and write a crime show like the 1st season please. The first season would be a 10.
it's truly a shame this show started with such great promise. Now the only way I can watch is by recording it, that way I can fast forward through all the disgusting parts. It's a shame that writers have to mess up such a good show. It seems it more important to the writers to send a social message then provide quality entertainment. Hollywood stop with the visual assault on the viewers.
Major Crimes' characterizations are as excellent as The Closer's, including Rusty who adds even more depth and complexity to character and plot arcs. I love it, but it seems as if some writers left sometime during the first season. It is not quite as deep, and humor is unfortunately lacking compared to The Closer. The writing was one strong reason it was such a winner.
Absolutely love the characters in this all but one. Nothing personal, but the character of Rusty just doesn't fit in. The part of the show with the detectives interacting to solve crimes is great. I understand showing a personal side of Captain Raydor but not the story lines with Rusty. Get rid of Rusty.
I used to enjoy the closer and was really looking forward to Major Crimes continuing on with some of my favorite characters. What a disappointment! There is no humor in the show anymore ... everyone is droll. Captain Raider's monotone and expressionless voice puts me to sleep. Rusty acts too juvenile for a person his age. His whining and stuttering annoy me. I blame the writers for not coming up with better plots. Its become so corny i feel like im watching Matlock. It also seems like they have to have every character in every scene and each one takes a turn saying something which doesn't give you the feeling they're having a real conversation but rather reading a script. Like others I fast forward through the show to get to a point where something interesting might happen but it just doesn't.
I am among the many who really appreciate this series! Major Crimes has interesting and involving stories, some of which are stand-alone and some are a continuation of situations started in earlier episodes. It tends to keep things more interesting in wanting to see what's going to happen next with the private lives of the squad. Makes things more personal. I only wish the writers would let Rusty be less whiney and become more self-assured. I do understand the gist of what they're trying to get across with his character, but think it's time for him to hold his head high and walk proud. Just MHO.
I am looking forward to many, MANY more episodes of this excellent drama! Not many other dramas equal this one in content and just plain interesting watching.
I thought it was well worth the wait! Actors, Writers, Directors and everyone else involved did a great job. Love Rusty's next chapter, felt bad for Julio as he must have been reliving his wife's last days in the hospital and hope Andy is up and able very soon. I love this show and am glad it's back!
Major Crimes continues to showcase interesting and intricate police stories in a way that doesn't at all feel procedural. It's strength lies in remaining with the diverse ensemble cast throughout the story - seeing it through their eyes and relating through their own humanity. Each of these characters brings something unique to the table - they aren't formulaic, but instead are real people, flaws and all. They are led by the indomitable Mary McDonnell, who brings all her unbelievable skill to the table in her portrayal of Sharon Raydor. Every week this shows asks a question of the audience, and leaves it up to them to answer it. It doesn't preach, it informs, and it's a trait unique to this show, and I believe is the secret to it being such a success and enduring long beyond it predecessor The Closer.
Major Crimes is well worth the watch, and I recommend it with great enthusiasm!
Where do I begin?! There isn't enough words to describe the brilliance of this show! It just gets better and stronger every season. The writing is intelligent, the characters are well developed and multi-layered, they aren't just simple and forgettable. I love every single one!
The cast are AMAZING, I mean hello, Mary McDonnell's the lead! (Not biased in anyway, no not me ;) ) The chemistry between the actors is smooth and organic. They also always seems to strike the right balance between having drama and comic relief, providing us many memorable moments.
The relationships are real, they're very human, they aren't rushed, we just need to look at how Sharon has progressed from the start with the team to where they are now. Her relationship with Andy has felt natural and hasn't felt pushed in anyway. We've been allowed to see their friendship blossom in to something truly lovely while seeing Sharon who has been hurt previously open herself up again to the idea of love.
The show gets to your heart, or at least it does to mine, you begin to feel for the characters and invest time in them and want them to do well.
This is a show is like no other, it's unique and special. It always will deserve more recognition and praise as enough will be never be enough.
(I'm still getting over that Shandy breakfast scene :D So cute!!!)
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