Rusty does not bother me as much, as Raydor's immovable face. She can hardly open her mouth anymore. Charisma is totally missing and her Character is without flows. I loved Sedgewick as the Closer, a deeply flawed and driven person who was her own worst enemy with a BS detector. Raydor seems plastic in comparison.
Too much personal stuff and too sentimental... more like a soap opera.
I am not sure why all these shows have to turn into a night time soap. Solve the crime. I don't want to bash the Rusty character, but his story line is so annoying. It has nothing to do with it being about a gay character. It's a silly, whiny, high schoolish puppy love story line. So a major cliff hanger for next season is his bf's boss is a rival?I guess they hired out of work writers from Hanna Montana. Then we have the boss messing around with her subordinates. Can't we just solve the crime? Is that so hard for a crime drama? Ok let out my steam.
The only reason I can divine for shoving Rusty and his BF down our throats is that they pay the supporting actors by the minute and he is the cheapest one. Loved the "treat with WD40" comment, and the one about renaming the show Rusty Sucking the Air Out of the Room.
ANNOYING. Last week, I thought we'd actually get an episode sans Rusty, but No, in the middle of a possible terrorism investigation, he traipses in to WHINE WHINE WHINE. Either kill him off or cancel the show, TNT.
Kyra Sedgwick's character, Brenda, went off the deep end toward the end of The Closer, and at first, Rader was an intriguing change of pace. But now the writers want to get bogged down in the ridiculous UNINTERESTING domestic stories. Stick with the CRIMES.
Ditch this character and leave Fritz as the chief. Why do these shows always have to add internal conflict? Do they run out of story lines when a show has been on a long time so it's filler material? Stick to the crimes and stop the inner conflicts within the department. I loved the Fritz character in The Closer and love it now.
I use to love this show. With the loss of Rizzoli and Isles it seems this is the only crime drama TNT has left. If the writers and producers don't get off trying to push their own agenda they won't have it either. The original Rusty storyline has run its course and closed, so should RUSTY.
OMG!! I thought my sister and I were the only ones who hate the Rusty character/storyline but now I see this is the consensus. If he's meant to show Raydor's softer/maternal side, fine, but leave him in the background with a max time of 1m every other episode. I want more Provenza and Flynn. Their hilarious escapades have been cut out so much. When will the writers listen already?!?
I am even more disappointed with the show now than at the end of last season. The story lines aren't as engaging, some of the characters have become less likeable, and the continuation of the Rusty/Gus relationship is a huge negative.
We used to love The Closer. Started watching this and it was still good until Rusty!! He is ruining this show Today was the last straw. Why is he always in the background with his strange expressions? And have left him being the photographer All done with this show!!!
He brings NOTHING to the show. His self-absorbed whining is more boring than watching paint dry. Send him to off to anywhere and let us never see or speak of him again. The show is called Major Crimes not Rusty the Air Sucking Out of the Room Vacuum.
PLEASE write these 2 out. I love this program but now getting to the stage of not watching any more. What is the need for this relationship!!! It's about major crimes for goodness sake. Let's get back to solving crimes.
Mary McDonnnel is not a strong character! Need to get a strong woman role. Someone new would be great! Graham role sucks/ boring/ waste of film. Get back to the way it use to be! Your people on this set are turning into babies. I want strong independent people with balls! Not babies! Kyra Sedgwick Was great/ awesome need someone like her back ASAP. Everyone else is great. . Bailey, Anthony, Jon, Corey totally awesome! Loved The Closer please bring it back! Like Major Crimes could be better, allittle boring!
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.
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