The pilot for TNT's new original crime-drama series "The Closer" is a gripping start to what looks to be a promising new crime-drama series.
The gritty detail involved with this case, and the gruesome nature of the homicide shows what a made for cable television series truly can aspire to. Comparisons to Law & Order: Criminal Intent may be drawn, but this is it's own series.
Kyra Sedgwick steals the show as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson, a beautiful southern detective with real style and a flair for dramatics. What she lacks, however, is good interpersonal skills, and instantly finds herself faced with friction in a new squad whose members don't want her to be there. There's a great dynamic between her and co-stars, that you don't always get in a crime drama -- though solving the case is always in the forefront, there's a great backstory about the relationship between Brenda and her colleagues.
I suspect this series will have a cult following, and big DVD sales