The Closer 7 Seasons 2009

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11. Maternal Instincts TV-NR CC

A shooting in a school parking lot leaves one person dead, another person critically wounded and a car loaded with marijuana.

Starring:
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
August 17, 2009

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Maternal Instincts

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Well written, great cast, great character development.
N.K-Schuster
Excellent acting and good mix of humor combined with drama and suspense.
Teddy A. Huntley
The closer is one of the best shows that has ever been on TV.
C. Brown

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93 of 95 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Merchant on March 16, 2010
Format: DVD
We own all the seasons of "The Closer" on DVD. In fact, we own them in the most expensive possible way, because we buy the individual episodes on iTunes so we can watch them on the computer while we're waiting for the DVD to come out. A frequent scene in our household: my wife and I are thumbing through a deck of Netflix, and we will say, "Oh, let's just watch a Brenda." I will suggest an episode. She will say, "Is that the one where ..." (and here she describes the entire plot). I reply, "Yes, where ..." (and here I add some plot details). "Okay." Then we watch the episode again and throughly enjoy it.

I've been told, in some English class long ago, that the mark of a "classic" is that you can read it over and over and still get something new out it of each time. There is only one other TV show ("Monk") that I've ever enjoyed watching repeatedly like that, and the reason is the same: the writing, acting, and directing are superb. Even when I know what is going to happen, I enjoy watching all the characters.

Kyra Sedgwick is a thoroughly believable as Brenda Leigh Johnson. In fact, I was floored when I saw her do an interview and realized that she doesn't really have a Georgia accent! Brenda is so human. Yes, she is great at extracting confessions, one way or another, but she also has her foibles, like her penchant for chocolate, her reluctance to throw away old love letters from Will Pope, her rather high-handed and ineffective parenting style with her niece, Charlie (played by her real-life daughter, Sosie Bacon, which is pretty funny).

It's not just Brenda, though. All the characters are fascinating. Personally, I identify with Lt. Provenza because, well, he's me. But Sgt. Gabriel, Flynn, Fritz, Lt.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lincoln County MT on July 3, 2010
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Here we go again.....these gems are released and we watch marathon fashion over a few days until all are consumed and we are going...what happened..no we can't wait another year until the next.....sniffles. Meantime we are so having fun....can't do a spoiler cause of course we are only through disk 1. On to disk two now and no I won't tattle or say anything....suprised at what wasn't addressed such as much to do about Fritz and the Chiefs after wedding or honeymoon time...wasn't even addressed. Just jumped right back into the same fun show without missing a beat.

Oh gotta go....the next disk is in place...and on hold till I get down there....later and enjoy! PS we don't have paid TV up here so depend on the DVD sets
but think perhaps this is the way to go. Even if someday we actually are forced to buy TV via Cable or Satelite......love the series...as good neighbors we all share them.....in fact that reminds me....our neighbors still has the last Prison Break set.....gosh I hope The Closer goes for at least 10 years...as long as the writers stay fresh and the actors have fun too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Walker on July 26, 2010
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Usually by the fifth season a show is getting a little stale, but in truth The Closer is still just as fresh and surprising as the first season! I congratulate the writers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wolovitz on November 18, 2011
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Season 5 of The Closer did not disappoint my high expectations. The great standards this series established in all of its previous seasons, are upheld, and then some! The writing, the acting, the humor and the drama - it all seamlessly unfolds and draws you in, convincingly serious at the same time as being utterly funny. Brenda and Fritz are one of the loveliest couples on TV, while the leadership Brenda stamps her professional position with, is never portrayed in a glaringly aggressive way. A complex and multi-dimensional leader like Brenda can be fierce, as well as humanly frail (and prone to a weakness for sweets). One of my favorite TV series - can't wait to see the next seasons! Highly recommended as one of the BEST on TV!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan G. Moorhouse on July 24, 2010
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Been a follower of this show from the beginning and would not think of not having all the dvd collections. A strong cast, generally very good writing, characters you care about as people- not many shows can claim to have all those elements today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LLOYD on July 3, 2010
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MY WIFE WAS SURPRISED WHEN I GAVE IT TO HER. SHE IS A "CLOSER" BUFF AND ALSO "NCIS".
SHE VERY SATISFIED WITH IT AND WHEN SHE IS HAPPY, I AM HAPPY!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phoebe on July 2, 2010
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I'll begin with this show is amazing! All of the actors/actresses are a delight and portray each character with style. Many new cases are opened up with this season of the Closer. We delve into deeper crimes than ever along with new transitions that have to take place. The dvd packing is well designed but the only flaw I see is the dvds being tough to pull out of the actual holder. It takes a bit of force to pull them out. Above all the overall plot in this season was amazing and many of the murders that take place are full of twists and turns. One moment you think you know who the killer is but then something throws you off and you are left with a new suspect.
Great Show! Keep them coming Mr. Duff and Crew!!. If you are a closer fanatic, like I am, you'll buy this dvd set. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sondra G. Oravetz on July 12, 2010
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One more season of one of our favorite TV shows. We have collected few TV productions, ie, Boston Legal, 24, The Sopranos, Shark, Firefly and now The Closer but we find that these episodes of The Closer are so well written and acted that we started adding The Closer to our collection too. About every 6 months when we get bored with Netflix arrivals we start watching one of the above series from the beginning and enjoy them all over again.
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