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I love the new show with Capt. Raydor. The episodes have been great so far......keep up the good work.She is tough, but much gentler and kinder to the people around her.....unlike Kyra's character who used people....Just as with The Closer, the characters are earning the respect and trust of the others......it works for me!!
I love Mary Macdonald, she has so much energy.Major Crimes is like a good book, I can't wait to see what happens next.Way to go TNT you have a home run with this show.
It was a great episode, I'm really loving this show. I love the relationship between Cap. Rayder and Rusty.
About Mary McDonnell (Captain Raydor) - I think that Mary McDonnell is a terrific actress. Sure, her energy is much different than Kyra Sedgwick's but so are the characters that they portray. Raydor is introspective and cautious while Brenda would typically jump right into the fray. I like them both. I think that people have to give the show a chance. I'm excited about seeing the character development as Raydor transitions from antagonist to being a true member (and leader) of the team.
Hopefully the Rusty character will become more likeable as the story moves along. Comparing Sharon Raydor to Brenda Leigh Johnson is like comparing apples and oranges. Her character is reined in, it's who she is, and it's not necessarily bad.
Regarding the rest of the cast: It's good to see Fritz, since he's so easy on the eyes. Provenza had better grow up and not behave like Rusty, Whining is barely tolerable in a teenager and repulsive in an old codger. Taylor is ignorantly insufferable, so it would be a plus to see him smacked down on a regular basis by Sharon, since she's infinitely more intelligent.
He was promoted to Commander in an effort to shut him up when he tried to sink Brenda Leigh in the first season, not by merit. Other than the show needing an idiot, what purpose does he serve?
I can't stand Mary Macdonald, she sounds like a robot!!!!!
In a word, Raydor is BORING. Just plain boring. I never want to watch her again in any shape or form and I fear that if I continue to watch the cast fall apart (as everybody chips in to make up for her utter lack of personality), I will forget I liked them so much in the Closer. Big mistake. This will fail. It is not salvageable without a strong lead character.
Well I saw first episode and then tried to watch the second. It is not cutting it for me. There are no endearing qualities I can put my arms around. Flynn and Provenza are great but I can not for the life of me care for Raydor in no shape or form. I have cut it from my list, it is to painful to watch
I love the new show with Capt. Raydor! She has a nice, soft spoken manner about her, and she is a very good actress. I like the interaction between all of them now. While I enjoyed Brenda for awhile, her histrionics the last season or so was too much and annoying, as well as her yelling at suspects and ignoring Fritz and her family. Now they all have a chance to show what good actors they are and not be second fiddle anymore to Brenda.
I sure hope Rusty spends more time in school now and less time on cases.
He is such a distraction that I find myself tending to chores more than watching the show.
And I also find the show becoming humourless. The humour was one of the great things about the Closer.
Really liking this show. Raydor is a good person but quirky character and I like that.
I think this is going to be a winner.
If we have to listen to a whinny kid throwing a temper tantrum I will have to find something else to watch. I loved The Closer and will not be content to see the cast treated like second rate matters. If they needed a new female cast member, why did they not try to get one that could act? It better improve soon or I am gone.
maybe the reason the crew is more at ease now isn't that Brenda's gone, but that Gabriel/"the leak" is ..? either way, I got a bit dusty with Rusty/Raydor story line tonight, even though one saw it coming from miles away. not questionning getting the season pass anymore 8)
To all those that dislike Rusty, you better suck it up because Raydor in the closing moments of the show stated something along the lines of "Welcome Home". Additionally, he is pictured in the show's promotional cast picture. So it seems like he will be with the show at least for awhile. Ugg.
Amazing how the writing has moved the character of Sharon from hard ass internal affairs enforcer to team leader in a totally believable way. I especially like the way she reveals her vulnerability in subtle ways. When Brenda led Major Crimes, everyone was just background to her narcissistic personality. I always felt the team was the best part of this show and now they are being allowed to show the complexities of their characters. Each one is great in his own way. Even the new girl, while a total clueless jerk, is interesting and shows great potential. I have gone from thinking I wouldn't like the new show to being a total fan.
I didn't enjoy Closure and was surprised when I picked up Major Crimes and it's unfolding nicely. Would like a little more feeling in their characters. They are too stiff and uncarrying. Enjoyed Raydor interaction with Rusty. Hope it develops further into mother-child relationship (with feeling)
I was a Closer fan from the beginning and loved it for all 7 seasons. The biggest draw for me was Sedgewick, but once I saw the whole cast together they all became a part of why I liked the show. Move along 7 years and the show was going away and I really thought that without Sedgewick it would not be any good at all. I was wrong and even though I still like Sedgwick this group has come together and even though I was hesitant at first I did watch and after three shows I am looking forward to many more episodes and as someone else mentioned at least 7 years. Great show
I really doubt they'll do anything with Raydor and her cops on the relationship front.. Maybe somebody else down the road... She's too straight arrow to do that..
Also no Fritz tonight either....
Rusty is sticking around now to give her an instant family.. That was always an interesting part of The Closer in that we saw Brenda's family life.. Need now to show Sharon's and being alone would not be that interesting...
It also looks like they went back to film as it seemed softer... More like The Closer was..
This has been the best episode to date...Glad no Taylor and glad obvious hostility was gone...good to see them all working together...not sure about the new female cop though...
I have to say that this show is getting better - but what they need to do is get rid off this Rusty character and give Raydnor personality (maybe teach her something about interrogation?). But my guess is they are not going to do that, they will make Rusty's mother a victim of kidnapping and probably create romantic relationship between Flynn and Raydnor (wich seems boring).
I loved this week's episode of Major Crimes. I definitely think TNT has a successful spinoff here.
Will someone please put a bullet in Rusty's head? That way I can enjoy ALL of the show, really pleased with the reboot of the series.
Wow another great episode of Major Crimes, I love that Provenza and Flynn have softened to their enemy Raydor (Mary Mcdonnell doing a great job as always).I'm so glad I still get to see these characters on a weekly basis, I absolutely would have missed them.I hope Major Crimes will last for several more years.Thanks for all the entertainment!!
I feel like I am betraying the Closer because I loved it so much. But after tonight's episode of Major Crimes well, not missing it so much anymore.
Thank you to the writers and the cast. And if you don't mind I would like another 7 years of Major Crimes as well!
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