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I love Major Crimes more than The Closer. Frankly, seeing Brenda having the answer to it all and favoring the same person (David) all the time was getting on my nerves in the end. I kept watching because I knew Major Crimes was coming up and I wanted to give it a chance.
As to who is the heart of Major Crimes: Julio Sanchez all the way. I believe Provenza is more like the father figure sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience.
One person I feel we don't see enough is Andy Flynn. He is a smart, hard ass detective who has a lot to share. Plus I like Tony Sarrero.
I hope this show will be renewed. I hope we will get some new episodes around Chrismas time
Not bad. Well written, well presented ... the only fault I have to find with this episode is in the plotting. I cannot imagine a murderous incident like this ever actually occurring, and the Perry Mason-style confession looked too much like a writers' dilemma : "Oh cr*p, we've run out of time .. how do we wrap this thing in two minutes?"
FWIW, I used to write broadcast soaps back in the day ; you see these things if you know what to look for.
Still, it had my full attention up until those last few minutes. 4/5.
I am loving this show. I thought I knew these men. But it seems I was mistaken. Once he knows for a fact a person is truly innocent, Andy Flynn has great compassion and understanding for that person. But he is old school and you are guilty until proven innocent. Lt. Provenza is grouchy as ever but he has years of wisdom and a gruff grudging respect for those who do their job well. He also cares about his squad. Mike Tao is funny, electronics is his turf and he excels at it. Buzz has changed the most, maybe because Sharon uses him as a glorified errand boy, but he is way more whiny than any grown man should be. What can you say about the awesome Julio Sanchez? When he beat Sykes attacker down, I didn't hear anyone screaming for him to stop. When he ran in, guns a balzing last weak and rescued that hostage girl. He just held her and let her cry , I thought, my God this is what they should be writing about in all the magazines. Sharon has grown on me. Even though Sykes got on my nerves w
I finally was able to see this ep. I had a feeling something was going to happen to Sykes but not like this. But its cool cause it keeps it real. It shows officers like Provenza said do get hurt. I loved how he explained that to Raydor. Rusty is growing on me too. He and Raydor click nicely. As heavy as the drama was the light moments were nice too. I loved how Tao flipped when Julio was explaining the high tech stuff. Flynn and Provenza helping Raydor with Rusty. And Buzz had the best line of the night. "Are we going to get hit up for more money?" I hope Major Crimes lets Sykes heal in real time. That is what I call takiing one for the team.
This show gets better and better with each episode. I think its better than "The Closer". I love it when Provenza calls her Sharon!
Taylor was such an annoying character when he was first on The Closer. He acted like a spy and a buffoon and no one respected him. Then he gradually developed a working relationship with Major Crimes after the death of Tommy Delk. Now that he is Deputy Chief he is more pompous than ever. He plays a good character...one we love to hate...but a little goes a long way.
I like the way Raydor relies on the strength of her squad and doesn't micromanage the unit. She has confidence in her abilities and resists the temptation to treat the others as her lackies and gofers while she makes all the important discoveries. I would love to see a show that revolved around Andy Flynn again because he was great in the AA episode of The Closer.
I love this show so much - have right from the start because it is like being with old friends - whoever decided to keep the same people, with a few exceptions, was so smart! I can't even beging to pick a favorite, because they are all terrific (and so is Rusty!).
Raymond Cruz is a fantastic character actor who is coming into his own on this show... His turn on Breaking Bad in guest roles was fantastic and ultimately led down the lethal path that Walter White has been on with his killing...
I loved Major Crimes right from the start. And I have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of Rusty and Rusty and Sharon. Who is the heart? They ALL are. They have a leader in Sharon who doesn't overshadow all of them with her personality or her quirks. And that's definitely not knocking Brenda but allowing for the transition from The Closer (singular) to Major Crimes (ensemble). Julio Sanchez has been amazing! And I sense that each of them will have opportunities to shine.
Haven't watched this episode yet--waiting for it to come up on Amazon where I bought the season pass as soon as it became available--but I have to say, I loved the Sharon Raydor character on the closer, and like her even better in Major Crimes.
Brenda was fantastic, but she was a wizard. Only she could work her magic.
Raydor is intense and driven, and unique in her own way. She brings a moral strength of character which is fantastic.
I don't agree with any of the characterizations of Raydor as stiff or wooden, on either show; she is contained and very, very intense. The actress brings an incredible subtlety to the portrayal which I think is the very opposite of boring.
Regarding who the heart and soul of major crimes is, I'll have to go with Sanchez. Provenza has too much baggage at this point. His idiotic, albeit humorous behavior of the past, prevents me from taking him seriously. I know that Julio would have my back, while I'd be worrying that Provenza was off his focus talking to some random chippie.
I some viewers are still not on board, due to Sharon Raydor, it's okay, plenty of us are sticking with her. When she was initially introduced, it was evidently to be a huge storm cloud over Brenda's parade. She was both infuriating and interesting.
Like you, I didn't expect to enjoy this series, but I also was wrong. I'll also admit, rather grudgingly, that Rusty is growing on me.
Totally agree with the review. I absolutely love the new interactions in the the show. Sharon and Rusty are epic! Plus I am glad that Rusty is getting a boyfriend - I was so hoping that they didn't go with the "confused youth thing". Rusty knew from the finale of "The Closer" exactly where he was coming from.
love love love the new show! sharon and Rusty's relationship is awesome! however her adult kids are mysterious to me.. perhaps they are dead? hmmm
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