During the TV summer dry spell, TNT has come up with The Closer to catch out interest. Kyra Sedgewick plays the Los Angeles Deputy Chief Of Police who solves crimes.
I love the cop shows. And I love The Closer. First of all, the show is about the deputy chief, rather than the beat cops. It’s a new take on police work. But in addition to the “dead bodies” we all love, the cool crimes and detective work, The Closer is all about the characters.
We now pause this blogpost to give this emergency message:
WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME. Have you even noticed how ignored we chicks are? I know how rough it’s been for me. And when I noticed a few weeks ago that even ivillage.com has taken down their ‘careers’ section, I felt so discouraged.
But as for The Closer…
This woman, a little southern-drawling slip of a thing, has to come in and command the respect of the hardened crew she’s been given. Brenda, played by Sedgewick, is brought over by a former boss and lover to come work in L.A., leaving behind a murky scandal from her previous job. Her career is very harsh, yet she is still feminine. I love her!
She is at the top of her game – a woman with foibles and weaknesses and awkward moments, but still rocks. I love, love this show.
I had the opportunity to actually shake hands with Kyra Sedgewick when I saw her at a local watering hole. I told her I loved her show and that she was living my life exactly as Brenda. She was very gracious and thanked me for watching.
You all should watch it to; you won’t regret it.