last summer the pixie and i developed an addiction to TNT’s the closer. this investigative comedic-drama features all of the unexpected investigative tricks of law and order, avoids the gimmicky camp of c.s.i. and features an excellent cast that includes kyra sedwick, as the Dixie-bred, passive-aggressive, chocolate obsessed head of l.a.p.d.’s PMS and a number of other noteworthy role players such as j.k. simmons and g.w. bailey.* the closer constantly provides compelling story lines and, fortunately, always fails to take itself too seriously. for my money, it’s the only must see show of the summer.
* let’s hear it for lieutenant harris! who isn’t excited about the forthcoming release of police academy XVIII?