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Major Crimes Season 1

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hummingbird_206, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. AlphaDelta

    AlphaDelta Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Closer: she always gets her man. Major Crimes: she always gets her man, and gives him a slap on the wrist.
  2. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I think we'll need to see more episodes to be sure about that. With The Closer we didn't see the conviction, we just assumed that if the cops made and arrest and had a confession that they were found guilty of the max crime and got the max sentence. We don't know that was true though. I remember at least a couple where Brenda didn't get the conviction. Those were where she left the guy to be killed by the gang and the other guy who confessed in Mexico and she left him there.

    While it annoyed the detectives, I have a hard time finding fault with the bargaining. As was said this week they convicted the wife of killing her serial rapist husband with no physical evidence. Had it gone to trial ( much later with much money spent ) the defense would have made a very big deal of the rapist angle and how she might have been saving women from being raped in the future. Even the video deletion angle might have been spun to be her deleting all but the only one that had already been made public. Not guaranteed to get her off, but not a sure conviction either.

    The source of friction with the detectives is whether you're keeping score ( 1st degree vs manslaughter and 25+ vs 11 years ) or whether you're trying to catch the criminal and get them into jail.
  3. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Eh, I'm done with this series. I never watched The Closer, and had no idea this was a spin-off/continuation with many of the same characters. I just saw it was a new series and thought I'd give it a shot, but if this is anything similar to The Closer I don't think I missed anything. The new captain is annoying enough that I'd want to punch her in the face. The lieutenant is an ass and should have been fired 10 years ago. The new detective is a sycophantic suck-up who should have peter principled out at meter maid. The whole story line with the kid/witness makes me want to poke my eyes with a hot fork: "whaaa, find my mom, find my mom, find my mom, find my mom." Seriously kid, we get it. You want mommy. Maybe having not watched The Closer, I'm missing something with this storyline, but in fact the entire police department seems so dysfunctional I can't believe they ever solve a crime.
  4. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    It was a real struggle to make it through the latest episode. I am afraid the next episode will end its run for me. :(
  5. Dawghows

    Dawghows Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2001

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