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6 Degrees Entertainment

'The Closer - The Complete Third Season'
(Kyra Sedgwick, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2008 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: Underneath her Southern belle exterior, Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson (Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick) is one of the LAPD's best weapons, able to wring the truth from even the toughest suspect. She may step on a few toes, including those of her boss, Will Pope (J.K. Simmons), but she always gets the confession. Jon Tenney and G.W. Bailey co-star in this powerful TNT series.

DVD Verdict: There are so many "The Closer" fans out there that the number approaches that of a google. Most of us came to this program because we were first big fans of Kyra Sedgwick. The writing and the other members of the cast are super and in all ways loyal to their fans! The past two seasons have been great and we all just can't wait for the next episode. We watch the reruns religiously. TNT has a classic hit on their hands. Thank you very much!

And as for this third season, well Brenda Lee Johnson (Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick) finally confronted her biggest fears: her parents. She finally invited them over after Fritz asked to marry her. Also, Brenda had a scare earlier in the season; she was informed that she was going through early menopause, this even affected her work, since she had menopausal symptoms. In the end, it was something different and Brenda was back to normal after a surgery late in the series.

Brenda learned some things that Fritzi had kept from her. They also start combining their finances and finally start looking for a bigger house, when Fritzi moves his stuff into her little “murder” house. As usual, she has a Sherlock Holmes like ability to find the truth through interrogation and is extremely proficient at it. It helps her solve a lot of her cases. In an episode, she even gets targeted by criminals, or so it seems.

Now, as a consumer I have to say - as stated (kinda) above - I have loved "The Closer" since its first episode, but the DVD sets have next to nothing in supplemental material and extras. While Season 3 was as good as the first two, if not better, it would sure be nice to see something above and beyond a 12-episode season for the price those paying for this set at the stores will have to fork over. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Police Files: Unaired Scenes
The Art of Interrogation Featurette
Gag Reel