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post #1 of 513 Old 06-13-2005, 07:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Well, what did you think?

I enjoyed it. Thought Kyra Sedgwick's character was interesting and the story was pretty good. Didn't care much for the supporting cast. Looking forward to weeks and weeks of a quirky character -- kinda wanna see if they explain what's up with her rather unusual relationship with junk food! I thought the surround sound was excellent -- nice full bass and active surrounds, especially during the music.

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I've liked Kyra ever since -Phenomenon-. She was ok in this role. Interesting, but ok. But I'm a bit tired of police dramas, so they'll really need to pick this up to keep me interested.

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I recorded it on my 942 and will watch it tonight.
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A damn good opening episode.

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It was good enough to make you wonder why NBC didn't pick it up instead of some of the turkeys they have been trotting out lately.
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(From Marc Berman's Programming Insider column of Tuesday June 14, 2005 at Mediaweek.com)

Last night's series-debut of The Closer could very well break a new record for the cable network with a considerable 5.3 rating/ 8 share in the overnights
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It was good enough to make you wonder why NBC didn't pick it up instead of some of the turkeys they have been trotting out lately.

With NBC's HD track record in most viewing area's at unexpectedly (but to no surprise) switching from HD to SD and back (most times staying in SD) not to mention audio problems, lets be thankful TNT got it instead of NBC.
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I understand your frustration with NBC HD/SD quality issues, Daryl L.
But to be fair, I have never experienced them.
(And some day a satellite or cable provider serving west LA will actually provide TNT HD.)
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(And some day a satellite or cable provider serving west LA will actually provide TNT HD.)

The same up here in NorCal, someday...

Regarding the show, Sedgwick is an interesting character, but I didn't think the show is all that and a bag of chips. Really nothing new or different about any of it, and it seemed very dark in overall look. I missed the first 5 mins of it, so I missed "the crime" but was any of it shot in daylight? It seemed everything was interiors, gave me a cramped, closed in feeling. I had to watch it in SD so that may have contributed to the overall feel, but if this show is going to focus on Sedgwick's character breaking people in an interview room, I think it will go downhill quick.
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Broadcasting & Cable---The Closer, the second of three major original offerings from TNT this summer, earned a 4.8 household rating for its 9 p.m. series debut, the highest rated basic-cable original scripted series telecast ever, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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Broadcasting & Cable---The Closer, the second of three major original offerings from TNT this summer, earned a 4.8 household rating for its 9 p.m. series debut, the highest rated basic-cable original scripted series telecast ever, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Well, Into the West may be the first, The Closer the 2nd, what would be the third?? Guess I've been skipping too many commercials.
Found it, guess its Wanted, starting July 31st. Looks good, for another cop drama that is.
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I found the "twist" to be way too predictable (guessed it about 1/2 way through). Maybe I've been watching too much L&O:SVU...
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I watched last night ... and enjoyed...
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I enjoyed it as well. However, you can add this one to the "do not watch while eating" list. The lingering close-ups of the victim were as bad as anything you'd see on CSI.

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I enjoyed it but am not sure whether I was just glad for something that was not a repeat at this time of year. It will take another episode or two before I decide whether this is regular HDPVR fare.

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I've watched it since 1st episode and think it's a great show. Kyra is a very interesting character and the HD is good too.
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I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying this show. It's refreshing to see a character who, while great at her job, has interesting personal flaws yet isn't completely neurotic.

The thing with the kittens last week was hilarious. And they were so cute
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Have enjoyed this show since the premiere.

I really enjoy the relationship she is in and how she and Fritz never seem to have things work out for them.

I agree, the kitten storyline was very cute.
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I really like this show. It seems to be really getting better with each episode. She's got a messy personal life and a somewhat messy work life. But the character seems as real as any I've seen on tv.

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I really like this show. It seems to be really getting better with each episode. She's got a messy personal life and a somewhat messy work life. But the character seems as real as any I've seen on tv.

Agreed. Fredfa put it best when he wondered why NBC (or anybody, for that matter) didn't pick this one up. My wife can't miss it. And hooking women to a crime drama isn't always an easy task.

I'll be interested to see how "Criminal Minds" does. Saw the upfronts and thought the show was very well done. "Ghost Whisperers," OTOH ...eh, I dunno.

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Soft but assertive. I've heard that interesting southern accent before, by an actress in a movie or television series. Can't dredge it up. Any ideas?
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Holly Hunter comes to mind.

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I thought tonight's episode was killer. The best yet! And my little sister, who just went back to college, is dying to see it. Luckily for her, it's on my hd dvr, which hopefully will not lose it accidentally. What a great show!

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And I am sure we will see the smirking villain in that latest episode somewhere down the line again.

He was very, very chilling.

It is sad there is only one more episode of "The Closer" left.
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Returning soon!! My parents live in the middle of freakin' no where. They receive a fuzzy signal from an ABC channel in Jonesboro AK. That's it. All my mom watches on it is the weather forecast and Wheel of Fortune. Dad just doesn't watch anything. But after watching a few episodes of The Closer on my HD DVR, my dad was ready to get a dish! If my VIP 622 loses any of this season, my family is going to kill me! Hope some others out there are looking forward to it's new season as well.

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The Closer is a family favorite here. Is it going to be in true HD or just another show in TNT's stretch-o-vision?
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It's in HD. I believe all of TNT original series are in HD.
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Well, what did you think of the season premiere? The opening shot of the flies on the window with the blood spatters was interesting. I thought it was a good episode, though not as strong as some of the best eps last season. I loved that it was commercial free. The writing, IMO, makes it one of the best shows on tv.

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Shouldnt the title of this thread be The Closer: Season 2 or something like that?

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(From Marc Berman's Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Programming Insider column at Mediaweek.com )
TNT's The Closer Breaks the Record Books

The second season premiere of TNT drama The Closer roared out of the gate last night with a series-high 6.4 overnight rating at 9 p.m. Comparatively, that was up by 21 percent from last year's series debut (5.3).

New drama Saved, which debuted at 10 p.m., opened with a solid 4.2 in the overnights.
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