The Closer the Complete Fifth Season
As enthralling as the last season, L.A.
Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) returns to take on the world
of crime in this heart warming and down to Earth drama series. This
4-disc collection features all 15-episodes from Season 5 and as opposed
to some other drama series, this story, both in and out of the detective
world is very entertaining. In this season of The Closer, it focuses
more on Johnson's personal life where she loses a family member and
Compared to last season, the stories
continue to be of a high calibre and although there are a few changes to
the cast such as departure of Gina Ravera as Detective Irene Daniels,
there is a new addition to Johnson's family with Brenda's niece (Sosie
Bacon) who happens to be Johnson's daughter in the real-world. No wonder
the chemistry is so explosive and realistic at the same time. It should
also be noted Sedgwick's husband is none other than Kevin Bacon who also
directs some of The Closer as well.
The highlights of this season include
Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) who works for internal affairs
and when she goes head to head with Johnson, let's just say that it's
not pretty. The uneasy chemistry between the both is a treat to watch,
especially when Johnson finally gets the upper hand. The series
features, comedy, drama and even romance which generally involve some
crime such as a "ninja" who is killing women which is a rather dark
Nonetheless, The Closer the Complete Fifth
Season is definitely for the fans and even if you have never caught a
glimpse of these episodes on TV, each episode is quite accessible and
self contained to the newcomer. With some wonderful acting by Kyra
Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Robert Gossett and Tony Denison, it's series
like this which proves that there are still highly quality TV shows to
For Audio and Video, the presentation is
first class. Presented in 16:9 widescreen, The Closer boasts bright
colours, sharp images and no errors at all. Add in Dolby Digital 5.1 and
this is as close as we'll get to movie quality for a TV series. For
special features, there are some unaired scenes, a seen at the crime
location map which highlight the locales for this series and a gag reel.
The special features are a little lacklustre but the gag reel was quite
In conclusion, The Closer Fifth Season is a
great TV drama detective series that comes highly recommended. It's not
clichéd but boasts great character development and interesting stories.
Bring on season 6 and definitely check this out for the holiday season!