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Captain Sharon Raydor and her team at the LAPD are back for more crimes, more confessions, and more drama in season five of the TNT series, Major Crimes. One of the primary reasons this series is so engaging and addictive is its strong ensemble cast that deliver quality performances time and time again. Along with that, the show finds new twists on familiar procedural storylines that help it stand out from being just another cliché-filled police drama.
I also like how the series not only follows the case-of-the-week format but also has a serialized set of storylines that have been part of the show from the pilot. I feel like we know these detectives and their lives outside the walls of LAPD Headquarters, which humanizes them and shows us their flaws, insecurities, and personal sides. In this was we can identify and empathize with them as people and care more about them when danger strikes while they are on the case.
Leading the pack is the always mesmerizing Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Independence Day), who is a force to be reckoned with as she tirelessly works to solve tougher and more challenging cases each episode. Along with McDonnell, the cast is loaded with a talented roster of performers that include G.W. Bailey (The Closer, Police Academy), Michael Paul Chan (Spy Game, Hawaii Five-O), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Kearran Giovanni (One Life to Live, Designated Survivor), Graham Patrick Martin (Two and a Half Men, The Girl Next Door), Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, NYPD Blue), and Ransford Doherty (Body of Proof, Touch). It’s a great cast with a great chemistry, and it all links back to the series that started it all: The Closer.
Once you start watching this season, it’ll be hard to stop. With so many crimes to solve, mysteries to uncover, twists to reveal, and scum to apprehend, Major Crimes is a crime show fan’s dream come true!
The Season Five DVD includes Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel.
Whether you’ve been hooked since the beginning or are looking for a new series, I highly recommend Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season. It’s great TV!
Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season is available May 30, 2017 on DVD!
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