August 30, 2012
I was skeptical that "Major Crimes," the spinoff of "The Closer" that features much of the same cast as its predecessor, would feel like anything more than a retread of the original. So far, though, it's doing a pretty good job. Mary McDonnell's character has a much different vibe than Kyra Sedgwick's, which helps a lot, but creator James Duff has also pulled off the nice trick of keeping many of the same characters but altering the tone a little and sharing stories among a strong ensemble.
--Rick Porter, Zap2it