I didn't think that after a wonderful actress such as Kyra Sedgwick taking the lead in The Closer, that a "spin-off" from it could be anything other than a disappointment. Wow, was I wrong! Mary McDonnell is not only good, but dare I say, even better!! If you like police dramas, Major Crimes certainly won't disappoint. The stories are well written with just the right mix of serious intensity and perfectly timed humor. The stories get the viewer involved with the characters perfectly. The outstanding cast with their wonderful chemistry really make the show one of the better shows on any network today. Congratulations to TNT for bringing fine television to a world loaded with shows that are contrary to the intellect and insulting to the senses.