We have been asked by TNT to watch one of their new Monday night summer crime shows and review it for all of you.
Can you even stand it?
We LIVE for television. And Ashley actually considers herself a closet wannabe private detective (she has mad internet sleuthing skills), so finding out that show was a police drama was like the icing on the cake. The best thing about finding a new show for the summer is that you know you will not be stuck with re-runs or be faced with having to store up some of your favorite series on TiVo so you don’t waste away the summer pining for your regular shows. Instead, you can spend your summer watching TNT and counting the days until school starts again!
We were sent a copy of the series Major Crimes. In Hollywood speak, that is called a screener, which means that you get to see it before the general public. Totally right up our alley, obviously.
Major Crimes is entering its second season on TNT and is a spin-off series of The Closer. The series starts on June 10th 9/8c and stars Mary McDonnell (of Dances With Wolves fame) as no nonsense police captain Sharon Raydor in the Major Crimes division of the LAPD. As an added bonus, it also features G.W. Bailey, continuing in his role of Lt. Provenza from The Closer. We *love* him.
Without being those people who have to slap “spoiler alert” warning labels all over their blog, we will just tell you that the opening episode of season 2 really packs a punch.
The show begins in the backyard pool area of a giant Bel-Air/Hollywood mansion. It has the kind of pool furniture that is nicer than anything in our actual homes.
Within just a few minutes of the start of the show (see, we aren’t giving anything away!), a dead woman’s body is pulled from the bottom of the pool, and it is quickly revealed that she is the wife of a hot-shot Hollywood director. Mixed in with this storyline is the addition of a new deputy district attorney, who immediately clashes with Captain Raydor in a case involving a serial killer. It is apparent this serial killer storyline is going to be ongoing this season. We can’t wait to watch it unfold over future episodes. You won’t want to miss the intrigue either!
Needless to say, we are hooked and already have our recording devices set for a season pass of Major Crimes. Not only is the acting fantastic, but we get to play the part of armchair detectives right from the comfort of our homes. No business suits and high heels for us. Just our cozy jammies and our whodunit skills at work!
Do you find yourself looking for new shows to watch over the summer, too? Any other TNT favorites to share with us? Want to win a $100 VISA gift card?
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