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Got plans for Monday night? Well, you do now!

I don’t do a LOT of pop culture-y type posts here, but occasionally I’ll throw my hat in the ring and let you know when something is awesome (Like “Up”, go see it now, I don’t care if you have kids or not, it is an AMAZing movie…SQUIRREL!) or sucks beyond all realms of suckdom.

I consider you guys my friends and I’m going to tell you when you have toilet paper on your shoe or lettuce stuck between your teeth after I have have a good laugh, so OF COURSE, I will share with you when I come across something great.

Sometimes the stars align and I get asked to do both: review something I already wanted to tell you about AND get something fantasteriffic in the process!

What did I get?


FOR real.

TNT sent me a copy of the season opening episode of “The Closer” and said “Hey, tell your readers what you think about this show” and I may or may not have said I HAVE to stop packing to watch this DVD because the future reputations of my blog and this show depend on ME!

Because Kyra Sedgwick always asks my opinion before she makes any big career moves and she couldn’t possibly let this new season start on Monday without knowing that I’m giving the big THUMBS UP!

{WHOA, who knew delusions of grandeur could cause you to get dizzy!}

You may be thinking to yourself “aren’t you a little crazy to be THIS excited about a stinking dvd?…of a show that you’re going to be seeing in a few days anyways?”

And I would say “Killjoy”.

Seriously, we have faithfully followed this outstanding police drama for the past four seasons and I will tell you it’s one of the FEW shows out there that has gotten better with time *cough*NO Dead Denny stories *cough*. The stories remain gripping and (GRAPHICALLY) original, the entire cast is captivating and so very talented, and the writing is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD.


The one thing that truly pulled me in from the first episode is the character of Brenda Lee Johnson, a strong, competent, knowledgeable and intelligent woman….not totally obsessed with finding the right man…a rarity on TV these days.  She’s an incredible character and Kyra Sedgwick eats up her role with a passion that sets my TV on fire….her southern belle with a spine of titanium is a a woman to be admired for her conviction and strength.

I want to be Brenda Lee Johnson when I grow up!


If you’re a fan of “The Closer”, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know…but don’t forget to see the season opener on TNT, Monday, June 8th! (<–you can click here and find out when it’s on in your time zone and what local channel)

If you’re not a fan of “The Closer”…well, I think you’re missing out and as you can’t possibly have anything better to do with your summer Monday nights, you should TOTALLY tune in and at least check it out.

*You can totally catch past episodes of “The Closer” on TNT.com to get you up to speed*

10 Comments on “Got plans for Monday night? Well, you do now!”

  1. #1 Dave2
    on Jun 7th, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I love The Closer. Brenda is great, but my favorite character on the show is Kitty.

    Dave2s last blog post..Clueless

  2. #2 kp
    on Jun 7th, 2009 at 7:11 am

    LOVE The Closer! Again, I hate….errr…I mean am just totally jealous of you.

  3. #3 Heidi
    on Jun 7th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Never saw it. It competes with Jon and Kate Plus 8 doesn’t it? I know, I know–but I am huge reality tv show watcher. So TNT if you are listening, I’ll review any reality show you have out there for you!! (I had to throw that out there) Great review though, you sucked me in! Guess TNT knew what they were doing when they sent you a copy of the show. You’re amazing!

    Heidis last blog post..Happy Anniversary

  4. #4 Mary in ATL
    on Jun 7th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    We love the show & have been waiting for the new season to start already- totally jealous that you have seen in it! Brenda just kills me with that sugar sweet – thank you very much and please ! Don’t be fooled into thinking shes a pushover- that woman is Steel !

  5. #5 Adventures In Babywearing
    on Jun 7th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Saw Up on Friday without the kids and I LOVED IT and am thinking about when I can go see it again…


    Adventures In Babywearings last blog post..Mawiage

  6. #6 Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire
    on Jun 8th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I want to go see UP, thinking of taking the girls to a matinee this week-especially if the weather keeps up because it is air conditioned in the movie theatre. (And just to be clear-we have air conditioning, but hubs doesn’t like to run it unless we have company over or I get really cranky. So you wanna visit Ohio for a bit? LOL)

    As for The Closer, I have wanted to watch that show, but I always forget to. I will have to schedule it for the DVR, because if Anissa is recommending it I have to watch, I mean next month we will be sleeping in the same room & I am scared as to what you will do when I fall asleep if I dis the Closer. So not only will I watch it, as far as you are concerned it is da bomb@ *wink*

    Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaires last blog post..Sixteen things

  7. #7 Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy
    on Jun 8th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I love The Closer. Love it. Love it. Love it! (I also love Saving Grace.)

    Amanda of Shamelessly Sassys last blog post..Casanova

  8. #8 rachel d
    on Jun 8th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I checked and my set-last-season TIVO thing has picked up right where it left off—the little red button is showing for tonight!!

    BLJ is one of our very favorite people.

  9. #9 MG @ MommyGeekology
    on Jun 11th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    You are awesome. I heart this show.

  10. #10 Issa
    on Jun 12th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I adore the closer. Plus, Kyra Sedgwick is one of the most down to earth actresses around.

    Also, Saving Grace is a favorite. Have you seen that one? Holly Hunter is insane in it, but like a gripping, what will she do next, lovable insane.

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