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 Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 6/5/17

This has always been a very good crime drama, with quite a lot of humor as well. You may recall that it was originally a spin-off of "The Closer."  Once Kyra Sedgewick left, they started this new series with very few changes.  Now it's almost hard to remember that far back.  They're already on season five and still going strong!  Without Sedgewick, the show became a real ensemble show.

Sharon is the show's star, since she took over running Major Crimes, and we got to know her a lot more in this show than we ever did in the other.  In this season, she and Andy got together and moved in. Rusty found love, too.  The crusty heart of the show is Provenza, who is as funny as ever.  The whole cast is great, and I really enjoy the shows. Unlike some crime dramas, they don't sacrifice the cop drama for the characters' personal lives.  The cop stories are just as good and just as important as the rest of it.

The season finale was really great, but I wish they had more episodes per season. I always love watching the show and miss it when it's gone.

You shouldn't be too lost if you decide to start watching with the fifth season. It's not a soap opera. However, all of the episodes and seasons are well worth watching.

My only complaint about the DVD is that there aren't a ton of features. They just have some deleted scenes and a gag reel. That's too bad.





MAY 30, 2017


Five-Disc DVD Set Will Include All 21 Season Five Episodes

Plus All-New Never Before-Seen Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel

The fifth season of TNT's powerful crime drama Major Crimes is set for release on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). Available in stores May 30, 2017, Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season will feature all 21 gripping episodes from the hit police drama's fifth season, on DVD, plus a gag reel and deleted scenes. The show that started as a sequel to the acclaimed police procedural The Closer, has become one of basic cable's top programs. During Season Five, Major Crimes ranked as TNT's #2 show and as the #5 series on basic cable television, and has delivered close to 10 million total viewers per episode via all platforms (Source: Nielsen P2+ Reach, Live and DVR, 6 min qualifier; Omniture SiteCatalyst; Bango for Mobile Apps, Rentrak OnDemand Essentials for VOD. VOD reporting is dependent upon data from the individual MVPDs, which is often delayed by days or weeks. VOD numbers are current as of the time they were pulled and should not be considered final.). The five-disc DVD set will retail for $39.99 SRP.

The fifth thrilling season of Major Crimes finds the dedicated team of detectives tackling some of the city's most complicated criminal cases. The division is led by department head Captain Sharon Raydor, portrayed by Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Battlestar Galactica). The unit is comprised of Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey, The Closer, M*A*S*H, Police Academy), Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison, The Closer, Crime Story), Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan, The Closer, Arrested Development), Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz, The Closer, Training Day), tech expert and reserve police officer Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene, The Closer, The D.A.), Detective Amy Sykes (Kearran Giovanni, One Life to Live), Rusty Beck (Graham Patrick Martin, Two and a Half Men, The Bill Engvall Show), Dr. Morales (Jonathan Del Arco, The Closer, Nip/Tuck), Assistant Chief Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett, The Closer, Arlington Road),and Deputy Chief Fritz Howard (recurring guest star Jon Tenney, The Closer, King & Maxwell).

Major Crimes returns with more mysteries in Season Five, as the squad continues to work some of the most challenging murders in the City of Angels. From searching for a missing teenage girl who vanished while helping the homeless, to hunting down the killer of a potentially dirty cop and following up on a beheading in an isolated corner of Los Angeles, cable's favorite investigators work to arrest and deal out a succession of criminals and killers.

Outside of their work, each member of the team must balance their work and personal lives. Captain Raydor strives to push her adopted son Rusty, (Graham Patrick Martin, The Closer, Two and a Half Men), through college, while figuring out where she wants to go in her ongoing romance with Andy Flynn; Julio Sanchez decides to try to adopt a child himself; Provenza develops sensitivities related to his new marriage to Patrice (Dawnn Lewis); Buzz Watson picks up the 30-year-old murder investigation of his father and uncle; Mike Tao wins an award for his work as a Hollywood consultant; and Amy Sykes confronts the idea of motherhood versus focusing on her career.

"For five seasons, Major Crimes has captivated audiences with its brilliant ensemble cast, engaging storylines and top-notch production. It's one of the best police procedurals on television today," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, "We're thrilled to offer another season of this outstanding series to consumers."

Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. The Closer's James Duff, who also created the series, is an executive producer alongside Duppy Demetrius, Mike Berchem, Adam Belanoff, Rick Wallace, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin. Major Crimes has been renewed for a sixth season on TNT.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

21 (1-HOUR) Season 5 EPISODES:
  1. Present Tense
  2. N.S.F.W.
  3. Foreign Affairs
  4. Skin Deep
  5. Cashed Out
  6. Tourist Trap
  7. Moral Hazard
  8. Off the Wagon
  9. Family Law
  10. Dead Zone
  11. White Lies - Part 1
  12. White Lies - Part 2
  13. White Lies - Part 3
  14. Heart Failure
  15. Cleared History
  16. Quid Pro Quo
  17. Dead Drop
  18. Bad Blood
  19. Intersection
  20. Shockwave - Part 1
  21. Shockwave - Part 2
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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