9. The Closer / Major Crimes
The Closer is a great example of playing each character interesting. Unlike most cop shows, the detectives in this show are less muscular, less righteous, and less attractive. But they are so interesting to watch.
Take a look at Deputy Chief Brenda-Leigh Johnson, the only woman in the picture. She is the leader of the group. She wears dress, high-heels, and carries around a big woman purse (even to the interrogation room).
The show started in 2005 and ended on its 7th season in 2012 due to Kyra Sedgwick’s (Chief Johnson) decision to leave the show that gave her most of her $16 million net worth. Kevin Bacon’s wife said she wanted to end it while they are on top. She left a $350,000 paycheck per episode.
However, the show continues on a spin-off series, Major Crimes. The majority of the casts of The Closer continue their crime solving actions this June on its 5th season.