Refined Sugar


Don’t underestimate the significance of the junk food. I’m talking about the junk food that’s a recurrent motif in TNT’s hit drama The Closer-a fast-paced, woman-centered police procedural that may mollify Prime Suspect addicts while they’re waiting for Helen Mirren to fall back into line.

The brusque badge-toting heroine of The Closer, which has just kicked off its second season, has a failing many of us can identify with: she...

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.