At its core, The Closer has always been about the battle between idealism and pragmatism represented in our daily lives by the tug between career and family, between our expectations and our realities.
I wonder whether Dallas' successful return will prompt other shows that have long been off the air to reemerge with new stories to tell and new beautiful young casts. Has anyone tried to bring back Baywatch lately? Because I bet the Hoff would be up for it.
Eric McCormack brings a fiesty commitment to this relatively unsurprising Super-Smart Curmudgeon role. His energy and the chugging, unflashy competence of the show make "Perception" watchable, if not a must-see detective hour.