The Closer, a police procedural starring Kyra Sedgewick as Deputy Chief Johnson, centers on Chief Johnson's skill at closing cases with air tight confessions that get convictions every time.
Conflict arises as Johnson's sugar-sweet Atlanta accent masks her hard core thirst for justice, and in the clash between the culture of the LAPD and Johnson's outsider status. Season 1 is especially fun as Johnson strategizes to win over her hostile team. It's tough to say if Sedgewick is brilliant or annoying. Her broad accent, squinty, reading-glassed spazziness, and her orgasmic Hostess Ding Dong eating is sometimes off putting, especially in a binge watching session.
The Closer lacks the darker, more morally complex elements of some of my other favorite binge-watches, like Damages, Sons of Anarchy, or The Wire, but is perfect if you're in the mood for a show where justice is always squarely served, the plot has a lot of great twists, and the good guys always win. If you love a good procedural, give The Closer a try. It's a good antidote to the dark, moral complexity of winter.