"Prime Suspect" The NBC drama made its first big mistake by calling this procedural "Prime Suspect" after the brilliant original 1980s miniseries. Its second mistake was trying at first to recreate the same inner-departmental sexism for Det. Jane Timoney (Maria Bello) to battle. It seemed dated, and turned off viewers instantly. Jane's battles eventually became less about sexism and more about the fact she was an unapologetic bitch--and I write that with total love for the character. Bello was outstanding, as was her supporting cast. And each week I thought the series, although a standard procedural, was much more interesting than anything you can see on CBS. And by the way, I love Jane's hat!
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