Critic Consensus: Although comparisons between the UK version and Helen Mirren's original performance can't be avoided, Maria Bello single-handedly takes the US version of Prime Suspect and makes it her own.
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as Det. Jane Timoney
as Lt. Kevin Sweeney
as Det. Reg Duffy
as Det. Augie Blando
as Det. Luisito Calderon
as Det. Eddie Gautier
as Det. Evrard Velerio
as Desmond Timoney
as Matt Webb
as Carolina Rivera
Jane Timoney's hostile workplace environment is like daycare compared with Jane Tennison's.
Bello's performance as the weather-beaten Timoney, swabbing her emotional scars with alcohol, nicotine and invective, is easily the highlight of the fall television season.
The fact that the hat is the most memorable thing about (Bello's) role wouldn't be such a problem if the show's premise weren't so tired and the script weren't so perfunctory.
It's not destined to be a breakout hit, but Bello is riveting in a procedural with an edge that's new for NBC.
Bello already exudes a raw intensity that should makes her path interesting. Not easy, but interesting.
Audience Reviews for Prime Suspect: Season 1
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