Prime Suspect : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2011
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47

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  1. Oct 7, 2011
    5
    The tragic thing about Prime Suspect isn't that it is a remake of a far superior British show, its that it puts so much effort into convincing the viewer that Maria Bello's Jane Timoney is a good detective, when she finally 'breaks' a case you feel as though she should have done it earlier. Prime Suspect doesn't seem able to fill out a 60 minute time slot with plots being dragged out beThe tragic thing about Prime Suspect isn't that it is a remake of a far superior British show, its that it puts so much effort into convincing the viewer that Maria Bello's Jane Timoney is a good detective, when she finally 'breaks' a case you feel as though she should have done it earlier. Prime Suspect doesn't seem able to fill out a 60 minute time slot with plots being dragged out be overly misogynistic side characters being little more than time traps. At least Bello is convincing as a career driven women, if not a heartless career driven woman. The pilot throws a few twists into the mix, letting Timoney lead her first case but it all seems like A to B storytelling with no overarching narrative or themes to think about. Its all a little bit mindless which is depressing because it had such pedigree to work with. Expand
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 27, 2011
    75
    [Bello's] sour, tough intelligence is right on the money. [3 Oct 2011, p.45]
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Sep 23, 2011
    60
    You should at the very least check out Bello, who does fine work here.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Sep 22, 2011
    70
    Not great, but good, and promising.