Similar to the British classic, Prime Suspect US was billed as a show about a female detective working in a predominantly male precinct. But with all the police dramas that I've seen the blatant sexism on display in the pilot episode made the show seem out-dated even with Maria Bello's strong performance.
However, future episodes rightfully tossed that aside in order to focuson life in a homicide squad. By giving us a look at the heartbreak as well as the hilarity that comes with being a detective, Prime Suspect found it's groove.
With an excellent cast from Bello to Brian F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Damon Gupton, Tim Griffin and Aidan Quinn this show was 12 hours of excellent television. Too bad people stopped watching after the pilot.