'Prime Suspect' review: Not the original, but plenty good on its own


Here's the thing about NBC's version of "Prime Suspect": It's nowhere near the same show as the original, brilliantly executed string of British miniseries starring Helen Mirren.Here's the other thing, though: When you get past that (which, admittedly, is not the smallest hurdle), you find that it's a very good crime show in its own right, anchored by a fantastic performance from Maria Bello. Why NBC chose to buy the rights to "Prime Suspect" and use the name while making what is structurally a very different show is a bit of a mystery. There's name recognition, of course, but while those who watched it generally loved it, it's not as if it were some big, broad-based hit in this country. What's more, the fact that the original is so well-liked sets a high bar for any adaptation.The show premiering Thursday (Sept. 22) won't erase the memory of Mirren as Jane Tennison. But it has the...



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