Prime Suspect Review: "Carnivorous Sheep"

While Prime Suspect had told us to expect a serious toning down of the sexism beginning with "Carnivorous Sheep" I wasn’t expecting a lot of what made Jane great to be tamed too.

Yes, the elements of what made Jane such a fantastic character are still there, but along with a reduction in sexism came a reduction in Jane’s bite and it was jarring to watch that in the second episode of the series because there was nothing gradual about it.

With that being said I’m willing to give it a little bit of a pass because of the nature of the second episode, you’re no longer a pilot which means time and budget are now limited. On top of that, the episode is also responsible for setting up a sustainable direction for the series. In the long term, the path Prime Suspect is taking now looks a lot better because that amount of sexism just wouldn’t fly in 2011. Read More...


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