I just wanted to take the opportunity to gush over Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison. Jane is such a complex and flawed character that it could have been easy to dislike her if anyone else had played her, but there was something so engaging about Helen in the role. She was simply flawless!
Much of the earlier Prime Suspect episodes are quite dated. Speaking as someone who has only watched them this past year they are not as fast paced as other detective/crime dramas of today but nether the less they are so well acted and thought provoking that it is easy to get hooked. It is now my favourite crime drama.
I can not recommend this series enough.