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Review of "Prime
Suspect: Tennison" 6/28/17 by
Airs Mondays 10/9c on ABC
This is a limited series prequel of the long-running
series "Prime Suspect" that starred Helen Mirren. This new
show is based on a novel "Tennison" by Lynda La Plante. I
think it's really good, but apparently La Plante had trouble
with the way ITV made the show, so they're not doing a
second series. Which is too bad.
The show is set in 1973 and features Stefanie Martini as
Jane Tennison. She's a new police officer in a very sexist
time, when few women were on the force and were treated more
like secretaries. Martini is very beautiful and reminds me a
bit of Emily Wickersham, who plays Ellie on "NCIS."
I'm sure that she will find another great show after this.
The show airs three 90 minute episodes on PBS. The main
case is a murdered prostitute, but there's also another
related story about a bank robbery. Check it out!
Behind every great detective is a backstory. MASTERPIECE
dials back the clock to spotlight the influences that turned
22-year-old rookie policewoman Jane Tennison into the savvy,
single-minded crime fighter beloved by Prime Suspect viewers
over the course of seven seasons.
Starring Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne) in the iconic
role immortalized by Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect: Tennison
airs in three riveting 90-minute episodes airing on
MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS.
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