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Not particularly believable lead detective suffers from eating the scenery and over emoting. Blethyn's character detracts from the stories which range in quality from just believable to unwatchable.
Compared with Helen Mirren's Jane in the Prime Suspect series Vera borders on incompetence. She abuses her staff for no apparent reason though there are hints of personal frailty--her chest discomfort which behaves like no angina pectorals I've encountered in either film or real life. It's a pure dramatic prop without reality--like the entire series.
I must add though that my wife likes Vera more than I do. Vive la difference.