I think Prime Suspect would have been better if it either avoided being shopped as an American version of the British Prime Suspect with the incomparable Helen Mirren or or if were a better imitation of the original. As it was, I went in with high hopes and was very, very disappointed.
I did think that Bello was fine, but there was nothing about this show that made me interested in watching more. Plot, story, characters were totally forgettable to me. It's certainly not the worst thing I've seen, but it's not really good, either, imo. It's one of those things I won't notice missing.
While IRL, a grown woman being so undone at the prospect of her parents' disapproval would be beyond annoying. I think it was added as a way to see a chink in Brenda's armor. It would have gotten really old really fast as a steady diet but once or twice a season was fine. It was good to see someone able to completely stand up to her, see through her and see Brenda and not Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson.