Never saw an episode of the Helen Mirren series. This US version still has the same basic premise of a tough female cop being good at her job while dealing with the boys-club mentality at the precinct. It has a great cast (Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Brian F. O'Byrne, etc.) but it suffers from the female lead actually, yeah, being one of those aggressive types that I can see why others don't want to work with her. Add to that the department rumor that she got to her position by sleeping with a superior, and there you have it. By the end, she starts to recognize she needs to earn their respect, but there's not enough here to make me want to watch episode 2.
And lose the hat.