Good I did not have a glimpse at the series, so I could enjoy this movie as a stand alone....no the word masterpiece often put into this place would not fit here.
But then again I do wonder why someone would span a whole serie around this potential line of story that this movie truely portrays sufficiently in its own time. (Maybe I shall have a look at the series after all)
Maybe I shall not have asecond look at this sooo soon. But it has it all a good police story has to have. Taking a bullet, having a comical relationship with your partner, saving the day,...
And its a fresh twist for the unknowing viewer of the series like me.
But then again you have to say it was all already there once, twice..a hundred times.
Do you care during this? Nope, you laugh and enjoy your time - you will!