Honestly, if you take away the foreign locations and international cast, it didn't feel fresh at all. Cliched characters, dialogue and situations, and pretty pedestrian writing in general. Lots of a tortured souls with pasts and loads of self-doubt. The two team member's attraction to each other seemed really forced and clumsily written, and of course a mere plot device to raise the stakes when she dies. And what about the nebbish little bad guy? I thought that police woman could have smacked him around--I've never seen a less physically intimidating baddie. All in all, not impressed.