The first season of CB Strike was very good. Season may be imprecise - I think HBO got it from BBC, so the order might differ. There was a little bit of overacting here and there, unnecessary zigs and zags. But it was fun, and it reminded me of Remington Steele, Moonlighting, and Castle.
I'm wary of detective shows that involve some chemistry between the leads. There's a formula. How do the showrunners keep that chemistry going while keeping the leads apart? It usually requires increasingly campy shenanigans.
CB Strike started going in that direction, but someone must have swooped in with some course correction. The show got good again. Sure, there were still some shenanigans. It's not a documentary. A fine winter's watch.