I saw this last night. If you didn't like Red Dragon or Hannibal, you probably won't like this. I took it as a story by itself and enjoyed it well enough. My wife thought the lead actor was sexy, if that helps anyone make a decision whether or not to see it.
I feel guilty for having never seen the first two seasons in their entirety. I didn't join the club until Season 3 began, so Livia was never a big character to me. I need to finally watch them, in order, before the finale.