I do really love the books, the writing is great and the storylines are really imaginative and mix a whole lot of myths and legends into it which is right up my alley, but you’re right in that it’s not perfect. One of the things I liked about the TV series is they seemed to improve racial representation. It’s a bit of a weird mix in that there is some sexism in the way women are portayed in that most of them are described as being attractive and quite a few as potential RO’s (which is unfortunately something you see all over the place in the mainstream media), but on the other hand there’s many strong female characters with both strengths and weaknesses underneath that. (Arguably the most powerful figures in the books are all female- re the faerie mothers, queens and ladies.) Dresden admits he has issues with wanting to protect women, something that many of the women in the story respond to by telling him to “go jump, they can look after themselves” either directly or with their actions. Could use improvement in the writing LGBTQ with sensitivity area.
Another series that might interest you although it does stray further into the pure fantasy rather than the urban in much of the book is the Magicians by Grossman. (It does contain mature themes.) On the other hand unlike the dresden files, I definitely do not recommend the TV adaption as the storyline has been twisted or stuff left out to the point that it makes no sense in places, combined with a whole heap of things that seem to be played primarily for shock value or to involve pointless gratuitous nudity. (At least it did in the first series I saw anyway.)
If you haven’t seen it and have an interest in Mythology set in the present day, I enjoyed the American Gods TV series. I did read the first book and weirdly enough since I usually find the opposite happens, didn’t think it was as good. Only read the first book but it wasn’t bad either. (Again, contains mature themes warning.)