Re: RARA-AVIS: Jonny Zero

From: Ivan Van Laningham (
Date: 16 Jan 2005

Hi All-- I haven't seen it, but Robert Eversz is over on DorothyL wondering if it isn't somewhat of a ripoff of his Nina Zero books. I'd wonder big time.

Metta, Ivan

Tim Wohlforth wrote:
> I was wondering if any of you folks have checked out the new hard-boiled
> PI series on Fox "Jonny Zero." It clearly owes a lot to Spillane. But it
> is also very contemporary aimed at a young male audience, MTV
> influenced. In fact the music is one of its strengths. Reminds me of the
> opening credits particularly for "The Wire." It can be considered
> post-Sopranos/The Wire TV. But it lacks their verisimilitude. Most of
> the action takes place in a glitzy club scene rather than the gritty
> projects of "The Wire." It's one of those adrenaline rush shows where
> most of the action is over the top. Jonny spends half the show bouncing
> off the hoods of cars. Doesn't seem to slow him down. Is it good? You
> tell me. At times in IMO is it damn good. Yet it lacks the emotional
> depth of the best of the network crime shows (e.g. Law & Order, Trace,
> Cold Case.)
> But the guy is a PI -- of sorts.
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