A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Every crime can be solved with smarts.
Positive Role Models
Jo is a great detective, not-so-great parent.
Violence & Scariness
Bloody assaults and corpses. Guns.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting; prostitution a theme. Various sexual activities discussed.
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Products & Purchases
Audis, Apple products visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking; drug addiction a theme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jo is a smart police procedural that follows French veteran detective Joachim "Jo" Saint-Clair (Jean Reno), a member of the Parisian unit of the elite Criminal Brigade as he tackles murder cases. The Canadian-French series features mature themes that range from sexual assault and addiction to murder. Guns and bloody assaults and corpses are featured; drinking and drug use is shown. There's some mild language, including "damn" and "ass." The only thing that sets Jo apart from standard crime shows is its beautiful backdrop, but it's entertaining enough for older teens and adults.
Is It Any Good?
The English-language, Canadian and French production offers viewers a traditional crime-solving procedural with an international flair thanks to an array of Parisian landmarks that are connected to each story in some way. Veteran French actor Jean Reno's solid performance also helps embody the show's gritty-but-cosmopolitan vibe.
Stateside Francophiles certainly will enjoy watching the lovely backdrop. But the show is true to its formula and doesn't offer anything particularly unique or original in the way it tells its stories. Nonetheless, folks who like this sort of thing will find the plot lines interesting enough to follow.
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