‘Jo’s’ bewildering journey into French clichés, sledgehammer exposition and generic police procedural continues. This week, a former model is found hanging from the Eiffel Tower during Paris Fashion Week. Her lover’s wife is in the frame, but we can rely on Jo (Jean Reno) to burrow a little deeper into the Parisian demi-monde.
There he finds strippers, drug dealers and yet more speakers of the bizarre American Franglais that’s becoming this show’s unwelcome calling card. The accents are a significant distraction; some of the cast seem genuinely puzzled as to what triangulation of RP, cartoon Frenchness and East Coast Americanism is expected of them. There are decent performers here, Reno and Orla Brady chief among them. But they’re wasted on this dog’s dinner.
Leon Victoria Street
One of Leon's largest sites, the two-floor setting here plays host to more of the chain's 'naturally fast food'. Eight coffees and six teas are available alongside shakes, smoothies and fruit juices. There is free wi-fi, too. The food offer ranges from breakfasts (such as yoghurt with blueberries and seeds, salmon and egg muffins and a full English 'pot') to all-day options such as chicken burgers, fish finger wraps, spiced tomato and pelt soup and hummus served with flatbread. As with other Leon branches, a children's menu is available. It was devised with guidelines from the Children's Food Trust in mind.
Venue says: “The Leon Lover Club: when you first sign up we'll send you a starter treat of 40% off after 5pm.”