Review: Dirty John Created by Alexandra Cunningham; Bravo

Dirty John Created by Alexandra Cunningham; Bravo; Based on work by Christopher Goffard; First episode date: November 25, 2018
Television Shorts


One of the many shows that benefit from full-season streaming. This show would not have held my attention if I had to tune in on a weekly basis. I was so frustrated with this show but the last episode salvaged it. Also, the character Veronica Newell is the bomb.

DIRTY JOHN John is based on a true story so one has to ignore the problematic elements even if some true life events were fictionalized. The main character makes way too many bad decisions and the ineptness of law enforcement officials and lawyers stretch credulity. The characters on the whole are annoying. 

But, there's Veronica Newell whose performance steals the show and makes one wonder whether her voice and mannerisms are her true-to-life persona.

Recommendation: MEDIUM

Reviewed by Guichard Cadet