By Margot Mifflin
Updated February 26, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Bucket Nut

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A heroine as unlovely as she is unlikely, Eva Wylie (”Bucket Nut”) is hulking, foul-mouthed, and short-tempered, but she hides a heart of gold beneath her steely emotional armor. With Bucket Nut — inaccurately billed as a mystery — Liza Cody (Backhand) launches a promising new series in which the lovably lowbrow Eva, a professional wrestler and unwitting hit woman, hunts down her estranged sister and becomes enamored of a WASPy female junkie. When it comes to hard luck and rampant misanthropy, Cody gives Harry Crews a run for his money. And that’s a compliment. A-

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