Picks and Pans Review: The Best of Times

updated 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (8:30-9 p.m. ET)

Any show that titles itself this way and claims to be about high school has to be suspect. And this clich├ęd pilot stars Robert (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) Romanus as a Joe Nice Guy who invites a girl to the school dance, much to the annoyance of her brute Marine boyfriend. The hero's buddies bail him out. So what else is new? Kene Holliday is good as a maverick teacher, but as the school's head of security, William Schilling borders on the psychotic. A definite F.

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