Picks and Pans Review: The Marshal

UPDATED 02/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET)

B

Jeff Fahey plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Winston MacBride. He's the guy you call in when a dangerous felon takes it on the lam. Hunt 'em down? Hell, half the time MacBride, like the heroic hare in the Bugs Bunny cartoons, is sitting there waiting when the bad guy gets where he's going.

That premise could make for a crisp and slick adventure hour; it did in the pilot. Already, though, Fahey's character is losing definition because of a string of unfocused scripts.

It's still an enjoyable show, but I worry for its future. My 8-year-old wandered into my office while I was watching a tape of The Marshal, took one look at Fahey with his pale, spooky eyes and said, "Ugggh, that guy's scary looking." And she doesn't even have any outstanding warrants.

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