Picks and Pans Review: Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is

updated 02/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Fri., Feb. 18, 9 p.m. ET)


Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers reprise their roles from the early '80s series Hart to Hart. Surely you remember Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, the wealthy so-much-in-love couple who amuse themselves by solving crimes? In this creaky remake, Jennifer has inherited an incredibly remote seaside village, lock, stock and lobster pot. (I know, I know. That type of thing happens to me all the time too.) Soon the town's dark secrets begin to emerge. (Any resemblance to Jessica Fletcher's Cabot Cove is purely intentional.)

Hart to Hart (a concept originally dreamed up by novelist Sidney Sheldon) was always a fatuous Thin Man knockoff, but it's beginning to look positively gaunt. This project is interesting only for its supporting cast: The Harts' gruff leg man is played again by Lionel Stander. Roddy McDowall turns up as a lawyer, the town idiot is played by Alan Young of Mister Ed fame, and former soap star Brian Patrick Clarke plays a thug.

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