Picks and Pans Review: Past Tense

updated 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Showtime (Sun., June 12, 8 p.m. ET)

C-

Scott Glenn plays a cop and aspiring author. (Judging by the passages of hard-boiled prose we gel to read scrolling by Doogie Howser-style on his computer monitor, Glenn had better hold on to his day job.) No sooner docs this Wambaugh wannabe get involved with his sultry but spooky new neighbor (Laura Flynn Boyle) than his life takes on a feverish hue, as reality, imagination, dream and hallucination begin to blur together. Is Glenn being haunted by déjà vu or presque vu? Search me. I ran the tape back and forth a few times, and I still don't have a clue.

Events do swim into a fuzzy sort of focus near the end of the second hour. But if you have that kind of patience, you're wasting your time watching TV. You should be coaching Little League.

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