Picks and Pans Review: Highlander

updated 12/14/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/14/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Ponytailed Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) is an antiques dealer older than most of his wares. Born 400 years ago in the Scottish Highlands, MacLeod cannot die unless a fellow immortal chops his head off with a sword. The premise, as in the Sean Connery movies of the same name, is that only one can survive.

In many episodes of this misguided series, MacLeod mixes it up with mere mortal miscreants. Boy, are these bad guys surprised when he pops back up fresh as a daisy only minutes after being shot in the head. Neither his girlfriend (Alexandra Vandernoot) nor his young sidekick (Stan Kirsch) enjoys his unlimited life span.

Paul's burr isn't very thick, but the stilted scripts are. Dopey plotting and poor acting make this Scotch broth unpalatable.

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