Picks and Pans Review: Parker Lewis

updated 08/03/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/03/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Fox (Thursdays, 8:30 P.M. ET)


Most shows aimed at teens seem like an old person's idea of what a young person's show should be. Which is precisely why the return of Parker Lewis for its third season is so welcome. Few programs are as genuinely youthful in look and altitude.

Though it's centered on hip teen Corin Nemec, the show's plots are generally irrelevant. What grabs you is the stylized camera work. Scenes are shot upside down and sideways, giving the show a unique feel. And then there are the goofy jokes, such as when someone asks Lewis, "Does the word 'list' ring a bell?" and a bell goes off.

The program dropped the Can't Lose part of its title but is still a winner.

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