Picks and Pans Review: Little White Lies

updated 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Mon., Nov. 27, 9 P.M. ET)

C

Ann Jillian and Tim Matheson are strangers on a plane. She's a street cop; he's a cardiologist. For opposite reasons, both are tired of the reaction their professions get from the opposite sex. So they masquerade, she as a corporate biggie, he as a hospital orderly. Vacationing in Rome under these false pretenses, they fall in love.

Once this little charade has been set up by director Anson Williams (he played Potsie on Happy Days), every situation, every joke can be seen coming from as far away as Palermo. Jillian and Matheson are appealing even playing comedy this broadly. They deserve better than this travel-logged romantic farce.

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