Picks and Pans Review: Top of the Hill

updated 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Thurs., Sept. 21, 9 P.M. ET)


This one is from unpredictable producer Stephen J. Cannell (his credits include The A-Team and Wiseguy). The concept of this show, about a naive congressman who loves to surf—played by William Katt, formerly The Greatest American Hero—is barely plausible. And as if a surfing congressman weren't enough, this is a surfing congressman who barely thinks about sex. What saves the series is Katt's likable presence, which makes even the most ridiculous plot twists (such as his single-handedly fighting drug smugglers in Latin America) forgivable.

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