CHiPs: The Sheik
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  • All in all, especially with Salem's presence, this is a decent hour of viewing

    • by Orrymain

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      From November 1978, CHiPs: The Sheik is from the second season and stars, as always, Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox. The fun of this particular outing is guest star Kario Salem, who plays the title role. Actually, he’s the son of

      a very wealthy man, and he feels he’s entitled. He’s a bit of a spoiled brat and thinks nothing of speeding. The father has hired a woman to try and rein in the out of hand young man.

      Jon and Ponch end up helping out, dealing with bribe attempts and the like. It’s not that it’s all that new, but the diplomatic immunity angle hasn’t played out on this police show before.

      Kario Salem really makes this show work. He has a mischievous charisma,

      • CHiPs: The Sheik
      some of that bad boy that can be tamed, as well as that evil quality, too. He can do vulnerable and nasty. I’ve seen him in several other things, notably the mini-series Centennial, and he’s really wonderful to watch.

      The big rescue

      of the show is out on the water and has our heroes on jet skis, getting all wet. It was a little over the top, but then that’s how this show was.

      All in all, especially with Salem’s presence, this is a decent hour of viewing.

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