CHiPs (TV Show - 1977) THE PREMISE California Highway Patrol officers Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) and Frank Poncherello (Erik Estrada) keep the streets safe, the women charmed, and the Ding… CHiPs (TV Show - 1977) THE PREMISE California Highway Patrol officers Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) and Frank Poncherello (Erik Estrada) keep the streets safe, the women charmed, and the Ding…
TV on DVD Review

CHiPs: Season 1 (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Genre: Drama; With: Erik Estrada, Paul Linke, Robert Pine and Larry Wilcox

THE PREMISE California Highway Patrol officers Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) and Frank Poncherello (Erik Estrada) keep the streets safe, the women charmed, and the Ding Dongs handy.

BEST EPISODE ''Dog Gone'' has comedy (the cops chase a dog) and drama (someone tampers with one of their bikes)...plus the first shot of Ponch shirtless.

THREE DECADES LATER... Ride-along sequences feel like filler, but the emphasis on character over crime-scene investigation is refreshing. B

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints