Strap yourself in, grab tight and pay close attention if you tune in "He'll See You Now," the first episode of Frederic Raphael's "Oxbridge Blues" (Saturday night at 10:30, KCET Channel 28). Natty Carlsen is hard to keep up with--but worth the effort.
A motor-mouthed TV singer-actress, Natty (Susan Sarandon) confronts her psychiatrist (Barry Dennen) with her latest emotional problem. The last time she'd seen him, she swore off love forever. Now, of course, she's back in love--with two men.
Natty's being driven to distraction by the situation and by Stein's professional detachment. So she lays it on the line: Which is it to be, Dr. Stein, handsome (but suddenly impotent) dancer/poet Rick or mousy (but sexually adept) producer Sidney? She wants a decision in 10 seconds or. . . .
But before this, the mercurial Natalie Carlsen blasts the taciturn Dr. Stein with a barrage of good jokes, bad jokes, evasions, insults, revelations, pleadings, parenthetical statements and verbal left jabs. She's a delight--at least for eavesdropping viewers. So is the entire 40-minute teleplay, which takes a turn we won't spoil for you.