Picks and Pans Review: When the Bough Breaks

UPDATED 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Sun., Oct. 12, 9 p.m. ET)

A-

Ted (Cheers) Danson, child psychologist, gets so upset helping his cop buddy Richard (Heartburn) Masur nail a child molester that he retires. But Danson gives up the lazy life to play detective again and help Masur solve the murders of a bunch of rich men. The direction by Emmy-winning War is (Copacabana) Hussein gives you some neatly shocking scenes. The script, based on the novel by Jonathan Kellerman, gives you some nicely different lines: "Nirvana through inertia doesn't make it." The acting by Danson and Masur is all-pro. Bough is a nice, tight, tense little murder mystery, and Danson himself deserves some credit for that: He makes his debut as a producer with this flick.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters