Picks and Pans Review: Reviewing the Reviewers

updated 01/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

Far be it from me to say there are enough critics in the world. But I will say there are more than enough movie critics on TV. Besides critics on the morning shows, on Entertainment Tonight and its clones and on lots of local news shows, more and more movie critics now have shows of their own—and they are my targets this week. (But first, I have to note how odd it is that TV has dozens of movie critics but no major TV critic, even though TV is by far the bigger force in entertainment. At least three times more people watch The Cosby Show each week than go to every movie in the country. TV deserves more respect from TV.)

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