Picks and Pans Review: John Henry

updated 06/01/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/01/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Showtime (Sun., May 31, 9 a.m., 7 p.m. ET)

C+

After watching the series once more, I still say that Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends doesn't compare to her Faerie Tale Theatre. In her latest Tall Tale, Danny (Lethal Weapon) Glover stars as John Henry, that steel-drivin' man who goes mano-a-machine against a steam drill. John Henry's a straight-shooter, and that's how Glover plays him. Fine. But his co-stars, starting with Tom Hulce, play things too straight. These Tall Tales have none of the wit and thus none of the charm of the Faerie Tales.

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