Picks and Pans Review: The Secret Garden
updated 11/30/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/30/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
Hallmark Hall of Fame begins its season with a Harlequin Romance for the Smurf set. Young Gennie (Places in the Heart) James plays a turn-of-the-century Punky Brewster who is transformed from a mean orphan brat into a nice young lady when she discovers a secret garden in a mysterious English castle and learns to care for plants and people. I've seen episodes of The Care Bears with more dramatic oomph than this thing.