Picks and Pans Review: The Story of Hollywood
TNT (Sat., Nov. 5, 9 p.m. ET)
Ted Turner's newest cable network delivers a five-week, 10-hour documentary series on the history of Hollywood, narrated by Burt Reynolds. Judging from scattered episodes, this thing does to the movie business what last season's PBS docuseries Television did to TV. That is no compliment. The Story of Hollywood is jerky, slightly sloppy and nowhere near as entertaining as a show about the entertainment industry should be. It looks like a mediocre term paper for a freshman film class. If I were the professor, I'd give it a grade of: C—
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