Picks and Pans Review: Danielle Steel's Star

updated 09/20/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/20/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Mon., Sept. 20, 9 p.m. ET)


In a fatuous modern fairy tale, Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210) is the distressed damsel, banished from the enchanted valley where she grew up after her beloved father passes away and she is cruelly blamed for her brother's death. She ventures into the world and, on the wings of her Karen Carpenter-like voice, becomes a star, but not a happy one. Her prince, her true predestined love, is an idealistic lawyer (Craig Bierko) from the East. Ah, but there's many a twist before destiny can unite them.

With her brilliant smile, sad eyes and whispery voice, Garth is the perfect heroine for this perfectly bland, egregiously predictable fable of virtue rewarded.

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