Picks and Pans Review: This Two-Parter, Which Concludes on Tuesday, Is a Generous Failure. Lane Is Utterly Unconvincing as a Pig-Tailed 19th-Century Schoolgirl. and Though Sutherland Carries Himself with Dignity, the Role Brings Out His Most Mannered Aspe

updated 05/02/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/02/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

is maddeningly languorous in pace.

For anyone who has read the intoxicating novel by Allan Gurganus on which this is based, the TV version will seem paltry and rather shrill. Cicely Tyson, Blythe Danner and E.G. Marshall costar.

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