Picks and Pans Review: Homefront

updated 10/28/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/28/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Tuesdays, 10 P.M. ET)


Here's the show that replaced thirtysomething: an uninvolving melodrama with a large undifferentiated cast, set in a factory town in 1945 as our soldiers return home from overseas.

Amid the standard romantic and familial entanglements, the series seeks to sow the seeds of feminism and civil rights. Soon Homefront will have run through all its returning-from-the-war story lines, leaving only a tepid soap opera set in the '40s. What that gives ABC on Tuesdays is a big speed bump on the road to Nightline.

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