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updated 03/02/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/02/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

As you can probably tell from my review of The Boys of Twilight (below), I have a soft spot for light action dramas. I've always been a Rockford Files, Remington Steele, Moonlighting kind of guy. In fact, I was one of the few who were disappointed when ABC recently bumped the James Earl Jones detective series, Pros and Cons. It disrupted my slalom through prime time on Thursdays, my favorite viewing night. I'd watch The Simpsons on Fox, switch to the second half of Pros and Cons, over to NBC's Cheers, then to the second half of Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210 and finally jump back and forth between NBC's L.A. Law and CBS's Knots Landing. Actually, to say that I "watch" any program is overstating my dedication. As soon as there is a slow moment or a commercial, I'm off, buzzing through at least one full circuit of all 50 channels I receive. Let's face it: for the 55.7 million Americans with cable, television has become short-attention-span theater.

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