Picks and Pans Review: To Be the Best
CBS (Sun., Aug. 2, 9 P.M. ET)
This two-part miniserics, which concludes Tuesday and is based on a novel by best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, is exceptionally dumb. Still, there are a few ways to enjoy it. First, disregard the murky plot featuring Lindsay Wagner as owner of a family department-store empire who must work with security chief Anthony Hopkins to fend off the takeover schemes of her evil cousin, played by Christopher Cazenove. Listen instead for Wagner's now-you-hear-it, now-you-don't British accent. Or try to spot the 18 different hairstyles that the network's publicity department says Wagner wears. You can even try swallowing such dialogue as "Exit high-powered New York executive, enter...woman!"
(David Hiltbrand is on vacation.)
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