Picks and Pans Review: Single Women, Married Men

updated 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Fri., Oct. 27, 9 P.M. ET)

B+

At first, I thought, "Uh-oh. One of those TV movies." Women sitting around, crying over men, discussing their feelings. Ugh. And these women even talk about the Big O. With the tape rolling, though, I started caring. This Michele (Knots Landing) Lee vehicle has a script that rings true and top-notch acting. The story, based on real incidents, follows a shrink (Lee) and her encounter sessions in which women—including Mary Frann (see page 109), Julie Harris and Color Purple star Margaret Avery—discuss their affairs with married men. Lee also gets unwittingly involved with a married man (Lee Horsley). At the least, this movie will have women all over America checking men's fingers for wedding-ring marks.

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