Picks and Pans Review: Daydream Believers
VH1 (Wed., June 28,9 p.m. ET)
In Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story, VH1 has a movie of major-network quality—meaning it's no worse than Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (ABC, 1999). Here's another behind-the-scenes look at a TV series that baby boomers more or less fondly recall—from auditions to success to dissension to cancellation. George Stanchev, Jeff Geddis, L.B. Fisher and Aaron Lohr are well cast as the prefab four who served NBC as faux Beatles in the late '60s. But the boys' artistic complaints grow tiresome, as do their Hard Day's Night-style antics. Maybe it's just as well The Monkees lasted only two seasons.
Bottom Line: Throw 'em a banana
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