Picks and Pans Review: Agatha Christie's 13 at Dinner
CBS (Sat., Oct. 19, 9 p.m. ET)
The highlight of the latest Christie who-dun-who-in is hearing Peter Ustinov pronounce the name of the detective he once again plays: Hercule Poirot. That’s about as good as it gets. Faye Dunaway continues her downward slide on TV—begun with Ellis Island and Christopher Columbus—playing the apparent murderer, her double and one of her victims. Poor Faye just picks unlucky shows. 13 looks as if it were produced on the cheap; it slogs along slowly; it muddles the mystery; it’s not awful at all, only boring.