Picks and Pans Review: Danielle Steels Palomino
NBC (Mon., Oct. 21, 9 p.m. ET)
Lindsay (Mancuso, F.B.I.) Frost plays a woman with everything: a glamorous career as a photographer, an incredible Manhattan apartment and a constitution that allows her to eat a gallon of ice cream before dinner without gaining an ounce. Then things go bad: She gets dumped by her network news—anchor husband (Peter Bergman of The Young and the Restless)—I hate when that happens—and has a crippling accident. It takes a horse ranch bigger than the Ponderosa and a laconic, steely-eyed cowboy (Matt Houston’s Lee Horsley) to put her life back together.
Eva Marie Saint and Rod Taylor costar in this tearjerker with the usual postcard settings, pulpy plot and dialogue (“I like the look of an Arabian, but I love to ride a Thoroughbred,” says Saint, which for some reason provokes Frost to giggle wildly. Maybe it’s a girl thing I wouldn’t understand). Only Horsley, the pauper’s Tom Selleck, rides out of this tar pit with his head held high.