Picks and Pans Review: Sexual Advances
ABC (Sun., May 10, 9 P.M. ET)
Stephanie Zimbalist plays a woman who works for a Tacoma, Wash., athletic-equipment firm, signing up celebrity endorsers for sneakers. When a choice account is taken away from her supervisor (William Russ) and given to her, the man responds by opening up a quickly escalating campaign of sexual harassment to drive her out of the company. It’s an interesting concept, exploring the often unequal fooling women are on in the office and how quickly an unwanted sexual overtone can poison a working relationship.
But there’s also a clunky subplot about Zimbalist’s unraveling marriage to a banged-up former footballer (Patrick James Clarke) and an awkward script that keeps the characters from ever seeming real—except Russ, who makes a great corporate jackal.