Volume 1: Mary Anne & the Brunettes
You’d think a live-action spinoff from the popular paperback series would please the New Kids set. This 30-minute story, starring dozens of affluent and appealing suburban middle schoolers, traces the trauma of one club member, a girl whose heartthrob seems smitten with a smug young Marla-in-the-making.
“I liked the scene at the fair when they threw a pie at her,” says Elizabeth Bacon, 8.
“That was the only part I liked,” says Kate Carcaterra, 8. “It’s not very interesting.”
“Well, it’s like a love story,” says Elizabeth.
“But what was the point?” says Kate.
Or as Kate’s brother, Nick, 4, says, “Why is it called Baby-Sitters if there is no babysitting?” (Good Times, $12.95)