TELEVISION: Tomorrow Is Another Yawn

An eight-hour sequel to Gone With the Wind, the mini-series Scarlett is twice as long and not half as compelling

Sequels, like blind dates, inspire a certain terror. We fear they will be losers; we suspect they will never measure up to past loves -- and often intuition proves true. The world, after all, really did not need book and movie versions of Oliver's Story or the films The Godfather III and Police Academy II through VII. Nor did the world hold its breath for the onset, in 1991, of Scarlett, romance writer Alexandra Ripley's 823-page follow-up to Gone With the Wind. Columnist Molly Ivins spoke for most reviewers when she wrote, "I have nothing against trashy books -- I like...

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