Television: A Show That Loves Too Much

You have to love second-time lovers Lily Manning and Rick Sammler, cursed with time deficits, blessed with complementary beauty--she is flush with earthy warmth, he, all icy-eyed angles. Through their fugitive courtship--making out in back seats and living rooms in rare moments without the kids--you thrill with them. When Lily moans, "I've got two kids. How can I take my clothes off?," you want to buy her a drink. Once and Again has the makings of a feel-good hit. What it lacks is the complexity and daring of Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz's best work.

You can count on the duo...

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