Seasons of Love It's a meeting of miniseries giants as Peter Strauss ( Rich Man, Poor Man ) and Rachel Ward ( The Thorn Birds ) dig in… Seasons of Love It's a meeting of miniseries giants as Peter Strauss ( Rich Man, Poor Man ) and Rachel Ward ( The Thorn Birds ) dig in… 1999-03-07 Drama Peter Strauss Rachel Ward CBS
TV Review

Seasons of Love (1999)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Start Date: Mar 07, 1999; Genre: Drama; With: Peter Strauss and Rachel Ward; Network: CBS

It's a meeting of miniseries giants as Peter Strauss (Rich Man, Poor Man) and Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) dig in to their roles as a Civil War vet/farmer and his wife in this two-parter. Rip Torn and Hume Cronyn supply crusty support as their salt-of-the-earth Ohio neighbors. Although the frontier trappings and studied pacing suggest a staid, Sarah, Plain and Tall-style drama, Seasons offers enough soapy plot points — a forbidden love, a tragic death, an adulterous affair — to keep viewers planted for the whole four hours. After a month loaded with overhyped ''events'' (NBC's The '60s, ABC's Stephen King's Storm of the Century), this understated sleeper is a post-sweeps treat. B+

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Originally posted Jan 11, 2008 Published in issue #475 Mar 05, 1999 Order article reprints
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