This second made-for-television reunion film finds eldest son David on the brink of marriage to a divorcee. However, some of his sisters would prefer to see a reunion with his ex-wife Janet.Written by
Cheesy reunion pic, bad 80's fashions, fake Abby distracts.
This reunion film ran recently on PAX TV. As a fan who was re-acquainted with the fabulous "Eight is Enough" through the wonders of wholesome PAX TV, I had to tune in. (Kinda strange how the original series features the founder of PAX, Bud Paxson...hmm) The plot was predictable, the fashions and hairstyles atrocious (check out Tommy's "rock star" shlong haircut--short on the top, long in back). But the most disconcerting aspect was the absence of Betty Buckley as "Abby" (Sandra Sue) Abbott, Tom Bradford's second wife and stepmother to the Bradford clan. The actress playing Abby didn't have an even passing resemblance to the original Abby, and this was distracting in her scenes. Mys sisters and I yelled "Fake Abby!" every time she showed up on the screen. All in all, a good pic for fans, but be prepared to wince and yell "Fake Abby!"
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