"Love at First Sight"

episode: Resurgence

This is an obscure episode of an obscure French/British TV show that IMDb barely mentions. It's a truly sappy, underdeveloped 24 minutes of formulaic TV melodrama. So why am I writing about it? It features a topless scene from a very young (21ish) Catherine Zeta Jones. This show would be long forgotten if not for that. Oh, what am I talking about? It IS long forgotten, even with that. The show is not even in Zeta's IMDb filmography, and the nude scene is not in Mr Skin's collection.

A bit of trivia: according to the credits, the series was produced by Erich Segal, the classics professor who loved to slum in pop culture, and became most famous as the author of Love Story.

How bad is the episode? Follow along with me ...

A wealthy widower welcomes his university-age daughter and three of her friends to his French country estate during her semester break. Dad and daughter obviously have a great relationship, and dad also establishes a good rapport with his daughter's friend (Zeta) and the boyfriends of the two girls. They all visit for a while, then the two young couples head for the Mediterranean in their two separate cars, and dad heads up to sleep.

Dad awakens to the sound of sobbing in his bedroom. It is Zeta-Jones, reporting that the man's daughter has died in an automobile accident. Since the daughter and her boyfriend have been fried to a crisp, there is nothing dad can do. Since Zeta's boyfriend is taking care of the details with the police, the dad does what I think any of us would have done on this somber occasion - he fucks the living daylights out of Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Now THAT'S the way to mourn.

The next morning he needs a little more consolation, but Zeta refuses, saying that from now on she will "love him in a different way," which in this case does not mean anal sex, but rather that she will "be his new daughter"!

The film ends with a group hug between dad, Zeta, and Zeta's boyfriend, who looks mighty uncomfortable about the entire thing as the credits roll.

This show would be perfect for a remake. Remakes are usually worse than the original, but this show could not be any worse unless Nic Cage plays the bereaved father.

Terrible quality film clip, but probably the only one in existence

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

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 Also looking lovely are Anne Heche,

 Jennifer Bland

and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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