Question: "Stormy Weather" is one of my favorite Falcon Crest episodes, too ("Entertainment News" 11/19). Those Brits don't know good television. — Marie

Ausiello: Yeah, I usually have tons of respect for our friends across the pond, but they stomped on the wrong grape when they named Falcon Crest one of the worst U.S. TV imports of all time. If they actually bothered to watch the show — especially during Seasons 6 and 7 when the incomparable Jeff Freilich was in charge — they would have realized how smart and ahead of its time it was. And I'm not saying that just because it's where Mariska got her start. Seriously, folks. If SoapNet ever gets off the pot (to borrow a pfhrase from my pal T., above) and starts airing the show again, you'll see what I mean.