last sound of a word is repeated by its homonym GOOD ONES: Really old hardwood?
ANTIQUE TEAK Disney's Bambi?
WHITETAIL TALE Emperor Justinian as a young man?
BYZANTINE TEEN Give a damn?
CURSE Ranch handle
TEX Letters to the Coast Guard
SOS TV component?
Very, in Vienna SEHR
[This is what happens when foreign words are allowed: we get an Austrian adverb. It is, of course, a means of making it easy for construction --- and a means of marring an otherwise perfect puzzle.]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun