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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 25, 2003

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"Mission: Impossible" (1996), 7:30 p.m., ABC. This movie can't help stirring love-hate feelings. On one hand it keeps getting more absurd. We might need a moratorium on actors ripping off latex masks to reveal that they're someone else. On the other, you have to respect Cruise (the film's executive producer) for trying hard. He hired a top director (Brian De Palma) and turned this into an epic. Cruise plays the team leader who learns what went wrong during a spy mission in Prague. Jon Voight plays Jim Phelps (the hero in the old "Mission: Impossible" TV series). There are spectacular moments that you might want to check out.

Of Note

"NFL Primetime," 1:30 p.m., ESPN. Here is a Super Bowl preview broadcast a bit earlier than primetime for Hawai'i audiences.

"Touched by an Angel," 7 p.m., CBS. Now that viewers know this is the final season, they might want to catch the remaining episodes. This one has Charles Durning as a priest who hears a confession from a man about to commit a crime. He's torn about whether to tell someone.

"The District," 8 p.m., CBS. It's a frustrating time for Temple and Debreno. They've caught a man who confesses to a murder, then recants. Now they struggle to prove him guilty. Meanwhile, Mannion tries to help the victim's children, who are illegal immigrants.

"The Agency," 9 p.m., CBS. Agents find they might have been wrong about the identity of a man believed to be a CIA defector.

"Meet My Folks," 9 p.m., NBC. This wraps up a three-parter that began on Monday. Flipping the usual gender roles, this reality show started with eight women chasing one guy, a handsome college student. His folks get to play matchmaker.