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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 18, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Rob Lowe stars in A Perfect Day, airing at 6 p.m. (repeating at 8 p.m. and midnight) on TNT.

Associated Press

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TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE

"A Perfect Day," 6 p.m., TNT; repeats at 8 p.m. and midnight. Here is the slimmest of stories, pat and predictable. It's been salvaged by director Peter Levin and a solid, restrained cast. Rob Lowe plays an out-of-work ad man who writes a successful book. His new life spins out of control. The only surprise here involves a character played by Christopher Lloyd and that part is an extreme stretch. Still, we keep watching because it's a good-looking show with Lowe and Paget Brewster making the writer and his wife believable and worth rooting for.

OF NOTE

"Brokeback Mountain" (2005), 6 p.m., HBO. Directed beautifully (by Ang Lee) and acted with quiet perfection, this story of forbidden homosexuality among 1950s cowboys is deeply moving.

"Flight 93" (2006), 7 p.m., A&E. Here's another chance to see this movie, re-enacting passengers' heroic effort to take over a plane on Sept. 11, 2001. The film received praise and an Emmy nomination.

"House," 7 p.m., Fox. This rerun goes back to a time when Foreman was briefly House's boss; House was not happy about it. Meanwhile, Cynthia Nixon of "Sex and the City" plays the heavy-drinking patient.

"The Class," 7:30 p.m., CBS. Kat challenges the straight-arrow Ethan to misbehave. Meanwhile, Richie and Lina go on a date.

"The New Adventures of Old Christine," 8:30 p.m., CBS. Christine fumes after her ex-husband takes their son to church.

"What About Brian," 9 p.m., ABC. Brian is bitter about the fact that Bridget (played by Krista Allen, 35) had an affair with his dad (William Devane, 69).

"10 Items or Less," 9 p.m., TBS. Oddly, everyone seems to play this show perfectly except John Lehr who created it and stars. Kirsten Gronfield is wonderful tonight as Ingrid, reluctantly dating Leslie while longing for Todd. The others are excellent but Lehr overplays the role of Leslie.