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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 3, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service


"The Grizzly Man" (2005), 6, 9 p.m., Discovery Channel. Timothy Treadwell was a fascinating figure, people in this documentary say. A builder's son from Long Island, he moved to California, changing his name and (sometimes) his accent. He was a failed actor and a surfer; for years, he spent summers in the Alaskan wilderness. Treadwell loved and filmed bears. In 2003, he and his girlfriend were eaten by one. Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog sifted through Treadwell's footage and shot new interviews. He linked beautiful nature scenes and an unsettling portrait of a man who never found his place in life.

"The Bernie Mac Show," 7 p.m., Fox. Here is the 100th episode for this quiet series, which offers scattered moments of sharp humor. In this case, Jordan is instructed to play with the new neighbor boy. He soon becomes part of the bar-mitzvah social scene, and starts to get carried away. In the "Bernie Mac" style, this episode sneaks up on you with some great scenes.


"Spirited Away" (2002), 5 p.m., Cartoon Network. There are moments of stunning beauty in this cartoon from Hayao Miyazaki, which won an Academy Award for best animated feature. The story has a 10-year-old girl discovering an enchanted and scary world. The English dubbing includes voices of Suzanne Pleshette, Michael Chiklis, Lauren Holly and John Ratzenberger.

"Fargo" (1996), 6, 8 p.m., Bravo. This wonderful little movie beautifully captures the sense of calm among some northern Midwesterners.