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''Love Monkey''

By RD Heldenfels Published: February 6, 2006

Now that we're done with the Super Bowl, and waiting for resolution of that ''Grey's Anatomy'' that followed the game, it's time to move on to other TV topics. Like ''Love Monkey,'' a show I am growing ever more fond of, even if the audience hasn't committed yet.

The Tuesday night CBS comedy-drama stars Tom Cavanagh as a music-industry executive who -- like so many people on TV -- is looking for love. He's good at looking, not so good at keeping, and better at his job than at either of those personal pursuits.

Tomorrow night's episode involves Cavanagh's company shooting a music video -- a risky enterprise since the company does not command a big budget -- but the making of the video intersects with his personal life, and not in a good way.

There are so many good things about the show, from the characters to the way they get angry, to the music itself, a blend of older material familiar to ancients like myself and new, accessible tunes. If you haven't caught the show yet, now's the time; you have seen how quickly shows get the hook these days, and ''Love Monkey'' deserves a longer chance.

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