TBS’s drama special, “Chichi yo, Anata wa erakatta — 1969-nen no oyaji to boku” (Dad! You were great: Father and me in 1969; Mon., 9 p.m.), makes a clever play for two generations of TV viewers by featuring Shigeaki Kato of the idol group News in a time travel story that sends him to 1969, where he meets his father as a young man.

Like a lot of teens, Masaru (Kato) doesn’t get along with his boomer father, Toshikazu (Toshiyuki Nishida). They seem to fight about everything, and one night, after a particularly heated argument over Masaru’s job, the boy leaves the house in a huff despite the tearful pleas of his mother (Pinko Izumi).

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