10 Things EW loves: Week of Sept. 17, 2004
1. ALFRED HITCHCOCK
The Signature Collection DVD set features some of the big bald foreboder’s best — including Dial M for Murder with the lovely Grace Kelly.
2. ALF: SEASON ONE
He looks like an anteater. He craves the cats. And he’s got the comic patter of your uncle Morty. Nice to have you on DVD, buddy!
3. ”HERE COMES YOUR RIDE,” Shrimp Boat
Don’t miss the Boat on this sweet single, found only on a limited-edition CD from the avant-rockers’ archival set Something Grand.
4. THE AMAZING RACE
With Charla gone, the ML couldn’t care less who wins this thang. But durn it all, we’ll be watching the Sept. 21 finale on CBS.
5. VERONICA MARS
As a spunky teenage PI, Kristen Bell pokes the dark underbelly of sunny Neptune, Calif., in UPN’s drama, premiering Sept. 22 at 9 p.m.
6. SISTERS, by Carol Saline & Sharon J. Wohlmuth
Celebrate the unbreakable strength of the sororal bond in Running Press’ special 10th-anniversary edition of the family-affirming photo book.
7. CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR TWICE A WEEK
An illustrated book celebrating the soporific charms of classroom filmstrips. Beep!
8. RUN TO BE BORN, Walking Concert
Hardcore pioneer Walter Schreifels’ new band departs from his punk pedigree with a debut CD recalling the Kinks.
9. THE WIRE
As it begins its third season, HBO’s smartly astringent cop drama explores the efficacy of political reform in a troubled Baltimore. (Hmmm, where’s John Waters when you need him?)
10. EX MACHINA
The provocative comic imagines the travails of an ex-superhero who becomes mayor of New York City. But can he beat the Astonishing Deficit?