The Must List: April 22, 2005
1. GREY’S ANATOMY
Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo raise temperatures on ABC’s hospital drama. The medical term for their condition is hubba-hubba. Review >
2. FEVER PITCH
Wow! Two curses — Boston’s long World Series drought and Jimmy Fallon’s long string of dismal movies — are finally reversed! Review >
Before he was the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley was the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind this romantic comedy, always worth a revisit.
4. SILENT ALARM, BLOC PARTY
The new kids on the, um, block, these post-punk Brit lads turn romantic brooding into smart, danceable art.
5. DAVID LYNCH’S DAILY WEATHER REPORT
No one should start their day without first consulting the nasal weirdness of the meteorological dispatches posted on davidlynch.com.
6. MINI-MART À LA CARTE, by CHRISTOPHER ROUSER AND VICTORIA TRAIG
Those who consider Cheez Whiz and Spam to be major food groups will love this recipe book about fast-food cuisine made with convenience-store ingredients.
7. NEVER LET ME GO, BY KAZUO ISHIGURO
This chilling dystopic tale is elegantly multilayered, unfolding one nuanced moment at a time. Review >
The DVD’s hilarious audio commentary track — offered by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church — had the pinot coming out of our noses. Review >
9. WEEZER’S ”BEVERLY HILLS” VIDEO
Shot at the Playboy Mansion, this deliciously droll clip features Hef, a bunch of Playmates, hand claps, and a Frampton-esque guitar jam.
10. KUNG FU HUSTLE
Stephen Chow’s hyperkinetic Hong Kong comedy is an audacious mix of violence and humor — think Kill Bill meets Looney Tunes. Review >