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In Like Clint
Thank you for honoring my favorite actor-director with a beautiful cover! I have loved Clint Eastwood’s work since he burst on my TV screen decades ago as Rowdy Yates. Every movie he directs has a well-told surface story and a much deeper human story — and he isn’t afraid to trust the intelligence of his audience to understand both.
Great cover photo of 76-year-old Clint Eastwood. He made the inside shot of a usually stunning Ryan Phillippe look rather weak.
The picture on page 34 of America Ferrera decked out as Ugly Betty should have been on your cover (”5 Shows to Watch”). Betty is without a doubt the best new show on television.
Studying ‘Studio 60’
Enough with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (”5 Shows to Watch”). America is over it, judging by the dwindling ratings. I was disappointed that EW did not throw its support behind another new show that might actually make it to a second season: Brothers & Sisters. It not only has improved in quality, but it perfectly captures the nuances of sibling relationships. Welcome back Calista, Sally, and Alias cast members!
Simi Valley, Calif.
Why are people having such issues with Studio 60? The cast is fantastic, and the writing is sharp and funny — even though it appears to slap us in the face at times, telling us this is smart TV. We’ve got to find a way to allow NBC to keep it on so people can get accustomed to good, intelligent TV rather than the dreck networks force down our throats much of the time.
Sandy Hook, Conn.
No Holds Barr
Roseanne Barr makes it clear in her Pop Culture Personality Test (Spotlight) that she thinks supporters of President Bush aren’t very bright. So now I’m starting to wonder: Were Bush supporters responsible for that dreadful final season of her sitcom?
Swimming With ‘Shark’
I have to disagree with Gillian Flynn’s opinion of Shark (Television). James Woods is an exceptional actor, and watching him every week is delightful. His character’s brash, quirky comebacks to his young staff are great. And his relationship with his 16-year-old daughter is right on — especially when he tries to juggle a demanding career with a challenging teenager. I hope that more people will tune in.
Mary Beth Froese
West Chester, Ohio