Parting With Potter
Thanks for the insightful, witty, and oh-so-comprehensive coverage of J.K. Rowling’s brilliant world! Your issue did the Harry Potter books justice — and that’s really saying something.
When I picked up EW, I had just finished Deathly Hallows and was still reeling a bit from the end, satisfying as it was. This issue was a great salute to ”The Boy Who Lived” and the miraculous woman who created him. I’m inspired to reread all the books, just to experience it again.
My heart sank when I saw the words ”36 pages of Pottermania!” Having never read Potter, I felt cheated out of the great articles that could have filled those pages.
Comparing Damages to a phone call to my cable company (Television)? Maybe if my cable company featured intricate plotting, terse dialogue, and a powerhouse performance from Glenn Close, Gillian Flynn’s take would be more on target. I suggest she call the cable company — something is clearly wrong with her TV.
The Battle of Jericho
Thank you for your article from the set of Jericho (News & Notes). I was disappointed when I heard the show had been canceled. With well-developed characters and a compelling plot, it is not to be missed. Kudos to those involved in the peanut campaign for helping bring this addictive series back for season 2. Note to CBS: If you want to maintain viewership, stop killing story-line momentum by placing shows on hiatus for three months in the middle of their run!
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Gwen Stefani might want to holla back at Andrew Hellman of Bethesda, Md. He’s got the posters, oversize magazine covers, and multiple autographs to prove his ”infinite love” for the pop singer, an unrequited romance that began back in her No Doubt days. The best moment of his life came on a fateful night in November 2005, while waiting by her tour bus after a concert: ”She blew me a kiss. I was in heaven!”