Feedback from our readers
Heidi and Tim, meet your celebrity doppelgängers. One reader had to look twice at our Runway cover.
In the dim light of my mailbox sat my June 5 issue of EW. At first glance I thought, ‘Gee, I didn’t know Nicollette Sheridan and Steve Martin were doing a movie together!’ I was relieved to see Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn from Project Runway on the cover instead. It’s about time!
Missing in Action
Oh, EW, how could you? We sci-fi and fantasy fans are still lamenting the loss of so many of our beloved series this TV season (Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Kyle XY). I fully expected to see one of the last — Eureka — trumpeted in your Summer TV Preview. But nothing! Quirky, wonderful Eureka is fighting for its life. Please make a big deal about it soon. It’s about all we geeks have left.
Executive editor Kristen Baldwin responds: Don’t worry, Marie — Colin Ferguson and his fellow Eureka townsfolk will get their due when we review the series’ July 10 premiere in an upcoming issue.
I loved seeing Sam Worthington as the center of the Bullseye! Best choice so far. And you are absolutely right about him stealing Terminator Salvation.
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
For the most part I thought Michael Ausiello’s Emmy picks were right-on (TV review section), but I would have loved to see Elizabeth Mitchell from Lost on your Best Actress (Drama) list. She was a standout character throughout the season, and her quasi-death scene in the finale was not only gut-wrenching but also the best acting we’ve seen on the show. If anyone from Lost deserves the nod, it’s her!
Columnist Michael Ausiello responds: You’ll get no argument from me about Mitchell’s acting prowess. Her failure to make the cut in the supporting-actress race (which is where she entered herself) had less to do with her work and more to do with how insanely crowded that category is. In a less competitive year, Mitchell — as well as Callie Thorne (Rescue Me), Lisa Edelstein (House), and Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) — would have easily made the list.
Medal of Honor
J.J. Abrams, Entertainer of the Month? If you ask me, he’s Entertainer of the Decade! I got hooked on Alias during its first season, and from there I followed him to Lost. His reinvention of Star Trek has put him on a par with George Lucas for me. Thank you so much for spotlighting a wonderful talent in a genre that has felt stale for far too long.
As if I didn’t already love Diablo Cody’s column enough, she goes and writes a valentine to this year’s criminally underseen Adventureland. Hopefully the piece will inspire a few more people to discover it. The spot-on ’80s details, the pitch-perfect soundtrack, the touching story line — the movie was truly fantastic. Kudos to Cody for bringing some attention to it.