Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on TV couples, Rebecca De Mornay, and ''Grand Canyon''

Mail from our readers

  • Cozy Couples
  • I have four words to say about your cover (#105, Feb. 14) — Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!
  • Mary Roberson
  • Lehigh Acres, Fla.

In the future,why not put Janine Turner on every cover? I’m sure your readers would love it, and it would make things easier for you. Keep up the good work.
Rob Williams
Austin, Tex.

Noting the changes in television from the perspective of how couples have been depicted was an interesting method of showing the evolution of television. When the American public demanded more ”realism” regarding sex from the couples portrayed on TV during the ’80s, we got it. But now we are saturated with sex that is too glamorous for us to identify with. I think this is the reason why shows like Married…With Children are now experiencing popularity, because they relate some ”real” aspects of sex that are out there but haven’t been shown previously.

Ultimately, the longest-lasting shows are those that leave something to the imagination. This was the knack of early filmmakers that seems to have been lost in many modern productions that show us all of the intimate graphics and use the ”spell it out” method of conveying their message.
Mark Combs
Los Angeles

Your article ”Love Is on the Air” gets a grade of I (for ”Incomplete”). You ignored the classiest couple of them all: What about Lee Stetson and Amanda King (Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson) of Scarecrow and Mrs. King?
Roslyn M. Katz

…Tony Micelli and Angela Bower of Who’s the Boss?
Adrian Martinez
Westtown, N.Y.

…Karen and Mack MacKenzie of Knots Landing?
Michael Bragg

General Hospital‘s Luke and Laura?
D. Hotard
Gretna, La.

Homefront‘s Jeff and Ginger as a sexy couple and Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Andrea and Brandon as a not-quite couple?
Marleen H. Pierson
Davie, Fla.

…Vincent and Catherine of Beauty and the Beast?
Vivian E. Kistler

Lee Minoff
Dix Hills, N.Y.

Annmarie Pascuzzi
New Rochelle, N.Y.

…Remington Steele and Laura Holt of Remington Steele?
Alma Hernandez
Casselberry, Fla.

I really enjoyed ”Love Is on the Air.” However, I did find one error in the segment titled ”Onesies”; Pickles, the wife of Morey Amsterdam on The Dick Van Dyke Show, actually did appear in at least one episode, and was played by Joan Shawlee.
Terrence Bradley
Los Angeles

Showy Business
A newcomer to Entertainment Weekly, I must tell you I am quite impressed. However, this issue left me a bit disturbed. The story/interview with Rebecca De Mornay was satisfying. What bothers me is the full page black and white photograph of just her cleavage. Was that really necessary? Obviously she is a beautiful woman, but come on. The name of your magazine is Entertainment Weekly, not Entertainment for Men.
Melissa Spencer
Alameda, Calif.

Parents’ Guide
Sexist! Sexist! Sexist! That is all I’ve got to say about ”Parents’ Guide” in this issue. In three of your reviews, the reviewer mentioned that ”boys will get a vicarious thrill out of Fred’s grungy guilt-free pranks” (Drop Dead Fred), ”older boys will get into it” (Freejack), and ”boys sure will (want to watch it)” (Rocketeer).

I am an 11-year-old girl who has read your magazine faithfully, every article, every page, since I was, oh-9, I guess — and now this! I saw two out of the three movies in question and I, a girl, loved The Rocketeer and I, a girl, laughed hilariously at Fred’s antics. I’d give you an A for effort, but next time, think about the opposite sex, too!
Mandi Schweitzer
Larchmont, N.Y.

Cold Reception
Four pages of unadulterated gushing over Grand Canyon? This ”slickly directed, superbly acted, beautifully photographed and edited” mishmash remains a pretentious bore! This film is no Big Chill — it’s more Lengthy and Lukewarm.
Robert A. Olson
Jacksonville, Fla.