Mail: 'Home Alone'
An issue to die for! Your ”TV Winners and Losers” (#357, Dec. 13) was definitely one of the most entertaining ever — reading it on the StairMaster helped me whiz through two 40-minute workouts. And putting Jimmy Smits and Kim Delaney on the cover had both me and my husband fighting over who got to drool first!
Tell Jeff Bader, scheduling VP for ABC, to get off his a– and find a spot for Murder One. If it is indeed losing audience share, it most certainly isn’t the fault of the show.
firstname.lastname@example.org Anaheim, Calif.
I am appalled by EW’s use of racial slurs. You described how some people view the characters on the NBC Thursday-night shows as ”just a bunch of honkies” when trying to emphasize the fact that Fox is focusing its Thursday-night schedule toward a different audience. However, this choice of words was totally inappropriate. The term ”honky” is no different than any other racial slur.
MARC T. QUIGLEY
JUST ONE LOOK
I’ve been hooked on your magazine since the first time I saw an issue in June 1990. The video section featuring Ed Harris is all the more reason for me to continue my subscription. He may not get leading-man status like Tom Cruise or Harrison Ford, but his performances always stand out, no matter what role he plays. Thank you for showcasing one of Hollywood’s best performers.
At first I couldn’t understand the concept of a Home Alone movie without Macaulay Culkin. He was the backbone of those films’ success because he had a natural charm, and it seemed unfair to dismiss him like that. When I read your article about his successor, Alex D. Linz, for Home Alone 3, I was pleasantly surprised. The youngster comes off every bit as natural, precocious, and witty as Mac was in the first two films.
New York City
RESPECT YOUR ELDARD
Am I the only one who remembers the brilliant Bakersfield P.D.? Three pages were devoted to Ron Eldard, but not one word was said about his starring role in the innovative Fox show. You could also mention B.P.D. in your write-ups on Laura Innes. She had a hilarious role as a freelance artist whose sketches tended to look more like celebrities than suspects.
No matter what he does or where he goes, Ron Eldard will always be Mickey Bunce (Drop Dead Fred) to me. Sure, he might want to forget about it, but that doesn’t mean that we should let him.
JESSICA ALOYSIUS MILLER
Hickory Hills, Ill.