Ten Things We Love This Week
The Must List: October 26, 2007
1. DAVID LEE ROTH with Van Halen
Bozadee, bozadee, bop! Ziddy-bop! Twenty-two years after their bitter breakup and ensuing feud, Diamond Dave is back touring with the sweatiest rock band of the 1980s. Review >
2. SHERLOCK HOLMES on DVD
Jeremy Brett’s definitive portrayal of the brilliant snoop, captured in 41 classic television episodes from 1984 to ’94, is anything but elementary.
3. THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER, by Tom Perrotta
Sex ed meets Christian values in this satirical portrayal of confused suburban adults, from the author of Election. Review >
4. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR
To prep for the Nov. 24 two-hour movie, flash back to the first Cylon War in SciFi.com’s weekly webisodes about a young William Adama (Nico Cortez) and his rookie mission as a Viper pilot. First Look >
5. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY on DVD
The Man of Steel finally meets his match in this feature-length animated adaptation of the graphic novel that revitalized Supe a decade ago.
6. DANA DELANY on ‘Desperate Housewives’
Wisteria Lane newbie Delany is scrumptious as secretive Katherine, Bree’s new domestic rival. TV Watch >
7. SURVIVOR: CHINA
Beijing 2008 can wait. The 15th edition of the genre-defining hit is a more compelling Olympics, what with all the mud wrestling. TV Watch >
8. MY KID COULD PAINT THAT
This sterling documentary confronts the question ”What is art?” after a 4-year-old’s controversial abstract paintings rattled the artistic elite. Review >
9. TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY, by Joshua Glenn & Carol Hayes
Proving one man’s trash is another’s treasure, this collection of photos and essays shows how the unlikeliest things can provide inspiration.
10. SNL’s MacGRUBER
To save the day as this MacGyver-like hero, all Will Forte needs is a multi-pocket vest, a banana peel, a pen, a —
Submitted by Dave Block