Readers respond to Uma Thurman, Chloe Sevigny, and ''Parks and Recreation''
Your article about the failure of Uma Thurman‘s movie Motherhood made me sad. I recently rented it and enjoyed the story line and acting. She deserved better.
Clinton Township, Mich.
I was among the 20 million viewers seduced by Twin Peaks. Was there ever a more handsome FBI agent than Kyle MacLachlan — or a stranger cast of characters?
Huntington Beach, Calif.
I was very happy to find CBS Sunday Morning on The Bullseye! I am absolutely addicted to ”Old People News,” even though I’m only 33. How can you not love a show that includes segments by such lovable goofballs as Mo Rocca and Bill Geist?
Falling Out of Love
Chloë Sevigny has no reason to apologize for criticizing season 4 of Big Love, as her character is one of the few bright spots at the moment. Hopefully next season Love will return to the organic storytelling that’s worked so well in the past.
Political Party Girls
Though I applaud Mark Harris’ praise for Parks and Recreation in The Final Cut, I disagree with his depiction of Amy Poehler‘s character Leslie Knope. She exemplifies a strong female politician striving to improve the parks in the town she loves with the best of intentions and a big heart. Her failures are due to the small-minded, asinine males around her, not a lack of intelligence, ingenuity, or sincerity. Leslie Knope for president!
Patricia Heaton may or may not agree with the ”lefty-populist” creators of The Middle, but she is an actor, fully able to play a role without being compromised by her political views. Good actors can do that. Why does Mark Harris find that surprising?
Toluca Lake, Calif.
One True Thing
I was surprised at the C grade for Anna Quindlen’s new book, Every Last One. I found it both truthful and endearing. I wasn’t at all frightened by the fact that the mother in the novel allows her child some freedom, and the idea that teens keep secrets from their parents is only a reflection of the real world.
Santa Clarita, Calif.
Our cover story sparked emphatic opinions on the original and updated Titans
”Going the route of 3-D was a smart move — there is enough action in the 2010 Clash to make any head duck.”
Paul Dale Roberts
Elk Grove, Calif.
”Of all the ‘silly’ things in the remake, star Sam Worthington was worried about the brief appearance of Bubo the owl?”
Paul J. Hammonds
”Andy Whitfield of Spartacus: Blood and Sand would have been a better selection for the role of Perseus — he’s a tough, smart, and talented actor.”
David E. Martin
”The sublimely beautiful Judi Bowker, who played Andromeda in the original Clash, stole my heart years ago. You made no mention of her in your ‘Where Are They Now?’ roundup. I’m crushed!”