Feedback: Sept. 14/21, 2012
No Guts, No Glory
I am so looking forward to season 3 of The Walking Dead — I even have an annual party in honor of the show. Your four covers were epic, and the feature covered everything without ruining anything or giving too much away. EW, if the apocalypse ever does come, the zombies will have total respect for you, since you have always been so gracious to them. Now bring on the dead!
I have been a loyal EW reader since well before my kids were born. Now that I’m a mom, though, I’m more sensitive to the images coming into our home. So I was horrified to see the Walking Dead cover with Michonne’s chained zombies, their arms gone, their faces half eaten. Kudos for featuring a strong, resilient female character front and center, but please leave the zombies on the pages inside.
A Toast to Pink
In the article on Pink, she discusses the impact that her songs have had on her young female fan base, and she’s quoted as saying, ”It’s ‘I like you because you make me want to be like me.”’ I just want her to know that she doesn’t only have this effect on young girls. I’m a 31-year-old woman struggling with bipolar II disorder, and Pink’s songs, especially ”F—in’ Perfect,” have helped me achieve self-acceptance just as much as psychotherapy has. Thank you for writing about a female artist who is real and relevant.
Drawn Like a Fly to Honey
After reading Jess Cagle’s insights on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (Editor’s Note), I admit I did some soul-searching as to why I enjoy the show so much. At first, I felt bad for the family; they could be doing so much more with their lives. But then I got out of my ivory tower and realized that not everyone shops at Whole Foods and drives BMWs. Having watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I can definitely say it’s refreshing to see a group of people treat each other kindly. With these shows, it’s hard to say what’s real and what’s been staged. But so far, I’ve gotten a kick out of watching them have fun.
There Will Be (More) Blood
I like how you showed the new images from Carrie alongside the almost identical ones from the original film (First Look). This way, hopefully readers will say, ”Hey, I’ve already seen this movie” and skip out on yet another pointless remake. Carrie has already been made into a movie, a sequel, a musical, and a TV remake. Let’s let the poor girl rest in peace already.
In Quadrophenia, Sting plays Ace Face, a member of the Mod gang (DVD).
Poll: What’s Trending on TV
Are you dying to visit Nashville, or are you more of a Vegas type? EW and Yahoo! TV teamed up to survey 2,000 people (ages 18-64) about their must-see shows and viewing habits. (For more results, go to tv.yahoo.com.)
The Thursday-night TV show viewers find the funniest
New Girl: 54%
Happy Endings: 36%
Go On: 10%
The new fall shows viewers are most eager to watch
Beauty and the Beast: 20%
Animal Practice: 15%
The Sunday-night heroine who will triumph in her time slot, per viewers
The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies: 60%
Revenge‘s Emily VanCamp: 40%