Feedback: November 8,2013
Going Whole Hog
Hell yeah, EW! Thank you for spotlighting Sons of Anarchy and its leading (old) ladies, Katey Sagal and Maggie Siff, who tear it up each week. It may be all about the Sons, but behind every good Son there’s a woman who’s ready and willing to kick ass…and look good doin’ it.
Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Sons of Anarchy started off promisingly but lost its focus when Kurt Sutter turned it into “The Gemma Show.” And Sutter would be well advised not to mention Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. After watching BB, viewers needed an oxygen tank. After watching SOA, viewers need a hot shower.
Lance K. Lawson
I was disappointed your list of deaths in the SOA family didn’t include Kip ”Half Sack” Epps. The life of his portrayer, Johnny Lewis, was tragic, but it was Half Sack’s surprising death that made me realize that nobody in SAMCRO was safe. To quote Lee Toric, “I didn’t even see that coming.”
She Can’t Stop, She Should Stop
Even if Miley Cyrus is “crazy like a fox,” her cruel jabs at Sinéad O’Connor show what else she is: a flippant little brat (News and Notes). She would be much wiser to follow O’Connor’s advice. Anyone can prance around on stage. You want to be respected for your talent? Then show me your talent, not your ass.
Short but Not Sweet
I have to disagree with Fox drama head Terence Carter, who said “the 22-to-24-episode mandate is a little antiquated” when speaking of Sleepy Hollow‘s shortened season (Insider). Thirteen weeks is far too short. As a viewer, I no sooner get into the show than it’s over for the season. It’s frustrating to fall in love with a series and have to wait 39 weeks for the next installment.
Ready for Takeoff
Nice sidebar on actor James Badge Dale (Movies). I’ve been following his work ever since I saw him in Flight. As “Gaunt Young Man,” he commanded the short scene he was in with wit, pathos, and charm. Had I been a member of the Academy, I would have nominated him for Best Supporting Actor.
El Cajon, Calif.
Correction: Eli Neugeboren drew the logo for the Mystic Pizza T-shirts (Reunions, #1282-83).
Have TV’s female friendships gone the way of the whooping crane? EW investigates, and readers don’t hesitate to chime in.
”It’s the Wizard of Oz complex: one lead female supported by three or four interesting, diverse men (e.g., The Mindy Project, New Girl, The Voice). It’s rare to see two females talking in movies, unless it’s about a man, and TV can be the same. Though there is Girls, and The Carrie Diaries has some really sweet female friendships.” —Dvnovert
”The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Lahiri definitely needs some girlfriends again. While the show is better this season, it still feels like it hasn’t fully found its footing. Instead of adding Happy Endings‘ Adam Pally, I wish they’d brought in Casey Wilson or Eliza Coupe. Mindy should have a strong female frenemy.” —Gregory
”It seems like TV doesn’t know how to, or doesn’t want to, write female friendships without having the women catfight over a guy at some point. But now that Arrow‘s Felicity is a series regular and Thea has become more likable, I’m intrigued by the idea that they could become friends. They could learn a lot from each other.” —Smoak & Arrow
”I actually think some of the friendships depicted on current sitcoms are kind of refreshing compared with the ultra-girly-girl thing. I love Caroline and Max’s relationship on 2 Broke Girls. They can joke around and be up-front and honest, yet they are always there for each other without it coming off as too cheesy.” —Annabelle