Your appreciation for The Black Keys, melancholy for the freshly canceled sitcoms, and more
Sounds of Summer
Thank you, EW, for providing The Black Keys with the spotlight they deserve. While I’m at it, thanks to Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney for giving me faith in modern music again! The only downside to the cover: My 14-year-old son is even more of a fanatic, and I had to fight him to read the issue first.
After reading the Editor’s Note, I felt a strong drive to go to a concert; all the contributors made it sound like such an adventure. My husband talks about the Electric Daisy Carnival constantly, so when we found out it would be in the New York area, we booked our tickets then and there. I have never seen him this excited — including on our wedding day.
The Lizard King
One of the triumphs of the new Godzilla is that it respects human losses and collateral damage in ways that few genre or action films do today (Movies). Your review is totally off the mark in dismissing a cast that delivers heartfelt performances allowing us to suspend our disbelief and feel something akin to the horror of the original Godzilla.
So Long, Farewell
I was beside myself after reading that three of my new favorite sitcoms had been canceled (News and Notes)! Surviving Jack, The Crazy Ones, and, yes, even Friends With Better Lives have now joined the ranks of shows like Better Off Ted and Happy Endings that ended too soon. I was disheartened to hear that they are being replaced by more drama, sci-fi, fantasy, and action series. Now I’ll hesitate to start watching a new show next season before it gets renewed. Thanks for being my shoulder to cry on.
La Crosse, Wis.
The Knights’ Tale
”Off-Season TV Swap” recommends subbing The League for The Big Bang Theory? I suggest TBBT fans take in The Guild instead. The Felicia Day-led sitcom — about a group of online fantasy gamers dealing with life, romance, and family — has featured guest spots by Simon Helberg and Wil Wheaton. It’s also very funny.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Man of Many Faces
Every time I tried to pick my favorite Robert Duvall performance (Movies), I couldn’t. Can we have a whole EW tribute issue devoted to this acting legend?
North Bennington, Vt.
TV Jukebox: Your Picks!
As in the movies, certain songs on the small screen expertly soundtrack love and loss. We’ve cataloged these musical moments over the past several seasons, and now it’s your turn to play DJ.
”I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
Dawson is chasing after Joey, realizing he has feelings for her. I still get invested in this moment when I watch the show on DVD. —Mary-Helen Clark
”Battleflag,” Lo Fidelity Allstars
When Carter and Lucy were stabbed, it was the first time I was truly shocked by a TV show, and the music made it even more brutal. —Liz
How I Met Your Mother
”Simple Song,” The Shins
That whole sequence with everyone rolling out to the wedding and the audience finally seeing The Mother was really great. —Gland1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
”Full of Grace,” Sarah McLachlan
There were many other great musical moments, but Buffy leaving Sunnydale wrenches my heart more than an ASPCA commercial. —Betsy R.
”God Put a Smile on Your Face,” Coldplay
Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn gettin’ it on for the first time. A hot, hot moment…still gives me goose bumps. —Emmy
”Delicate,” Damien Rice
It was so perfect, and then the batteries in Hurley’s CD player die and you realize he’ll probably never get to hear the song again. —CR