10 things EW loves: Week of July 9, 2004
1. ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ ON TBS
Syndicated ”Sex” — even the cleaned-up-for-basic-cable version — is like getting a second chance with the one that got away.
2. BLOW OUT
Egomaniacal hairstylist Jonathan Antin, some snippy employees, and celeb tress emergencies tangle in Bravo’s reality romp about a Bev hills salon.
3. ‘DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM’ audiobook
What’s the best way to take in David Sedaris’ absurdly funny collection of essays? Listening to his assuredly deadpan delivery while reading them.
4. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
Before seeing this summer’s remake, watch the special edition DVD of the 1962 original, perhaps the most astringent political thriller ever.
5. SCTV: VOLUME 1
The first nine NBC-aired episodes of the groundbreaking sketch-comedy series are finally on DVD.
6. THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The unlikely protagonist of Perez-Reverte’s compelling sixth novel is a smart and daring drug trafficker who happens to be a woman.
7. THE STATION AGENT
The SAG-nominated cast demonstrates the chemistry that made this drama so sweet in the DVD’s lovefest of a commentary track.
8. PAUL SIMON: THE STUDIO RECORDINGS 1972-2000
Still groovy after all these years: rhymin’ Simon’s nine albums, remastered with 30 bonus tracks.
9. EXOTIC ANIMALS IN MOVIES
Okay, we admit it: The otherwise cynical ML found creature comfort in the critters featured in ”Two Brothers” and ”The Story of the Weeping Camel.”
10. THE SIMPSONS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
The episode EW named the show’s greatest (”Last Exit to Springfield”) is only one of 22 from a landmark show just hitting its stride.