Puttin’ on the Glitz
I want to commend you on your Liberace cover. From the rhinestoned magazine title to the bejeweled, bedecked Michael Douglas and an unbelievably creepy Matt Damon, the whole thing really works. Great job! —Trish Rawlings, Baltimore
As intriguing as the new Liberace movie looks, the issue featured an article with Mr. Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus. The cover should have celebrated sweat, grime, and crossbows with Reedus on the cover instead of sequins and sparkles.—Heather Greyerbiehl, Westland, Mich.
500 Channels…and Too Much On
Can you do me a favor? Have Mark Harris contact the heads of programming for every network and cable channel (The Final Cut). Beyond the issue of consistently identical shows, there’s a problem with scheduling. My DVR has so many conflicts that trying to record everything has become a delicate choreography on par with a production of Swan Lake! With the DVR, on demand, Netflix, and other options, it’s just no longer necessary for TV shows to be crammed into old-fashioned scheduling constructs. It’s time for networks to catch up with the likes of BBC America and start airing more shows on Saturdays. If a show is good, we’ll watch it, regardless of the day it airs.—Kristine Reardon Goodyear, Ariz.
I love Nashville, but Scarlett’s one pouty, googly-eyed expression sucks the life out of every scene she’s in. So The Bullseye’s lower-right section this week made me laugh out loud! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who finds her breathy, sad line deliveries a minus in an otherwise engaging hour of soapy fun. —Lisa Galvin, Baltimore
The Spies Next Door
The loud squeal you just heard came from me, upon seeing your A—rating for FX’s The Americans (TV). While I’m definitely a nitpicker on this one — Keri Russell’s hair is so not 1981 — it’s far and away the best new show of the year. The building character arcs, the tension, the creative story line — all pluses in my book! —M.J. Samuelson Austin
I was so sorry to read costume designer Jenny Gering’s comment that there were no specific plans to have Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell look like they might actually live in the 1980s. Where are the mullets, shoulder pads, and big hair? Why set a show in the ’80s if you’re not going to have people look like folks did back then? —Geri McCall-Barrath Schaumburg, Ill.
You Tweet, We Listen
Good news/bad news for two musically inclined NBC shows
” I kid you not, I just jumped up & down in my kitchen. ‘The Sing-Off’ coming back to NBC for Season 4 http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/ 13/the-sing-off-renewed/…”—@SMRTMOUSE
@ew Oh Oh @NBCSmash. After S1, you went into intensive care; now you’re headed to hospice (Saturdays). I’ll stick with you ‘til the end. —@WCSPALDING
See Ya, Sookie!
With the release of May 7’s Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris (inset) is putting a stake in her Sookie Stackhouse book series, which sired HBO’s True Blood. ”I just came to realize that I’d come to the end of what I’d wanted to say about her,” Harris tells EW. Here, EW.com readers envision a proper send-off for the novels’ version of the Bon Temps barmaid.
I think the indications since the first book are that Sookie and Sam are destined to be together. Now, I am fully prepared for a curveball, but best friends can end up as married couples and Sam and Sookie are certainly best friends. —MadmanTX
Charlaine Harris does not write traditional happily-ever-afters. Eric taking care of Sookie when she ages is how the series will most likely end. They love each other. That’s all that matters. —Not ganna happen!
I am gonna cry my little eyes out if Sookie and Bill don’t end up back together in the end. I have wanted Eric out of the way since book 1, and I’m not thrilled that Quinn’s lil’ weretiger tail is popping up on the Dead Ever After cover. —Erin O’Riordan
Single — and Loving It!
Ultimately, and no matter how much I love Sookie/Eric, I would love for Sookie to end up alone — and to be happy. She needs to realize that she doesn’t need any of them in her life to be happy. She’s certainly strong enough for that, too. —KadiraK