Feedback: June 13, 2014 |


Feedback: June 13, 2014

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.
Angela Guimond
Lafayette, Ind.

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.
Ola Kraszpulska
Oswego, N.Y.

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.
Ralph Hammann
Williamstown, Mass.

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.
Kristin Royalty
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.
Bronx, N.Y.

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?
Marilyn Jess
North Bennington, Vt.