Fantasy and Reality
As a huge Marvel fan, I was excited to read your Avengers 2 feature (#1321/1322). So who would’ve thought my favorite article would be on Stampy Cat? Being the mom of two Minecraft fanatics, I’m bombarded daily with Stampy YouTube videos. Your article was like a ”stamp” of approval, so now I feel much better when I hear those English voices in the house.
I loved seeing Drew Struzan in EW. My man cave is adorned with a dozen movie posters — the majority of which are his. His comic-realistic images always catch my eye, and I can pick out his work whenever I’m at the cineplex.
Nothing changes. In ”The Terminator: An Oral History,” James Cameron still paints me as the bad guy. But casting Arnold was my idea, not his. Plus, he got the money to make the film, which got his career started, thanks to me. It was a film no other studio wanted to make. Successful movies have a lot of fathers — if The Terminator had been a dud, I would have taken the hit. And don’t forget that TriStar, under my guidance, released Terminator 2, a box office smash. That should end the chapter.
Mike Medavoy, Phoenix Pictures
Every summer, I start thinking about how the words ”Go to Comic-Con” have remained unchecked on my bucket list year after year. Luckily, I can count on EW to keep me thoroughly updated on all the fun I can’t afford to have (#1323). Thanks to you, I haven’t resorted to selling organs on the black market. Yet.
Who’s Greatest Hits
Kudos for mining Doctor Who history in ”Getting to Know Who” by including episodes like the ”City of Death” arc. And David Tennant’s ”School Reunion” was a masterful bridge between old and new. That’s what’s made Who amazing over the years: It may change the history of its own canon (War Doctor!) but in ways that respect and enhance what’s come before.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Setting the Mood
Two pages devoted to cult favorite Twin Peaks (Binge!) and not even a mention of Angelo Badalamenti’s haunting score? Say it ain’t so. It’s possibly the best television soundtrack of all time, and it established the show’s darkly uplifting tone.
TV’s Top Characters, Ranked
We plunked our painstakingly thought-out list of The 25 Best Characters on TV Right Now in your hands, via an EW.com poll. After 75,000 votes, here’s how it all shook out. (All hail the Burgers queen!)
1. Tina, Bob’s Burgers
2. Sherlock, Sherlock
3. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones
The show’s best character since episode 1, season 1. —Steve
4. Alison, Orphan Black
5. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project
Her flaws are what make her interesting. —CaptainOats
6. Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
7. Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow
The OnStar scene was the best, but I just have to mention Ichabod in skinny jeans. You’re welcome. —Ames
8. Sophia, Orange Is the New Black
9. Frank Underwood, House of Cards
10. Sterling Archer, Archer
11. Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
12. Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
13. Boyd Crowder, Justified
14. Sue Heck, The Middle
15. Mellie Grant, Scandal
16. Norma Bates, Bates Motel
17. Selina Meyer, Veep
18. Capt. Ray Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Love when he talks about how excited he is without cracking a smile or losing his monotone. —Trixie
19. Louie, Louie
20. Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
21. Ilana, Broad City
22. Roger Sterling, Mad Men
23. Erlich, Silicon Valley
He’s not just a Sean Parker spoof but an unpredictable, smart, and lovable guy. —C Monroe
24. Adam, Girls
25. Philip Jennings, The Americans
Is Black On Your List
Orphan Black was a darling of Comic-Con (and our Best TV Characters poll above), but not everyone wants to join the Clone Club
Not only is Tatiana Maslany the best TV actress of the past decade, she’s the best six. I’m boycotting the Emmys until she gets some recognition. —Bill DeArmond, Winfield, Kan.
You know how I know about Orphan Black? Because of you, EW — you talk about it every single week. Stop trying to make Orphan Black happen. —Marcos Carvalho, Boulder, Colo.