The Must List

From the May 27, 2005 Issue

'Visions,' 'Revelations,' and 8 other things we love this week

The Must List: May 27, 2005

TV
1. TV Show Finales (Part 2)
Who'll live? Who'll die? Who will Simon scorn? All will be revealed in the season wrap-ups of Lost, 24, and American Idol. TV Watch>

DVD
2. SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
The 24 eps that began NBC's infectious hospital comedy are finally collected on a bonus-packed three-DVD set. Review >

MUSIC
3. BLINKING LIGHTS AND OTHER REVELATIONS, EELS
A double-disc helping of melodically rich, sonically adventurous chamber pop, goosed by lyrics both wistful and biting. Review >

TV
4. REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE
Watch the duplicity and hostility on display in this MTV show — and weep for a generation.

DVD
5. HOOP DREAMS
Now on DVD: the heartbreaking and poignant doc chronicling the inner-city struggles and NBA aspirations of two high school b-ball stars. Review >

BOOKS
6. THE INDEPENDENT MOVIE POSTER BOOK
Using examples from all around the world, this lavishly illustrated volume demonstrates how the indie-film ethos was rendered — with great effect — using paper and ink.

MUSIC
7. SEPARATION SUNDAY, THE HOLD STEADY
Modern punk rock served up New York-style: loud, smart, funny — and always in your face.

TV
8. LENA OLIN AND JOEL GREY ON 'ALIAS'
These seasoned pros add luster to ABC's sleek spy drama: Thanks to them, villainy never seemed so silken — or so thrillingly seductive. Review >

MOVIE
9. BROTHERS
From Denmark comes this powerful and nuanced family drama about two brothers and a grieving wife (Gladiator's Connie Nielsen). Review >

BOOKS
10. VISIONS OF MARS
With salmon-hued skies and gargantuan volcanoes, Earth's neighbor is ready for its close-up in this breathtaking photo book.

Originally posted May 23, 2005 Published in issue #821-822 May 27, 2005 Order article reprints
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