The Must List

The Must List: Week of September 7, 2008

Anna Faris, David Archuleta, ''The Shield,'' and 12 others on the countdown of gems that YOU -- and the EW staff -- are loving this week

Anna Faris, The House Bunny | THE HOUSE BUNNY
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THE HOUSE BUNNY

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
1. BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (season 1) on SOAPnet
Season 1 episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 are being rerun on Soapnet. I was too young to appreciate the show when it first aired, but 18 years later (oh, 1990's hair and clothes!), it's fantastic. —Colleen

(Check out where West Beverly High falls in our list of the Best (and Worst) Pop Cult High Schools)

READER'S CHOICE*: MUSIC
2. ''CRUSH,'' David Archuleta
Calling all Arch Angels! On his heartfelt single, the American Idol runner-up croons that his crush ain't going away. We suspect yours isn't, either.

MOVIE
3. ANNA FARIS in 'The House Bunny'
As a blonde bimbo, she's brilliant. Faris lights up the pedestrian college comedy with ditzy but smart slapstick that sends her right to the head of the class.

READER'S CHOICE*: TV/VIDEOGAME
4. MERCENARIES 2: WORLD IN FLAMES commercial
The new Mercenaries 2: World in Flames game spot that's being shown all over TV! My sister and her friend were over a few days ago (neither game, btw) watching TV with me when both wondered aloud at the same time that they ''loved that commercial,'' its song, and started singing aloud to it. Already aware of the commercial and secretly loving it myself (you're not supposed to look forward to commercials like I do with this one!), that cinched it for me and should for the ''Must List'' as well! —Mike Rios

TV
5. THE SHIELD on FX
Lest you think Mackey and Co. are going soft in their last season, one of Vic's crew chopped off a perp's feet in the premiere.

READER'S CHOICE*: TV
6. EUREKA on Sci Fi Channel
Now that beautiful Nathan Stark [played by Ed Quinn] is no longer on the show, we can see Carter [Colin Ferguson] and Allison [Salli Richardson-Whitfield] make their way back to each other. Though I'm still holding out for Nathan Stark to come back to Eureka. —Sina

READER'S CHOICE*: MUSIC
7. MEET GLEN CAMPBELL, Glen Campbell
This wonderful reworking of rock-album cuts was produced to sound like they came from the '60s production house of Glen's greatest hits, and we're instantly transported back to those poppier days. —Doug

I bet I'm not the only person suggesting Meet Glen Campbell this week. His cover of Green Day's ''Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)'' alone makes this worth the price of the download. Throw in some U2 and Foo Fighters, and it's a big-time variety hour. —Kim Usey

MOVIE
8. TROUBLE THE WATER
Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal join forces with New Orleans native Kimberly Rivers Roberts for a deeply personal and visually stunning look back at Hurricane Katrina.

MOVIE
9. PENÉLOPE CRUZ in 'Vicky Christina Barcelona'
You can keep both Vicky and Cristina. We'll take Cruz's Maria Elena, who tears into Woody Allen's comedy with voracious aplomb.

TV
10. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on The CW
The show's first transgendered contestant could teach her rude housemates a thing or two about being a lady.

READER'S CHOICE*: DVD
11. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2 Disc Collector's Edition) DVD
I love Jack. —Raven_Moon

The Nightmare Before Christmas on Blu-ray. I sense a new Halloween tradition in the making. —Joslyn Hansen

TV
12. MILLION DOLLAR LISTING on Bravo
Fab L.A. cribs + self-involved, sexually ambiguous, granny-worshipping agents = a real estate voyeur's dream.

MUSIC
13. YOU CAN FLY MY AEROPLANE, Wee
Like Stevie Wonder, R&B singer Norman Whiteside favored high-gloss grooves. Unlike Stevie Wonder, his just-reissued 1977 disc was financed with the help of two Ohio prostitutes.

BOOK
14. THE BRIEF WONDEROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz
GhettoNerd is in paperback, so now's the time to make sure you have a copy of Díaz's winning ode to Dominicans and sci-fi somewhere on your person.

MUSIC
15. REAL ANIMAL, Alejandro Escovedo
The cult fave brought in David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti for this Springsteen-esque LP of throwback rock.

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Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints