The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of May 14, 2004

TV
1. EVERWOOD
It's the season-finale crossroads we've all been waiting for: Ephram (Gregory Smith) must decide between Juilliard and Amy (Emily VanCamp)!

BOOKS
2. BLUE BLOOD, by Edward Conlon
Stick 'em up for this true-life look into the gritty world of day-to-day NYPD work, as told by a Harvard-educated and hot cop.

MUSIC
3. The Beta Band's HEROES TO ZEROS
Loud guitars, dreamy vocals, and the melodic sounds of barking dogs make for an excellent third full-length album from the eclectic Scottish quartet.

BOOKS
4. DAREDEVIL
In Brian Michael Bendis' comic, Marvel's blind superhero fights crime with crime. Think Michael Corleone in spandex.

DVD
5. OSAMA
Now on DVD, the first Afghan movie since the fall of the Taliban is the intense story of a girl who dresses like a boy, risking everything to save herself from a life of destitution.

MUSIC
6. VAN LEAR ROSE, Loretta Lynn
With producer-bandleader Jack White, Lady Nashville is better than ever, singing vivid country tales of joy and woe in tunes that range from honky-tonk to bluesy folk.

DVD
7. WISH YOU WERE HERE
On DVD at last, this sweet, funny 1987 darling stars Emily Lloyd as a British teen coming of age in post-WWII England.

MUSIC
8. ''CALL MY NAME,'' Prince
Even without the dirty lyrics, His Purpleness is as passionate as ever, as this balladone of his besteasily proves.

TV
9. MO'NIQUE
The big, brassy comedian wins us over again in The Parkers' series finale (she's gettin' married!), a Spike Lee-directed Pepsi ad, and the Soul Plane trailers. You go, girl!

TV
10. THE COMPLETE PEANUTS
It's a swell book, Charlie Brown! The first of 25 volumes comprising all 50 years of Charles M. Schulz's timeless comic strip is pure happiness, like a warm puppy.

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints