The Must List

The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of Oct. 29, 2004

TV
1. SCRUBS
With Matthew Perry, Molly Shannon, and Heather Graham guesting, the winsome Tuesday-night hospital farce has become NBC's premier operation.

MUSIC
2. LEFT OF THE DIAL
From the Smithereens to the Smiths, Ministry to the Church, Rhino presents a greatest-hits of the Me Decade in this massive four-disc set.

BOOKS
3. JOHN LE CARRÉ
Reacquaint yourself with the anti-Bond, George Smiley, hero of the spy scribe extraordinaire's just-reprinted first two novels, A Murder of Quality and Call for the Dead.

MOVIE
4. IMELDA STAUNTON in 'Vera Drake'
Shakespeare in Love's tender nurse is simply stunning as Mike Leigh's modest everymom abortionist.

MUSIC
5. Video for Gwen Stefani's ''WHAT YOU WAITING FOR?''
Japanese pop visits Alice in Wonderland in this contagious booty bumper. Plus: goofy John Galliano frocks!

BOOKS
6. MARY JANE
Armed with superpowers like The All-Consuming Crush and The Ravishing Red Locks of Doom, Spidey's gal pal gets her own (albeit short-lived) comic about the high school years.

MOVIE
7. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
Gillo Pontecorvo's revolutionary 1966 docudrama classic shocks and awes on DVD with its overwhelming arsenal of extras.

DVD
8. FRIDAY THE 13TH
Celebrate Allhallows eve with this killer DVD set of the first eight Jason flicks. This week's ML moral: Skinny-dipping is dangerous.

BOOKS
9. THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON, by Stephen King
A Little Red Riding Hood wannabe conjures the onetime Red Sox hurler in this thriller for kiddies, now in a limited pop-up edition.

TV
10. THE OFFICE SPECIAL
Tim and Dawn! Tim and Dawn! Maybe? Please?! Find out what happens when BBC America airs the superb Britcom's finale.

Originally posted Oct 29, 2004 Published in issue #790 Oct 29, 2004 Order article reprints
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