Entertainment Weekly‘s Best of 2006 issue is out. Here is the smattering of genre-related tidbits it contains:


  • Amongst the Greatest Performances: James Callis (Gaius Baltar) of Battlestar Galactica and Jonny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
  • Breakouts (Brightest stars) of 2006 include Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) of Lost and Masi Oka (Hiro Nakumura) of Heroes.


  • Lisa Schwarzbaum’s Best Movies of 2006 includes Pan’s Labyrinth.
  • Readers voted Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as their second favorite movie of 2006 (behind The Departed).
  • In a reader-voted face-off, X-Men earned 59% of the votes and Superman had 49% of the votes.


  • The DVD of The Greatest American Hero received the Dorkiest Packaging award.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was voted by readers as the DVD with the best extras (35% of votes). Superman: Ultimate Collector’s Edition was second (23%).
  • The Chroncles of Narnia was voted by readers as best kids’ DVD release (35% of the votes).
  • In a reader-voted face-off, Lost, Season 2 earned 47% of the votes and 24, Season 5 had 53% of the votes.
  • King Kong (Deluxe Extended Edition) was listed as the worst DVD release (way too long already, no need for extra footage).


  • Battlestar Galactica was #3 on the list of top TV series of the year. Heroes made #10.
  • Heroes was voted by readers as the best new show of the year with 45% of the votes.
  • Lost was voted by readers as the #2 returning show in the biggest creative slump.
  • In a reader-voted face-off, Lost gained 49% of the votes and Heroes had 51% of the votes.


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