Picking Media for a list like this is a bit of a bonus: In addition to getting an omniscient embodiment of pop culture, there’s the wide-eyed enthusiasm of Lucille Ball, the otherworldly confidence of Starman-era Bowie, and the iconic flair of “Seven Year Itch” Marilyn Monroe. If you’re going to have a mythical showdown, best have Gillian Anderson on your side. Media may not have popped up in every episode, but it was impossible not to take note when she did. May she feature prominently in many of the series’ showdowns to come.
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