The Media City Center takes a lot of crap from people who don't realize how hard it was to do holiday shopping or any-other-time-of-year shopping before it existed. That used to require a trip out to the Glendale Galleria, where parking equalled migraine. Though the little Burbank mall shrinks in comparison, it's a much more pleasant shopping and parking experience, even during the busiest of seasons. There's easy to navigate levels, a food court, a Johnny Rockets, two coffee shops, three main department stores (Macy's, Mervyn's and Sears) and lots of little stores, too.
Pros: parking not that bad, good store variety
Cons: service only ok