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"The Crash" began with a crash, and ended with a crash, and kind of crashed multiple times during the entire episode, which is to say: Sunday night's "Mad Men" was quite possibly the most accurately entitled episode in show history.
But let's not tarry. Presumably you've already seen, so nothing will be spoiled here for you, but just in case, don't bother reading on. Too...Read more »
What could wrong with Ted and Don in the same room? In the same company? Oh come on, now, really. So yes, Sunday's "For Immediate Release" was a game-changer.
But -- just to borrow a little bit of the negative vibe that Ted Chaough brings in abundance to every human encounter, let's count the ten ways this union of SCDP and Ted's outfit -- which I guess we should now be calling...Read more »
And so we come to "The Flood," the fifth episode of the sixth season of "Mad Men," and what was probably the most complicated, layered, interlaced episode of the entire run: Full of symbols, historic tangents, backstory, front-story, foreshadows, old shadows, new shadows, pop culture references and touchstones, character development, inter-family complexities, emotional riffs...Read more »
Did you know that Jessica Paré - who's doing a bang-up job on this season's "Mad Men" as the soap actress with a faithless feckless husband known as Don Draper - has never ever been a guest on a late night show? I didn't either, but she made her debut on last night's "Late Show with Jimmy Fallon." I think that merits a blog post - don't you? She was - as fans would rightly expect - charming: Talked about this season, how she got the gig, and a little more about "Zou Bisou Bisou." Take it away:
So let's talk "To Have and To Hold," the third episode of "Mad Men's" sixth season and judging by the Twittersphere reaction two days later, the least liked episode so far. Which more than anything proves the downside of crowdsourcing opinions — they can be wrong, everywhere, instantly.
"To Have and To Hold" was this season's best episode. It was a pure pleasure...Read more »
Apologies for this late post on Sunday's interesting "Mad Men," titled "The Collaborators," but like you, I have had a lot else to reflect on than the latest Don Draper bed-hopping episode.
But in light of the tragedy in Boston, it's almost -- in an unexpected way -- bizarre that an episode, which revolved around a Winston Churchill quote, would air the night before.
Churchill:...Read more »
"Mad Men" returns Sunday and of course the world awaits anxiously. Can it recapture that cultural buzz it once had in abundance? Will it still be great? Will we still care about Don and Peggy and Roger and...
Questions answered -- sort of. Meanwhile, a Sunday Fanfare feature on Jon Hamm in which said star explains the meaning of life and where to find a good burger (mmm, burger.)...Read more »
AMC and "Mad Men" have released a new season promo of "The Doorway," the two-hour launch coming at you in a couple of weeks. Here it is, and it's interesting because it's so very upbeat! Matt Weiner, during a conference call a couple of weeks ago, was surprised -- or nonplussed -- by critical reaction that the launch seemed so bitter and dark. This promo seems designed to reverse...Read more »
Not always generous with forward glances at forthcoming seasons, Matthew Weiner and AMC appear to have reversed themselves a bit by releasing this nearly two-minute long trailer that offers a handful of clues of what to expect -- notably much will be about Don, Don, Don. Take a look (and the sixth begins April 7, by the way).
"Mad Men," returning April with a two-hour episode for the sixth season launch, wants you to check out this new promo...So...what are you wating for?