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Long Hair Don’t Care

April 20, 2015 13:15:51 Posted at April 20, 2015 13:15:51
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 10 recap Well, that’s where Lou Avery has been all this time. I am of two constant minds where these last episodes are concerned. On the one hand, I don’t want to see so many tertiary characters when we have so little time left – I keep crossing my fingers that we’ll get Don and Betty in a room together again, but really, we spend this much time characterizing Joan’s babysitter? Then, on the other hand, I think this is why I’ve always loved Mad Men – it’s a world of people constantly coming in and out who affect your life marginally or massively given the day. Full Story

Buying New Clubs

April 13, 2015 12:24:22 Posted at April 13, 2015 12:24:22
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 9 recap You know that thing parents say? “I love you, I just don’t like you right now”? That’s how I feel about this episode of Mad Men. I get everything that went on, in a logical manner – or at least, I get why they thought they needed to do this episode. Full Story

I Don’t Expect You To Understand

April 6, 2015 12:20:14 Posted at April 6, 2015 12:20:14
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 8 recap You know, every Mad Men has a tenor. There’s always a tension as you wonder what’s going to happen next, and a general unease. But this was the first episode in a long time where it felt straight-up sinister. There’s no longer any hiding or pretending about what we’re up against. Full Story

Mad Men: the final carpet

March 26, 2015 15:41:00 Posted at March 26, 2015 15:41:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last night in Hollywood at the Mad Men Black & Red Ball… It’s probably the last major carpet for the show before it concludes in about 8 weeks. So Jon Hamm went all out in a white jacket tux. And Christina Hendricks went all out in a dramatic gown… After all, it’s a ball. Full Story

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The End Of An Era

March 23, 2015 14:18:07 Posted at March 23, 2015 14:18:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The final episodes of Mad Men will begin airing on April 5 on AMC. Are you ready? They’re calling it The End Of An Era and it really does feel like it. Don Draper made Walter White possible. Mad Men brought down hemlines. Mad Men’s influence on television, its contribution to the “golden age of television” cannot be overstated. Full Story

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Mad Men - Beginning of the End

March 12, 2015 18:17:50 Posted at March 12, 2015 18:17:50
Duana Posted by Duana

There will be many, many Mad Men pieces in the next few months as the show finally closes. Seven episodes left to finish what Don Draper started years ago when he tried to figure out why that waiter wouldn’t switch to Lucky Strike cigarettes. And I’ll write some, and everyone else will, as we try to figure out why the show resonates so much with so many of us. Full Story

Don’t Be So Cynical

May 26, 2014 15:38:37 Posted at May 26, 2014 15:38:37
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 7 recap People are surprising, and that’s a good thing. It seems not to be true, for weeks and years, and then all of a sudden, people do things that are different. They surprise you. They decide to be different. Every single character we care about decided to be different. Full Story

Those Are The Cons, And You Know It

May 19, 2014 14:56:18 Posted at May 19, 2014 14:56:18
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6 recap Oh my God, oh my God. I’ve always loved this show, and loved writing about it. But sometimes it’s still, you know, a commitment. This was not that. This was …not just a pleasure, probably a gift.  Because there is nothing I love more than an episode of this show where the work – the actual stuff they do – is the stand-in for everything else. Full Story

I’m Not Stupid. I Speak Italian.

May 12, 2014 18:12:52 Posted at May 12, 2014 18:12:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 5 recap. You had almost forgotten, hadn’t you? Don’t lie. Yes you had. Mad Men is most of the time a regular-smart straight ahead drama, but they really have a fondness for the weirdly macabre physical injury. Everything from Roger barfing up oysters to the John Deere incident with the severed foot to poor Kenny’s eye. Full Story

Do-Over

May 5, 2014 16:35:03 Posted at May 5, 2014 16:35:03
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4 recap There are very, very few things about this show that I find incongruous. That is, most of the time, even when there’s a pointed remark about time, and how different things are – or a plot about a computer taking over a whole room – they do their best to make us feel like the problems then are the problems now, and nothing changes, and offices are ridiculous, and there was a time when you could fat-shame Don Draper. Full Story

The Sound of Typewriters

April 28, 2014 16:17:50 Posted at April 28, 2014 16:17:50
Duana Posted by Duana
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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3 recap. “Okay.” This is why I love screenwriting so much. There are so many things that lesser writers would have put into Don Draper’s mouth. So many words. In fact, even just the volume of words that could have been put there would have been wrong. Full Story

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I’m So Many People

April 21, 2014 16:48:21 Posted at April 21, 2014 16:48:21
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 2 recap The first thing I thought I wanted to write about where last night’s Mad Men was concerned was that Peggy was a complete and total brat. But then I started to think about it. What constitutes a brat? I guess a person who storms in somewhere wanting their own way, then slams doors and hangs up telephones and kicks trash cans until they get what they want, making everyone else miserable in the process. Full Story

Stay Out Of My Office

April 14, 2014 15:28:22 Posted at April 14, 2014 15:28:22
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 1 recap Is it OK to feel disappointed? Not in the episode, of course, because it had everything to do with what a Mad Men season premiere looks like generally. But I can’t help but be disappointed in our people. Everyone has collectively lost their mojo, and it’s hurting my feelings a bit. Full Story

Project January Jones

March 21, 2014 14:48:57 Posted at March 21, 2014 14:48:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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At best, the read on January Jones was “cold”. At worst, if you believe Zach Galifianakis, we’re supposed to “forget about (her) in a few years". So…she’s definitely not Hollywood’s Miss Congeniality. Full Story

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