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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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Don Draper free-balls in Season 7

November 8, 2013 14:49:52 Posted at November 8, 2013 14:49:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Let me start your day by giving you the gift of Jon Hamm free-balling on the set of Mad Men. It’s that kind of morning. For me it’s the kind of morning where I feel like sh-t anyway so why not add to the grossness. The penis is not an attractive appendage. I don’t know why women behave like it’s the most awesome thing to look at. Full Story

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Betty Draper went as Betty Draper

November 1, 2013 17:12:36 Posted at November 1, 2013 17:12:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Have received a few emails about this -- that January Jones's costume for Halloween was her wardrobe from Mad Men, in character as her character, Betty Draper. My first instinct is that this is awesome, because that's so convenient, and convenience turns me on. Like, I get horny for anything efficient, that saves me time. Full Story

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Passenger Presumed Overboard. Deepest Condolences.

June 24, 2013 17:29:35 Posted at June 24, 2013 17:29:35
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 6, Episode 13 So let’s be clear here. Los Angeles is Siberia, but also the Promised Land.   It is the ends of the earth and you’ll never return from it, and it’s also the only place where you can fix your marriage and hope to be happy.   It is the worst place to go, and it is the place everyone wants to go. Full Story

Subterfuge, Sally Draper and boarding school?

June 17, 2013 15:33:35 Posted at June 17, 2013 15:33:35
Duana Posted by Duana
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 12 recap Those three items are treats on their own - it really is Christmas around this episode of Mad Men. I haven’t even begun in my own head  to address all the accents and voices in the Rosemary’s Baby homage, because I have been so mentally occupied with Sally Draper. Full Story

“I Don’t Want His Juice, I Want My Juice”

June 10, 2013 17:10:52 Posted at June 10, 2013 17:10:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Mad Men Season 6 Episode 11 recap Everyone wants what someone else has.   What’s wrong with us? Why can’t we be satisfied with who we are? Why can’t we see ourselves as others do? It would save so much trouble if we could just be who we are. But of course, drama happens when it’s the character whose choices make bad things happen. Full Story

Nothing Is Impossible In California

June 3, 2013 17:50:07 Posted at June 3, 2013 17:50:07
Duana Posted by Duana
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 10 recap I could have sworn Don called Megan “honey” during their conversation while they each watched the riots on TV. It’s impossible, of course. He doesn’t show that kind of affection to his three-year-old, let alone his wife. But am I so off-base for thinking it might have been the case? He was softer overall this episode, a personality change that I assume is attributed to the upcoming trip to California. Full Story