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The End Of An Era

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2015 14:18:07 March 23, 2015 14:18:07
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at April 28, 2014 16:17:50 April 28, 2014 16:17:50
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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

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

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

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

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

Don Draper free-balls in Season 7

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2013 14:49:52 November 8, 2013 14:49:52
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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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