Has ‘Mad Men’ Overstayed Its Welcome? The Answer, Like ‘Mad Men’ Itself, Is Complex

The central and most defining feature of Mad Men — not just as a show in itself, but as a transformative and highly important program in the history of American television — is that it is complicated. Everything about Mad Men is complicated… even the aspects of the show which are obvious. One familiar complaint about many Mad Men episodes over the years is that Matthew Weiner...
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Throwback Thursday: Ray Mercer Wins Decision Despite Stern Bert Cooper Test

Boxing’s heavyweight division is its own beast. These days, that beast is looking toothless and dreary, but in days past it was ferocious. There are no quick fixes, or simple answers as to how or why things change, we just know that the landscape of the heavyweight division now is mostly barren. American networks have been reluctant to even broach the subject of airing heavyweight...
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Top 10 TV Shows: #3 Mad Men

I've got a joke for you. Stop me if you've heard this before. A guy walks into an advertising agency...wait, let me keep going. I'm really not sure this is the same one you think it is. A guy walks into an advertising agency because he works there. He has a secret identity. Seriously, even the man's name isn't real. It's stolen from the ID tags of his lieutenant in the Korean War...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mad Men: One Year Left, A Lifetime Of Lessons

The full story of Mad Men, whose Breaking Bad-inspired “midseason finale” aired Sunday night on AMC, won’t be written for another year. Seven more episodes will close the book on a remarkable television series… and give rise to many books by those who have chronicled the show from the start. Looking back at the first half of season seven feels somehow insignificant if disconnected...
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Inside Mad Men: Season 7, Episode 7 — Mid-Season Finale, “Waterloo”

This was an explosive episode and it was in the first 7 minutes! The backdrop is the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Ted Chaough is taking some Sunkist executives for a plane ride when he cuts the engine and practically scares them to death. Pete is still in New York and he’s an angry man in Jim Cutler’s office. Jim asks Ted WTF? Ted tells Jim he doesn’t want to be in advertising...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside Mad Men: Season 7, Episode 3 — “Field Trip”

Our first view of Betty Francis of the season is this episode. Betty talks with Francine and they get passive-aggressive together. She helps to chaperone a field trip to a farm. Bobby Draper is pretty funny talking about his favorite monsters. But Bobby trades their lunch for candy and Betty gets pissed. Betty Francis smokes like a chimney. Betty wonders why the kids hate her. And...
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Inside Mad Men: Season 7, Episode 2 — “A Day’s Work” ☆

In this episode, there are quite a few things going on. Don is still unemployed and he’s asked his secretary Dawn to secretly keep him informed on what’s going on. In addition, he begins making feelers about working for other firms. Sally finds out Don no longer works at Sterling Cooper & Partners through a confused Lou Avery and she makes an veiled point to him to tell the...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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