- A terrific article in the Louisville Courier-Journal (thanks, Melissa) looks at our cultural myths about the 50s and the way Mad Men and Revolutionary Road tell a darker and truer history.
- Basketcase dckatiebug sent a list of What’s In and Out for 2009 from the Washington Post. Out: Dressing like “Mad Men.” In: Drinking like “Mad Men.”
- Modern Hobo Code is making the rounds. Funny!
- Nice, extensive interview with Elisabeth Moss from The Improper. One thing, though: I don’t get Elisabeth as “Hepburnesque.” I so completely don’t get it that I can’t even decide if they mean Katharine or Audrey.
- Roger Sterling drinks from Dorothy Thorpe cocktail glasses, and you can too.
- Season 3 of Mad Men is one of “9 fashionable things” coming in 2009.
- Here’s a writer who places Mad Men at #1 in what he calls “the worst year for TV in a decade.”
- He Who Laughs spent his time watching Revolutionary Road helplessly wishing it was Kate and Leo doing Mad Men.
- The Hartford Courant has a homeboy article about Gabriel Mann (Arthur Case). His new movie, Dark Streets, is described as “a retro-noir musical.” I get shivers just typing that phrase!
- The Daily News says Mad Men is one of the television things to look forward to in 2009.
AMC still hasn’t nailed down creator Matthew Weiner, without whom there’s probably no show, but assuming AMC gives him whatever it takes, this should return in the fall. Me, I’m keeping my calendar open. “Mad Men” is like a good Bob Dylan song, true on so many levels and almost surgical in its dissection of the American Dream.
Sing it, brother.
- NPR’s 2009 television wish list uses Mad Men as an example of why networks and cable stations should be willing to take risks.
- TV Squad’s Allison Waldman says Mad Men is the best show on TV. She’s right, of course.
- Our friend Nat at The Film Experience jumps into the Supporting Actress Blog-a-thon with an ode to the glory that is Rosemarie DeWitt.
- Basketcase Hellhund alerted us to these amazing pictures of January Jones from the February ’09 Vanity Fair.
- The Confabulum hates Mad Men. Hates it. Finds it dull, clichÃ©d, and unsubtle. But in case you think this guy is stupid, allow me to point out that he also goes out of his way to remark that neither Elisabeth Moss nor Christina Hendricks is at all pretty. So he’s also blind.
- Ad Age talks about the changing television advertising market, using Mad Men as an example of the draw of cable advertising, even though the networks have the big numbers.
- Another Revolutionary Road review that compares the film to Mad Men, this one has a couple of funny quotes:
This is the place to be if you want to see Kate Winslet at her best and if ˜Mad Men’ is too much slapstick for you
Revolutionary Road”… is a super-sized episode of “Mad Men,” minus the gorgeous production design and any sense of levity, plus enough melodramatic screaming matches to make Don and Betty faint.
- Lionsgate is buying TV Guide for $255 million. This gives me many thoughts about the current negotiations with Matt Weiner. Many. Thoughts.
- AMC is holding their first ever Golden Globes party. Click through for the awesome picture of the very happy Jon and January.