Mad Men’s Season 3 premiere did big ratings (for Mad Men, anyway), greatly increasing in adults 18-49. It was also most downloaded program on iTunes.
Bryan Batt talks to TV Guide about the heat in Salvatore’s hotel room:
“There’s some other great episodes coming up for Sal. It progresses…”
Not the Stoli: Roger Sterling’s gift bottle of Stolichnaya was not a product placement.
John Slattery talks to the NYDN about the Roger Sterling action figure, and more…
Jon Hamm: The Early Years. Amusingly, Anne Dudek is also featured in one of the vids.
Add Newsweek to the list of publications examining the allure of Jon Hamm and Don Draper.
Forbes explains “What Real Mad Men And Women Can Learn From The TV Show.”
Michael Gladis shares a personal scandal with the Hartford Courant.
Mr. Media has a streaming interview with Debbie Zoller, the head of makeup for S1 and S2.
Via The Frisky: “How Joan Holloway Gives Me Confidence.”
Mad Men is the subject of a fascinating study covered by the satirical Andy Borowitz.
Eight O’Clock Coffee has launched its second branded tie-in with Mad Men (Roll over, Joe Martinson).
Ha’aretz wants Rachel Menken back! That’s Rachel Katz now.
Janie Bryant talks to the Vancouver Sun about Mad men’s wardobe, and hers.
Dyna Moe at the New York premiere.
The notable Frank Rich on Mad Men.
One blog is upset that Aaron Hart has been replaced. We are charmed by Jared Gilmore but we agree that Aaron Hart was wonderful.
Episode 3.03 was briefly available two weeks early on iTunes. Oops. (Possible spoiler in article.)
Mad Men on branding, according to Inc.
Jon Hamm will star in Sucker Punch.
William Bradley liked but did not love Out of Town.
The NY Times, on the other hand, loves it.
Tom & Lorenzo offer their unique take on the premiere.
True/Slant cannot understand Mad Men’s appeal.
Melinda McGraw has a new series. That TWOP absolutely hates.
Aaron Cohen compiled Everything Don Draper Said Season 1.
Nancy Keene interviews Ray Trapp — an Account Executive at Ogilvy & Mather in New York in the mid-1960s — about the Mad Men milieu.
AMC has a mini-interview with Bryan Batt about his S3 storyline & other things.
Stephanie Courtney is one of MSN’s “Day in Search” hits.
The Lavertory is a cool blog that follows Mad Men (among many other things). Here’s just one thoughtful example.
The House Next Door brings back Mad Men Mondays. Y’all, I’m not linking this every week; they’re in the blogroll, and I don’t want to keep telling you the same thing over and over. So if you like reading House… (and you should) bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed.
I’m also not going to remind you every week about Maul of America. He’s in the blogroll. Bookmark accordingly and check every Monday. Matt Maul has a sharp eye for symbolism and subtext, and caught some things I haven’t seen remarked upon elsewhere.
Just Jared snaps Jon on the street.
The Courier-Journal (Louisville) does a cute side-by-side; a negative and positive review of Out of Town.
Many “how to throw a Mad Men party” articles have been published, but the Daily Camera‘s version is thorough and witty.
Backstage interviews Jon & John. As usual, they are charming and interesting.
Fancast has a nice get-up-to-speed page on Mad Men, with good character sketches.
The Parents Television Council have filed a complaint about the gayness on Mad Men.
Mad Men, television in the age of real Mad Men, and television today as it affects Mad Men.
The Detroit Examiner celebrates Mad Men style mania, and in another celebration of style, Janie Bryant is interviewed at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s party for its fourth annual exhibit, “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design.”
The LA Times is impressed with S3.
Planet Out is interested in the gay sex, but not interested enough to get Sal’s name right.
Moving Image Source looks at the double lives and branded selves of Mad Men. (via Basketcase Saber2185.)
Dorothy Rabinowitz of the Wall Street Journal examines Mad Men — and Season Three in particular — as a workplace drama. Minor spoiler warning, so no discussion, please.
For the Lipp Sisters, who are major thirtysomething fans, comparing thirtysomething’s Michael Steadman to Don Draper is kind of heaven.
Gawker points out that Sal-on-bellhop sex gets a “mature audiences” warning, but Peggy-on-college-boy sex does not.
EW interviews Hamm.
Donna Trussell at Politics Daily is nostalgic for Mad Men life.
Canada now gets Mad Men on iTunes.
The NY Daily News has one of those Real Mad Men articles we love so much.
The San Francisco Chronicle meticulously goes through the Draper home room-by-room for decorating tips.