IFC published an article on Barbet Schroeder and other unusual directors on Mad Men. This was back in November, so belated thanks to Basketcase Lisa.
Best of the Year, anyone? Zap2It’s TV Gal lists Mad Men as #1 on her favorite shows of 2009. The Associated Press includes Mad Men among 2009’s finest. The Boston Herald names Mad Men this year’s “most improved show.”
second third year in a row, Mad Men is on the American Film Institute (AFI) list of best television shows of the year. Time Magazine places My Old Kentucky Home #7 on a list of best television episodes this year, while iTunes Rewind cites The Gypsy and the Hobo as the best single episode of a 2009 television drama.
Update: Mad Men led the TV field for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards with three nominations (along with 30 Rock, The Office and Modern Family).
Ad Age charts the Twitter posts of Glee vs. Mad Men.
Jon Hamm has an uncredited voice role in A Single Man, which is is set in the ’60s and boasts the production team from Mad Men. Meanwhile, The L Magazine calls A Single Man “a feature-length, Los Angeles-based Mad Men spin-off,” and points out that a lot of Mad Men’s production design team was involved with the film.
Jezebel asks you to “Meet Joy Golden: The Real Peggy Olsen.” Video galore.
Cultivator Advertising & Design in Denver produced a Mad Men-themed holiday card. The attire is temporary, but the decor is permanent. Meanwhile, Ohio.com suggests you do your own Mad Men Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, DO NOT MISS Mad Men gingerbread (h/t Basketcase Esther).
Author and critic Chuck Klosterman talks to /Film about product placement in Mad Men (and 30 Rock).
Modern men take breakups harder than Don Draper.
Don Draper is mentioned as the contrast in a Boston Globe piece on the manliness gap at the movies.
Weezer is catching up on Seasons One and Two on tour.
Kevin Symons (Don Draper’s doctor) turned up on NBC’s Parks & Recreation last week.
Mad Men had the second-largest increase in DVR viewing in all of TV-land.
Bryan Batt takes Passport TV on a tour of N’awlins. And does an interview.
Basketcase less of me has begun blogging Mad Men at the Preexistential Suite.
RJD2 talks to Spinner about selling off “A Beautiful Mine” to Mad Men.
Denise Crosby (who appeared as Betty’s riding instructor in Season 2) will be on Broadway in Orpheus Descending.
In a less-auspicious role, Patrick Cavanaugh (Smitty) stars in Transylmania, a vampire spoof which just had the worst box office opening in history.
Basketcase Todd informs us that in a battle between Don Draper and a grizzly bear…well, I won’t spoil it.
The University of Puget Sound journal has an article on alum Darby Stanchfield (Helen Bishop). Thanks, seagirl!
Riffing on Seinfeld, Zap2It explores “nothing” on TV, discussing the bleak nothingness of Mad Men, among other shows.
Basketcase Sir Hillary writes:
I was reading a column on ESPN.com by Bill Simmons, in which he answers reader mail on “L’Affaires de Tiger Woods”. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, the final letter draws a comparison between Tiger and Don Draper, to which Simmons (a huge MM fan who has interviewed Jon Hamm several times on his podcasts) responds with a lengthy analysis.
We’ve featured Simmons in Mad News before. Thanks!