No really, that’s it, we just wanted to say hi. We’re incredibly excited to welcome back our wabbit-season-only readers, and even more excited to welcome in viewers who have only just found us. And the most excited to welcome new Mad Men fans–because it’s not so much about us, y’know? But about this show we all love watching and discussing.
If you’re new, have a look around. We’ve been around since late 2007, discussing Mad Men, its nuances, actors, creators, successes, and anything else.
Up top you’ll see tabs–Please read our about section for a bit on who we are and some of our policies here at the Basket. We embrace debate; we don’t tolerate meanness, and well, we kind of get to decide about where that line gets drawn. We adore conjecture; we ban spoilers. Ban ‘em. (Spoilers refers to anything that hasn’t aired yet. Once it’s aired, if you don’t want to know about it, stay away from here!)
We have an always-in-progress Bible (that is frankly waaay behind; that be my fault) that includes the also-always-in-progress (but much more current) Cultural References.
Thrillingly, we have a STORE!
We have a “Mad News” tab. How this works is, any Basketcase (yeah, that’s you) can submit a news item through the Basketcase News Submissions on the left. The first time yu submit a link you’re moderated, after that they go straight through. The most recent five appear on the left, the most recent forty under the Mad News tab. Please try to check to see if your link is already there. And oh, yeah, once a week or so we publish our own Mad News post, because there’s always plenty these days.
Have a look at our left sidebar–oh hey! A PayPal donation button! Some of you know our blog broke down (and the person who maintained it uh–is incarcerated for nothing to do with us) and it’s cost us a basket of money to restore. Some of you have already generously donated, and we so, so appreciate it. Feel good. Add to the donation basket.
On the right sidebar, my personal favorite, the Random Quote section. Check it out. Hit refresh. Check again. I can do it all day.
Scroll down a bit on the left sidebar, and you will see our collection of exclusive interviews–these folks love talking to us, and we love it more. Bryan Batt, Elisabeth Moss, Matt Weiner, and yeah Jon Frigging Hamm, among so many others.
But really and truly what we are mostly about here at BoK is talking about the show. You can peruse by category or date (both can be found on the right) or just start working your way backwards. We just. love. talking. about. Mad Men. And hopefully you do too! Jump into any discussion, new or old. Feel free to register.
And thank you for loving this show.
Roberta (speaking for both of us).