Basket of News, March 8-15, 2013

 Posted by on March 15, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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ICYMI: The Mad Men Season 6 poster, by classic illustrator Brian Sanders.

To keep your Mad Men mojo working, a recap/teaser featuring Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm.

…and in this one, Matthew Weiner allows us to see Jessica Pare and Rich Sommer in Season 6 gear, so proceed at your own risk:

…but wait… there’s more!  AMC also dropped mad, mad, mad promo photos.

January Jones says there will be more of Betty in Season 6, presumably not meaning Betty is getting larger.

Jared Harris has joined the 3D action-adventure film Pompeii.

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman visits Conan O’Brien, which includes a discussion of why there aren’t zombie animals in the series.

David Morrissey talks about The Governor… and Elvis.

Lauren Cohan (Maggie) talks about her big make-out scene with Glenn in Episode 13 and her philosophy on love in the apocalypse.

Danai Gurira discusses Michonne’s evolution.

Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro reports the current zombie mania isn’t a random fad, but part of a historical trend that mirrors a level of cultural dissatisfaction and economic upheaval.

TV Guide has your weekly Downton Abbey spoiler.  And if you want to avoid that, you probably also want to avoid this interview with Siobhan Finneran.  And you definitely want to avoid this piece in the Christian Science Monitor, although it reports Season 4 will be airing in America on Jan. 5, 2014.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.

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  8 Responses to “Basket of News, March 8-15, 2013”

  1. I was kind of hoping we’d see Roger’s LSD use transform him into Nehru-jacket/ponytail/beard, but Stan’s apparently the one breaking on through.

  2. So who watched Top of the Lake last night and what did you think?

    • Ruthie, I did! I ordered it on Itunes! That’s how I watched, today, in the middle of a snowstorm.

      Elisabeth Moss has been getting such good reviews for it, outstanding reviews really, and I was totally sucked into the first two eps which have been shown. They are definitely “set up” episodes, so I’m sure it’s going to blow wide open in the next ep or so and I’m very excited for the next 5 installments. It was just so ominous, and creepy, and just…different.

      It was also fun to see Elisabeth Moss in jeans and a modern hairstyle.

      • MPAN:

        ” so ominous, and creepy ”

        I’ll second that. The villain is a real piece-o-work – brutal and nasty – seemingly a bit out-of-the-law’s-reach. And sneaky. How about that little speech about his missing daughter in the pub.

        Moss has given an appropriately muted and subtle performance – as a woman detective very much in a man’s profession. They portray the police biz as more male-centric in rural NZ than we are used to seeing. I anticipate she will dodge a bullet or two before the end.

    • Top of the Lake is best new series I’ve seen in a while. It has a hint of Twin Peaks, but not quite as farcical- I’m hooked.

      • I’ll check it out…just got a new cable provider, don’t know if I have Sundance, but maybe it’s On Demand.

  3. AMC has confirmed the S6 season premiere title as “The Doorway.”

    http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/episodes/season-6/the-doorway

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