Basket of News, June 29 – July 5, 2013

 Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Will Mad Men really end in 1969? [You’ll want to see the Photoshop. -K]

Will Sally Draper star in Mad Men: The Next Generation?

Vulture compiles a supercut of Pete Campbell rants.

Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) talks about directing Mad Men and Jon Hamm.

TV Guide compiled the Mad Women’s top Don Draper scenes.

Vodka again surpasses whiskey in sales.  Is the Mad Men effect over, or are we just gravitating toward Roger?

Aaron Paul says the Breaking Bad finale will make you “sh– your pants.”  RJ Mitte says he’s a bit nervous to see how people respond to the finale.

Patheos (a somewhat unlikely venue) examines “The Chemistry of Breaking Bad.”

Gilbert Gottfried as “The One Who Knocks”:

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


  14 Responses to “Basket of News, June 29 – July 5, 2013”

  1. Finally here’s definitive proof! If you watch Mad Men backwards you’ll see that Pete is dead!

  2. AFLAC!

  3. The Pasadena Star-News shows locations that have been used in Mad Men.

  4. It has been reported that James Franco has written a screenplay based on William Faulkner’s “The Sound and The Fury” and once he gets funding will direct it with hoping that Jon Hamm will play the patriarch of the Compsons.

    How prescient is Matthew Weiner?

    In Season 2’s episode “The Jet Set” Joy is in bed with Don and is reading “The Sound and the Fury.” After Don calls Anna he rips out the last page of Joy’s book to write down Anna’s address.

  5. Breaking Bad won’t return to AMC for its final eight episodes until August, but a screening of all the previous seasons is set for later this month at Lincoln Center in New York.

    The free week-long retrospective is called “Long Cook: A Breaking Bad Marathon,” and will run from July 26-30 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (144 West 65th).

    • Wouldn’t mind if the unbelievably annoying Skyler gets bumped off.
      Wouldn’t mind at all.

      • Not sure where you get that she’s annoying. In the late part of S-3, she came up with the idea of buying the car wash instead of the Laser Tag place, to launder Walt’s meth income, then she volunteered to be the bookkeeper and manager.

        • “I’m waiting for the cancer to come back”.
          Ain’t she a peach.

          Gus Fring: “A man PROVIDES for his family. Even if he is hated. He provides”.
          Thanks a lot Skyler.

          • Who can blame her? Her husband is a murdering liar.

            • Walt is not in a 9 to 5 profession right now, so lying and murdering are hazards of the business he’s chosen. It does not mean he deserves to die.
              Deserve has nothing to do with it.

          • Yes, but by late S-3 and all through S-4, she has worked hand in hand with Walt to rake in all that dough and launder it through the car wash — AND — she even plays dumb to help keep the IRS off Ted’s back (and herself out of jail). Skyler might have had some annoying moments early on in the series, but she’s really teamed up with Walt later on.

            Unrelated, but interesting — I’ve been re-watching all the episodes, in preparation for the Final 8 a month from now. I just really noticed how much Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte resemble each other. They could be related in real life.

  6. Elizabeth Moss interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air

  7. If anyone is watching “Ray Donovan” on Showtime, Kerris Dorsey (Sandy the teen violinist in Ep 6.1) has a strong role as Ray Donovan’s daughter Bridget. According to IMDB she has been acting since age 7 or so and had a recurring role on “Brothers and Sisters.” She certainly has an interesting look and is well-cast for the part, looking a lot like the actress who plays her mother.

    • All I could think of when I saw her was, “Guess Sandy really did run away to California.”

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