From New Amsterdam … Posted by B.Cooper on December 18, 2013 at 10:55 am Mad Men, Season 1 Dec 182013 Sterling Cooper has more failed artists and intellectuals than the Third Reich. Anyone else miss lines like this? 9 Responses to “From New Amsterdam …” SmilerG says: December 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm Lines like that are from a time when the series was awash in awards and when the DVD/Blu Ray versions were brimming with episode commentaries and extra features. Sad to say, those days are apparently gone. Roberta Lipp says: December 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm That line was before the show ever saw an airwave. No awards yet. MyPeopleAreNordic says: December 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm Lines like that were from when the show was ON TV!!!! God I miss this show. Just get here already! And it’s okay SmilerG, we had our moment in the sun, and quite refreshingly, I see many of the years Top 10 lists for TV still include Mad Men so it is still a very valued commodity in the eyes of many. Even though, yes, it was part of that especially GLORIOUS time when they actually did DVD commentaries. Memories…… berkowit28 says: December 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm Has anyone seen, anywhere, any explanation or excuse as to why the season 6 DVD/B-R has no commentaries? It’s disgraceful, and so far I have seen no attempt by anyone in the media to investigate it or query it. Is the entire media nothing but slaves of the studios? They’re happy enough to do the interviews when the studios provide spokespeople. So we’ll have to wait until two weeks before the next season launches, when they’re looking for positive interviews? Maybe they’re impossible to contact now, OK. Is one of those media circuses, where the whole industry gets together with the press, due up soon? Or who will open the can of worms when the MM PR machine gets into action later? Deborah Lipp says: December 19, 2013 at 9:49 am Berk, we’ve reached out to AMC and haven’t received a response. berkowit28 says: December 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm Thanks, Deborah. I suspect that this has nothing to do with AMC, since the extra material is never broadcast and commentaries don’t make it to the website, just Lionsgate. Chances are that nothing will be said until Matt Weiner is made available for interviews in the lead-up to the next season, and then it will depend on what he chooses to say about it whether it goes any further. If it relates to some dispute between him and Lionsgate, or the usual parties being unavailable when Lionsgate wanted to schedule commentaries, we may not get anything but cryptic utterances. M. Clark says: December 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm They’re hoping the DVD commentary issue will blow over by the time the show comes back on and they are out doing interviews plugging the new episodes. I hope someone presses them on it. The season 6 DVD issue is pretty disgraceful to me. I already had it on iTunes, and wasted my money on the Season 6 DVD’s that gave me nothing more for my money. Jared S. says: December 19, 2013 at 3:48 am I do miss the old office. lisakaz says: December 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm It is very difficult to sustain brilliant writing over time, in any medium. As a MM fanatic, I consider myself lucky that MM had that brilliance, at least from the glorious Season 1 to Season 5, and in parts of Season 6. Will the last two parts of Season 7–a la The Sopranos–sustain some or all of that brilliance? Or will MM jump the shark? That remains to be seen. We can only hope that the entire series will be one for the ages. Nervous anticipation!!!! Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.