Okay guys, we have an early start time just to give you a chance to get settled. As though “settled” is even a thing tonight. Consider this all in the arena of Red Carpet Pre-show. We have a lot to cover.
First, welcome to the final Basket of Kisses Open Thread for a new episode of Mad Men.
I can’t believe I’m even writing this.
I’d like to show you around, but first, some topical items–check out our a prediction pool. No prizes, just for fun. Pool closes at 9:59 PM eastern.
This open thread is a place to chat with each other, in real time, leading up to the show and during the airing. All your HOLY HOLY HOLY I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT JUST HAPPENED’s go here.
Live-tweeting, normally handled by B. Cooper and/or me, is in your hands tonight, as we will both be at our NYC Finale at the Museum of the Moving Image. Tweet with us by tweeting for us, using the tag #BasketLive (and @LippSisters if you like). I’ll collect a best-of tomorrow (like this).
When Mad Men first aired, my sister Deborah and I liked talking about this sleeper of a show so much, we decided to blog about it, and Basket of Kisses was born. Within a few months, TVGuide.com was linking to us as the Mad Men authority, and we’d learned Matthew Weiner was a fan, as well as many actors from the series.
And we’re not going anywhere. Today, we cover many other shows, and we will always add more, but Mad Men will remain our true love–the material is infinite. Check out our interviews, including recent conversations with actor Kevin Rahm and director Jennifer Getzinger–and past exclusive discussions with Jon Hamm and Matt Weiner, among many others.
Basket of Kisses has the most comprehensive Episode Guide in existence, which includes a timeline for each episode, and links to our Cultural References and related Quotes.
Tomorrow you’ll get an abbreviated recap from Anne B and White T Jim B, and Deborah’s recap will appear either late Monday or some time on Tuesday. I’m thinking we’ll be talking about this until infinity, after our heads have exploded.
See you on the other side.