The TCA (Television Critics Association) announced their winners. That Mad Men didn’t win show of the year (that went to Empire) might give us pause in our Emmy hopes. Here’s a round-up of winners that we blog here at the Basket:
- Best New Program: Better Call Saul
- Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men
- Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm for Mad Men
The complete Mad Men series on DVD or Blu-ray is now available for pre-order on Amazon. (Thanks, SterlingQ.)
Also available for pre-order, in case you somehow missed it, Mad Men Carousel.
Road and Track featured an article about Mad Men‘s car culture (Thanks, Hollis).
This is one of several articles I’ve found in smaller local media about concerts of Mad Men-era music. I sense a trend.
The Guardian suggests that Donald Trump is a Don Draper/Walter White-style anti-hero.
An interesting eye movement study about advertising used viewers watching Mad Men as its test group.
We don’t normally feature the fashion celebrity-spotter articles here, but I’m struck by this Christina Hendricks shot, because it is so similar to several Joan Holloway Harris costumes. Of course, the author calls it rose-print (and rose-print is exactly what Joan favored) but not only are those clearly carnations, the link to the D&G dress calls it “carnation-print”. Dopes.
Alison Brie has a raunchy and fun-looking new movie coming out, called Sleeping With Other People.
Showtime has renewed Masters of Sex for Season 4.
Masters of Sex production designer Michael Wylie reveals behind-the-sets secrets.
SPOILER ALERT for this article about Sarah Silverman’s upcoming arc on Masters of Sex.
Fear the Walking Dead will not refer to “walkers” or any of the other terms used on The Walking Dead, they’ll be “the infected”. Kirkman also reveals that the world of The Walking Dead and its companion series has no concept of “zombies”. So it’s a world just like ours but without George Romero.
A limited edition release of Season 5 of The Walking Dead will include a lot of extras and a collector’s-style creepy package suitable for display.
Some leaked images of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher in Daredevil have made their way online. Bernthal, of course, is known to Walking Dead fans as the late and non-lamented Shane, while Daredevil is one of the best shows we’re not currently blogging.
The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land mobile game (for iPhone/iPad/iStuff) has a release trailer. It’ll be narrated by Norman Reedus and AMC seems very excited in their press release.
Here’s some cool behind-the-scenes footage about shooting Hell on Wheels on location.