For years now, my goal has been to make Basket of Kisses the ultimate reference guide to Mad Men (among other things). Well, I’ve done it!
So, every single episode is recapped. I don’t mean reviewed (which is what “recap” passes for these days). I mean that if you go to any season episode guide, clicking “Full recap” will bring you to a scene-by-scene description of the episode.
There’s also a quotes library. This is linked from the episode guides and the quotes page itself. The episode guide link brings you directly to that episode, which is convenient if you’re looking for a quote that’s halfway through the season.
Cultural references is a grab-bag of every cultural anything referenced in episodes: Movies, books, TV shows, locations, news of the day–anything.
Finally, episode music is our effort to capture not just closing songs, but anything heard within the episode. (Keep in mind I’m not including the David Carbona original material created for the show.)
Now, for all I say I’m finished, that doesn’t mean I won’t add to it. I do continue to take notes when I rewatch. But every episode, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes through Person to Person, is included.
This material, by the way, really informs our work on Mad Men Carousel, especially the timeline chapter.