Dec 092015
 

making a list

Everyone seems to be making lists this time of the year.

This is the last time we are likely to see Mad Men appearing on the end of year “Best of” lists, so I am listing the lists that have appeared so far, by category, and I will update as more appear:

Best Television Show

  • “Top 20 TV shows:”  Mad Men (shows listed by alphabetic order) on Maureen Ryan’s list for Variety (Mo Ryan refers to Don Draper as “you magnificent bastard”)

UPDATE: 12/9/2015

UPDATE:  12/11/2015

Best TV Moment of 2015

Best DVD Releases of 2015

  • “Best DVD Releases of 2015:”  Mad Men:  The Complete Collection tops the list made the The Los Angeles Times

Best Television Episode

  • Best television episode:  Mad Men, “Time and Life” #9 on Vulture’s list

Best Television Performance

  • Best television performance:  Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men #2 on Vulture’s list

Best Shirtless TV Scenes (I didn’t make this up)

UPDATE:  12/16/2015

  • “The Year’s 10 Best:”  Mad Men, listed alphabetically on ABC news list

Best Christmas TV episode

  • “The 20 Best Christmas TV Episodes:”  Mad Men, #16 “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” episode 4.02; Black Mirror #6, “White Christmas”  (episode already shown in the UK) will premiere on Netflix Streaming on 12-25-2015 in the US, on Games Radar list.

UPDATE:  12/17/2015

  • “THE 10 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2015: WHAT NOT TO MISS IN THE YEAR OF “TOO MUCH:” Mad Men # 6 on LA Weekly’s list.
  • “The best TV of 2015, part 2:”  Mad Men # 1 on A.V. Club’s list [Thank you to Maryann!]

Best TV Villains of 2015

  • “The Best TV Villains Of 2015:” Jim Hobart from Mad Men (not numbered) on Uproxx’s list

The Saddest, Most Brutal, And Most Notable TV Character Deaths Of 2015

  • “The Saddest, Most Brutal, And Most Notable TV Character Deaths Of 2015:”  Betty Draper (not numbered) on Uproxx’s list

The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2015

  • “The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2015:” Mad Men #2, Season 7, Episode 12 – “Lost Horizon” on Indiewire’s list [Thank you to Maryann!]

7 Best TV Finales of 2015

The 12 Best Celebrity Instagram Posts of 2015

  • “The 12 Best Celebrity Instagram Posts of 2015:”  January Jones the day after Mad Men ended (not numbered) on Vanity Fair’s list

UPDATE:  12/23/2015

  • “Best TV Shows of 2015:”  Mad Men #5 on Vox’s list.
  • “11 awesome TV shows we couldn’t stop watching in 2015:”  Mad Men #1 on Cult of Mac list (from the UK)

BEST, WORST IN 2015 ENTERTAINMENT

  • “Best, worst in 2015 entertainment: Disappointments, debuts, major moments and farewells:”  Mad Men (alphabetic order) major moment on Newsday’s list.

10 GIFTS THAT TELEVISION GAVE US IN 2015

THE 10 BEST TV SEX SCENES OF 2015

  • “THE 10 BEST TV SEX SCENES OF 2015:”  Mad Men #9, When Don and Diana used an alleyway in Mad Men (One of the reasons it wasn’t ranked higher:   “Between the bodily fluids and the stench of an alleyway, that suit is going to be totally ruined.”) on the Phoenix New Times’ list

THE BEST TELEVISION EPISODES OF 2015

  • “The Best Television Episodes of 2015:” Mad Men; Lost Horizon (in alphabetic order) on The Atlantic’s list.

IN MEMORIAM:  A TRIBUTE TO THE TV SHOWS WE LOST FOR GOOD IN 2015

  • “In Memoriam: A Tribute To The TV Shows We Lost For Good In 2015:”  Mad Men on Uproxx’s list.

THE 10 BEST PARODIES OF 2015

  • “The 10 Best Parodies Of 2015:”  Mad Men’s final scene #10. Andy Samberg would like to buy the world an Emmy on Hitfix’s list.

THE 20 BEST QUOTES FROM 2015’S TV SHOWS

  • “Cookie or the Countess? The 20 best quotes from 2015’s TV shows:”  Mad Men #10. “Why don’t you write down all of your dreams so I can shit on them?”  Peggy: owner of the finest Mad Men one-liners from The Guardian’s list (UK).

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER TV CRITIC’S FAVORITE PERFORMANCES OF 2015

  • “The Electric Eleven: THR TV Critics’ Favorite Performances of 2015:”  Mad Men’s Jon Hamm #1 – Hollywood Reporter

9 THINGS THAT FINALLY HAPPENED IN 2015

UPDATE:  12/31/2015

THE BEST MOMENTS IN TELEVISION OF 2015

TOP 65 POP MOMENTS OF 2015

  • “My Top 65 Pop Moments of 2015, From Daisy Ridley to Ridley Scott:” “Jon Hamm finally winning an Emmy for Mad Men.” #11 and “Mad Men‘s finale, notably Peggy Olson’s final scene and Don Draper’s moment of zen” #24 from the Huffington Post 

THE BEST OF THE ‘BEST OF’ LISTS

OUR 11 MOST POPULAR STORIES OF 2015

  • “Our 11 most popular stories of 2015:” Mad Men #11. Mad Men’s portrayal of McCann on PR Week’s list (scroll to the bottom)

A SALUTE TO THE HARDEST WORKING FACES OF 2015

  • “Best TV of 2015: A salute to the year’s hardest-working faces we saw again and again:” Jon Hamm #2 on Salon’s list

10 BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CULTURE, FILM AND BOOKS

  • 10-best-new-years-eve-in-culture-film-books, Mad Men #10 when Don and Lane bid farewell to 1964 on The Guardian’s list (UK).

 

 

 

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