Basket of News, December 18, 2015

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Dec 182015

Our deepest condolences to Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, whose fiance has passed away.

EW interviews Jon Hamm about his amazing year. Hamm also joins the film Aardvark. (Thanks, Polly Draper).

Fame10 looks at Mad Men‘s stars’ “worth” — both financially and how they’re doing with getting work.

Mad Men exists in the alternate universe of The Leftoversbut with a difference. (Thanks to Basketcase Gregg.)

Jessica Paré talks her new movie (Brooklyn) and her new baby (Blues Anthony).

Indiewire lets Matthew Weiner interview the daylights out of filmmaker David O. Russell (video) (from Polly Draper).

Robert Morse’s 1960s comedy show gets a theatrical treatment.

Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa talks to EW about the topicality of this season’s ISIL-related plot.

The AV Club reviews Mad Men Unzipped.

Speaking of books, Slant discusses Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and the new edition of  The Revolution Was Televised with Alan Sepinwall (thanks to Polly Draper).

Two Basket shows are among the most-searched TV shows on the web for 2015. In Ireland, Better Call Saul was a top search.

Polly Draper found this list of “most momentous” Mad Men lines, which is more thoughtful and doesn’t just go for the usual suspects.

Polly also uncovered this detailed article on the wristwatches of Mad Men.

In best of the year news:

  • Better Call Saul is a surprise winner among TV critics.
  • Mad Men is on Sepinwall‘s annual best TV list.
  • Three Mad Men actors (Teyonah Parris, Elisabeth Moss, and Rosemarie DeWitt) make the New Yorker’s list of best movie actors of the year (thanks again, Gregg).
  • Polly’s awards post is being updated with all sorts of goodies.

  3 Responses to “Basket of News, December 18, 2015”

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  2. Sorta sad today. Over the weekend I watched all seven episodes of MM Season 7-b on DVD.

    I waited at least a week after it had been delivered because I knew this would be the final time to enjoy the show this way (at least as a first time experience).

    I wanted to savor it! I watched all the episodes, as broadcast. Later, I watched em all again, with the audio commentary feature activated. After that, I enjoyed the special features on this DVD set.


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