Basket of News: June 26, 2015

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Jun 262015

Variety has a great article about directors working on period dramas. The illustration is Jennifer Getzinger working on a Mad Men scene, and several of our other shows are mentioned.

Three really fun Jon Hamm clips from Jimmy Kimmel, with bonus Lizzy Caplan! First, some baseball stuff because sports. Next, we revisit the gummy bears at Bonnaroo. Finally, Lizzy Caplan explains why she’s better than Hamm. Who’s having none of it.

Last week, I made the case for Jon Hamm’s Emmy. This week, Matthew Weiner does.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released an anti-soda ad that incorporates the same iconic “Hilltop” Coke ad seen in the Mad Men finale.

Don and Betty Draper’s first house is for sale. Continue reading »


Basket of News, June 19, 2015

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Jun 192015

Do you want to see Jon Hamm feed gummy bears to Belle & Sebastian? Of course you do.

If that doesn’t float your boat, Hamm also answers questions for The Wrap.

When Hamm left Bonnarroo, he gave his wristband to a waitress. Because he’s awesome.

Here’s a nice article on the Mad Men exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image, aka where we had our series finale party.

Elisabeth Moss is very busy.

This pre-Emmy article about director’s most difficult scenes to shoot includes several of our shows, including Matthew Weiner talking about Mad Men‘s finale. Weiner also makes a case for why Jon Hamm is an amazing actor.

By the way, I forgot to tell you: I make a case as well.

Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney, the unlikely pair from The Walking Dead, are apparently a real-life unlikely pair.

More casting news for Fear the Walking Dead. Also, the poster looks better when it’s bigger.

Maggie Smith is kind of glad Downton Abbey is ending, and says why. Also, what to expect from season 6.

Downton Abbey will get a tribute at the BAFTAs.

These interviews with potential Emmy nominees about their most challenging moments is interesting and cover several of our shows.

Lizzy Caplan talks about the challenges of playing Virginia Johnson on Masters of Sex.

Charlie Daniels’ new album was influenced by his work on Hell on Wheels.

Vince Gilligan says Walter White will appear on Better Call Saul. Someday.

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Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul makes a joke and the internet goes insane. Aaron Paul will also star in a new Hulu original series called The Way.

Turns out there’s a color-coding theory about Better Call Saul.


Basket of News, June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

Elisabeth Moss talks about filming the badass walk into McCann in The Milk & Honey Route, and the scene on the phone with Jon Hamm in Person to Person. January Jones got all weepy when she saw Person to Person. Four of the five shows featured in this article about costume designers’ favorites are Basket […]

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Basket of News, June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men wish list will keep us talking: Please join our Monday discussion group! The TCA Award nominations are out! 3 nominations for Mad Men, including program of the year; Basket show The Americans is also nominated in that category. Outstanding New Program recognition for Better Call Saul, and both Better Call Saul […]

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Basket of News: May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

The Mad Men series finale was its most-watched episode. The Federalist reconsiders the politics of Mad Men. The Mad Men finale caused a huge spike in visitors to the Esalen website. An interesting, fairly negative analysis of Mad Men and Movement Feminism, while The Mary Sue takes the exact opposite stance. Mad Men doesn’t help sell […]

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Basket of News, May 16-22, 2015

Basket of News, May 16-22, 2015

May 22, 2015

Matthew Weiner spoke about the Mad Men season finale at the New York Public Library.  While we await a later sitdown with Roberta, you can read a summary on the NYPL event at The Hollywood Reporter, or watch it at Gothamist. Jon Hamm talked about the finale with the New York Times. Elisabeth Moss gave an exit interview to […]

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Basket of News, May 8-15, 2015

May 15, 2015

The final trailer. Kevin Rahm talked to Roberta; here’s Part One.  (He also talks to The Hollywood Reporter.) Matthew Weiner did exit interviews with the New York Times, and Maclean‘s.  Matt also returned to Nerdist for a terrific podcast, including his comparison of The Graduate to Blue Velvet. Janet Leahy, Lisa Albert, Erin Levy, Carly […]

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Tweet From Last Night

May 14, 2015

Thanks you guys. And remember, we’re not going anywhere. We’ll be right here, talking about Mad Men and its people (and lots of other stuff). "Here's your basket of kisses." And a writer was born. And a blog. @JoelMurray9of9 #MadMenMarathon #EndOfAnEra — Basket of Kisses (@LippSisters) May 14, 2015

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Tweets from Last Night: The Milk and Honey Route

May 11, 2015

OMG. OMG. OMG. Don Draper is going to give this place a very bad Yelp review. — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 11, 2015 Come Monday 5/18, I’ll need a therapist to help me deal with the loss of #MadMen. Hope to find one named Jerry Fandango #Endofanera — Anne B (@abroshar) May 11, 2015 “Why was […]

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Basket of News, May 2-7, 2015

May 8, 2015

Matthew Weiner sits for an interview with Matt Zoller Seitz at The Jewish Heritage Museum. (via Polly Draper) Matt also talked about the end of the road for Don and the show on Fresh Air. Mad Men is going out with a bang, setting a series of events for the evening of the show’s May […]

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Happiness in a GIF

May 6, 2015

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Tweets From Last Night: Lost Horizon

May 4, 2015

Career goals. #MadMen @PeggyOlson — Dahlhalla (@dahlhalla) May 4, I do not see Roger, Don, or Peggy in the scenes for next week, and I LOSING MY MIND #BasketLive #madmen — Anne B (@abroshar) May 4, 2015 2015 My new favorite painting. — Peggy Olson ⭕️ (@PeggyOlsonSCP) May 4, 2015 That episode. All […]

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Basket of News, Apr. 25-May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

ICYMI, Basketwriters were busy this week. The Lipp Sisters covered Matthew Weiner‘s talk at the 92Y, and published Part Two and Part Three of their interview with director Jennifer Getzinger, while White T Jim interviewed Sola Bamis (Shirley). Matt Weiner talks to the New York Times about “Time and Life.”  Vulture also wrote up his […]

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