Jul 302015
 
Hell on Wheels: A. Zhou as Mei Fong and Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon - Hell on Wheels _ Season 5, Episode 2

Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/AMC

Hell on Wheels has started its final season in rollicking style, giving us an adventurous opening. So far, we’ve had big fight scenes and now, in Mei Mei, a falling-down-a-mountain scene so thrilling they showed it to us twice! I’m going to be a big ol’ meanie and say that the special effects looked a little weak to me in HD, but I do love the wild ride. Continue reading »

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Mad Men Haiku!

 Posted by on July 30, 2015 at 4:00 am  Characters, Mad Men, Season 6, Season 7, Slideshow  5 Responses »
Jul 302015
 

Dawn Chambers

The most qualified.

Dawn, not Don.  Hello Shirley.

“You all drink a lot.”

Dawn Shirley

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Mad Men Prop Auction!

Mad Men Prop Auction!

Jul 28, 2015

    On July 31st the bidding will begin on “…over 1500 production-used props, wardrobe items, set decorations and other memorabilia from the Lionsgate-produced series.”  Included in the auction: Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Don Draper’s Brooks Brothers suits, sunglasses and business cards Wardrobe, office accessories and personal effects for every major character […]

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True Detective Season Two's "The King in Yellow," or What You Need to Know About Carlos Casteneda

True Detective Season Two’s “The King in Yellow,” or What You Need to Know About Carlos Casteneda

Jul 24, 2015

“Never Mind” by Leonard Cohen (2014; keep in mind, various parts of this song are being excerpted each week on True Detective, which is why it seems the theme song’s lyrics are changing.) The war was lost, The treaty signed, I was not caught, I crossed the line. I was not caught, Though many tried, […]

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Masters of Sex: Three's a Crowd

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Jul 20, 2015

Masters of Sex talks about penises and vaginas, about erectile dysfunction and about the clitoris. However, in Three’s a Crowd, we learn that this show, like apparently every other, is incapable of uttering the word “abortion”. “Are you okay with…?” “Of course.” Ugh. In a show that purports to be about honest communication about sexuality, […]

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Hell on Wheels Season 5 Premiere: Chinatown

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Jul 19, 2015

I am the one true prophet. Hell on Wheels is an inconsistent show, giving us amazing, stunning episodes, stupid ones, and a majority that fall in the middle—good, solidly entertaining television that doesn’t quite soar to greatness. The Season 5 premiere, Chinatown, falls into that last category. It was effective, smart, introduced the season deftly, but […]

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Basket of News, July 17, 2015

Basket of News, July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

Lots of news this week! There were Emmy nominations! And also, Comic-Con. Hell on Wheels premieres tomorrow! In Season 5, we’ll spend time with the Chinese railroad workers for the first time–here’s the low down. Screen Crush has a sneak peak at the season. Jon Hamm pretends to be Bill Hader. It’s a little raunchy. […]

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Emmy Nominations are here!

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Jul 16, 2015

The Emmys will air live on Sunday, Sept. 20 on Fox. I’ve highlighted “our” shows/actors in bold. Discussion in comments. UPDATE: Writing/Directing added! OUTSTANDING DRAMA  Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA  Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon […]

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Jul 15, 2015

In Mad Men episode 7.13, The Milk and Honey Route, Don’s car breaks down and he ends up stuck at a motel in Oklahoma. When he arrives at the Sharon Motel, it is certainly the perfect setting; a place that looks a little old and out-of-fashion even in 1970. Well, it’s a real hotel, the […]

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Don Draper, Art, Hell, and What Dreams May Come

Jul 8, 2015

Guest post by Basketcase Celina [Note: This post was originally a comment; I have “promoted” it, slightly edited, for more visibility and discussion–Deborah] I was thinking about this before the Mad Men Season 7.2 premiere, and after Severance it might be relevant. With the Mad Men S7.2 poster, I noticed that Don was driving down […]

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Child’s Play

Jul 7, 2015

Many of the storylines in Mad Men 7.11, Time and Life, involve children: the audition, Pete and Trudy’s visit to Greenwich Country Day, and Peggy dealing with difficult life choices she has made. Early on in the episode, Peggy and Stan evaluate a group of children for an ad. In a subsequent scene, Don, Pete, Joan, […]

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