Mad Men Haiku!

 Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 4:00 am  Characters, Mad Men, Season 7, Slideshow  2 Responses »
Oct 062016
 

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“I’ll always come home.”

Don, do what you have to do.

Bye, Bye, Birdie….bye.

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Masters of Sex: Coats or Keys

 Posted by on October 5, 2016 at 10:22 am  Masters of Sex, Slideshow  3 Responses »
Oct 052016
 
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Photo: Warren Feldman/SHOWTIME

The latest Masters of Sex episode, Coats or Keys, is the best single episode this show has given us in ages, probably since season 1’s knock-it-out-of-the-park stunner Catherine., or season 2’s FightCoats or Keys may also be the first truly great Masters of Sex episode that is as funny as it is dramatically rich.

Nothing radical’s ever been catered.

“Key parties” have certainly been fodder for fiction before. I’m especially reminded of the film The Ice Storm. Ang Lee’s film and his all-star cast (Sigourney Weaver, Elijah Wood, Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire) mined many of the same veins: Hypocrisy, fear, using swinging to prop up an unhappy marriage. In some ways, though, Coats or Keys is better than the rather sloggy movie. For one, it’s funny. For another, it steps back and comments from the outside, by showing us “homos” and caterers and people who have no idea why they’re there.

I’m looking for a little moral support from the only other homo at this party.

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