Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Mar 31, 2016

Confession of love “Just think of me as a boy” Heartbreaking rebuff

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Jessica Jones: Obvious Symbolism AKA The Corner of Birch Street and TARDIS Drive

Jessica Jones: Obvious Symbolism AKA The Corner of Birch Street and TARDIS Drive

Mar 29, 2016

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – a Netflix Original. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably either watched this series, been told you SHOULD watch it, been told you HAVE to watch it, or had your life threatened unless you watch it RIGHT GODDAMNED NOW AND CALL ME SO WE CAN TALK WHEN YOU’VE WATCHED […]

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The Walking Dead: East--Everyone is Stupid

The Walking Dead: East–Everyone is Stupid

Mar 28, 2016

I think that everything I have seen on TV in the past two weeks started at a point in time and then backtracked to “how we got here”. In The Walking Dead episode East, the “point in time” showed absolutely nothing—blood dripping on the ground, voices, gunfire—so what was the point? The Walking Dead is […]

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Basket of News, March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016

If you can trust the National Enquirer (big “if”) this is a lovely story about Jon Hamm. Ann-Margret talks movies, music, men and motorcycles on eve of 75th birthday, including her reaction to Mad Men’s use of Bye Bye Birdie. Fear the Walking Dead’s Frank Dillane wants a Mad Men cross-over. John Slattery is part […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Mar 24, 2016

Mentor to Peggy Can play Mozart on his fly Front man for Don’s Ohmmmmmm

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Better Call Saul: Bali Ha'i

Better Call Saul: Bali Ha’i

Mar 23, 2016

Over the course of recapping and reviewing Better Call Saul, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to talk about themes of corruption, of making choices, of doing what’s right versus doing what’s necessary. But with this week’s Bali Ha’i, we look at themes of authenticity, of fitting in, and of loyalty. Loyalty in particular is kind […]

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The Walking Dead: Twice As Far—Bite a Dick

The Walking Dead: Twice As Far—Bite a Dick

Mar 21, 2016

In Episode 6.14, Twice as Far, The Walking Dead proves that it is no longer the “kill the black guy” show. Now it’s “kill the gay”. I’ve praised this show for depicting gay relationships in a healthy way, but if they’re the ‘token first to die’ people now, I object. Aaron’s partner, whose name I […]

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Better Call Saul: Rebecca

Better Call Saul: Rebecca

Mar 18, 2016

Better Call Saul’s most recent episode, Rebecca, opened with an ironic flashback: So ironic, it was almost cute, with Chuck in the dark, then lighting electric lights.  At the end of the episode, Chuck is in the office before 9 am, because he cannot abide electric lights. And since both that last scene and the […]

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Basket of News, March 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Elisabeth Moss talks Mad Men and Top of the Lake. Lots of Rich Sommer (Harry Crane) news this week! First, Basketcase Gregg found a New York Times article about Firewatch, an interactive drama video game with Rich voicing one of the main characters. Rich, an avid gamer, is also a part of the web series […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Mar 17, 2016

Won’t take off her shoes Used to babysit Roger That Alice Cooper

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Day 7

Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Day 7

Mar 16, 2016

As JHBW comes to an end, let’s remember the meaning of the season. It’s not just the commercialism of these commercials Don has pitched, it’s the commemoration of the birth of Jon Hamm, the actor behind the man who was behind the commercialism of these commercials. I know that I’ll be hugging my kids just […]

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Day 6

Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Day 6

Mar 15, 2016

Did I ever tell you about that time I met Jon Hamm, and he asked me if I’d gotten my laptop back, because he had read right here in this very blog about how I left it in the airport bin, and I was so knocked out by the fact he actually read the blog […]

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The Walking Dead: The Same Boat

The Walking Dead: The Same Boat

Mar 14, 2016

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC The Walking Dead episode The Same Boat is apparently subtitled “Girl Power”. There are no men of any significance in this episode. Carol and Maggie, separated from the rest of the Alexandria crew, are the focus of the episode. Rick and Glenn are barely visible, and Daryl has one important moment, […]

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