Live Stream -- Farewell to Mad Men!

Live Stream — Farewell to Mad Men!

May 16, 2015

 The Television Academy — those folks who bring you the Emmy’s — are hosting a live stream event:  Farewell to Mad Men.  The live stream begins at 2:00pm PDT on Sunday, May 17th and several of the cast and crew will appear on the panel. To submit your questions to the moderator, Debra Birnbaum, Executive Editor, […]

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Outlander: Ishtar 2-Ghàidhealtachd—A Study of “The Search” Episode 114

Outlander: Ishtar 2-Ghàidhealtachd—A Study of “The Search” Episode 114

May 15, 2015

You couldn’t fire a bit across the World Wide Web this week without hitting a preview for Outlander‘s next installment, Wentworth Prison. Scarce was the review of last week’s episode, however, save discussion of lactation. BRAVA to Laura Donnelly, whoever was responsible for creating the working prosthetic mammary glands, and everyone who had anything to do with bringing this proper […]

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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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Exclusive! Part 1: Conversation with Kevin Rahm: What do The Instructions Say?

Exclusive! Part 1: Conversation with Kevin Rahm: What do The Instructions Say?

May 14, 2015

Shortly after Kevin Rahm joined the cast of Mad Men, I was lucky enough to have a friend (virtually) introduce us. Since that time it’s been something of a Mutual Admiration Society, peppered with we-really-need-to-do-an-interview-one-of-these-days moments. So I wasn’t shocked when Kevin agreed to do the interview via Skype, and it made for a more […]

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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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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

May 14, 2015

Bye bye, Birdie….bye. So, do what you have to do. “I’ll always come home.”

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A Decade

A Decade

May 13, 2015

Being immersed in Mad Men‘s final television season, including the promos of the actors’ reminiscences, I am awed by the fact that we have been with many of these characters for over a decade. Matthew Weiner’s grand scheme is illuminated for me in a whole new way.

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Peggy, Don & McCann

Peggy, Don & McCann

May 13, 2015

Peggy’s handling of the McCann news in Mad Men episode 7.11, Time & Life, made an impression on me, especially in that these events and her responses to them were completely independent of her relationship with Don. It’s fitting that Peggy would hear about it from Pete, as opposed to Don.  It partly shows how disengaged […]

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Special Mad Men Events from AMC

May 12, 2015

Press release, take it away! MC CELEBRATES THE END OF AN ERA WITH UNIQUE “MAD MEN” ON-AIR CELEBRATION   Every Episode of the Award-Winning Series Will Air in Order Beginning with the Pilot Episode on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00pm ET/PT, and Leading into the Series Finale on Sunday, May 17th at 10:00pm ET/PT   […]

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Trends

Trends

May 12, 2015

In an Mad Men episode, 7.13, The Milk and Honey Route, Duck Phillips comments on what he sees as the remarkable serendipity benefiting Pete Campbell as his unexpected job negotiations with Learjet progress. Duck comments that “trends” is the term used to describe such a string of luck. Pete views this “supernatural” chain of events […]

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Dick Whitman, meet Diana's daughter

Dick Whitman, meet Diana’s daughter

May 12, 2015

I lost my daughter to God, and my wife to the Devil. Diana’s ex-husband is a jerk. Sure, he’s been through a lot. But he’s a jerk. And he’s a jerk Don knows well. Don meets the daughter. Was he feigning surprise? It’s hard to understand exactly who Don is on this trip–he hallucinated Bert […]

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Tweets from Last Night: The Milk and Honey Road

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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Mad Men Prediction Blind Pool

Mad Men Prediction Blind Pool

May 11, 2015

Okay, gang … we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. One last episode to go. As we know, the next best thing to correctly predicting what happens on Mad Men (actually, not sure that’s ever happened), is incorrectly predicting what happens on Mad Men. Now that we’re down to the last and final, we’d like to […]

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