Emmy Nominations are here!

Emmy Nominations are here!

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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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 16, 2015

    Queen of Perversions A barn to a skyscraper She died like she lived Tribute to Ida Blankenship  

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Milk and Honey Motel

Milk and Honey Motel

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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What is "The Milk and Honey Route"?

What is “The Milk and Honey Route”?

Jul 14, 2015

The title of Mad Men episode 7.13 is The Milk and Honey Route. A “milk and honey route” is “hobo code” (yep) for an easy railroad line with plenty of food along the way. This academic paper (pdf) points out that a route may vary in its plenty by individual hobo. The original milk and […]

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Masters of Sex Season 3 Premiere: Parliament of Owls

Masters of Sex Season 3 Premiere: Parliament of Owls

Jul 13, 2015

In the time between Season 2 and Season 3 of Masters of Sex, I certainly remembered that I like the show a lot, that its subject matter is compelling and its cast is great, but Parliament of Owls reminded me that the show also features genuine tour de force acting. Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, and […]

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Open Thread/Question of the Week

Jul 12, 2015

Every week, we got this here open thread. Feel free to use it for chatting amongst yourselves about television in general, or any topic that pleases you. We suggest a topic every week because we want to inspire conversation. This week? Favorite easy summertime recipes. It’s July! No one wants to spend it in a […]

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True Detective: The Rose and the Eye That Sees God: "Maybe Tomorrow"

True Detective: The Rose and the Eye That Sees God: “Maybe Tomorrow”

Jul 10, 2015

“The Rose,” by Amanda McBroom (1979) Some say love, it is a river That drowns the tender reed. Some say love, it is a razor That leaves your soul to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, An endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower, And you it’s only seed. It’s […]

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Basket of News, July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

AMC released Fear the Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2015. Fear the Walking Dead clips are also here and here and here. Jon Hamm on Access Hollywood discusses his poker face when an AH producer accurately guessed the Mad Men ending (hat tip to Polly Draper). Also, Jon Hamm talks about working in animation […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 9, 2015

Blue panties; found keys “You are not a nice person.” Throw, just missed his head

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

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

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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Open Thread/Question of the Week

Jul 5, 2015

Oh my Gods, can you believe I forgot to post Basket of News? Professor Spouse and I drove from New Jersey to Kentucky for the holiday weekend. Connectivity has been sketchy, as we mostly were camping. Right now we’re at a hotel in West Virginia, about a third of the way home. Posting won’t resume […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 2, 2015

Decolletage distracts Roger’s child bride; Joan’s rival A trippy divorce

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