Basket of News, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

The Amazon series All or Nothing, narrated by Jon Hamm, has been renewed for a second season. Don Draper is featured in this listicle about Archer. Jon Hamm’s latest film, High Wire Act, has wrapped shooting in Morocco. Here’s several stories about Jon Hamm and the Absolutely Fabulous movie premiere in NYC: Joanna Lumley tells […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 21, 2016

“He was nice to me.” Abigail took up with him. Dick’s father figure.

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Hell on Wheels Episodes 5.12: Any Sum Within Reason and 5.13: Railroad Men

Hell on Wheels Episodes 5.12: Any Sum Within Reason and 5.13: Railroad Men

Jul 19, 2016

The second half of Hell on Wheels Season 5  (or, as you might like to call it, Season 6), has been the gradual stripping away of everything Cullen Bohannon is and wants, with the exception of the railroad itself. So, we dispense with the Swede. Then, we dispense with Naomi and baby William. In Any Sum […]

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This Day in History:  July 19, 2007

This Day in History: July 19, 2007

Jul 19, 2016

  Mad Men premiered in the United States on AMC, and the rest is history.  

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Basket of News, July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016

In case you missed it, the Emmy nominations are out. Congratulations to Mad Men’s Michael Gladis on his engagement. Don’t tell my sister. The “John” Hamm/Ryan Gosling crime spree. Don Draper is still not DB Cooper.

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Emmy Nominations!

Emmy Nominations!

Jul 15, 2016

Emmy nominations are out! To quote Polly Draper, “Difficult to believe that this will be an Emmy broadcast without Mad Men“.  Fortunately, we have some beloved shows in the mix. Here’s a round-up of Basket of Kisses shows with nominations: Lead actor in a drama: Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul Lead actress in a […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 14, 2016

Mrs. Campbell’s nurse “Manny wouldn’t hurt a fly.” Woman overboard!

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Mad Men:  What Happened?

Mad Men: What Happened?

Jul 12, 2016

Stephanie Horton is Anna Draper’s niece.  She played a part in several critical points in Dick Whitman/Don Draper’s life.

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Basket of News, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

It’s a light news week, doldrums of summer and all that, but here’s what we’ve got: Matthew Weiner talks about Frank O’Hara’s poetry (“Meditations in an Emergency”) and Mad Men. Jon Hamm’s new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses, sparks interviews and a set visit. As a writer on the subject of 007, let me […]

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Hell on Wheels Season 5, Episode 11: Gambit

Hell on Wheels Season 5, Episode 11: Gambit

Jul 7, 2016

Golden what? I can’t blame Hell on Wheels for getting a little experimental this late in its run, and they’ve always freely jumped around point of view, but Gambit is the first episode entirely without Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, and I think that was a problem. Granted, Bohannon and Durant are now at two […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jul 7, 2016

Don, pick up the cake. Sarah Lee to the rescue. Sally gets a dog

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Basket of News, July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Any and all articles about Matthew Weiner directing episode 12 of this season of Orange is the New Black are going to be spoilers, and we can’t control that, given how Netflix series work, but you know he gives good interview! No sooner did we report on Draper Sterling than a parody appeared. Jon Hamm […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 30, 2016

“He is 9 years old” Betty’s hair in treasure box Supermarket slap

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