Mad Men Haiku!  Special Parallel Universe Awards Edition

Mad Men Haiku! Special Parallel Universe Awards Edition

Jan 14, 2016

Don/Jon wins award Clio, Emmy, Golden Globe Do a happy dance

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Downton Abbey Season 6, Episode 2: Blood on the Carpet

Downton Abbey Season 6, Episode 2: Blood on the Carpet

Jan 12, 2016

As usual you add two and two and make 53. Downton Abbey, featuring Lady Edith Crawley: Baby Stealer. Sorry, I know it’s her own daughter. But she gave that daughter up for adoption, and then proceeded to remove her from two different adoptive mothers. She hasn’t the guts, or the human decency, to stand up […]

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes Awards

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes Awards

Jan 11, 2016

Congratulations to Jon Hamm on receiving his second Golden Globe award, Best Actor Television Drama, for MAD MEN!  

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Golden Globes Open Thread

Jan 10, 2016

Tonight is Jon Hamm’s last chance to be awarded for Mad Men. “Our” nominees: Best actor in a TV series, drama Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime) Wagner Moura, “Narcos” (Netflix) Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC) Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA) Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC) Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or […]

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Basket of News, January 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016

Alison Brie is interviewed about her current movie work. Mad Men and Community get mentioned. Christina Hendricks has been cast in Bad Santa 2. The Clio Awards are trying to capitalize on the recognition they gained from Mad Men. Mad Man meets (sort of) A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jan 7, 2016

  Once she ran away Go fish with Dr. Edna Sally will survive

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Downton Abbey Season 6 Premiere: All Aflutter

Downton Abbey Season 6 Premiere: All Aflutter

Jan 6, 2016

The Season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey was certainly action-packed, in the Downton sense of “action”, which involves large quantities of verbal sniping and meaningful looks. Yet this one episode had blackmail! miscarriage! sex talk! CORPORATE TAKEOVER ATTEMPTS! Denker shenanigans! Daisy tantrums! weird Spratt eyes! LETTER READING! Oh my, I’m all aflutter.

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Downton Abbety Delay

Jan 4, 2016

So, I was driving home from my Louisville vacay getaway yesterday. I mean, all day yesterday: Left at 9:30 am, home at 11:30 pm. Downton Abbey (or any other television) didn’t happen. Watch this space.

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Dec 31, 2015

                  A decade of life                            Repeating bad decisions                                A Happy New Year? Best wishes for a happy and healthy […]

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Blog Note

Blog Note

Dec 28, 2015

Posting will be light to non-existent between now and the New Year. We’ll be back in force in January. Basket of Kisses shows that are back on the air are Hell on Wheels and Downton Abbey in January, and Better Call Saul in February. We’re also starting our Mad Men rewatch in January, and we […]

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Basket of News, December 25, 2015

Dec 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! Teyonah Parris (Mad Men‘s Dawn) is set to star in a biopic of musician Miki Howard. Jon Hamm stars in a Christmas episode of Black Mirror, which hits Netflix today. Grim. (Thanks, Polly Draper.) Jon Hamm rumors abound. This article debunks a couple of them.

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Dec 24, 2015

  An office party That red dress and conga line “I hate this Christmas.” Hope you are NOT hating your Christmas!

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Homeland 5.12: A False Glimmer

Homeland 5.12: A False Glimmer

Dec 21, 2015

There was a moment while watching Homeland episode 5.12, A False Glimmer, when Professor Spouse turned to me and said, “I like how they do a quiet, wrap-up, episode for the finale.” And then there was the moment when you realized that it cannot wrap up, that there is no peace to be had, because […]

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