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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Mad Men:  What Happened?

Mad Men: What Happened?

Jun 28, 2016

Dear Basket Cases — “Mad Men:  What Happened” will appear twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (if all goes according to plan).  Let me know in the comments section if there are particular characters you would like to see in this feature. This week we speculate about what happened […]

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Hell on Wheels Season 5 Episode 10: 61 Degrees

Hell on Wheels Season 5 Episode 10: 61 Degrees

Jun 27, 2016

Every breath you take with this in your hand is a challenge to God. Hell on Wheels is back to the railroad, but in episode 5.10, 61 Degrees, it’s clear that it’s also still in the business of looking into Cullen Bohannon’s soul. In Two Soldiers, Thor Gunderson told Bohannon that he was in love […]

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Basket of News, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket! Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all! Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt! Costume […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 23, 2016

Cardiac surgeon Don’s friend and downstairs neighbor How much did he know?

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Hell on Wheels Episode 5.09: Return to the Garden

Hell on Wheels Episode 5.09: Return to the Garden

Jun 20, 2016

At one time, those words from you were the only thing on God’s Earth I wanted to hear. But that time has passed. Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon) has said that he thinks Hell on Wheels episode 5.09: Return to the Garden is the best acting he’s ever done. He’s dug deep into himself in this one, plumbing feelings […]

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Basket of News, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

The Atlanta Ad Club hosts a Mad Men Art Show. The revitalized Whose Line Is It Anyway? features Mad Men‘s Joel Murray. President Obama made a Mad Men reference. Danny Strong, creator of Empire and Danny Siegel on Mad Men, has a big new deal with Fox. 

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 16, 2016

Trust fund son, Ho Ho “We will take all your money.” Ants go marching home

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Mad Men:  What Happened?

Mad Men: What Happened?

Jun 14, 2016

Dear Basketcases, Thank you for your comments on the inaugural “Mad Men:  What Happened?” post.  Due to popular(?)  demand, please enjoy the next installment of “Mad Men:  What Happened?”  As soon as I figure out a schedule, I will make this a regular feature. What becomes of Peggy and Stan, better known as “Steggy? Photo […]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 5.08: Two Soldiers

Hell on Wheels Episode 5.08: Two Soldiers

Jun 12, 2016

It is me, I am your friend! The “half season” premiere of Hell on Wheels, Two Soldiers, did an excellent job of filling in a little of Thor Gunderson’s backstory without pandering to any idea of sympathy. It’s one thing to humanize “The Swede”, and to focus in on him, it’s another to lose sight […]

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