Mad Men Seasons: Length and Intervals Between Seasons

Apr 15, 2014

This is just straight-up reference material, and I’m going to link it in our Bible pages. At the beginning of every seasons someone asks about intervals between seasons, so it was worth collating. Here are the intervals between every Mad Men season, and the length of every Mad Men season, as well as beginning and [...]

Full Story
"Caught in war, wanting peace"

“Caught in war, wanting peace”

Apr 14, 2014

During the course of Mad Men episode 7.01: Time Zones, two different quotes captivate Don. I feel it’s worth reviewing and comparing them.

Full Story
Time Zones: Immune To Your Charms

Time Zones: Immune To Your Charms

Apr 13, 2014

In Mad Men episode 7.01: Time Zones, no one can connect, and everyone is fundamentally alone. Connection is both futile, and empty. For the most part, I found myself feeling so sorry for these characters. Oh, poor Peggy. Poor Don. Poor Kenny! They’re all so sadly trapped in a disconnected and lonely life. They each [...]

Full Story

Open Thread: Time Zones

Apr 13, 2014

We’re baaaaaack! Open threads appears every Sunday that a new episode is aired, starting at 8pm Eastern. Before jumping in, please read our comment and spoiler policies. Anything that has already aired on the East Coast at the time of posting is not a spoiler. And we’re also now present on zeebox: http://zeebox.com/tv/rooms/dbd0f528-cc44-11e2-2144-21903839fbca

Full Story

Basket of News, April 5-11, 2014

Apr 11, 2014

The Mad Men Season 7 premiere is just days away… did you see Deborah’s spoiler-free review? Diane Sawyer went behind the scenes at SC&P with Matthew Weiner & Co.  Matt also talked to CBS, and at length to Rolling Stone about where the show’s been and where it’s going: “I always kind of see the [...]

Full Story
Fan Art Thursday: January Jones

Fan Art Thursday: January Jones

Apr 10, 2014

Forgive me, but this is hilarious! Available for purchase here.

Full Story
Glen's Road Trip

Glen’s Road Trip

Apr 9, 2014

In Mad Men Episode 6.12, The Quality of Mercy, Glen Bishop and his friend Rolo drive to visit Sally when she’s on her overnight visit to Miss Porter’s School. Just for fun, here’s their road trip.

Full Story

From Russia With Love: 50th Anniversary

Apr 9, 2014

For From Russia With Love’s 50th anniversary, I have a guest post up at The Film Experience. After 23 official films and 2 unofficial ones, From Russia With Love, the second James Bond adventure, remains the greatest of them all. Considered an iconic film in many ways, it may surprise the casual Bond viewer to [...]

Full Story
Number One Fan

Number One Fan

Apr 8, 2014

In pop culture, “number one fan” is usually code for “celebrity stalker” (i.e. Annie Wilkes in MISERY or the scores of Sandy Bates fanatics in STARDUST MEMORIES). That plot device gets turned on its ear in “The Bachelorette Party,” an enjoyable comedic short directed by Mark Feinsod starring Charla Lauriston and Matt Kaplan. Former child [...]

Full Story
Mad Men Season 7 Premiere: Spoiler-Free Review of "Time Zones"

Mad Men Season 7 Premiere: Spoiler-Free Review of “Time Zones”

Apr 7, 2014

Following is a spoiler-free review of the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men: Time Zones. Very minor events that occur during the course of the episode are mentioned below, and I feel free to reveal things that Matthew Weiner has revealed in recent interviews. If that’s too much for you, be warned.

Full Story
Scandal: Liv For A Day

Scandal: Liv For A Day

Apr 4, 2014

In this week’s episode, Scandal takes its shirt off and asks us if a government free of corruption is really what we want. Is it, Scandal Nation? IS IT?

Full Story

Basket of News, March 29-April 4, 2014

Apr 4, 2014

Mad Men dropped a psychedelic trailer for Season 7: [The music is apt...but the intriguing question is whether it is period correct. -K] Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks share pics from behind the scenes at Mad Men. [Even more than the ones Polly Draper left in the comments last week. -K] Pics from the Mad [...]

Full Story
The Americans: It's Okay, It's Good

The Americans: It’s Okay, It’s Good

Apr 3, 2014

The world of The Americans continues to darken. Philip and Elizabeth love each other, but they’re having alter-ego issues. Stan’s put his team in hot water, and now Claudia has too. Worst of all, Emmett and Leanne’s killer is still at large — and he may hit the Jennings family next.

Full Story