Peter and Trudy Are leaving on a jet plane Yes, a thing like that!
Severance, Peggy Olson says to Mathis: You want a raise, stop acting like a secretary. Maidenform, Joan Holloway (at the time) says to Peggy: You want to be treated with respect, stop acting like a little girl. Joan taught Peggy how to “act”, and for years, Peggy has taken in the lesson that success in […]
The first scene in Mad Men that made me laugh featured Betty Draper. It surprised me — she surprised me. She always does. As well as I think I know Betty Draper Francis, she never does exactly what I think she will. I think she even surprises herself. What would you do if you were […]
B. Cooper and I were lucky enough to attend the event at the New York Public Library where Matt discussed Mad Men in its entirety, and of course the season finale. It is the one and only interview he’s giving. (For now. He’ll speak with us down the road.) We will be giving you our […]
Be open to this I’m OK, You are OK (Ding) The real thing?
Sally Draper: I’d stay here ‘til 1975 if I thought I could get Betty in the ground. —Mad Men Episode 7.02: A Day’s Work Betty is studying Freud, and knows what “magical thinking” is. Most of the time, when people say things like this, they don’t mean them, but when they come true, the guilt […]
In the vast universe of Mad Men prediction pools, where historically folks go to sink, it seems a lot of people guessed at the Coke spot. But no one knew how Matt would get us there. As my sister mentioned in her review of Person to Person, I knew, from the moment Stephanie said “retreat”, […]
People always “’ship” good friendships, both in life and on TV. I can’t fault it. I’m married to a friend. We were friends for four years, and then…we weren’t. People have been ‘shipping Stan and Peggy for years, and in Person to Person, their wishes were fulfilled. Does it make sense? I think so. The […]
Basket of Kisses was honored to be a part of the Museum of Moving Image Mad Men Finale event. It was thrilling to see Person to Person on the big screen, with over two hundred devoted fans. Unfortunately, it meant that I was unable to deliver my usual review, although I trust the team of […]
A story, said Graham Greene, has no beginning or end: [A]rbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. – The End of The Affair
Last week we picked up a rock, made a wish, and heaved it at the old abandoned Weiner house. The sound of shattering glass in the dark made us smile. I can’t say this was prophetic; Deb said that. That’s good enough for me. Don went through death and it broke him. He spent the […]
You couldn’t fire a bit across the World Wide Web this week without hitting a preview for Outlander‘s next installment, Wentworth Prison. Scarce was the review of last week’s episode, however, save discussion of lactation. BRAVA to Laura Donnelly, whoever was responsible for creating the working prosthetic mammary glands, and everyone who had anything to do with bringing this proper […]