“Scarlett, you’re fired!” Harry unfires; defies Joan. Storeroom keys to Dawn!
The pieces are moving around the chessboard at an alarming rate in the latest Hell on Wheels, Hungry Ghosts, but at the same time, the focus seems rather heavily on character. Brigham Young, Thor Gunderson, the railroad termini as planned by the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, all of this has far-reaching consequences. Meanwhile, […]
At the end of the Masters of Sex episode Monkey Business, I turned to Professor Spouse and said “What did that mean?” She didn’t know either. There were some great scenes, and I was interested in a lot of it, but nothing hung together for me, and the gorilla subplot in particular didn’t seem to […]
I can’t commit to recapping Fear the Walking Dead, not with Hell on Wheels and Masters of Sex the same weekend. Too much recapping. Unless a Basketcase* is interested in writing this show, we’ll just be checking in with it periodically, and give briefer impressions than you’d expect from a full recap. But there will […]
In Omega Station we learned that what was truly fueling the season’s engines was a desire to promote life and spiritual growth, not a craving for depicting death and misery. “Lately” by Lera Lynn (2015) Lately I’m not feeling like myself, When I look into the glass, I see someone else. I hardly recognize this […]
In Mad Men episode 7.04, The Monolith, Roger and Mona visit their daughter, now calling herself Marigold, at a commune in upstate New York. I was reminded of that by this fascinating photo essay of a commune that existed in Hawaii from 1969 to 1977. There’s plenty of differences, of course. The easy and undemanding […]
You guys! We’ve hinted at this to-die-for Mad Men news here and there, but now it’s all official-like, and we are so excited about this we could plotz. Available now for pre-order, with a release date of November 10th, is Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion by Matt Zoller Seitz. With a whole lot […]
In Mad Men episode 7.13, The Milk and Honey Route, Don’s car breaks down and he ends up stuck at a motel in Oklahoma. When he arrives at the Sharon Motel, it is certainly the perfect setting; a place that looks a little old and out-of-fashion even in 1970. Well, it’s a real hotel, the […]