15 posts tagged with Mad Men

On Sunday, the seventh and final season of Mad Men debuts, which spells the beginning of the end for two of television’s most exciting female characters: Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson. Today, we’ll pay a …

First, I will say this: When the warning about brief nudity showed up at the beginning of last night’s season finale of Mad Men, Roger Sterling’s bare ass was the last thing I expected to …

In honor of this weekend’s Mad Men season finale, we thought that it was about time that we look into the handbag wardrobe of the show’s very own Betty Hofstadt Draper Francis, January Jones. When …

Instead of “Commissions and Fees,” last night’s episode of Mad Men really could have been called “Chekhov’s Gun.” The chosen title works quite well on several levels, just like everything else in Mad Men, …

Mad Men does a lot of things well, but one of the show’s greatest skills that’s rarely ever mentioned is its ability and willingness to make its audience genuinely uncomfortable. My personality tends to run …

By the end of last night’s episode of Mad Men, I felt positively exhilarated. After last week’s stumbling block, I predicted (read: hoped) that it would be smooth sailing until the season finale, and …

With yesterday being Mother’s Day, it seemed quite appropriate that the evening’s episode of Mad Men pivoted so heavily on Betty. By extension, Betty protege Sally Draper also figured prominently in the plot, which is …

I’m not sure exactly where to start, so I’ll start by saying this: last night’s episode of Mad Men was deceptively simple, I think. I’m pretty sure that it gave us a road map for …

Do any of you remember the first time that you realized that the world could be a thoroughly disappointing place? I don’t remember the specific instance, but I do remember the sensation, and every time …

I don’t have any facts to support this assumption, but I believe that last night’s episode of Mad Men will be one that splits viewers down the middle. The entire time I was watching it, …

This week’s recap is going to be a little different because last night’s episode was a little different. Instead of spreading our attentions out to the veritable universe of characters that Matthew Weiner has created …

Good grief, you guys. Last night’s episode of Mad Men was a little EXTRA, wasn’t it? Sleeping pills, extreme violence, feminism, racism, extortion (of Roger, natch), the mass murder of college students, Henry’s mother’s butcher knife. And that’s to say nothing of Sally and Peggy, duking it out from afar to see who would be named the episode’s HBIC. The results were so close that I think the jury’s still out, actually.

For anyone who was a little underwhelmed by all the exposition of the first two episodes, last night’s show should have been like salve on the harsh burn of narrative constraints. We got ALL OF THE PLOTS last night, so much so that I could barely go to bed. Oh, and JOANIE. How could I forget? (more…)