Don Draper’s final look in Mad Men season 5′s finale was the ultimate cliffhanger. The look, executed masterfully by Jon Hamm, left us wondering what his trajectory now is. I see Don as a traditional man who is trying to adjust, and embrace, modern society. We already know the ways in which he’s comfortable with [...]
Read this Mad Men “The Other Woman” review to see how we managed to seamlessly reference “West Side Story” – and it totally works. Pete has Gall Of COURSE Pete would take the offer of prostitution to Joan, and act like he was trying to be a good guy about it. That’s the kind of [...]
Here are the highlights of “Dark Shadows.” Megan teaching Sally to cry was a unique bonding experience. Apparently you just keep your eyes open wide and think of something sad. Try it.
Roger and Sally’s flirtationship got sour around the Baked Alaska. Glen has returned! He’s no longer creepy, instead he’s clearly Sally’s one true love! (Or future stalker, either one.) And we get a glimpse of him at camp (school?) where they used to have one pay phone in the hall that everyone had to use. [...]
Top highlights of the Mad Men season 5 episode “Far Away Place.” Peggy and her grape candy is a sort of… superstitious talisman. Cute. Even though all grape candy is disgusting.
Pete Campbell is never as likeable as when he’s incorrigible. Mad Men is a show that we love because it is peppered with little moments. Here are a few that were especially lovely in “Signal 30.” We saw that Don Draper truly doesn’t want to go back to his old ways and cheat on his [...]
Don Draper (Jon Hamm) was sick in more ways than one in the Mad Men season 5 episode titled “Mystery Date.” Dammit, Don When Don’s past began to haunt him in dreams, viewers realized how easy it would be for Don’s twisted life views to threaten his marriage to Megan. While Don used to cheat [...]
When you take an desperately unlikeable character (and boy, has she become desperate…) like Betty Francis (January Jones) and give her a cancer scare, it will give you mixed results from the fans. Call me a drama whore, but I was kind of hoping Betty would have something wrong with her so she’d have a [...]
Mad Men season 5 picked up with some light topics like race, sexism, age and politics. Joan as a Mom She’s not the polished Joan we remember from previous seasons of Mad Men. Here, she’s softer and more human. She’s not detached. She’s even a little bit run down. And, boy, is her Mother annoying.