Mad Men

Mad Men, Ep. 7.07: “Waterloo” caps off a strong half-season with flourish

Mad Men, Ep. 7.07: “Waterloo” caps off a strong half-season with flourish

Speaking in general, arbitrary terms, this probably isn't the strongest Mad Men (mid-)season finale, but Mad Men isn't a series that deals in that kind…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.06: “The Strategy” is a tear-jerking season highlight

Mad Men, Ep. 7.06: “The Strategy” is a tear-jerking season highlight

With an episode like "The Strategy," the former perennial Emmy-winner still proves it can outshine the best of contemporary television even when contemporary television is…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.05: “The Runaways” pieces together disturbing, effective stories

Mad Men, Ep. 7.05: “The Runaways” pieces together disturbing, effective stories

The Ginsberg storyline isn't the only one in "The Runaways" that feels odd. The whole episode functions almost like a collection of vignettes, capped by…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.04: “The Monolith” challenges Roger and Don to do the right things

Mad Men, Ep. 7.04: “The Monolith” challenges Roger and Don to do the right things

"The Monolith" is one of many Mad Men episodes that shows how certain characters react to change. Rather than limit those ideas to the new…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.03: “Field Trip” – How useful is regret?

Mad Men, Ep. 7.03: “Field Trip” – How useful is regret?

Don's journey in "Field Trip" builds up to his sit-down with the partners, when he is given the chance to say "Okay." He'll take whatever…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.02: “A Day’s Work” is a series highlight

Mad Men, Ep. 7.02: “A Day’s Work” is a series highlight

What I think the episode does is simply encourage us to be aware of those things--to notice when we are immersing ourselves in self-pity and…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.01: “Time Zones” – the bicoastal final season starts strong

Mad Men, Ep. 7.01: “Time Zones” – the bicoastal final season starts strong

As the United States swears in its new president, Richard Nixon, the country finds itself in a transition period, caught between the two worlds of…

Mad Men, Ep. 6.13: “In Care Of” – Going Down

Mad Men, Ep. 6.13: “In Care Of” – Going Down

Leave it to Mad Men to make the inevitable seem surprising. The way Don has acted this season—from Jaguar, to warring with Ted, to his…

Mad Men, Ep. 6.12, “The Quality of Mercy”: Monster Movies

Mad Men, Ep. 6.12, “The Quality of Mercy”: Monster Movies

“You’re a monster,” is the key line of tonight’s episode. It’s almost comically literal when you think about it alongside the exchange between Duck and…

Mad Men, Ep. 6.11: “Favors” Sally Gal

Mad Men, Ep. 6.11: “Favors” Sally Gal

Mad Men, Season 6, Episode 11: “Favors” Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner Directed by Jennifer Getzinger Airs Sundays at 10pm ET on AMC The…

Mad Men, Season 6, Episode 10: “A Tale of Two Cities” The Whole World is Watching

Mad Men, Season 6, Episode 10: “A Tale of Two Cities” The Whole World is Watching

“I don’t know what happened. I usually feel better out there.” When Don goes to California, there is the expectation that we’re going to get…

Mad Men, Ep. 6.09, “The Better Half”: “Two Halves of the Same Person”

Mad Men, Ep. 6.09, “The Better Half”: “Two Halves of the Same Person”

Mad Men, Season 6, Episode 9: “The Better Half” Written by Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner Directed by Phil Abraham Airs Sundays at 10pm ET…

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