Mad Men

Mad Men, Ep. 7.14: “Person to Person” – a touching end to one of TV’s all-time greats

Mad Men, Ep. 7.14: “Person to Person” – a touching end to one of TV’s all-time greats

Some works will last--without the help of critics--as long as the civilization which bred them lasts, as Shakespeare's plays have done. At times, Matthew Weiner…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.13: “The Milk and Honey Route” winds down the series in intimate ways

Mad Men, Ep. 7.13: “The Milk and Honey Route” winds down the series in intimate ways

"The Milk and Honey Route" is one of those episodes that plays off the [soap opera] formula, but delivers meaningful scenes that gain importance from…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.12: “Lost Horizon” and the comfort of familiarity

Mad Men, Ep. 7.12: “Lost Horizon” and the comfort of familiarity

Following last week's "Time & Life," which featured what will certainly be the final classic Mad Men shakeup of business, Matthew Weiner's characters find themselves…

Mad Men, Ep. 7.08: “Severance” – the life not lived

Mad Men, Ep. 7.08: “Severance” – the life not lived

"Severance" is haunted by the ghosts of Mad Men's past and wonders about the lives of its central characters...…

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…

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