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Mad Men Predictions Revisited, Recap, and Review

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Last year I made some predictions for Season 7 of Mad Men. How did they pan out? So as we head into Mad Men Season 7, what will happen to the employees of Sterling Cooper and Partners and by extension, their families? Will the good and wicked get their just desserts? Or will the bad…

Mad Men: The Quest for Milk and Honey

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Before watching “The Milk and Honey Route,” I listened to Matthew Weiner’s interview with the Nerdist. I tend to listen to podcasts as background noise, but there were a few moments that jumped out at me and colored how I saw the episode. Weiner says something akin to the characters in Mad Men all want…

Mad Men S7E12: It’s a McCann’s World

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“Lost Horizon” gave me the big sads that even a gloriously hungover Peggy could not dissolve. She won’t be marching with erotic paintings when she meets the new overlords. SC&P didn’t die and go to advertising heaven, they went to hell. While Pete Campbell seems to be yucking it up and Harry is happy as…

Mad Men’s Time and Life and Death

Mad Men season 7 episode 11 “Time and Life” was another great plot driven episode. SC&P must scramble to prove the McCann that they deserve to exist as a separate entity. They discover they have been swallowed up when some at McCann sloppily gives notice on their lease at the Time Life building. “They all…

The Forecast: Has Don Draper Lost His Mojo?

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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 10 The Forecast was fantastic. Just when I thought everyone was a jerkface in past episodes, there is a glimmer of hope. Yes, that hope is embodied in the weird sexual tension between Glen and Betty, but she showed an unfamiliar uncharacteristic warmth. Don Draper is briefly understanding enough to…

Mad Men S7E09: The Ugliest Towel in the World

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Garish towels, pillow talk confessions, nooners, and hypocrisy. Mad Men’s New Business was as lurid and garish as the 70s print. The print in question is that pea green monstrosity around Jon Hamm’s waist as Don Draper/ Dick Whitman consoles Diana about her shitty life. I’ve made no secrets that I primarily watch Mad Men…

Mad Men Episode Severance: Is That All There Is?

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The clothes were hideous in the most recent Mad Men episode “Severance,” and Roger and Ted are now sporting pedo-mustaches. In a sea of untamed hair and tacky clothing, Don Draper alone is unchanged by time. He is still clean shaven and dressed in his somber clothing. Well, until he sees a pretty girl. The…

Mad Men’s The Strategy: Old Maids, Smackdowns, and Burger Salvation

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So many scattered story lines and so little time. Peter Campbell’s jealousy over Trudy’s new love life destroys his relationship with Bonnie (Jessy Schram). Don Draper reassumes his mentor relationship to Peggy. Bob Benson (James Wolk) tries to marry Joan to appear straight and fails. Lots of men are scheming, but what was surprising is…

Mad Men’s The Runaway: Evil Homosexuals and Female Hysteria

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AMC’s Mad Men seemed to take a few pages from HBO’s Game of Thrones this week with sexy threesomes, fearsome irrational blondes, devious planning, etc. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the coherent resonance the last few episodes of GOT have been packing. The plots sprawl and flop over each other like a plate of overcooked spaghetti.…

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