July 23, 2010
"Mad Men" Where: AMC When: 10 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
April 22, 2013 |
Harry Crane knows how to throw a temper tantrum. He is fearless if sloppy, and through doughy cheeks delivers a toxic barb in Episode 4 that is shocking on its own, but made exponentially so coming from this at-times hapless infant-man who in earlier years ran to his wife for crumbs of resolve. In a pitch for Heinz ketchup, Peggy Olson displays a confidence and salesmanship she could have learned from only one person. Her work is powerful, and all Don Draper can do is listen to his heir even though he hasn't given up the throne.
May 13, 2013 |
Being a "Mad Men" fan these days feels a little like being a woman who, after dating a string of jerks, finally gives a nice guy a chance and discovers that, hey, there's something to this after all. One of the ongoing debates about this season is whether Don has reached a point of no return - whether his affair with Sylvia and all-around jerkiness have rendered him not only thoroughly unlikable but also fatally uninteresting. Now, it would be hard to describe Don's behavior in Sunday's episode, "Man With a Plan,"as boring, but it certainly did little to counteract his ongoing image problem.
September 5, 2012 |
"Mad Men" is famous for its obsessive devotion to 1960s pop culture. Which is why clicking on this "Mad Men" remix video delivers the perfect delivery of a Rickroll at a time when the meme seems to have fallen out of fashion. For those who have forgotten, Rickrolling involves posting a link to a video or story with an enticing headline only to have it play Rick Astley's 1987 hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up. " British stand-up comedian Richard Sandling has gained a reputation for his "Perfect Movie" re-creations of famous film scenes using comedians, but his latest takes clips from the first four seasons of the hit AMC series and remixes them so that Don Draper and company are singing the words to the Astley hit. Rickrolling may be tired at this point (it's been around since 2007)
July 25, 2010
Grab a martini and talk about "Mad Men." Don Draper and his stiff suit — and skirt — counterparts are back for the fourth-season premiere of the AMC drama. Quick, there's still time to learn how to fix up an Old-Fashioned "the way Daddy likes it." (Sunday) Need a summer guilty pleasure? Talk about "Pretty Little Liars." Forget Queen Bee (Blair) over on "Gossip Girl." It's all about "A" in this teen soap, which airs on ABC Family (not the CW!) and centers on four friends who share a dirty little secret after the disappearance of clique headmistress, Alison.
April 8, 2013 |
It seems there are some people out there who can resist Don Draper -- hundreds of thousands of them, in fact. The Season 6 premiere of "Mad Men" drew 3.4 million viewers, with half of them falling into the 25-54 demographic. That's not a bad number for the Emmy-winning AMC drama, whose ratings have never quite matched its critical accolades or overall buzz factor, but it is a slight downturn from the 3.5 million viewers who tuned into the Season 5 premiere last year. On the bright side, the numbers in the 25-54 demographic are identical to where they were last season.
September 22, 2013 |
'Mad Men's' youngest star, 13-year-old Kiernan Shipka, is giving a big boost to reemerging Spanish brand Delpozo. She looks darling in this colorful, age-appropriate frock straight from the spring 2014 runway at New York Fashion Week. The dress has a flared silk print skirt with a hand-embroidered organza over-skirt, and a short-sleeved crewneck top with embroidered flowers. Shipka also wore Delpozo this weekend to the Vanity Fair/Maybelline AMC "Mad Men" party. The architectural, double-faced wool dress from the fall Delpozo collection by creative director Josep Font was quirky and cute.
June 20, 2011 |
It's long been said that there are no new ideas in Hollywood. But we have to admit that there have been some pretty good new incarnations of the old ones. Here we trace the possible genetic forebears of AMC's "Mad Men. " PREMISE "Mad Men": A poor Korean war soldier reinvents himself as a suave ad executive and family man and confronts the increasingly complicated sexual politics of the 1960s. "thirtysomething": Peace-loving hippies of the 1960s reinvent themselves as ad executives and family men and confront the increasingly complicated sexual politics of the 1980s.
June 17, 2013 |
“You're a monster,” Peggy Olson tells Don Draper in the final moments of “The Quality of Mercy,” the penultimate episode of “Mad Men's” sixth season. Since the series pilot when Peggy first arrived on the job at Sterling Cooper, she has served as a proxy for the viewer. But her role as audience ambassador has never seemed more fitting than it does now, as her feelings for her former mentor curdle into disgust. Just like us, she once admired and was fascinated by Don; just like us -- or at least most of us -- she now views him as a kind of abomination.