June 14, 2013 |
Ever since up-and-coming actress Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) donned the same T-shirt that Sharon Tate wore in a 1967 photo shoot, "Mad Men" conspiracy theorists have been writing the character's obituary, believing she'll meet a tragic end along the same lines as the fate that befell the '60s sex symbol. The logic (and we use the word loosely) is that the show hasn't skimped on showing the social upheaval prevalent in 1968 New York, what with all the wailing police sirens, the riots and Peggy stabbing (albeit accidentally)
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)
May 30, 2013 |
Is Megan Draper morphing into Sharon Tate? That's the conspiracy theory currently lighting up the Internet, thanks mostly to a T-shirt worn by Don Draper's lovely second wife in Sunday's episode, "The Better Half. " “Mad Men” viewers are nothing if not an obsessive bunch, known for parsing the show's many oblique references for any hint of what's to come. Series creator Matthew Weiner is also notoriously secretive, which only encourages even more rampant speculation and frenzied over-analysis.
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 17, 2013 |
"Mad Men" fans will have a bit longer to say goodbye to Don Draper. Following a trend set at AMC by "Breaking Bad," the seventh and final season of "Mad Men" will air in two, seven-episode halves, the network announced Tuesday. The first half of the season, dubbed "The Beginning," will air in spring 2014. The second, "The End of an Era," will air in spring 2015. "This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with ' Breaking Bad,' which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode,” said AMC President Charlie Collier.
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.
January 11, 2014 |
The scotch will be out and the phones will be ringing soon enough. AMC announced that the first half of "Mad Men's final season will kick off in April, and revealed that the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" will land in November. Those were just a couple of premiere dates the network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. Also getting launch dates are its new scripted Revolutionary War-set spy thriller "Turn," which makes its bow Sunday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 90-minute premiere.
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)