Mad Men

‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Episode 13 Recap: “The Milk and Honey Route”

If New York City is the center of the universe and Los Angeles is its sunnier fun-house mirror, then what, in the world of Mad Men, is everything in between? Aside from isolated trips to woo clients in cities like Detroit, we haven’t seen much of the middle of the country in the show’s seven seasons. But in this week’s “The Milk and Honey Route” — named for sociologist Nels Anderson’s Depression-era “Handbook for Hobos” — both the action and the symbolism of Mad Men shifted quite suddenly to the Midwest. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: #LastDressEver

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Netflix rolls out its latest dramedy and Peggy Olson roller skates into the future.  … Read More

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‘Mad Men’s’ Final Scene Involves a Very Dapper Watermelon, and Probably Doesn’t Involve D.B. Cooper

Matt Weiner appeared on Conan last night and told him that, because O’Brien has been such an avid supporter of the show, he… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to May 2015 Television Finales

So far this week, we’ve said goodbye to the debut season of Gotham and the fourth season of New Girl, signifying that we’re gearing up for the saddest time of the year: the end of the television season. Sure, we have a few anthology series and summer comedy  burn-offs coming up, but the real meat and potatoes of TV — the  prestige dramas and superhero thrillers and addictive sitcoms — are going on hiatus or, in some unfortunate cases, ending forever. Here’s a quick guide of May’s TV finales so you can make sure to follow your favorite shows through to the end. … Read More

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Fascinating ‘Mad Men’-Era Advertisements From The New York Academy of Medicine

Mad Men prides itself on historical accuracy, seamlessly integrating the past into a currently airing television show. In anticipation of the show’s series finale this month, The New York Academy of Medicine helps us take a look back at series with a gallery of Mad Men-era archival ads. Anne Garner, curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the NYAM provided us with more details to help put the ads into context: … Read More

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Workplace Misogyny Is a Nightmare That Never Ends: On Joan’s Maddening ‘Mad Men’ Storyline

Joan’s plot arc on this week’s episode of Mad Men read like she was climbing a ladder of misogyny, only to be knocked back down by someone boorish at every rung — each triumphant moment of confrontation undercut by the defeat that followed it. But was her story too extreme to ring… Read More

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‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Episode 12 Recap: “Lost Horizon”

Mad Men, a show that’s sort of obsessed with its own cyclical nature, has already had so many endings. It ended when Peggy left SCDP for CGC. It ended when Don got fired and took his kids to see the whorehouse where he grew up. It ended when Bert Cooper died. And last week, it ended in truly sudden and dramatic fashion when the partners learned that SC&P was getting beamed up to McCann Erickson HQ. As infuriating as the episode that followed was, “Lost Horizon” also felt like a bit of a coda to a show that was already over. … Read More

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Faking Your Way Through High Art: Links You Need To See

The success of the Internet has been dependent upon the fact that we all read the Internet to pretend that we know more about all the things that we actually know nothing about. It’s the same as skimming the Times for headlines or, I don’t know, looking at your 2002-era RSS feed for 175 words about something that you don’t care about but that you know will be talked about around the water cooler, or the stapler, or Stacey’s birthday cake that nobody wants to eat while other people are in the room. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Bye, Samantha

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Samantha Bee departs from The Daily Show and Peggy Olson comes clean about her past. … Read More

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10 TV Events to Look Out For in May

Mad Men is finally exiting our lives forever this month, but that doesn’t mean there’s a dearth of good television to watch. To help with our mourning, there will be a ton of programs to check out, especially on Netflix and Lifetime. Netflix premieres two original series prime for binge-viewing, while Lifetime premieres two celebrity biopics prime for hate-watching. From new event series to Letterman’s departure, here are the ten TV events to watch this May. … Read More

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