There are few shows on the air more effective than Mad Men at portraying how the feeling of everything spinning out of control can seem completely normal in the moment. Through its camerawork and editing choices this season, the series is focusing more and more on its notion of how time seems to have sped up and raced past these characters. They’re losing their youth. The culture values people far younger than them.
Mad Men is back for season four, and it feels like the world has been turned upside down and each character is still trying to find their place to settle into. We pick up a year after we saw the staff of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce... Read Post
Wow. The biggest surprise of the third season finale of Mad Men isn't actually a plot point, but how light and almost exciting it manages to be. For a show that's normally so tense and tightly wound, this week's episode has a quick ... Read Post
I don’t know if this is the best Mad Men season so far, but so far it’s certainly the one I’ve found most entertaining. The cold, distant tone and anthropological feel have given way to more complete involvement with at least some o... Read Post