Mr. Draper, I don’t know what it is you really believe in but I do know what it feels like to be out of place, to be disconnected, to see the whole world laid out in front of you the way other people live it. There’s something about you that tells me you know it […]
Has it only been 11 days since Don Draper experienced his breakthrough while meditating at Big Sur? Among the many theories put to rest with “Mad Men’s” finale was the silly (but faintly plausible) notion that the show’s plot would intersect...Show More Summary
May 26, 2015 Posted by Jay Livingston Mr. Draper, I don’t know what it is you really believe in but I do know what it feels like to be out of place, to be disconnected, to see the whole world laid out in front of you the way other people live it. Show More Summary
Of the controversies surrounding the Mad Men finale (did Don Draper write the Coke ad? has he gotten away with his bad behavior?), the most significant one is bit more subtle than the others: Is the ending woo-woo? After our culture's...Show More Summary
For those not working in, or intimately familiar with the social media industry, a lot of the lingo that goes into social marketing, big data, and all the other aspects of digital commerce can be a little daunting, and more than a little silly. You may know what a Social Media Platform Specialist is, but that doesn't mean everybody does.
Dan Gordon can relate to Don Draper's journey. Oh how he can relate. The post Don Draper and the Dark Corridor: A Mad Man’s 10 Year Journey Home appeared first on The Good Men Project.
But the Mad Men main character's end is more credible than Obama's will be.
Mad Men really did end somewhat like I discussed last week–Don Draper on the California coast, analogous to the season finale of Arrow with Oliver and Felicity driving up the coast. Don even traveled with a woman from Arrow–Caity Lotz, the Black Canary. In this case she played Stephanie, Anna Draper’s niece. The choice was [...]Show More Summary
This was a week of endings. It kicked off with the Mad Men finale, which ended [SPOILER ALERT] with Don Draper meditating on a hilltop, just before we see the famous, "I'd like to teach the world to sing," Coke ad from 1971. Did Don create it? The series is over, but the debate lives on. Show More Summary
How fitting that questing Don wound up at Esalen, still a mecca for the human-potential movement, the counterculture, and the intersection of Emersonianism and Eastern thought.
Within the space of 72 hours last week, a pair of aging alpha males, one real, one fictional, said goodbye for good. Both feel like the last of their breed. Both carried great symbolic weight. Both revealed a lot about the changing face of retirement — actually the new terror thereof. Before their...
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AMC said that they weren't going to be talking ratings for the end of the Matthew Weiner drama until the Live + 3 numbers came in – and, despite that very serious look on Don Draper’s meditating face, they are probably really glad today that they did. Show More Summary
Mad Men closed with its hero, adman Don Draper (Jon Hamm), sitting lotus-style on a hilltop in 1970, experiencing bliss, or something like it. Don had proclaimed ten years earlier that love was a lie invented by guys like him to sell nylons and that we’re all born alone and... More »
Sunday's final episode of Mad Men gave us an entirely unanticipated last look at Don Draper: sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed on a clifftop lawn at the Esalen Institute, chanting "Om," the primordial sound of the universe that...Show More Summary
The finale of Mad Men was not what I expected. The day before the finale aired I was hoping Don Draper would change his name to Dick Whitman and turn his back on the advertising world. I hoped he would buy a ranch in Wyoming and fall in love with the perfect woman (a woman he would never even consider being unfaithful to). Show More Summary
Don Draper would not buy the world a coke...but not for the reasons you think. The post No Coke for Don Draper appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Though all signs indicated that Don Draper was going to drown himself off Big Sur in the final episode of Mad Men, he ended up surviving the series and buying the world a Coke. Yet in real life, Don Draper is close to dead and gone in the world of business as he possibly could be. And it wasn't [...]
The instantly debated last minutes of the show’s concluding episode found Draper … at the end of a cross-country trek, at an Esalen-like retreat in California, experiencing what looked like some moment of transcendence as a smile unfurled above his lantern-like jaw. Show More Summary
A good Mad Men episode always makes you think, and Sunday night's finale was no exception. The show's last episode ended with Don Draper meditating on a hill, then fades into Coca-Cola famous 1971 "Hilltop" commercial. We've speculated...Show More Summary