As Jon Hamm explained to Jimmy Kimmel last night, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner had been thinking about ending the show with that iconic Coca-Cola commercial for years before the company cleared the way for him to use it. If things had gone a different way, the ending might have had a slightly different impact.
According to 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner, Los Angeles served as his muse and helped inspire him to develop the show. [ more › ]
And that's just one story related from 17 of TV's top comedy and drama helmers — whose duties ranged from shooting an entire episode with iPhones to hugging (and crying) it out with crewmembers — as they explain how they pulled off logistical miracles and creative triumphs to make some of the season's most unforgettable (and, in one case, history-making) television. read more
Combing through some rich material was a big part of the job curating the exhibition "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men"
With help from the creator of another wildly successful TV show, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner unspooled behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his acclaimed AMC drama series. The occasion was the Writers Guild Foundation’s “Inside the Writers Room with Mad Men,” moderated...
It’s been revealed that one of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s wishes was to wrap up Sal’s storyline. Here are other memorable TV characters that disappeared without a trace.
An ending for Sal was on Weiner's wish list for the final season.
Today, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly tweeted out a photo of what he claims was Matthew Weiner’s “wish list” for the end of Mad Men. With the knowledge of hindsight, it’s about as tragically unfulfilled as a a four-year-old girl’s “Dear Santa, Please bring me a pony” letter. Read more...
Weiner also wondered what happened to Sal Romano.
Mad Men, for a show that ran seven seasons and spanned a decade, covered a lot of ground. But they weren't able to cover everything. During a recent Writer's Guild Q&A, Matthew Weiner shared his official wish list of...
Matthew Weiner asserted that he'd only do "one talk" dissecting that whole Mad Men finale situation. Although two sentences later, he also asserted that "you know me, I can’t keep my mouth shut." "How to Direct an Episode of Mad Men" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary
For a show that juggled as many character storylines as Mad Men did, its finale was fairly generous with giving most of them satisfying resolutions. But of course, there wasn’t room to fit in closure for everyone and still have enough time for Don Draper to stare morosely at all the empty rooms he needed to stare at. Show More Summary
While Matthew Weiner certainly tied up a lot of loose ends in a hurry on the final episode of Mad Men, he left a lot to live and die in the writer's room. Peggy and Pete's lovechild (who disappeared faster than the Brady Bunch dog) and Sal (Sal!), to name a few. Show More Summary
Faye? Sal? A new client selling guns and ammunition? The showrunner lists a slew of things the writers wanted to "deal with" before the series finale. read more
We'll never know what happened to Mad Men's Salvatore Romano — Matthew Weiner opted not to give that character closure before the series' end. But it appears that wasn't always the plan. At a panel with the show's writers, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican got a hold of what he calls Weiner's... More »
More often than not, the most satisfying stories are those that end neatly—every plot resolved, each character’s arc completed. In this regard, Mad Men, which aired its final episode on May 17, surely frustrated many of its longtime admirers. Show More Summary
I love how Mad Men ended. After 7 seasons of running away from themselves, the complex characters managed to find their way home. And as the final curtain fell on the textured world that creator Matthew Weiner designed for our guilty...Show More Summary
Did you watch the "Mad Men" finale on Sunday? Were you confused? Do you have theories of what happened to Don, Peggy and the rest of the gang? In an interview with novelist A.M. Homes on Wednesday at the New York Public Library, series creator Matthew Weiner cleared up most everything fans were left wondering about. 1. Show More Summary
One word that could best describe "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner is "obsessive." Throughout the entire run of "Mad Men," he made sure to get all the period details right and went as far as to model a kitchen after the year 1957 instead of 1960 in order to ensure continuity. Show More Summary
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