Post by Jeanne Sager There's just one word to sum up tonight's episode of Mad Men. OK, not so much a word as an utterance: huh? The goings on at the as-yet-unnamed Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce/Cutler Gleason and Chaough mash-up made for some of the trippiest television yet. Show More Summary
Don Draper has gone insane, the entire Sterling Cooper Draper Last Name Last Name Another Last Name staff is on butt drugs, people are fcking in the office, grandmas are robbing small children, and Pete’s off planning his next Prickish Pete Plan — and yet all I want to think about is Little Kenny Cosgrove’s dance. Show More Summary
The probably-pregnant Beyoncé just put a bunch of gorgeous pictures from her Havana vacation on her Tumblr, in case you didn't feel like your life was horrid and un-cinematic before. This one is my very favorite. Read more...
This week on Mad Men: everyone is horrible to each other and more important historical figures die. Party! Some weeks I feel the ultimate goal of the show is to get all the viewers drinking as heavily as Don Draper. This was one of those weeks. Show More Summary
I didn’t even realize it was prom season because — much like Don Draper in Room 503 — I don’t let the high school girls I buy beer for talk about their personal lives, but just a bit ago a presumably teenage Redditor shared the above...Show More Summary
“Man With a Plan” was an episode filled with chaos, pissing contests, and one very tiny plane. Critics grimaced at the "50 Shades of Don Draper" story line, praised Nice Guy Ted Chaough, and speculated on the future of two-coffees-carrying Bob Benson. Grab a seat — if there’s a chair for you, ... More »
Another entertaining Mad Men episode brought the immediate aftermath of the precipitous merger between Don Draper's and Ted Chaough's rival agencies. This was a transitional episode, which nonetheless ended in tears, with the sudden assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
On Sunday evening's Mad Men, the show that everything starts and stops and ends and begins with, Don Draper got himself into another adventure. No, I'm not talking about how he turned into Dom Draper for a moment there; I'm talking about how, yet again, an elevator was used to further the plot line of his romantic life. Read more...
That Don Draper's troubled childhood has influenced his relationships with women has been well-established by now, almost a complete six seasons into "Mad Men." But whether fans will cut him any slack for his behavior, knowing how damaged he is,...
It's not just cocktails and hookups. No other television show portrays life in a start-up the way Mad Men does. If you're watching with the eyes of an entrepreneur, the true star of Mad Men isn't really Don Draper, Joan Holloway, or Peggy Olson. Show More Summary
For the past two seasons, Mad Men's Ted Chaough has been a thorn in Don Draper’s back — the arch rival who tried to poach clients and employees while also stooping to prank calls. Now that CGC and SCDP have merged, though, the rivalry has become an outright mano-a-mano showdown. ... More »
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Cynthia Hawkins dives into episode 7 of Mad Men, observing the notable change in Don Draper when he goes from ordering Sylvia around to begging her to stay.
Alert! This commentary on the latest episode of Mad Men (“Man With a Plan“) will contain information about things that happened on the latest episode of Mad Men. Stop reading if for some reason you did not already presume that, … More...Show More Summary
Last night, Don Draper pulled a page from Adam's playbook in Girls, demanding that his mistress, Sylvia, crawl across the floor and fetch his shoes. "You exist in this room only for me," he says, ordering her to stay put in the hotel suite he has rented for her. She ... More »
Well it finally happened: we saw self-described puppy lover Don Draper being vulnerable as hell last night. He got dumped, you guys! And you could see his cold little heart breaking right there on your TV. This is what happens when you...Show More Summary
Don Draper is now just an asshole
Hey, everybody, we need to talk about Don Draper. What was happening in last night's Mad Men? Did you guys see what I saw? Because I saw a guy totally lose it. And Don Draper has been losing it for six seasons now. But this was new. This was disturbing. Show More Summary
Don Draper’s devolution into being completely unlikable is nearing completion. He’s been the perpetrator of selfish office politics, continued his adulterous streak, and now he veered into some really cringe-worthy sadomasochistic stuff with Sylvia. Show More Summary
This week on Mad Men the merger of SDCP and CGC puts everything, in Ted-approved pilot terms, right-side up and upside down. The turmoil isn't only relegated to the office, it also extends into the characters' personal lives. Don loses his mistress after trying to hold onto her too tightly. Show More Summary