13 items from 2012
And just like that, the Colorado is a 20,000-ton sitting duck.
When last we tuned into ABC’s Last Resort (Thursdays at 8/7c), an otherwise hallucination-filled hour ended with an all-too-real jaw-dropper – that someone had pinched Captain Chaplin’s launch key during his “Buzz”-y stupor. The rogue crew has thus lost its big stick to ward off would-be attackers. Scott Speedman, who plays Xo Sam Kendall, previews how the search for the missing key could turn up an unlikely ally, as well as weighs in on the “complicated” situation with Christine and Sophie.
Related | Exclusive: ABC’s Last Resort »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Thanks to Sam Page’s time spent on Mad Men as Joan Holloway’s doctor husband, I’ll never be able to see him as anything more than a self entitled, whiny man who isn’t above forcing sex upon his beautifully voluptuous wife. In other words, I think he’s a scumbag based on one role he played. Is that petty? Probably, but I’m largely resistant to change, so when Page makes his debut on Last Resort, I will be filled with malice as I watch his whiny face do things that probably don’t deserve my ire. He’s probably going to play some really heroic character that ends up making me look bad for arbitrarily disliking him.
Or perhaps not. According to TVLine, Page will play Connor, the older brother of military tech whiz Kylie. It’s said he is confident and entitled, which certainly sounds »
- Brody Gibson
By Carson Blackwelder
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip! This week, Carson fills in.
• The cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore announced it will host a live telethon, entitled Restore the Shore, Nov. 15 to aid the real Jersey Shore, which suffered massive damage from Hurricane Sandy. The contributions will go to Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit that funds reconstruction and design projects.
• PBS’s Downton Abbey returns Jan. 6. That is all.
• CBS gave freshman series Elementary the coveted post-Superbowl spot this year.
• The two-hour series finale of Fox’s Fringe will air Friday, »
- Carson Blackwelder
Mad Men actor Sam Page is to appear on ABC drama Last Resort. The nuclear submarine thriller stars Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman and airs on Sky1 in the UK. Page will play Connor, the older brother of Kylie Sinclair (Autumn Reeser), according to TVLine. The "confident" and "entitled" character will make his debut in the show's December 6 episode and may recur later in the first season. The 35-year-old actor played Joan Holloway's fiancé and later husband Greg Harris on Mad Men and has also appeared on Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl. (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
TVLine has learned exclusively that Page has been cast as Connor, military tech whiz Kylie’s (Autumn Reeser) confident and entitled older brother.
Related | ABC’s Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue Get Additional Script Orders
Connor will be introduced in the episode airing Dec. 6; the role is potentially recurring.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The romantic potential of Don (Jon Hamm) and Joan (Christina Hendricks) has to have crossed the mind of every "Mad Men" fan at least once, not because it seems likely or because the two even share than much time on screen, but because they're so perfectly matched. They're such beautiful, competent retro specimens who possess, at least at times, a heightened understanding of human nature and a burnished armor of control. They are each formidable forces in the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, the individual king and queen, though both have lost momentum lately for reasons related to their marriages -- in Don's case, thanks to Megan's (Jessica Paré) choosing acting over advertising and in Joan's, due to her split with the wretched Greg (Samuel Page). The centerpiece of last night's splendidly seasonally inappropriate holiday episode "Christmas Waltz," directed by regular "Mad Men" helmer Michael »
- Alison Willmore
The romantic potential of Don (Jon Hamm) and Joan (Christina Hendricks) has to have crossed the mind of every "Mad Men" fan at least once, not because it seems likely or because the two even share than much time on screen, but because they're so perfectly matched. They're such beautiful, competent retro specimens who possess, at least at times, a heightened understanding of human nature and a burnished armor of control. They are each formidable forces in the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, the individual king and queen, though both have lost momentum lately for reasons related to their marriages -- in Don's case, thanks to Megan's (Jessica Paré) choosing acting over advertising and in Joan's, due to her split with the wretched Greg (Samuel Page). The centerpiece of last night's splendidly seasonally inappropriate holiday episode "Christmas Waltz," directed by regular "Mad Men" helmer Michael...
- Alison Willmore
Mad Men 5.10 "Christmas Waltz" Review
It is December 1966 in Mad Men and unlike the last Christmas period we saw things are more financially stable for Scdp. The firm is not a powerhouse nor is it teetering on the edge of oblivion, but that doesn't mean that all of the characters are in a comfortable financial position as we see in the opening sequence as Lane (Jared Harris) discusses his impending doom on the phone. Lane is a character that we have seen little of since his dust up with Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and so this storyline is a welcome return even if Lane's actions were rather dubious and will likely have some major consequences. Joan (Christina Hendricks) is another character who has been a bit player over the past few weeks, but this episode more than makes up for this.
Lane needs funds quickly due to what appears to be »
- emma fraser
Mad Men has never been about happy endings. Or even happy lives. Things are shit all around. Either you have to deal with it or pretend that everything is rosy. A lot of people prefer the latter, which is pretty much leads us to Don Draper (Jon Hamm), The King of Illusions. In “Mystery Date”, his illusions crash into his reality and things think a dark, nasty turn. And though it may have been (Spoiler Alert!) completely fake, we finally get to see his inner monologue, courtesy of a Sopranos-like fever dream.
One of the biggest illusions during the Mad Men-set era — and in every era — is the illusion that violence solves everything. Particularly violence committed by men. It’s a means to an end that never gets the full results one is looking for. Does it actually do away with a perceived threat? Does it make a man more of a man? »
- Mo Fathelbab
"You loved it." What does it mean to be a good man? Is it the ability to uphold one's vows--constancy, fidelity, honesty--or is it that one's actions echo forever in a relationship? We're given a prism in this week's episode of Mad Men ("Mystery Date"), written by Victor Levin and Matthew Weiner and directed by Matt Shakman, through which to view both Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Greg Harris (Sam Page), as well as the notion of the pursuit, which looms large over the action, casting a dark spell from which several characters find they cannot wake. It's telling that Michael Ginsburg (Ben Feldman) offers a disturbing fairy tale to the pitch clients rather than the agreed-upon campaign that he had already discussed with Don, putting everyone on the spot. He offers up a narrative that's certainly not in line with the Disney version of Cinderella, but casts the heroine »
- Jace Lacob
Control and fear are at the center of this episode of Mad Men as a nightmare crime has gripped the attention of a nation that is already facing a summer of unrest, both on the home front with riots and internationally as the war in Vietnam rages on. These events have both an indirect and direct impact and certain big decisions are reached by the end of "Mystery Date."
Don (Jon Hamm) is sick with what appears to be the flu; he is so sick that he has to put out a cigarette after taking one drag because he is coughing so much. One problem that Don faces in mid-town is that the chances of bumping into a former flame are rather high, a fact that Megan (Jessica Paré) is happy to remind him of when this occurs in the elevator up to work with »
- emma fraser
Mad Men returns with this superb double episode after 17 months away from screens and many of those big questions are finally answered. Is Don (Jon Hamm) married to Megan (Jessica Paré)? Has Joan (Christina Hendricks) had her baby? What year is it?
It is the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend in 1966, so just under a year has passed since season 4; Don has indeed married Megan and Joan has had her baby. All seems like it is going relatively well for Don and the business are still continuing despite this stability being tentative; Don and Roger (John Slattery) are sharing a secretary after all. Megan's position at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is in the creative team, a move that is not lost on a visiting Joan. Megan is unlike Jane Sterling (Peyton List), who clearly married for the money and the luxury and »
- emma fraser
Mad Men Catch-Up: What Happened in Season 4 and All New Season 5 Promo Photos
Mad Men returns this Sunday to AMC for season 5 and considering the last episode aired October, 17 2010 we thought a catch-up was in order. We also have some new promo shots from Sunday's two-part episode and the season 5 cast shots which are as stunning and as stylish as you would expect.
The video at the end of this article (courtesy of PopSugar TV) is a 4-minute overview of the whole of season 4 and if you're wondering where we left all of the main characters at the end of the season 4 finale "Tomorrowland" then read ahead.
-Don (Jon Hamm) shocked both co-workers and viewers as he proposed to his secretary Megan (Jessica Paré). This was also a surprise to Dr. Faye Miller (Cara Buono) who Don was dating at the time. Miller had astutely predicted that Don would be »
- emma fraser
13 items from 2012
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