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Is The Flash's Ronnie Doomed? Which Superhero Finale Was Best? Hypocrisy on Bachelorette? And More TV Qs

22 May 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural and Chicago P.D.!

1 | Were you half expecting a General Hospital character to reference the ABC News break-in that interrupted last Friday’s episode, to underscore the “live”-ness of it all?

RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

2 | Outlander fans: How much are you dreading the epic droughtlander that awaits after the May 30 season finale? And had any fans of the book envisioned MacRannoch’s home »

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‘Mad Men’ Series Finale Hits Viewership & 25-54 Highs In Live+3 Results

22 May 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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. While May 17 finale of Mad Men hit season-ender demo and viewership highs in Live+Same Day results, the Live+3 numbers have the much hyped and very heavily promoted departure jumping double-digits and breaking viewership and… »

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner On the Finale's Secrets and Why He Thinks Binge-Viewing is Bad News

22 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly a week after "Mad Men" aired its 92nd and final episode, creator Matthew Weiner sat down with writer A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library to reflect on the acclaimed AMC drama. It's the first talk he's given since the much-discussed "Person to Person," aired last Sunday. Read More: Review: 'Mad Men' Series Finale, Season 7 Episode 14, 'Person to Person' Ends an Era with Empathy Although the chat covered some familiar territory, Weiner spoke about his literary influences -- John Cheever's short stories and Frank O'Hara's poetry, his feelings about the current state of television, and gave some insight on some of the show's most beloved characters. Yes, that includes Betty. Below are some highlights from the chat, which is also available for your listening and viewing pleasure. Matthew Weiner doesn't like ambiguity for ambiguity's sake Without getting too spoiler-y, Weiner discussed "Mad Men's" final scene, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner On the Finale's Secrets and Why He Thinks Binge-Viewing is Bad News

22 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nearly a week after "Mad Men" aired its 92nd and final episode, creator Matthew Weiner sat down with writer A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library to reflect on the acclaimed AMC drama. It's the first talk he's given since the much-discussed "Person to Person," aired last Sunday. Read More: Review: 'Mad Men' Series Finale, Season 7 Episode 14, 'Person to Person' Ends an Era with Empathy Although the chat covered some familiar territory, Weiner spoke about his literary influences -- John Cheever's short stories and Frank O'Hara's poetry, his feelings about the current state of television, and gave some insight on some of the show's most beloved characters. Yes, that includes Betty. Below are some highlights from the chat, which is also available for your listening and viewing pleasure. Matthew Weiner doesn't like ambiguity for ambiguity's sake Without getting too spoiler-y, Weiner discussed "Mad Men's" final scene, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Mad Men Understood Human Behavior Better Than Any Show on TV

22 May 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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 die alone, and now here he was in California, shorn of his job, his home, his marriage, his apartment, his car, and even his suit, meditating on a hilltop overlooking the ocean. Our final glimpse of Don was a close-up of his face as he smiled somewhat mysteriously, whereupon series creator Matthew Weiner, who wrote and directed the finale, cut to Coca-Cola’s 1971 musical ad, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” That grin plus the Coke commercial added up to the perfect ending for a drama that was consistently hard-edged yet essentially compassionate, and more perceptive about »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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How the Age of Antihero TV Has Ruined Us All

22 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sunday night, viewers had a choice: Watch Sansa Stark's horrifying wedding night on HBO's "Game of Thrones," or watch Don Draper and a host of other characters find some measure of tidy fulfillment on the series finale of "Mad Men." Viewers seemed dissatisfied with both, judging by how they proceeded to set the Internet ablaze.

The outrage over Sansa's rape (with new husband Ramsay Bolton forcing himself on her while making her erstwhile stepbrother Theon Greyjoy watch) stems not just from the fact that the show's writers gave Sansa the fate meted out to another character in the books, or even that the violence was especially lurid or graphic. (Indeed, by "Game of Thrones" standards, the scene was fairly brief and discreet.) Rather, it was that Sansa has been a fan favorite, a decent person who's witnessed many ghastly events and lost several family members, but who herself had been »

- Gary Susman

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Matthew Weiner Talked About What Mad Men's Final Scene Really Means

21 May 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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 about what that might mean; did Don create the Coke ad or not? Now the creative genius behind the show, Matthew Weiner, has (sort of) confirmed his intention during a Q&A with novelist A.M. Homes in New York on Wednesday. Here are some of the most enlightening tidbits from the discussion. He's Still Being Cagey About What the Coke Ad Means "I have never been clear, and I have always been able to live with ambiguities. In the abstract, I did think, why not end this show with the greatest commercial ever made? In terms of what it means to people and everything, I am not ambiguity for ambiguity's sake. But it »

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Matt Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ Finale: ‘We Leave Everybody Slightly Improved’

21 May 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Maybe even “Mad Men” deserve a happy ending.

In a new video posted on AMC’s site, “Mad Men” creator and executive producer Matt Weiner offered more explanation of his iconic show’s series finale. In the end, he says, “We leave everybody slightly improved.”

The episode begins with Don racing a car across the Bonneville Salt Flats, but he’s still unhappy. “Now that … Don has run away to find himself, he’s a millionaire on the road with no problems and he’s completely isolated,” says Weiner. “The idea that the only thing that’s keeping him from being happy is the belief that he’s alone. … Don is in the process of becoming something.”

That’s the theme, he says, of the finale: “The other stories in it are about this idea about becoming something else.”

For Don’s ex-wife, Betty, who’s been diagnosed with terminal »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Matthew Weiner: Mad Men Ending Not Intended to Be Ambiguous

21 May 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

As a writer on the final season of The Sopranos, Matthew Weiner helped oversee the most contentious series finale of all time. The final moments of Weiner's Mad Men has not caused nearly as much consternation, but it has invited some level of speculation about what exactly happened between Don Draper's meditative enlightenment and the creation of Coca-Cola's classic "Hilltop" ad. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Mad Men: 11 things Matthew Weiner revealed about the finale

21 May 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mad Men’s creator gave a talk in New York in which he discussed the final season, show’s influences – and that last scene. Warning: spoilers (obviously)

Matthew Weiner, executive producer, writer, director and all-round head Mad Man gave a talk at the New York Public Library on Wednesday night, in which he discussed the show’s impact, the final season – and the ending.

Related: Jon Hamm thinks Mad Men's final scene is 'a serene moment of understanding'

Related: Mad Men: what does the final scene mean? (Warning: spoilers)

Related: The Mad Men effect on men's suits

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- Richard Vine

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‘Mad Men’ Creator on Coke Ad: 'It's the Best Ad Ever Made'

21 May 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner called the famous 1971 "Hilltop" Coke ad, which closed out the beloved AMC series, "the best ad ever made," during a chat with author A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library, The New York Times reports. "That ad is so much of its time, so beautiful — I don't think it's as villainous as the snark of today thinks it is."

Juxtaposed with a final shot of Don Draper/Dick Whitman seemingly at peace on the California coast, the "Hilltop" TV spot proved to be an apt, »

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Matthew Weiner Opens Up About the Mad Men Finale and What the Coke Ad Really Means

21 May 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Last night at the New York Public Library, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner made his first (and most likely last, at least for a while) comments about the series and its finale in an interview with writer Am Homes. I wasn’t able to attend the event, but I did watch the entire live-stream. And while Holmes and Weiner discussed many topics, from the life of Richard Nixon to binge-watching television, his most interesting comments were about the final moments of Mad Men, not because they specifically stated what the show’s ending meant, whether Don created the Coke ad or not (I don’t think anyone was expecting Weiner to explicitly say that one way or the other), but because they did shed some light on what his intentions were with the finale and the way in which the series concluded. “I do not like ambiguity for ambiguity’s sake, »

- Chris King

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Matthew Weiner Has Known How He Would End Betty’s Story for a While

21 May 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This post contains spoilers of the final episodes of Mad Men. Your eyes shouldn’t cross this line.Matthew Weiner did a very poor job of consoling the crowd during his Live From the New York Public Library talk with author A.M. Homes Wednesday night. Weiner was pretty matter-of-fact about Betty’s death, responding to the question of when he knew he was going to kill off Betty by pointing out that all of the characters are going to die eventually, and people die of cancer in the United States all of the time. (Not helpful, Matt.) Weiner sensed early on in the series that Betty Francis would eventually meet an untimely end. "Her mother had just died in the pilot, and I felt this woman wasn't going to live long," Weiner said. "We loved the idea of her realizing her purpose in life right when she ran out of time. »

- Laura Rosenfeld

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Matthew Weiner Thinks We’re All Too Cynical About That Coke Ad (and Other Things We Learned From His Mad Men Postmortem)

21 May 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The series finale of Mad Men aired Sunday night, and the show's creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner joined author A.M. Homes for a postmortem of sorts as part of the Live From the Nypl series Wednesday night. Discussing that Coke ad ending was, of course, on the agenda. In fact, it was kind of hard not to think about Coke during the conversation when classic glass bottles of the soda were handed out to attendees upon entering the event. Still, there were plenty more subliminal topics discussed, such as Don Draper's connection to Richard Nixon, the root of Don's depression, and how Joan became the fierce feminist we now know and love.Spoilers ahead for the series finale of Mad Men. We're all too cynical about that Coke ad ending.The series finale of Mad Men ended with Don Draper achieving a moment of peace he had been searching for »

- Laura Rosenfeld

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Mad Men, Forever, The Jinx

21 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mad Men: Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Matthew Weiner's '60s advertising drama draws to a close after seven series with its last ever episode, 'Person to Person'.

The series finale aired in the Us earlier this week and we imagine you're avoiding spoilers - so all we'll say for now is that Don (Jon Hamm), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Joan (Christina Hendricks) will be returning to our screens one last time.

The British Soap Awards: ITV, 8pm

Phillip Schofield hosts the star-studded awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, to celebrate the best of British soaps from over the past 12 months.

With 14 categories, including Best Newcomer, Best Storyline and the one everyone wants to win - Best British Soap, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors fight it out to win.

Forever: Sky1, 9pm

Dr Henry Morgan's story draws to a close in the »

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Matthew Weiner Explains Using the Coke Ad in 'Mad Men' Finale

21 May 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last Sunday's series finale of "Mad Men" set off a firestorm of debate -- did Don create that Coca-Cola ad? What does it mean? Why was it used? -- and creator Matthew Weiner has revealed some answers. Sort of.

Weiner spoke at a New York Public Library event, and of course, questions about the finale popped up. "I have never been clear, and I have always been able to live with ambiguities," he explained of the elliptical ending. But he did make clear that Don created that ad.

Here's an overview of what else he said:

The ad is not meant to be cynical -- rather the opposite: "I did hear rumblings of people talking about the ad being corny. It's a little bit disturbing to me, that cynicism. I'm not saying advertising's not corny, but I'm saying that the people who find that ad corny, they're probably experiencing a lot of life that way, »

- Kelly Woo

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Matthew Weiner explains the 'Mad Men' ending — or not

20 May 2015 7:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"I have always been able to live with ambiguities. I don't really understand a lot of things that regular people understand, that's part of it. So holding those things in my head, (someone might ask), 'Well, which is it?' Why does it have to be one or the other?" This was Matthew Weiner early in his conversation tonight at the New York Public Library with novelist Am Homes, which he had promised would be the only public comments he makes for a very long time about the end of "Mad Men." Those who came to the event (or watched the live-stream) expecting Weiner to run through a point-by-point explanation of the series finale — and particularly of his intentions for the final sequence, which implied that Don Draper had dreamed up the legendary "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" ad — likely came away disappointed. Homes seemed only casually »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains Series Finale, Character Surprises and What's Next

20 May 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matthew Weiner has officially spoken on the Mad Men season finale. The showrunner followed through on his promised "decompression" of the final episode with a discussion with novelist A.M. Homes on Wednesday at the New York Public Library. The chat marked his first (and likely only) interview to touch on Sunday's series finale. "I can't believe this happened, and I'm so grateful we got to do it and we were allowed to end it how and when we wanted to," he said. "I wanted it to feel that there was a vision and a point to the entire thing. ... I'm so pleased

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- Ashley Lee

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Mad Men Creator: Finale Coke Ad Came From Don's 'Enlightened State'

20 May 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For those of you who need to hear it straight from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner‘s mouth: Don (and not Peggy) wrote the Coke ad.

“The idea that some enlightened state, and not just co-option, might’ve created something that is very pure” was an attractive way to end the series, Weiner said. “To me, it’s the best ad ever made, and it comes from a very good place.”

The assertion was one of the highlights of a public conversation Weiner had with A.M. Holmes (The L Word) at the New York Public Library on Wednesday evening, »

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‘Mad Men’ Finale: Matt Weiner Talks Coke Ad, Don’s Awakening and Joan’s Surprises

20 May 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After a long wait, Matthew Weiner said he’s happy with the way Sunday’s “Mad Men” series finale was received by fans.

“I’m so pleased people enjoyed it and enjoyed it exactly as it was intended,” Weiner said Wednesday night in a Q&A with author A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library. “You can’t get a 100% approval rating or you’ve done something dumb.”

Weiner has said this Q&A session will be his major forum for talking about specifics regarding the finale, which wrapped the AMC drama after seven seasons. During the 85-minute conversation, he offered insight into the development of the show’s storylines over time as well as surprises that came as a result of collaboration in the writers’ room.

Weiner himself is still coming to a deeper understanding of his creation of Don Draper, the deeply conflicted advertising genius at the center of the show. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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