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?
I'm still trying to get over my summer breakup with The Walking Dead, and this video sent to me by one of my readers is helping to ease the pain and facilitate the transition from Twd to Mad Men. I think I've watched it three times now, so hilarious!
I missed last week since I was in Vegas and San Diego, so we've got two weeks to rehash, and we learned that producers decided to make Betty Francis fat in order to hide January Jones' super secret pregnancy. I'll tell you why this bothers me -- Betty Francis? Hyper-controlled, freakishly frigid Betty (Draper) Francis? I'm not buying it. I saw her going more the other route -- getting addicted to uppers or something -- that
As Pauline Francis (Pamela Dunlap) describes her upbringing to Sally (Kiernan Shipka), in which she was kicked across the room by her father and later told, “That was for nothing, so look out,” it largely sums up the feeling that part of being an adult is waiting for horrible things to happen, and having a certain amount of preparedness to combat them. But the horrible things don’t just come in the form of mass murder; they come as any number of grievances issued from one person to another. Which is why when a sick and feverish ...
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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
The world premiere party for Mad Men Season 4 kicked off in Times Square a few hours before the show on Sunday night. I was honored to be invited so I must give thanks to the wonderful Lipp sisters of Basket of Kisses who always keep me in the swing of things when it comes to Sterling Cooper, excuse me, Scdp (Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce). It's always good to hang with the vivacious Lipps and I also got to chat with other Mm fans including the adorable talented Carol Hannah of Project Runway fame.
The VIP crowd got Barbies. I managed to procure a Don & Betty set. (More on these dolls here. They retail for $75)
Left: Me (the hat was with the gift bag); Right: Girl from costume contest.
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