It's the end! But not really! But it could have been! With a death, a moon landing, a winnning Burger Chef pitch, and a whole lot of closure, "Waterloo" gave us a lot to both satisfy and whet our narrative appetite for the final season's second half, which begins in 2015. Join us as we puzzle out the meanings, moods, and unexpected musical numbers of Mad Men's mid-season finale.
Welcome back to Don and Peggy Are The Absolute BestMad Men. It was an episode where plenty of stuff happened—Pete joined the Mile-High Club, Don headed closer to a divorce, a closeted GM exec was outed in a horrifying if historically accurate manner, and a perfectly good cake was destroyed by Pete's petulance. But "The Strategy" will likely go down in Mad Men history as one of the show's best episodes for its quieter revelations, which cut to the heart of the characters' humanity in ways that exemplify why we keep watching. Read on for our take on the episode.
Welcome back! This week on Mad Men, there were confrontations, recriminations, come-ons, brush-offs, tears, envy, anger, and gumdrops. It was a little exhausting, frankly. Join us as we recap the highs, lows, and unpasteurized tastes of "Field Trip."
Welcome back! It's week two of the Mad Men season seven, and between faulty conference-call equpiment and mistaken flower identity, the halls of SC&P are already getting a wee bit thick with power struggles. As you'll recall, our recaps aren't strictly linear, but rather focus in on key themes, plot points, and character developments. So grab a drink—after marking your bottle on the waterline, of course—and tune in for our thoughts on "A Day's Work."
When you repeatedly watch the same show over the span of multiple seasons, the reality that it can come to an end and be finished forever is really, really strange. When you watch shows like Twin Peaks or The X-Files or Freaks and Geeks in the year 2014, you’re well aware of exactly how many hours you’ll be blessed to spend lying in bed with Netflix propped up, streaming right onto your lap. To watch a great show from start to finish is rare and will inevitably leave you with a feeling of emptiness and questions you’ll never be able to fully shake once it’s over.
With a wallop of a finale in which jobs were lost, marriages new and old were departed, men of God were socked in the nose, and Hershey's execs were befuddled, the penultimate season of Mad Men came to a close. And we hung on every word. Join us for a final trip through the halls of SC&P, won't you?