New Show Recap: Mad Men, Season 6, Ep. 13 “In Care Of”

On the season finale of Mad Men, Don remembers how to be a person about four months too late and in the worst possible setting. And Peggy might be learning how to be Don, except better, because she’s not carrying around a giant piece of baggage named Dick Whitman.

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New Show Recap: Mad Men, Season 6 Ep. 10 “A Tale of Two Cities”

This week on Mad Men there’s a lot of business-related power struggles and Don continues to be weird and self-destructive.  Read More New Show Recap: Mad Men, Season 6 Ep. 10 “A Tale of Two Cities”

Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.13, “The Phantom”

Previously on “Mad Men”: Like, the bleakest two weeks of television I can remember seeing. SCDP is down one partner, but up another, and Peggy has decided that she has to go her own way which is not part of the depressing bit, and Pete previously had an affair with his train buddy’s wife. Also, my channel gave the episode a bumper warning for “brief nudity” which is a dicey prospect on this show. Let’s see Season 5 out, shall we? Read More Recap: Mad Men, Episode 5.13, “The Phantom”

Recap: “Mad Men” Episode 5.06, “Far Away Places”

This week on Mad Men: The show does half my work for me by splitting into three distinct story lines encompassing the same span of time. The title is “Far Away Places” and Peggy, Roger, and Don all have experiences that take them deep into unfamiliar and unsettling territory. Exciting! Read More Recap: “Mad Men” Episode 5.06, “Far Away Places”

Mad Men: “Indian Summer” of (Hesitant, Repressed) Self Love

Previously on Mad Men:

Roger behaved poorly and had a heart attack, Joan hated men but to the great disappointment of her roommate not enough to give them up in favor of women, Don had an existential crisis and went running to Rachel, who, against what we know to be her better judgment, was totally down with that. Read More Mad Men: “Indian Summer” of (Hesitant, Repressed) Self Love

Mad Men: Long Weekend, Not Quite at Bernie’s, but We Came Really Close

Previously on Mad Men:

Betty dealt with disappointment and housewife angst by opening fire on some pigeons, Pete dealt with conflicting feelings regarding his secret lady friend by punching Ken in the face, Don dealt with feelings by refusing to have feelings. Read More Mad Men: Long Weekend, Not Quite at Bernie’s, but We Came Really Close

Mad Men: They Shoot Fat Girls, Don’t They?

Previously on Mad Men:

Don had an extended flashback, told off some hipsters, and brought an account home with Peggy’s ideas. Peggy went there on an office couch with Pete and ripped her blouse. She was also awesome and adorable on the dance floor. Sal almost went there with a lipstick executive, but he couldn’t and it was very sad. Pete was a jerk to everyone and somehow got at least one woman, probably two, to go there with him. Somehow. Read More Mad Men: They Shoot Fat Girls, Don’t They?

Mad Men: “Red in the Face” and White and Lumpy on the Floor

Last time on Mad Men:

Don got schooled in not being a jerk and bad performance art. Joan got a bird and a cage. Peggy got a new job, but no raise and no respect. We got a gorgeous montage at the end. Read More Mad Men: “Red in the Face” and White and Lumpy on the Floor