Blogging Mad Men: Season 4 Finale: ‘Tomorrowland.’

I’m a little late to the party on this, but it’s been many o’ year since I had a TV and longer still since I’ve paid for cable. Normally, I don’t mind waiting a day, but my twitter timeline was full of Mad Men finale spoilers this morning. In this case, I expected some [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 12: “Blowing Smoke”

Apologies for the lateness of the recap- I had to watch this one again.

This episode begins to hit the crescendo of the story arc for the whole season: Don’s self destruction. The real world keeps intervening on the neat little life he constructed. Anna dies. His assumed identity costs SCDP a major client, [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 10 “F-Bombs, Bitch Slaps & A Chocolate Bunny.”

This week’s recap is by Kristy Wright, who works in public relations in Atlanta. Check out her photography at Shot By Kristy.

Bucking the PB tradition, I have a different title for the Mad Men Episode 10 recap. This recap shall be titled “F-Bombs, Bitch Slaps & A Chocolate Bunny.” Follow me.

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Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 9 “The Beautiful Girls.”

I have a hard time when television shows throw in a death to serve as the episode’s conflict. On a show like Lost — before it got horrible — death served to keep the show honest: you couldn’t be terrified of the island as a viewer without the consequences feeling real for the characters. [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 8, “The Summer Man”

After all of the drama that exploded last week, “Mad Men” fans had to be wondering which direction the show would take in this week’s episode. What we got was Introspective Don, who has decided to put down the booze and pick up the pen. The opening scene had him narrating his [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 7, “The Suitcase.”

Oh Peggy. Peggy, Peggy, Peggy.

You know it’s a good episode when Ida Blankenship‘s zingy racist one-liner (“If I wanted to see two Negros fight, I’d throw a dollar bill out of my window”) is the least interesting thing that happens. Don’s alcoholism is getting to be a bit tiring, so I appreciate Matthew [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 6, “Waldorf Stories.”

Mad Men episode with Don and company at the CLIO awards airing the same night the Emmys? Thanks for the synchronicity, AMC!

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The Double Standard on Sexual Exploration.

So, I’m guest blogging at Feministe right now and, in my first post, I pointed out how annoyed I get about the sexual double-standard when we talk about kids exploring their sexuality for the first time. When boys start to masturbate, it’s just natural; when girls do it, it must be a [...]