Mad Men

Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season
May 26, 2014

As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.

'24' Is Back. And Its Politics Have Gotten Interesting
Today's prestige TV owes the Bush-era paranoia-fest a debt of gratitude
May 05, 2014

A new day starts in a very changed world. What happened in the first two hours?

David Chase Speaks About ‘The Sopranos’ Ending
And offers nothing but more darkness
May 01, 2014

David Chase spoke at a "Sopranos" screening Wednesday night. Yes, he addressed the final scene.

Unpacking the 'Mad Men' Premiere: Can Don Draper Ever Change?
April 13, 2014

Who would Don be without his cool facade?

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated
The 'Mad Men' auteur's false advertising
April 12, 2014

 It’s not that “Mad Men” is bad. It’s just not nearly as good as most people say it is. 

'Mad Men' Season Six Finale, Post 2
Don realizes he's not the leading man
June 24, 2013

Is Don realizing he's not this story's leading man?

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six Finale, Post 1
The death of Don the liar
June 24, 2013

Is this the catharsis we've been waiting for?

Dear TV: Mad Men Season Six: Episode 12, Post 2
Everything’s different, but nothing’s changed
June 17, 2013

Don's a baby, Peggy's a "little girl," and Sally Draper is growing up.

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 12, Post 1
Don Draper as Hamlet
June 17, 2013

In this week's episode, Peggy became Gertrude to Ted’s Claudius and Don Draper's Hamlet

The Showrunner Fallacy
TV's auteurs matter much less than you think
June 13, 2013

Veneration of TV's auteurs does not explain TV's greatness.