Matthew Weiner

Who would Don be without his cool facade?

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Matthew Weiner Is Overrated

The 'Mad Men' auteur's false advertising

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

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six Finale, Post 1

The death of Don the liar

Is this the catharsis we've been waiting for?

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 11, Post 2

'Mad Men' channels Freud

The sour little boys of "Mad Men" don't know how to love. 

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 7, Post 2

The chemistry of Don and Ted

It's undeniable—the two men have it.

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The show is becomming more symphonic poem than novel.

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Dear TV: Mad Men Season Six: Episode 1

Matthew Weiner's death obsession

Matthew Weiner's death obsession

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Don Draper Is a Depressive

Does he know it?

Season six of "Mad Men" provides yet one more iteration of Don Draper.

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This is the new column in TNR’s weekly series of "Mad Men" episode recaps. Caution: It contains spoilers. Click here for last week's review. Where to begin? With a eulogy for the dearly departed Miss Blankenship, erstwhile hellcat, whose every raspy one-liner was comedy gold? Or perhaps we should start by saying that Joan and Roger’s post-mugging clinch was both lamely contrived (a near-death experience on an L.A. backlot street leading into a kiss—how very daytime soap) and also truly sexy.

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This is the new column in TNR’s weekly series of "Mad Men" episode recaps. Caution: It contains spoilers. Click here for last week's review. Except for the lamentable absence of Roger Sterling, "The Summer Man" was one of just two true ensemble episodes this season (the debut was the other). Characters that are usually locked into their own narrative boxes broke free and roamed through one another's territory; the show even managed to integrate Don and Betty's worlds, previously as rigidly demarcated as North and South Korea.

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