Category Archives: Mad Men

No-One’s Ever On Your Side

This is a brilliant analysis of Betty Draper by Sady Doyle which has really turned my opinion of what happened to Betty on S4 around. We all said we wanted Betty to get in touch with her anger, but we … Continue reading

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“No, but he’s renting it.”

Mad Men – "The Rejected" What a cracking episode of Mad Men. It was most satisfying and had me directing two thumbs up towards Allison in her tremendous confrontation with Don ("I don't say this easily but you are not … Continue reading

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Who is Don Draper?

Mad Men “Public Relations” The opening line of the show asked “who is Don Draper?” and I’m pretty close to not caring. I’m beginning to feel like one of those people who watch Buffy for anybody other than the title … Continue reading

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Top TV dramas

In the light of The Guardian’s top 50 television dramas of all time, I thought of the dramas that I remembered fondly and also remembered being, well, top. So, here’s a list which is not in any order except for … Continue reading

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Did I fall asleep? For a little while.

This blog hasn’t died. It may be hibernating a little bit. I may start “reviewing” Buffy in January when we start rewatching it with Adam. He has only seen a handful of episodes from before S4 and maybe by the … Continue reading

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I had a great idea and I lost it

Mad Men – “The Color Blue” (Kater Gordon* and Matthew Weiner) I was surprised with all the love that this episode got online. It was good but it felt very much part of the build up to the conclusion of … Continue reading

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I want a Hilton on the moon

Mad Men – “Wee Small Hours” (Dahvi Waller and Matthew Weiner) In a series full of great scenes, the scene when Don fires Sal is up there with Betty shooting pigeons and Peggy telling Pete that she had his baby. … Continue reading

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…of the republic of dresses

Mad Men – “Souvenir” (Lisa Albert and Matthew Weiner) It vaguely amuses me that some people call Mad Men misogynistic when it is probably misandrist, if it is anything. Imagine if this series was written by a woman. Yikes! Better … Continue reading

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I want to take your clothes off with my teeth and give you a go-around like you’ve never had.

Mad Men – “Seven Twenty Three” ( Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton and Matthew Weiner) Another excellent episode. I am pleased that this show is picking up mid-season and I am doubly pleased to see some Betty scenes in S3 … Continue reading

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What the hell just happened?

Mad Men – “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” (Robin Veith & Matthew Weiner) What an episode. Random observations: Jared Harris made me think of of his dad, Richard, as Dumbledore when he addressed the whole office. The title of … Continue reading

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