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The 'Mad Men' Finale: It's the Real (No)Thing

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

Certainly, on a superficial level, we can say that all of the major Mad Men characters journeyed forth through significant life changes. But as much as these characters gained scars and wisdom through their journeys, none of them actually changed over the course of a decade.

Matthew Jacobs

How Betty Draper Is Influencing January Jones' Post-'Mad Men' Roles | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

Warning: This post contains spoilers for “Person to Person,” the series finale of “Mad Men.” "Mad Men" made a concerted move to bid farewel...

Why 'Mad Men' Gives Us Hope on the Gun Violence Issue

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Don Draper famously said, "If you don't like what's being talked about, change the conversation." That is precisely what we must do to address the problem of gun deaths and injuries in our nation.

Betty Draper Is Finally Likable -- There's Just One Problem With That

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

She wasn't the perfect mom. Maybe she was the anti-mom. But I loved Betty Draper for all her contradictions and imperfections. And she doesn't deserve her fate. If you're a longtime fan of Betty Draper, raise your hand! No takers? OK, I admit Betty has a lot of flaws. A lot of big flaws.

'Mad Men' and Memories We Didn't Know We Have

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The trick of "Mad Men" is that we all watch it and see what's being done so utterly wrong by the characters. We judge them for the choices they make with the wisdom of 45 years of history and change that they could never have predicted.

Betty's Fate and the Birth of Feminism in 'Mad Men'

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Miles McCarter

Now that Betty's story is literally ending, we see her going back to school -- but it is no coincidence that her efforts for self-fulfillment are going to be cut short.

'Mad Men' Delivered A Tragic Twist In Its Penultimate Episode

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

With "Mad Men" coming to a close, Sunday's tragic episode -- the penultimate of the series -- left the show's fans speechless and speculating about ho...

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' Shocker: Nobody Saw This Coming | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Milk and Honey Route,” the 13th episode of the final season of "Mad Men." “I’m not so dumb anymore...

Matthew Jacobs

January Jones On Glen's Awkward 'Mad Man' Return And Betty's Future | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment

Warning: This interview contains spoilers for “The Forecast,” the 10th episode of the final season of “Mad Men.” When we sat down with Janu...

Mad Men Season 7: Don's Long Goodbye

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The tragedy of King Draper is that now that he is "ready" (as he tells "Di"), the tough new girl in his life reveals that she is not. She needs to suffer a bit more for her past misdeeds. And so it goes. The heaping mess of karma, born long before Dick Whitman even entered this world, is still inflicting its vengeance on our late-blooming ad man.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Maureen Ryan

Two Field Trips Gone Wrong On 'Mad Men' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen "Field Trip," Sunday's Season 7 episode of "Mad Men." "They lose their confidence." -- Megan's agent "Okay."...

Don Draper Isn't So Untouchable Anymore

Molly Fosco | Posted 06.24.2014 | TV
Molly Fosco

In a sweaty state of anxiety, he's been confronted with many demons whether it be PTSD from the war or memories of his disturbing childhood growing up in a whore house. But he's always prevailed because he's Don Draper and no one can touch him.

If Real Wives Were Treated Like TV Wives, Things Would Be Pretty Awful

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.17.2013 | Women

Anyone who watches TV and spends time online knows that a lot of irrational hatred gets directed toward TV wives. But what would it look like if we tr...

LOOK: 16 Lessons The Women Of 'Mad Men' This Season (GIFs)

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

Season 6 of "Mad Men" has involved some serious surprises for its female characters, but our leading ladies Peggy, Joan, Megan, Betty and Sally refuse...

Betty Draper Makes Misery Look So Damn Good

Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts

That golden light, that perfect coif, that tantalizing cocktail -- Betty Draper sure knows how to drink her problems away in style, doesn't she? We're...

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

How Women Reacted To The 'Mad Men' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women

"Peggy Olson, you are the song in my heart." "If I ever start a riot grrrl band, I'm calling it Sally Draper." When season 6 of "Mad Men" premiered...

The Ballad of Don and Megan: Back to Normal

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.12.2012 | TV
Lauren Cahn

In one of the early episodes of the fifth season of Mad Men, Roger Sterling asks the question that stated a major theme for the entire season: When are things going to go back to normal?

Mad Men Through The Boomers Lens: Don Offers Up Some Harrison Ford-Styl

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

Now that Don is back, he appears determined to make SCDP succeed

Mad Men Recap: Soap Opera Digest(ed)

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 07.16.2012 | TV
Samantha Zalaznick

Even the Devil drinks a Sno Ball and even Mad Men can get hit in the face. "Dark Shadows" just wasn't on its usual high level of awesomeness.

Mad Men: Danger! Slippery When Soapy (Especially in Dark Shadows)

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

If there's one thing we know for sure about the latest episode of Mad Men, it's this: All this soapiness can mean only one thing. People are about to die.

What Weight Watchers Meant To Women In The '60s

TresSugar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

This week on Mad Men's "Dark Shadows" episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jeal...

Thanks, Betty, For The Worst Episodes Of 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.14.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Any episode that prominently features Betty is a lesser episode of "Mad Men." She just isn't as interesting as the show thinks she is, and when she turns up, "Mad Men's" ability to tell stories about bitterness and dissatisfaction becomes noticeably unsubtle.

What Your Favorite 'Mad Men' Character Says About You

Thought Catalog | Posted 04.11.2012 | Women

We all love Mad Men. (Don't debate with me, Game of Thrones people, there can only be one Best Show Ever, and it clearly takes place at Sterling Coope...