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Mad Men Review

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...

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' Turns Up The Heat As The End Nears | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment

Don’t read on unless you’ve seen “Time & Life,” the eleventh episode of the final season of “Mad Men.” “This is the beginning of som...

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' And So Many Sad Brunettes | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you have seen "New Business," the ninth episode of "Mad Men's" final season. Oh, “Mad Men.” Don’t ever change. Wai...

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' Ad Team Is Reunited And It Feels So Good | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.20.2014 | TV

Don't read on unless you have seen "The Strategy," the sixth episode of "Mad Men's" final season. So what do you do when you're desperate? Do you ...

Why Don's Doings Are The Saddest Thing Ever

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.07.2013 | TV
Mike Hogan

Instead of alleviating our anxiety, "Mad Men" dares to depict it, give it shape, rub our faces in it. We can't help loving Don and Roger, but look at what they do. Look at how they live.

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: Peter Campbell's Waking Up in 'Lady Lazarus'

Vanessa Berben | Posted 07.09.2012 | TV
Vanessa Berben

Whereas "Lady Lazarus" seems to celebrate the death of the body and thus the end of suffering, "Tomorrow Never Knows" focuses on the potential for embracing the potential for new beginnings. And that's what this week was all about.

Mad Men Flounder as Their Women Flex Their Wings

Vanessa Berben | Posted 06.25.2012 | TV
Vanessa Berben

I couldn't help but think about the feminist movement of the '60s as I watched all of this week's episode of Mad Men.

Boomer Lens: Mad Men Episode 4... Joan Takes Her First Steps on the Path to "True" Equality

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

If Weiner and company keep building on Joan's strengths as a lead character, she may well go down in the cultural record book as a quintessential American female role model.

'Is Don Draper Gonna Have to Choke a B***h?' Mad Men Channels Chappelle's Show and It's Awesome

Vanessa Berben | Posted 06.09.2012 | TV
Vanessa Berben

How much do you LOVE Pamela Dunlap as Pauline Francis? Her babysitting skills reminded me of my own mother -- scare the crap out of them with stories about serial killers then give them drugs so they pass out and stop bothering you. Sigh... memories.

My Harrowing Descent Into Mad Men-ness

Vanessa Berben | Posted 06.04.2012 | TV
Vanessa Berben

This is the story of how I dared to spend an entire week in bed with Don Draper. Okay, maybe that's misleading. But since recaps and reviews of Mad Men's premiere have already been done to death, let's have some fun with this.

Mad Men: "The Fog" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Five major plot developments in this episode -- named for the culmination of Betty Draper's pregnancy -- drive the action forward as we enter the middle of the season.