Are you watching Mad Men? You have not been getting a truly balanced view of what it was like to be gay in advertising in that time period. I was there. There were plenty of gays who, like me, didn't bother to stay in the closet, succeeded, and thrived in this tough world.
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.
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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.
A succession of out-of-control Mad Men rivalries in the latest episode filled my mind with disturbing scenes from Fatal Attraction, the 1987 cautionary film about infidelity.
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.
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.
During the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less be as impressive as more?
Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.
Jon Hamm doesn't even seem to fit in his clothes anymore. I fear Matthew Weiner has accomplished the impossible: he has turned Don Draper into a wimp. And me into a Mad Woman.
I loved this episode. It was fast-paced, it was funny, it was deep and it had the Beatles.
Is Weiner readying Peter's so easily turned head for the chopping block?
Last night's episode built on a theme that came up last week: When do you decide to pursue a dream? And how long do you keep that dream to yourself? B...
Emptiness, missed connections, lies and not getting what you want -- those were the recurring ideas, but overriding all that was the sense that someone was going to die or something terrible was going to happen.
When I grow up, I want to be Julia Ormond. Not the unsatisfied booze-swilling character she plays on Mad Men but the woman herself. A woman who appears comfortable in her own skin, even as she ages.
What is the single most intense, fraught, infuriating and rewarding relationship in your life? For many women, the answer is a no-brainer: the one we have with our mothers.