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Mad Men Recap: Don Strikes Back

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

It's the penultimate episode of the season, SCDP is desperate, and Don is making moves. We've come a long way since the beginning of the season, where Don struggled with his own identity, and now SCDP is struggling with theirs.

Mad Men: Breach One "Chinese Wall' and You Just Want to Breach Another One an Hour Later

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In the antepenultimate episode of Mad Men's very eventful Season 4, the pile-driving plot machinations of the previous episode have ground events into their trajectories.

Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Mad Men starts to wrap up in the third to last episode with this week's "Chinese Wall." Drowning in the loss of Lucky Strike, the partners at SCDP scramble to try and build a lifeboat.

Mad Men Recap: Help!

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

This week's Mad Men episode "Hand and Knees" got crazy. All of a sudden, the little dormant problems that have been brushed aside spring up to throw the characters down.

Mad Men Recap: R.I.P. Miss Blankenship

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Last night's Mad Men episode, "The Beautiful Girls," centers around Faye, Sally, Miss Blankenship, Peggy and Joan -- all in different stages of life, dealing with their own roles as women as well as their roles with the men that rely on them.

Mad Men Makes the All-Time Television Pantheon and Unspools Another Fine Episode

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The first part of this season is more pleasant to watch than the first part of last season. But until we know where we're going this season, I'm not sure how consequential it will all turn out to be.

Mad Men Recap: The Shame Game

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

In "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword," the characters deal with both shame and guilt. Don bounces back to his feet and avoids company shame by realizing they're set up for failure (foresight he hasn't had in a while).

Mad Men Review: "The Rejected" Is a Routine Episode, But Betty Draper Has Joined The X-Men!

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This was the most routine of the episodes so far this season. But afterwards, I learned where Betty Draper has gotten herself to. She's joined The X-Men!

Mad Men Recap: You Are Not a Good Person

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Though less exciting, this episode served a necessary purpose, putting Allison's breakdown, Pete's pregnancy, and Peggy in the foreground.

Mad Men Returns With "Public Relations" in More Ways Than One: Who IS Don Draper?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

So far, Mad Men, with the guidance of creator Matthew Weiner and the rest of the writers, has avoided backlash with its continued high quality. That ultimate safeguard has continued as Season 4 gets underway.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N13: Iron Man 2

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take a can opener to Iron Man 2, the successful sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, starring...

Iron Man's Post-Modern Howard Hughes Is Back and Confused

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Iron Man 2, entertaining as it is, and I like it, is a big missed opportunity. It could have been a lighter version of The Dark Knight, exploring deeper themes in a pop context with a more congenial cast. Instead, it's confused.

Mad Men Sweeps the Latest Awards and Loses A Key Character

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The last month has brought some good news, and some bad, from the Mad Men front.

Bill Thompson Join John Slattery In Fight Against Hudson Square Sanitation Garage

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last Thursday night mayoral candidate Bill Thompson braved the wind and rain to join residents of Hudson Square and North TriBeCa neighborhoods to ral...

Guide To Mad Men's New York City

guestofaguest.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the best parts of watching Mad Men (besides the expertly crafted plot and character development) is the perfectly recreated world of 1960s New ...

John Slattery, Mad Men Star, Fights Sanitation Garage In Neighborhood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — "Mad Men" star John Slattery says not in my back yard. The actor, who plays advertising executive Roger Sterling on the hit televisi...

Help Save Hudson Square

John Slattery | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Slattery

Mr. Bloomberg presents himself as a guy who gets things done, but I guess democracy is a little too messy for him. What he says he's doing and how he spends taxpayers' money are two different things.

Mad Men: "The Color Blue" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's "The Color Blue" was a cracking good episode that, after last week's rushed and rather arbitrary plot developments, returned Mad Men to its strongest ground.

Mad Men: "Wee Small Hours" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Listening to Martin Luther King on the murder of four girls in a Birmingham church, Betty opines that maybe this civil rights thing is premature. But Betty should know that a dream deferred can dry up like a raisin in sun.

Mad Men: "Seven Twenty Three" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

What "Seven Twenty Three" is is Don Draper's Waterloo. Or I should say, Dick Whitman's Waterloo. That's the day in 1963 on which Don Draper/Dick Whitman gets lassoed.

Mad Men's Emmy Triumph Comes As "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's repeat win at the Emmy Awards further enshrined Mad Men as television's best series on a night when it aired a consequential new episode.

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.

Mad Men: "My Old Kentucky Home" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Season 3's third episode, named for a stunning Roger Sterling musical interlude, is as much about tone as advancement of the plot. And a surprisingly musical tone at that.

Mad Men: "Love Among the Ruins" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

We learned more about the characters and the changes taking place in this pivotal year. And we tapped into very contemporary themes about corporate disarray and aging parents.

Mad Men: "Out of Town": Season 3 Opener Satisfying If Not Scintillating

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

A satisfactory if not scintillating opener for the third season of Mad Men. The show captures the air of uncertainty that grips today's U.S. economy, and hints at major culture clash ahead.