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Mad Men Recap: "Little Murders"

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 07.29.2012 | TV
Samantha Zalaznick

Selling sex is a basic advertising concept that we see over and over, but it's much harder to swallow when the concept becomes a reality.

Mad Men (Finally) Returns: Worth the Wait?

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Fortunately, Woodstock is still a long ways off. And the Summer of Love is, too (along with San Francisco), though it's just over a year away in the Mad Men universe. But the rumblings of change -- in this case racial change and generational change -- are getting much louder.

11 Things We Wish Would Happen For The Women Of 'Mad Men'

Posted 03.25.2012 | Women

And so the moment AMC has poured untold thousands of advertising dollars into is here: the long-awaited premier of Season 5 of "Mad Men." As you swish...

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

Mad Men Season 4, Ep 7 -- The Courtship of Don and Peggy

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

We're about halfway through Season 4 and "The Suitcase" focuses on the show's most functional couple -- Peggy and Don. And of course when the episode...

Mad Men Season 4, Episode 6 -- Dissolving Identity and the Female Gaze

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Don, the ultimate charlatan, is imploding under his identity crisis. He's so drunk throughout most of the episode that he becomes unconscious of his actions.

Mad Men Season 4, Ep 4: The Rejected

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Peggy steps out of her day job and into the beatnik nightlife, entering a world divorced from her pragmatism, where she doesn't have to fake virginity to win a man's attention.

Desire and Expectations: Mad Men Episode 2

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Identity is still an overarching theme. Whose needs will you cater to -- yours or others'? And at what point do others' desires muddle with your own until you can no longer tell them apart?

Mad Men: The Streak Continues

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Mad Men is, sadly, off the air till the summer. But it is definitely on a roll. Earlier in January, it won as best dramatic series at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Producers Guild, among others.

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: "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 Returns: The '60s Advertising Drama Is A Time Tunnel To the Present

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There are a number of ways to view Mad Men. For my own part, I can take it as a period piece, a sort of time capsule of the early '60s, at once relatively close yet far enough away to be intriguing for its unfamiliarity.