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And so we come to "The Flood," the fifth episode of the sixth season of "Mad Men," and what was probably the most complicated, layered, interlaced episode of the entire run: Full of symbols, historic tangents, backstory, front-story, foreshadows, old shadows, new shadows, pop culture references and touchstones, character development, inter-family complexities, emotional riffs...Read more »
So let's talk "To Have and To Hold," the third episode of "Mad Men's" sixth season and judging by the Twittersphere reaction two days later, the least liked episode so far. Which more than anything proves the downside of crowdsourcing opinions — they can be wrong, everywhere, instantly.
"To Have and To Hold" was this season's best episode. It was a pure pleasure...Read more »
"Breaking Bad," one of the great shows in TV history -- which is to say also one of my favorite shows in TV history -- is returning for its final run and (I am SO much enjoying keeping you in suspense) while there's little doubt this will be one of the programming events of the decade (Okay, now I'm even beginning to annoy myself)...
...August 11. That's the day. Mark the calender. "Breaking Bad" will return to wrap its run on August 11, 2013. Eight episodes will air. And we will learn about the fate of Walter White.
But here, arguably, is even more interesting news: AMC will also launch a show called "Talking Bad," obviously patterned after the successful "Talking Dead." Details:
AMC announces that it will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy® Award-winning series, “Breaking Bad.” “Talking Bad” will analyze and dissect every detail of “Breaking Bad’s” final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. “Talking Bad” will air at 11pm ET/PT, and will be produced by Michael Davies’ Embassy Row with Sony Pictures Television serving as the studio partner.
Apologies for this late post on Sunday's interesting "Mad Men," titled "The Collaborators," but like you, I have had a lot else to reflect on than the latest Don Draper bed-hopping episode.
But in light of the tragedy in Boston, it's almost -- in an unexpected way -- bizarre that an episode, which revolved around a Winston Churchill quote, would air the night before.
Churchill:...Read more »
"Mad Men" returns Sunday and of course the world awaits anxiously. Can it recapture that cultural buzz it once had in abundance? Will it still be great? Will we still care about Don and Peggy and Roger and...
Questions answered -- sort of. Meanwhile, a Sunday Fanfare feature on Jon Hamm in which said star explains the meaning of life and where to find a good burger (mmm, burger.)...Read more »
"The Killing," which was very nearly offed after its second season (and was, but that's another story), has a date with the audience: June 2 for a two hour launch. AMC just announced, and here are some details (please head to the jump for date and time of "Blood").
The new season, which stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder), along with new...Read more »
Not much known about AMC's summer series "Low Winter Sun" with "Zero Dark Thirty's" Mark Strong, but that's about to be addressed. Here's the just-released trailer; series (a ten-parter) arrives in a few months, no specific date set:
Not always generous with forward glances at forthcoming seasons, Matthew Weiner and AMC appear to have reversed themselves a bit by releasing this nearly two-minute long trailer that offers a handful of clues of what to expect -- notably much will be about Don, Don, Don. Take a look (and the sixth begins April 7, by the way).