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TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Babylon” or Exile From the Good Place That Cannot Be

This episode of Mad Men is just incredible, both for its artistry and for its interwoven themes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” – The Creative Mind

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One of the great things about 'Mad Men' is its depth – with multiple layers of life, culture, and storytelling vying for attention in every episode. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Waterloo” – or Adopting Memes Selectively

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It’s fun to watch how effectively people pick up social attitudes, poses, styles, interactions, and ideas by imitating others when they believe it will help them achieve their goals. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Waterloo’

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Despite the fact that a death wish and a death bookend this episode, “Waterloo” sets Mad Men on a positive trajectory for the series’ final episodes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Strategy” – or Family Redefined

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The real-world family situations we see in this episode are revealing. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Strategy’

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This week’s episode of "Mad Men" focuses on family, proposals and prospects with New York as the convergent center of the action. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Runaways’ – Plots, Projections, and Prophecies

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True to its high caliber, this week's 'Mad Men' takes us beyond the expected. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ : “The Runaways”

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Don continues to eat humble pie on his path to redemption. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith” – or Courage v. Cowardice?

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In this Mad Men episode, we see multiple characters – Brooks, Mona, Roger, Margaret/Marigold, and later Freddy and Don – step up and take action or take a stand, putting themselves on the line for their beliefs. The results are mixed, and as usual, Don grows significantly through the experience. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith”

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This week’s episode serves up ample portions of humiliation, irony, and payback for past transgressions, especially for Don and Roger. At SC&P, the screws are tightened and the tables turned on Don in ways that he never expected. Roger’s sins of his past and present came back to haunt him with a slap of reality delivered by his daughter, Marigold. ... Read More »