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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 »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Field Trip’ – or Sabotage

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Last Sunday’s 'Mad Men' episode features the interplay of short-sighted self-centeredness and unappreciated helpfulness. Read More »

‘Mad Men': Season 7 “Field Trip”

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From beginning to end “Field Trip” is filled with painfully awkward moments for just about everyone, including the viewer. Resentment, humiliation, and disappointment seep into everyone’s interactions. Perhaps a more appropriate title for this episode is “Guilt Trip.” Betty’s turns Bobby’s sharing of a sandwich with a needy classmate into a point of disappointment for both her and Bobby. Don’s ... Read More »

TV Review: Mad Men – ‘A Day’s Work’

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In “A Day's Work”, frustrations boil over, old rivalries are stoked and new flash points of controversy ignite. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Time Zones’ – Toxins and Antidotes

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This episode features some intriguing new relationships – not just among people, but also between people and their environments. Read More »

‘Mad Men’ Season 7: “Time Zones”

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This season’s premiere episode, "Time Zones," picks up eight weeks later in January 1969 with the main characters feeling their way through uncertainties and altered life states. Read More »