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Mad Men returned for the start of the first half of its seventh and final season last night, and the ratings weren't good. In fact, the series' Season 7 premiere was down more than a million viewers by comparison to the 3.4 million who tuned in for the Season 6 premiere last Spring.
I’m a die-hard Simpsons fan who shamelessly threw away my apologist hat long ago, and while the rise in episode quality over the last few years is arguable, there’s no denying Matt Groening’s crew has finally learned how to stay abreast of the zeitgeist. (Think the recent Letterman tribute and the constantly changing opening credits and guest-animated couch gags.)
We're flying up, up, and away from the Mad Men we once knew — at least as evidenced by the new photos released today. Given that the AMC series is exactly one month away from premiering its seventh and final season we are in (cue the musical intro) the final countdown (dun-na-nuh-nun, dun-na-nuh-nuh-nun) mode. But it seems as though things are up in the air for the familiar faces of Sterling Cooper & Partners, and they’re all headed out to Cali-forn-i-a.
So, AMC has gotten the ball rolling on the Mad Men season seven promotional onslaught! Yesterday’s brought us a 15-second wordless teaser, and today we have the key art featuring popular graphic designer of the 50s and 60s, Milton Glaser. And it’s no accident that the series’ creator, Matthew Weiner, chose this particular artist to craft the poster’s colorful artwork.
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Finally, one of those stereotypically thin but still exciting clips from the final season of AMC’s hit Mad Men has hit the Internet. With just over a month to go until Don Draper (Jon Hamm) returns to his drinking, womanizing ways — for the last time. And frankly, the excitement is palpable — even if there isn't any in this teaser.
To the average spectator, Don Draper might seem like a rather dapper, put-together dude, but under the surface, we know that's not the case. In fact, Mad Men's spent seasons giving us a peek beneath the surface of Don Draper's mask, peeling back the layers of booze, cigarettes, women and secrets to help us try to understand this guy better.
2013 has been a great year for television — perhaps one of its strongest in recent memory — so narrowing down a list of favorites was no small feat. Luckily for us, TVBlend is home to numerous writers with a myriad of tastes, which is why we decided to go solo this year in picking and sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. Up next here is Assistant TV Editor Alicia Lutes, with a list that starts off with Mad Men at number five.
When hearing that Community’s latest promo was a spoof of Mad Men, the first two thoughts that came to mind was the slow silhouette of Jeff Winger falling from a building, or something involving Annie, as Alison Brie is a pretty notable common thread between the two series. But Community took it one step better, not by spoofing Mad Men so much as spoofing the relatively useless and overly teasy Mad Men episode promos,
Predicting the Emmy Awards isn't always an easy task, but it's certainly fun to speculate over the nominees, which is what we did for the Outstanding Drama Series category. Arguments can really be made for or against all of the nominees in the category. There are six nominated dramas, and as it happens, some of us here at Cinema Blend were able to come up with solid arguments as to why some of these dramas deserve to win this year. And then there are the dramas that might not be so deserving, either for the win or even the nomination.
Can Mad Men keep up the same fan fervor that Breaking Bad did between seasons? I was one of apparently many millions of people who feverishly caught up on Breaking Bad between the first and second half of season 5, after hearing so many friends rave about the show and its tense, masterful plotting. Mad Men, on the other hand, could care less about Breaking Bad style tension and plot twists, and in recent seasons has seem invested in the mercurial Don Draper to its own detriment
It’s still August, and with the summer heat still bearing down on many of us across the country, it seems a little early to be thinking about Mad Men. AMC’s critically acclaimed series isn’t expected to return for its seventh and final season until 2014, but as it turns out, fans will be able to catch up on Season 6 episodes much sooner. Mad Men: Season 6 will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on November 5, 2013.
On a show as dense as Mad Men, you sometimes don't know what you're looking at until weeks after you've seen it-- though that won't stop the Internet from figuring it out. Parsing the meaning of certain clothing choices, camera angles and character developments is a weekly game any time that Mad Men is on the air
Chocolate enthusiasts may already be aware that Hershey's chocolate has a faintly sour aftertaste. In fact, that flavor distinguishes the American-made chocolate from many of its European competitors. While Hershey's chocolate may mix sweet and a little bit of sour for a distinctly delicious taste, the memory of its flavor is bittersweet for Don Draper, whose honest and uncharacteristically candid recollection of his early Hershey's memories weren't quite as appealing to the fictional Hershey's reps featured in the Mad Men season finale as they were to the actual brand...
Mad Men closes out its excellent sixth season with a real game changer for the show at almost every turn you can imagine. We have to start with Don, who ultimately is forced into temporary exile after a season of absenteeism with the company, and life in general, forces the other partners to play their hand. And just when things were starting to look up for the guy.
I had a hard time swallowing the idea that Bob really did have it bad for Pete, but it's hard to imagine any other reason that a careful social-climber would campaign for such a risky job. He wanted to get closer to Pete-- and, OK, get a major promotion in the process. And because Pete has proven in the past that he's a pretty lousy blackmailer, Bob's going to get it