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Back in 2008, Mad Men was a relatively new player on the scene, and Jon Hamm wasn’t a household name just yet. Case in point: when he actually won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series in the drama category, the awards committee spelled his name incorrectly.
With so much great television on at the moment, you have to have some really captivating characters to differentiate yourself from the plethora of programming that’s available. While of course a series needs to have characters that the viewer really cares about, there’s perhaps an even more effective way of writing awesome characters. Namely: to make a character that’s a downright awful person.
The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes are out, and with them comes celebration, aggravation and various levels of perplexity. Here are the five biggest surprises from the TV side of things.
This seems like a match made in heaven. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will be joining the team of Orange is the New Black.
Every so often there’s an advertisement is put out that gives you a whole new perspective on marketing. If Mad Men taught us anything, it was that ads are far more than just selling a product, they are there to evoke feeling, nostalgia, or whatever type of message that’s necessary to help create brand recognition.
You already know what your favorite TV shows are, and you probably know what your friends’ favorite shows are, particularly if they’re outspoken on social media. But have you ever wondered how the people making those series feel about all the projects populating TV history?
Though ratings are rarely the best way to determine a show’s specific impact on society at large, each year’s top-rated shows often lack a surprising number of much-talked-about series, and here are 7 shows whose fame was far more prevalent by word-of-mouth over eyes-on-screens.
On Sunday night, the world said goodbye to Don, Betty, Pete, Joan, Peggy and the rest of the Mad Men squad, and Jon Hamm shared some amusing thoughts on who he'd like to see return for a spinoff series in the future.
Mad Men wrapped up this week, closing out the stories of Don Draper & Co. with a mostly neat little bow, and a bottle of Coke. For those who missed it, or want to revisit the finale moments, which set the course for the characters' ever-afters,
Tonight is the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which inevitably means it’s the 72nd year in a row where fans of TV and cinema inevitably get pissed off that their favorite show/movie/performer didn’t get the proper recognition in marble and gold statuette form. Let's reminisce about bad decisions of the past, shall we?
With each new year comes new beginnings, whether in the form of resolutions to become happier with oneself, or in the form of frustration over trying to get taxes done. But, sadly, 2015 in particular will mark the endings for a slew of popular TV series all over the network-sphere.
“Weird Al” Yankovic continued his no holds barred pop culture takeover with a silly and spirited performance at tonight’s Emmy Awards. His targets were a selection of this year’s nominees, as he added lyrics to some of TV’s most memorable instrumental theme songs.
Good news dropped today for folks who love AMC’s long-running drama Mad Men. Lionsgate announced earlier today that the drama’s final season will be headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, soon. Since the second half of the seventh season doesn’t hit the schedule until the spring of 2015, the release announcement might seem a bit premature. But that’s where the bad news comes in.
Following up on word that Mad Men had a pretty dismal final-season debut, there's better news today. Factoring in DVR users who watched the Season 7 premiere episode in the days following Sunday night's broadcast, the total number of viewers shifted up significantly, with a total of 3.7 million viewers tuning in.
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.