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Posts Tagged ‘mad men

Janus and Duality in Mad Men’s The Doorway

April 12, 2013

Mad Men Season 6 kicked off in classic MM style, with a big dollop of death, existential angst and a whole lotta duality. I have referenced this before as a key theme of the show and it looks like that is set to continue. A big clue to the importance of duality was the name […]

YOLT~Duality/Sexuality in Mad Men’s The Phantom

June 24, 2012

The last few episodes of Mad Men 5 left me emotionally devastated. I watched them over the space of a few nights, ending each one with red-rimmed eyes and a sore heart. That’s when I know the show is back on incredible form. Welcome back, Mad Men. And what a way to wrap up the […]

Knock Knock ~ Masculinity and Mad Men’s Mystery Date

April 21, 2012

Mad Men is…past its peak (much like Don). I hate to say it. We’re nowhere near break-up status, but I just haven’t found s5 so far to be as gut wrenchingly fantastic as the previous seasons (I cried during every single episode of s2). But there are still nuggets of brilliance and a lot to […]

Mad Men Season 3 (and the nature of change)

April 21, 2010

Change isn’t good or bad. It just is. ~Don Draper Mad Men‘s Season 3 finale was perfect. I mean, every episode is perfect, but this one was particularly superb. I still think Season 2’s ‘Meditations in an Emergency’ is the best the show has done.¬† However, ‘Shut the Door, Have a Seat’ managed to be […]

Mad Men and gender relations in ‘the Souvenir’

March 20, 2010

Last week’s episode of Mad Men, ‘The Souvenir’, was a slow burner for me. I mean, I liked it, but it’s taken me a while to mull over the themes and resonances. What’s most interesting about the episode is its exploration of relationships between men and women.(spoilers follow)

Maddening Mad Men?

February 4, 2010

Melissa Witkowsi has a thought provoking blog post in the Guardian about her perception of racism and sexism in Mad Men. I don’t think she deserves all the vitriol in the comments, but I don’t entirely agree with her viewpoint either. Here’s what I posted to the blog: Mad Men is, at its heart, about […]

Auld Lang Pumpkin

January 4, 2010

What up, blog readers?! I hope you’re over your hangovers¬† because 2010 is well underway. Fangrrl magnet has a great post of mid season tv – looks like it’s going to be a bumper couple of months for us telly addicts. I’m planning to watch: (click for trailers!) Hustle series 6 -STARTS TONIGHT (BBC 1)! […]

Shocking! Mad Men

July 17, 2009

Goggle Box Bits n Bobs

April 30, 2009

My dashboard and post making page are still horribly borked (clearing cache/cookies is not working, any ideas?). Anyway, I wanted to mention a couple of things that are tv related: – I’m hearing rumours that Virtuality is dead in the water. Sob! I hope we at least get to see the pilot someday. – I’m […]

All Battlestar, all the time

March 9, 2009

Well, it’s been a busy busy couple of weeks for me, and as the dreaded finals approach ever closer, I fear my posts here may become slightly erratic. HOWEVER my favourite, favourite television show is coming to an end in less than two weeks. Those who know me are probably shocked that I have not […]