April 7, 2009
Somewhat Related To Mad Men (by Petitedov)
One of the story lines in Mad Men, deals with one of the characters not realizing she is in labor until she is about to give birth. Sounds ridiculous right? Turns out not as unusual as you might think. TLC has a whole show on the topic.
One a side note, I remember reading a parody as regards to all the TLC’s real life shows. Some would say it’s the freakshow channel of the 21st century. I tried looking for it, but the internet has failed me.
I love watching TLC, I don’t feel guilty about it at all. I find shows like “What Not to Wear” educational to a certain extent. (I have like zero fashion sense and need advice constantly on what to buy.) I also like “John and Kate Plus 8″ – although it get a bit tedious at times. I personally like seeing the different parenting techniques they use and all the dynamic between the parents.
December 24, 2008
It’s cool that Mad Men is USA Today’s “Show of the Year” (via Andy Roth’s twitter) but the scenes they showcase are not at all memorable or understandable without context. The typewriter theft, a random Asian waitress hitting on Don and Pete storming into Don’s office after his dad is killed? And no scene with Joanie? I mean, c’mon. Everyone knows she makes that show. At least throw in Peggy.
October 30, 2008
Last Sunday’s Mad Men was the season finale?! And I have to find this out from a post on Kitchn?
August 27, 2008
I just came across, via Nichelle Stevens, these amazing illustrations from the show Mad Men (I haven’t seen the latest episode yet, so don’t tell me anything), made by Dyna Moe . I would totally put this one on my wall:
August 5, 2008
I’ve been busy so have only seen about half of Season 2, Episode 2 of Mad Men, but just want to note that the Joanie I knew from last season would never show pain like that in front of doofus, pipe-smoking Paul. Insulting his girlfriend, and telling her that she was once with Paul, is so not Joan. Although I do love the part where she lists his pretentious characteristics and then ends with “which of those is untrue?” She’s still a bad ass.
Oh, and Francine’s husband makes me want to vomit.
July 31, 2008
July 23, 2008
It’s four days away from Mad Men’s return, that’s what time.
UPDATE: Are they kidding using one of my favorite songs ever, “The Truth” by Handsome Boy Modeling School, in their promos? Are they?!
May 22, 2008
Kyle Smith points to a Guardian blogger asking if the awesome, phenomenal, unforgettable show Mad Men is sexist. Uh yeah. It’s also racist, anti-Semitic, pro-smoking, pro-drinking and generally just a realistic portrayal of its time. And that’s what makes it great.
That’s like saying “Dr. Strangelove” is pro-war because it’s about a bunch of bloodthirsty generals claiming, “I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed” when it comes to ten or 20 million deaths by nuclear assault.
October 12, 2007
“A man is whatever room he is in.”- Bertram Cooper
Another stunningly beautiful episode. I love the way Don handled Campbell. I just felt like ‘that’s a man’ (although his initial reaction–trying to run away with Rachel– might not have been his finest moment).