Why We Should Have Seen Betty Draper's Mad Men Fate From a Mile Away

On the penultimate episode of Mad Men, viewers were shocked by a Betty Draper curveball, that, as far as I can tell by trolling dozens of unhinged messages boards online, very few viewers saw coming. But, in retrospect, Matthew Weiner, brilliant former Sopranos scribe, Mad Men creator, and mild sadist had been giving… » 5/15/15 3:45pm 5/15/15 3:45pm

Mad Men Who Cannot Function on Their Own: 'Jesus, What Am I Gonna Do?'

A single episode of Mad Men remains and things are, as they say, getting really real. The feeling that most of the main characters are careening towards a spiritual finality has only gotten more acute, but not necessarily because the series is ending; more so because they can finally see twilight from this vantage… » 5/11/15 12:15pm 5/11/15 12:15pm

The Many, Many Kisses of Don Draper

Mad Men is returning for its seventh and final season on Sunday, meaning this is our last chance to see Jon Hamm play the sultry Don Draper. For six years, Hamm's played the brooding, mysterious and complicated character with a smoldering swagger that really works if you're not looking at his tiny upper arms. No,… » 4/11/14 3:00pm 4/11/14 3:00pm

Goodbye and Good Riddance, Angry Little Men Who Hate Skyler White

There's a lot I'll miss now that Breaking Bad is over. I'll miss Jesse's boyish swearing, Hank's percussive heh-heh laugh, Marie's purple everything, baby Holly's hats. My confusion over how hot I find Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. The entire cast's virtuosic performances, the script's brilliance, the colors and… » 9/30/13 3:38pm 9/30/13 3:38pm

Betty Draper: Ice Cream Monster, Grace Kelly Clone, or Dark Horse?

Ugh, Betty Draper! Who are you, you enigmatic puzzle box of a TV character? Are you a scorned harridan who’s trying to undermine her loutish ex-husband’s marriage to a younger, thinner woman, or are you merely a superficial woman who regrets being so mean to her only daughter and taking a second husband who, for all… » 5/05/13 8:00pm 5/05/13 8:00pm

Mad Men's Jessica Paré Talks About Floor Sex With Don Draper

Some of us are still trying to process everything from last night's Mad Men premiere, but thanks to the expert performance of Jessica Paré, virtually all of us spent the day with Megan's version "Zou Bisou Bisou" running through our heads. That scene transformed Paré from Don's secretary to a full-blown star, and… » 3/26/12 11:15pm 3/26/12 11:15pm