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 3:45pm5/15/15 3:45pm


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 8:00pm5/05/13 8:00pm

Mad Men's Matthew Weiner Forced to Reveal a Season Premiere Secret

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is notoriously tight-lipped about his show, and that's never been more true than for the highly anticipated season five premiere this Sunday. He's barely let anything slip, and we've all been on the edge of our seats wanting to know something—anything!—about what's in store for us. (We »3/20/12 9:45pm3/20/12 9:45pm

Matthew Weiner Almost Pete Campbelled His Way Off of Mad Men

In an interview yesterday with the New York Times, Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner talked all about the show's much-anticipated 5th season, including how terrifyingly close it came to never happening. Faced with an interminable negotiation process, Weiner says he wanted to quit the show faster than a kid who's been… »3/08/12 9:00pm3/08/12 9:00pm

Matthew Weiner Identifies With Peggy, Wants Don's Car

The New York Times Magazine offered a peek into Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's L.A. home, which unsurprisingly has a retro feel (though it's more '30s than '60s and there isn't a fainting couch in sight). But of course, some bits of the show have seeped into his real life. Weiner is a fan of whiskey, and like many… »10/02/11 11:32pm10/02/11 11:32pm

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