Mad Men ended in a soft focus, feel-good, post-hippie haze, a heart-warming rendition of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in the form of a real-life 1971 Coke commercial that presaged globalism and—because it was an ad—globalization, too.
Fresh off wrapping the final season of Mad Men, Peggy Olson herself floated the idea of giving Joan and Peggy their own show because she digs Christina Hendricks and thinks it would be interesting to see Joan and Peggy head into the 1970's. Yes, please.
Check out New York magazine's supercut of Peggy Olson's meteoric rise to semi-power in Mad Men's 1960s ad world. Who knew saying something cheesy like "Here's your basket of kisses" could be such a life-changer?
With the return of Mad Men on Sunday, so returns Elisabeth Moss as the whip-smart and capable Peggy Olson. Viewers at the end of last season — when Peggy left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in favor of a better job at rival agency Cutler Gleason and Chaough — worried that his might not be the case, but, fortunately…
We are mere weeks away from the Sunday, April 7 premiere of Mad Men, according to Martin Miller, writing for the LA Times. When we last saw our friends from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, it was 1967. But creator/executive producer Matt Weiner is being vague about what's next, as is his wont. He told Miller:
This past season of Mad Men saw its fair share of ups and downs between Don Draper and his protégée Peggy Olson, a relationship perhaps best encapsulated by the beautiful episode "The Suitcase," which starts with a work-related argument between the two and ends with a poor, beaten and grieving Don asleep in an equally…
Last night, we got to experience the different approaches the women (and girl) took in order to communicate their feelings, and no matter the tactic—confrontation, cold shoulder, desperate act, death—they were heard by the men in their lives.
On Sunday's episode, Peggy was faced with choosing between career and personal life. Perhaps she didn't even realize that unlike many women of her era—including those like Trudy Campbell who pity her—she actually had a choice to make.
Any first-year women's studies student knows that the effects of advertising on the female psyche is, well, fucked—a constant source for depleting self-esteem and feeling inadequate. But on last night's episode, we saw a chicken-or-the-egg scenario.
Between budget cuts, broken homes, retro-future interior design, AA, and Swedish dating habits on last night's episode, it's clear that "old fashioned" is for the birds and "mod" is the cooler way to be.
Mr. Whitman got kicked in the head by a horse, and Mr. Draper got kicked in the head by a "whore." Don's always been ambivalent about this life. Now that he's about to lose it, he wants it all back.
On this week's Mad Men, Betty indulged her latest Daddy issues, Don tried to stave off deals with devils, Peggy learned what she's worth to the men in her life, and Joan was tragically absent. Everyone is expendable.
How quickly things change!
On last night's Mad Men, little Sally Draper - albeit briefly - got in touch with her inner Lord of the Flies.
Sunday's episode dealt heavily with parenting, specifically fatherhood.
Peggy Olson on musical star Ann-Margret: "Let's assume we can get a girl who can match Ann-Margret's ability to be 25 and act 14."
"It was basically an episode of Mad Men," says one female creative director of her industry. And while we love that actual ad pros also use the show as a reference point, it doesn't sound like it's changed that much:
Just as Monday's avatar-mania begins to die down, AMC has released a whole mess of Mad Men promo photos of the cast. What can we learn about Season 3 from these fierce, posed portraits?