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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…

Mad Men: The Women Just Have More to Lose

I can’t really recall another Mad Men episode with as bald and obvious an overarching theme as the one in Sunday night’s “Time and Life”—the preservation of legacies, and the uncertainty therein. With plotlines revolving around children, parents, work, and the continuation of the characters’ good names, the focus on…

Love Her/Hate Her: Welcome to Nurse Jackie's Final Season

It’s impossible to love Jackie Peyton; but then it’s impossible to hate her, too. And unlike many characters on television, the viewer’s perception of her changes not from season to season but from moment to moment, as she performs heroics but then destroys her own life and the lives of others. So let’s discuss what…

Everything Everyone Did Wrong On the Penultimate Episode of Looking

Good morning, fellow mourners. It is my sad duty to remind you that there's only one episode of Looking left, and with only 27 minutes to go before the show ends (if there's no season 3), it doesn't seem like there's going to enough time to give every awful person on this show their just desserts. Whatever shall we do?