October 11, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Season 4 Episode 12 recap: Don quits tobacco

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 12: “Blowing Smoke” Sunday night’s “Mad Men” was kind of all over the place. But in a good way. Midge resurfaces and reveals herself as a heroine addict. Don (Jon Hamm) gives her some money to buy smack. Sally is secretly meeting with creepy kid. And Betty (January Jones) is […]

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October 4, 2010

‘Mad Men’ ‘Chinese Wall’ (Season 4, Episode 11) review: An unlucky strike

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 11: “Chinese Wall” Last week we all learned that Lucky Strike was dumping Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. This week the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce find out. And no thanks to Roger (John Slattery), who was the only one who knew about it last week. Ken (Aaron Staton) finds […]

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September 27, 2010

‘Mad Men’ Episode 10 review: That was close

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 10: “Hands and Knees” Don Draper’s life almost ended in Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men.” He came this close to being discovered as an impostor by the government. It turns out a possible $4 million account with the North American Aviation requires security clearance for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce employees. […]

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August 30, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: Don Draper’s new low

“Mad Men” Season 4, Episode 6: “Waldorf Stories” While Jon Hamm was losing his Emmy over at NBC, Don Draper was winning a CLIO over at AMC. There was an interesting award show parallel going on last night as “Mad Men” aired during the Emmys. Even though Hamm lost the Best Actor award, show creator […]

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August 23, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: Hondas, haircuts and …

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 5: “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” This week’s “Mad Men” was about two things: Honda and Sally Draper. One of these things gave us the most interesting story of the season so far. The other made me want to burn out my eyes with hot coals before retiring to a […]

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August 16, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: The sexual revolution begins

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 4: “The Rejected” And here I thought the Vietnam War was going to take center focus this season on “Mad Men.” Who knew it was actually going to be the battle for sexual liberation. We see nude photos rejected by Life Magazine (hence the brief nudity warning before the episode […]

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August 9, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: Welcome to 1965

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 3: “The Good News” This week’s “Mad Men” opens in a very happy place. No, it’s not Acapulco. Or Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. It’s Joan’s vagina. She’s at her gynecologist. It seems Joan and her rapist, I mean husband, are trying to start a family. But like many busty secretaries […]

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August 2, 2010

‘Mad Men’ recap: Christmas has never been more uncomfortable

“Mad Men,” Season 4, Episode 2:  “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” Last week I openly admitted my disappointment for the Season 4 premier of “Mad Men.” The show didn’t redeem itself this week. But I’m willing to accept it for what it is. It’s becoming clear that none of the questions I had regarding […]

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