At times, the sixth season of Mad Men has felt a little bit non-essential, but its triumphant finale has set us up perfectly for the final season
This fifth season of Mad Men has been largely about choices and the consequences of those choices, and that was never more evident than in the final episode, The Phantom, which ended with Don facing a potential turning point in his marriage.
Ever since their office fight a few episodes ago, Lane Pryce and Pete Campbell have seemed to be on a race to see which of them could hit rock bottom first. The look on Pete’s face when he stepped down from his sofa after peering into Lane’s office in this week’s Mad Men episode, Commissions And Fees, showed that he lost (or, rather, won) this particular race.
After last week’s epic Pete Campbell-fest, this was a slightly more disjointed affair that meandered occasionally but turned out to be another very, very good Mad Men episode. Of last…
So far, Season 5 of Mad Men has seen Pete Campbell‘s position at SCDP on the up and up, along with his mission to try and become Don Draper, or…
It’s been too long since we last saw the staff of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, thanks to (offscreen) contract disputes, etc, but these first two episodes of Season Five show…
On a lesser TV show than Mad Men, when the central character gets told to listen to Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles to get his head in tune with what’s going on in the world, his head would start to bop, his foot would tap and he’d ‘get it’, then the credits would roll. On Mad Men, Don Draper tried to absorb it for a while, then got up, turned it off and walked away, before the credits rolled and the music resumed without him
Dark times all round in this week’s Mad Men, as an old flame sends flu-ridden Don into weird guilt trip murder dreams and real life murders haunt his daughter Sally.…