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Now That ‘Mad Men’ Has Changed the TV Landscape, What Does It All Mean?

What is the final message of Mad Men?

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10 Moments ‘Mad Men’s’ Sally Draper Should Discuss with Her Therapist

When Mad Men debuted on AMC, Sally Draper was a cherubic 5-year-old with a mop of blond ringlets and an adorable lisp. Nine fictional years later, she’s a boarding school student with a smoking habit and a perfectly sullen teenage eye-roll.

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31 Mar 2015 // 2:20 AM

Beyond Don as Dorian: Fin de Siècle, Mad Men, and Aesthetics

Given the parallels between Dorian Gray and Don Draper, can we use the lesson of the former to predict the fate of the latter?

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‘Mad Men: Season Six’: Steps Back and Forward

In this uneven but revelatory season of Mad Men, Don Draper’s mask of identity slipped and his performance became more difficult to maintain.

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In Defense of the Return of ‘Arrested Development’

In theory, it shouldn't be hard for those who care about Arrested Development's comeback to actually root for it to succeed.

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21 Apr 2013 // 11:14 PM

In Defense of Don Draper

As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.

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Is ‘The Walking Dead’ Actually Any Good?

So far, the incredible ratings for the current season of The Walking Dead has been the talk of TV sites and blogs. Here we look at Season 3 coolly, with the use of a report card.

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Why Aren’t More People Watching ‘Mad Men’?

Lots of people watch Mad Men, but lots and lots more don't.

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Remembering ‘Mad Men’ Past in Prep for ‘Mad Men: Season 5’

For fans of Mad Men, the wait is nearly over. Season Five of the series premieres with a two-hour episode on Sunday, March 25. Yay! Let's take a look at where we left off:

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A Look to the Past, An Insight Into the Present: The Use of Gender in ‘Mad Men’

Looking beyond the aesthetic surface of the series, what is the true motivation behind Mad Men’s frank depictions of these troubled social times? Is sexism being used as some sort of nostalgic trope, or does Mad Men actually delve deeper and explore these issues?

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Super Bowl XLVI: Commercial Success?

If you’re like me and are more jazzed about decorating chocolate covered strawberries to look like mini-footballs than about the big game, here is a list of some hotly anticipated things to look forward to when the ole’ pig skin is taking a breather.

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Stop Tweeting Sh%! and Buy This

They say art imitates life, but so does advertising. What does that mean when we live our lives online?

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 1

Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 10

Today, PopMatters kicks off a 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 television season beginning with the superlative Mad Men and the sad on-going strength of reality shows.

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Talking About My Generation, ‘Mad Men’ Style

Getting older during the '60s was a cruel fate: it was unfair; it was depressing. But, in some respects, it was a party compared to getting older these days.

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15 Jul 2011 // 5:00 AM

TV’s Most Memorable Commercials

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first TV commercial, so we cast our glance back at the some of the most memorable ads of all time.

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28 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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13 Feb 2011 // 9:57 PM

The City Champs: The Set-Up

Come for the Latin deconstruction of the "Mad Men" theme, stay for the sharp, playful jazz, R&B and soul from these Memphis jazzmen.

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The Mad Man and the Comedy Writer: Two Sides of the American Dream

If The Dick Van Dyke Show's Rob Petrie represents the ideals of American manhood, Mad Men's Don Draper represents a descent into the American nightmare.

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The devil in Don Draper: ‘Mad Men’s’ ace ad man is Satan in a starched collar

“What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he’s around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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