July 19th, 2012
02:37 PM ET
Celebrating his Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series over a bottle of wine in Wales, Jared Harris - a.k.a. “Mad Men’s” Lane Pryce - is metaphorically pinching himself.
“It’s still a bit of a shock actually,” Harris told CNN. “The prognosticators would say … a bunch of people could have been in the dark horse slot,” he added, noting, [“Game of Thrones’ ”] “Peter Dinklage is the favorite.”
[Spoilers after the jump!]
June 11th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
[This post contains spoilers for the June 10 season finale of AMC's "Mad Men."]
As the credits rolled on the fifth season of AMC's “Mad Men” on Sunday, we were left wondering whether Don would remain faithful to his wife or succumb to the charms of a pair of comely young barflies.
Before we get to all that, however, let's talk about how we left everyone.
June 4th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the June 3 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."]
How did you commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee? Matthew Weiner & Co. celebrated by offering up the lone British character as a sacrifice to Her Majesty. I dare you to try and top that.
Sally had a big night too, but right now it's time to pour one out for Mr. Pryce.
Farewell, Lane; you'll always occupy prime real estate in our hearts for that one time you kicked Pete Campbell's a**.
May 28th, 2012
09:33 AM ET
[The following post contains spoilers for the May 27 episode of "Mad Men."]
Assuming you weren't overcome by the suffocating fog of testosterone that lingered over Sunday's episode, you know that it was the manliest show in the history of shows, with men doing macho, scumbaggy things without taking others' feelings into consideration. Let's talk about what went down.
The effort to secure the Jaguar campaign was in full swing, and all (male) hands were on deck to help land the account. And because only dudes are capable of dreaming up slogans for cars – it says so in the Bible – Peggy was relegated to handling the firm's other business.
She stood by as The Men were rewarded with cool stuff like a lobster dinner after an exhausting afternoon of chain smoking and mailing in lazy pitches equating Jaguars to mistresses.
May 21st, 2012
11:55 AM ET
It's Christmastime in New York and surprise, everyone's miserable!
Well not everyone, exactly, just Lane. When confronted with jail time in the U.K. for failure to pay back taxes, he went to extreme measures to pay off his debt to Her Majesty.
After persuading the firm's banker to turn on the ol’ cash spigot to the tune of $50,000, Lane played off the influx of cash to the partners as a surplus and suggested the money be parceled out to SCDP employees as Christmas bonuses.
May 14th, 2012
11:13 AM ET
[The following post contains spoilers from the May 13 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."]
This week's episode kicked off the 1966 holiday season and served as a reminder that families – whether nuclear or professional – are almost always rife with drama.
We opened with Don putting together a portfolio of work to submit for a New York Times profile on "hip" ad agencies. In doing so, he realized how much of an impact Ginsburg's had on the firm's recent business.
He was also impressed with Michael's pitch for a Pepsi product called “Sno Ball,” but appeared just the slightest bit put out when the guys – Pete and Cosgrove – declared Michael's pitch funnier than his own, a play on the expression “a snowball's chance in hell.”
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