'Mad Men' delivers a knockout punch
April 16th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

'Mad Men' delivers a knockout punch

[The following post contains spoilers for the April 15 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]

Sunday's show opened with a screening of the old drivers ed chestnut, “Blood Runs Red on the Highway,” and it could not have been more fitting for Pete, who had a rough go of it in this episode.

On his quest to obtain a driver’s license, he attempted to woo Jenny, a high school student (ew) in his class. The flirting was coming along creepily until a chiseled meat tower nicknamed "Handsome" (a play on “Hanson,” get it?) swooped in and usurped Pete as Jenny's crush of choice.

Elsewhere, Peggy ran into Ken during her lunch break and he was cryptic about his reason for being at the diner. He later confided that he’d met with a literary agent about turning his collection of sci-fi short stories – written under the nom de plume Ben Hargrove – into a book.

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'Mad Men's' murder mystery
April 9th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

'Mad Men's' murder mystery

[The following post contains spoilers for the April 8 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."]

Divorce! Murder! Sleeping pills!

With its share of “Did that just happen?” moments, Sunday’s episode of "Mad Men" was more daytime soap than primetime drama.

We opened with an awkward elevator encounter between Megan, an ailing Don and Andrea, one of his past conquests. This wasn't the first time Megan had met one of Don’s former flings, and she expressed her concerns about his adulterous past. He assured her that he was committed to their marriage, and went about his mission to germ up the office.

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Betty's got a big surprise on 'Mad Men'
April 2nd, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Betty's got a big surprise on 'Mad Men'

Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the April 1 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."

Much of the debate in the weeks and months leading up to season 5 of "Mad Men" was how January Jones’ pregnancy would be written into the show, if at all.

On Sunday night, we got our answer. Betty is…fat.

Internet rejoicing aside, a more genteel (read: 1960s) way of putting it would be to say that she’s simply let herself go after becoming too comfortable with Henry and life in their house on the hill.

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'Mad Men’s’ premiere celebrates the big 4-0
March 26th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

'Mad Men’s’ premiere celebrates the big 4-0

Editor's Note: The following post contains spoilers for the March 25 episode of AMC's "Mad Men."

The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" is officially underway, and spoiler alert: it was a total downer.

But that's not to say that it wasn't also completely terrific. Some of us might have even staged an impromptu conga line through our living rooms in celebration.

As with many season premieres, we were put through the old "Hey! Remember this storyline?" rigmarole, and since the gang at SCDP has been MIA for so long, we were in definite need of an FYI.

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Shocking 'True Blood' finale full of tricks and treats
September 12th, 2011
10:25 AM ET

Shocking 'True Blood' finale full of tricks and treats

[Editor's Note: If you haven't watched the finale, look out below. This post contains spoilers for the September 11 episode of HBO’s “True Blood."]

Confession: Because last night’s finale was infinitely better than last season’s disappointing end, half my notes were written in all caps and peppered with four letter words. Help yourself to some of Maxine’s pork rind casserole, ‘cause we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.

We joined Jesus and Lafayette (and Marnie, sort of) at a scene familiar to pretty much every couple at one point or another: The Awkward Brunch where stony silence with a side of home fries is the only item on the menu.

Jesus apologized to Lafayette for everything that had transpired during their time with the coven. "LaMarnie" took this as an opportunity to voice her displeasure at Jesus’ forcibly casting Antonia out and she stabbed him in the hand with a fork and took him prisoner.

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'True Blood': Original Eric is the best Eric
September 6th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

'True Blood': Original Eric is the best Eric

[Editor's Note: Yes, we're a little late with this one, but it's because we wanted to savor it. By the way: This post contains spoilers for the September 4 episode of HBO’s “True Blood."]

Season 4’s penultimate episode was a real barn burner. There were some great moments, as well as a setup for the finale that had me clutching my pearls. "True Blood," I’m really going to miss you when you go.

At Moon Goddess, Sookie told Marnie that the vampires were prepared to attack and a freak out commenced. When one young witch tried to escape, Marnie killed her. Antonia had an “Aha!” moment and once again vacated Marnie.

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