There’s Trouble in Paradise During This Weekend’s Encores

MM-311-Don-Hamm-Betty-Jones-560

Every relationship has its ups and downs and when this weekend’s encores resume Sunday morning, Maddicts will be reminded of the rocky roads our beloved paramours have had to face. Betty finds Don’s secret memorabilia box and learns of his past with Anna Draper (Season 3, Episode 10 “The Color Blue”); Joan bashes Greg’s head with a vase (Season 3, Episode 11 “The Gypsy and the Hobo”); Roger berates Jane for trying to befriend Margaret (Season 3, Episode 12 “The Grown Ups”); and Don moves into a new apartment after Betty declares she wants a divorce (Season 3, Episode 13 “Shut the Door. Have a Seat”).

Are you an expert now that you’ve rewatched all of Season 3? Prove it with the Season 3 Ultimate Fan Game. Ready to go into even more detail? Test your knowledge of each episode with the Episode 310, Episode 311, Episode 312 and Episode 313 Ultimate Fan Games. Need to brush up on all the events? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Bustle Rewatches Series Premiere; Syracuse.com Praises Mad Men Soundtrack

mad-men-episode-701-megan-draper-don-hamm-3-325x200 This week, Bustle rewatches the series premiere, while Syracuse.com ranks the Mad Men soundtrack as one of TV’s best. Plus, Metro praises Mad Men for its overall quality. Read on for more:

Bustle points out 13 moments from the series premiere “that you might want to look out for the second time around.”

Syracuse.com, ranking the best TV show soundtracks, places Mad Men at No. 7 because the show “pulls from a huge catalog and punctuates nearly every episode with something poignant as the credits roll.”

Metro, noting Mad Men‘s imminent exit, declares that the show has been lauded for its “visual ambiance, dialogue, character depth and accurate depictions of American society of the 1960s and 70s.”
Continue reading “Bustle Rewatches Series Premiere; Syracuse.com Praises Mad Men Soundtrack” »

Filed under: original series, Press

Mad Men Cast Talk Series Finale Reactions; Premiere Date Set for April 5

mad-men-season-7-gallery-don-hamm-megan-pare-betty-jones-sally-shipka-peggy-moss-joan-hendricks-325This week, the cast of Mad Men and Matthew Weiner discuss the series finale at the Winter TCA Press Tour, while Vulture reports that Mad Men will premiere April 5. Plus, the show is up for a raft of awards, for costume design, production design and editing. Read on for more:

• At the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour, Jon Hamm says the good thing about Mad Men‘s final episodes airing is not having “to fake like I don’t know how it ends or make up some ridiculous story about robots or zombies,” according to E! Online. At the same event, HitFix reports that Matthew Weiner says each of the last seven episodes “feels like a finale of the show.” January Jones calls the final episode “a beautiful story. It’s perfect in every way. I read it over and over,” Variety says, while Elisabeth Moss reveals that “Peggy has retained a lot of the qualities she had at the start, both in good ways and, unfortunately, bad,” Vulture notes.

Vulture reports that the final seven episodes of Mad Men will start airing on Sunday, April 5, with the series finale airing on May 17.

CBS News announces the nominees for the Costume Designers Guild’s awards, and Mad Men‘s Janie Bryant gets one in the Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series category.
Continue reading “Mad Men Cast Talk Series Finale Reactions; Premiere Date Set for April 5″ »

Filed under: original series, Press

HitFix Eager but Sad for Mad Finale; EW Previews Elisabeth Moss on Broadway

mad-men-episode-704-don-hamm-325This week, HitFix and others are eager yet wistful for Mad Men‘s final episodes, while Entertainment Weekly previews Elisabeth Moss’ upcoming turn on Broadway. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter puts Mad Men in its top 10 list for last year. Read on for more:

HitFix calls Mad Men one of this year’s most anticipated returning TV shows, lamenting, “Only seven more hours of beautiful writing, fantastic acting, and some of the richest, deepest drama in the medium’s history. Only seven.”

The Huffington Post makes a list of 44 pop culture moments to get excited about in 2015 and includes the Mad Men series finale, saying simply, “Goodbye, Don Draper.”

Entertainment Weekly‘s Bullseye says “Sad to see you go” next to a picture of Jon Hamm as Don Draper. [No link]
Continue reading “HitFix Eager but Sad for Mad Finale; EW Previews Elisabeth Moss on Broadway” »

Filed under: original series, Press

Toast to New Beginnings During This Weekend’s Encores

MM-211-Jane-List-Roger-Slattery-560

The New Year is a time for fresh starts and new experiences — and that’s exactly what’s in store on this Sunday’s encores. What can Maddicts expect? Roger proposes to Jane (Season 2, Episode 11 “The Jet Set”); Peggy requests Freddie‘s old office (Season 2, Episode 12 “The Mountain King”); Betty breaks the news to Don that she’s pregnant (Season 2, Episode 13 “Meditations in an Emergency”); and Lane Pryce is introduced (Season 3, Episode 1 “Out of Town”).

Are you an expert now that you’ve rewatched all of Season 2? Prove it with the Season 2 Quotes Ultimate Fan Game. Ready to go into even more detail? Test your knowledge of each episode with the Episode 211Episode 212Episode 213 and Episode 301 Ultimate Fan Games. Need to brush up on all the events? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Jon Hamm Talks to NY Times; EW Excited for Mad Men Finale

mm506-don-325.jpgThis week, Jon Hamm talks to The New York Times, while Entertainment Weekly and Newsday are excited for Mad Men‘s finale. Plus, an ad agency chief tells CBS that Mad Men drew people to work in advertising. Read on for more:

• Jon Hamm tells The New York Times that, in choosing roles, it “becomes simply about content.”

Entertainment Weekly, previewing Mad Men‘s series finale, wonders if viewers might get an answer to this question: “Can Don Draper, whoever he is, be saved? Or will he stay mired in purgatory with a nice view of downtown?”

Newsday is looking forward to Mad Men‘s finale, noting, “Sometime in 2015, one of TV’s singular triumphs ends.”
Continue reading “Jon Hamm Talks to NY Times; EW Excited for Mad Men Finale” »

Filed under: original series, Press

‘Tis the Season – It’s All About Parties on This Sunday’s Encores

mm-episode-207-don-hamm-betty-jones-560

The holidays are here and you can look forward to a special gift from AMC: a new round of Mad Men encores that feature celebrations. Get started with Don and Betty at the Stork Club for Jimmy Barett‘s party in honor of his TV series (Season 2, Episode 7 “The Gold Violin”);  Betty hosts a dinner fête featuring her “trip around the world” menu (Season 2, Episode 8 “A Night to Remember”); after Freddie is let go from the agency, Roger suggests an impromptu and unconventional going away party (Season 2, Episode 9 “Six Month Leave”); and the Sterling Cooper employees bestow Harry with gifts at his baby shower (Season 2, Episode 10 “The Inheritance”).

After partaking in the festivities, test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 207, Episode 208, Episode 209 and Episode 210 Ultimate Fan Games. Want to brush up on this week’s encores right now? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Jon Hamm Chats With Jonathan Ross, Wins People‘s TV Performance of the Year Award

mad-men-episode-706-don-hamm-peggy-moss-2-325This week, Jon Hamm chats with Jonathan Ross about Mad Men‘s ending, while People awards Hamm the TV Performance of the Year. Plus, Time picks Season 7, Episode 6, “The Strategy” as the best TV episode of 2014. Read on for more:

• On The Jonathan Ross Show, Jon Hamm says of Mad Men‘s ending, “I was very pleased with how it ends, I think it ends in the style and the spirit of the show. It’s surprising I think, it will be surprising for people,” according to Entertainment Focus.

• Jon Hamm wins the People Magazine Award for TV Performance of the Year in the actor category for his work on Mad Men, according to Entertainment Weekly. MTV showcases a clip of Hamm’s acceptance speech, crediting the actor for the night’s “laugh out loud moment.”

• After the People Magazine Awards ceremony, Jon Hamm suggests to People that a drink named after Don Draper would contain “misery, disappointment and ice.”
Continue reading “Jon Hamm Chats With Jonathan Ross, Wins People‘s TV Performance of the Year Award” »

Filed under: original series, Press

This Sunday’s Encores Offer Plenty of Awkward Moments for the Sterling Cooper Gang

mad-men-ep-203-jimmy-fischler-560

During this weekend’s Mad Men encores, look forward to a slew of high-stakes character moments — some entertaining and some downright cringe-worthy. The episodes kick off with Sterling Cooper in the hot seat when celebrity comic Jimmy Barrett compares a client’s wife to the Hindenburg (Season 2, Episode 3 “The Benefactor”); Father Gill offers Peggy a painted Easter egg “for the little one” (Season 2, Episode 4 “Three Sundays”); Don fails a sobriety test and enlists Peggy’s help (Season 2, Episode 5 “The New Girl”); and Duck, while in his office with his children, learns that his ex-wife is remarrying (Season 2, Episode 6 “Maidenform”).

Think you can you keep the events of each episode in order? Test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 203, Episode 204, Episode 205 and Episode 206 Ultimate Fan Games. Want to brush up on this week’s encores right now? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Give the Gift of Mad Men This Holiday Season

mm-2014-christmas-shop-560-V2

Not everyone has a secretary to buy their Christmas gifts. So if the holiday stress is getting to you, let the Mad Men Holiday Gift Guide simplify things. Give the perfect present to the diehard fan in your life or invite your friends to catch up before the final episodes in the spring. Here are five picks to add to your gift list…

1. Mad Men DVDs, Blu-rays or downloadable and streaming episodes 
Watch (or re-watch) every glorious success and hilarious misstep — or, occasionally, a hilarious success or glorious misstep — season by season.

2. The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men
Emmy Award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant’s engrossing tales of the Mad Men dressing room also includes helpful tips on finding your own style.

3. Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man
Styled after Roger’s memoir, this collection of fantastic one-liners gives a unique view into Roger’s mind and the world of the show.

4. Mad Men: Christmas 
Celebrate the holidays with classic Christmas tunes that could swing even the most cynical ad man into a festive spirit.

5. Mad Men Barbie Dolls
These Don, Betty, Joan and Roger dolls are dressed to perfection in era-and-show-appropriate style, right down to Joan’s trademark pen necklace.

Visit the official Mad Men shop, full of even more ideas for every fan on your list.

Filed under: Press