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  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Advertising Bunch

    'Mad Men' Recap: The Advertising Bunch | ARTICLE

    In the aftermath of last week's plot-twisty episode "For Immediate Release," I had the opportunity to interview Kevin Rahm (a.k.a. Ted Chaough), who promised "a lot of good stuff" in the coming episodes. "It only gets...

    May 13, 2013 7:55 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actress Teyonah Parris on Dawn's Ambition

    Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actress Teyonah Parris on Dawn's Ambition | ARTICLE

    The role of Don Draper's secretary has always been a thankless job – just ask Ida Blankenship – but a few savvy women, including Peggy Olson, Jane Sterling and Megan Draper (née Calvet),...

    May 9, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Kevin Rahm on Sunday’s Game-Changing Episode

    Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Kevin Rahm on Sunday’s Game-Changing Episode | ARTICLE

    For the past two and a half seasons, Ted Chaough has been little more than a thorn in Don Draper's side. As a partner at SCDP's rival firm, Cutler, Gleason and Chaough, he has provided Don with...

    May 7, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Fast & Furious

    'Mad Men' Recap: Fast & Furious | ARTICLE

    Whenever Bert Cooper makes an appearance on Mad Men, his presence tends to be both transitory and everlasting. His witty remarks come off as comic relief, but in reality, they're harbingers of the show's themes and...

    May 6, 2013 7:20 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Shot Rings Out in the Memphis Sky

    'Mad Men' Recap: Shot Rings Out in the Memphis Sky | ARTICLE

    One of my all-time favorite moments on Mad Men is a 57-second scene in the Season Three episode "The Grown-Ups." Pete is bitching to Harry about being passed over as head of accounts when...

    April 29, 2013 7:35 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cast Gets Intimate in New York

    'Mad Men' Cast Gets Intimate in New York | ARTICLE

    There's no doubt that Mad Men fans are the show's toughest critics, so when NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams opened last night's "Mad-ness Returns to the Paley Center" Q&A, he didn't hesitate to grill series creator...

    April 24, 2013 11:10 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Sell-Outs

    'Mad Men' Recap: The Sell-Outs | ARTICLE

    Forgive the pun, but I found "To Have and to Hold" a bit hard to swallow – which is why I commend Mad Men producer Erin Levy for penning such a smart episode that revolved around...

    April 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Sloppy Seconds

    'Mad Men' Recap: Sloppy Seconds | ARTICLE

    Remember when Don casually remarked, "I grew up in a place like this," to that high-class madam last season? At the time I tossed it off as a possible white lie – or slight exaggeration,...

    April 15, 2013 8:20 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Premiere Recap: The Jumping Off Point

    'Mad Men' Premiere Recap: The Jumping Off Point | ARTICLE

    "Army." That's the first word Don Draper utters following a 10-month absence from our TV screens. Not "Yes," not "No" – the potential answers to the "Are you alone?" question that hung Don's future in the balance since...

    April 7, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Six

    'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Six | ARTICLE

    One of the many reasons Mad Men has kept us hooked for five-plus seasons is its ability to cram (approximately) an entire year’s worth of action into 13 episodes, and yet the last moments of every...

    April 3, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell on Playing the Spy Next Door

    Q&A: 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell on Playing the Spy Next Door | ARTICLE

    Now that Abu Nazir is dead and Nicholas Brody is wandering around Quebec at least until September, viewers need some new duplicitous characters to shake up our TV dramas, preferably ones operating on U.S. soil. The Americans,...

    January 30, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • New 'Mad Men' Photos: What We've Learned About Season Six

    New 'Mad Men' Photos: What We've Learned About Season Six | ARTICLE

    Whenever the slightest nibble of new Mad Men info is released, it turns even the most fair-weather fans into raging lunatics chomping at the bit for more. It happened again this week, when series creator...

    January 24, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • The British Are Coming: 'Downton' Does Midtown

    The British Are Coming: 'Downton' Does Midtown | ARTICLE

    Most people still have to wait a good three weeks before the aristocratic Crawley family and their loyal team of servants return to American television on January 6th

    December 13, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: Pyrrhic Victory

    'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: Pyrrhic Victory | ARTICLE

    It's tough to beat plot developments that feature incest and killing off one of your top-tier characters. So it's for that reason alone the dramatic jolt of Boardwalk Empire's third-season finale, "Margate Sands," fell short. The only...

    December 2, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: You've Got a Friend

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: You've Got a Friend | ARTICLE

    One of the most common pitfalls of a serial drama like Boardwalk Empire is the glut of characters and their corresponding narratives. As the show progresses, it becomes harder to keep track of the overlapping...

    November 25, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Shvitz Happens

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Shvitz Happens | ARTICLE

     The writing was on the wall when Charlie Cox showed up for his first U.S. talk-show interview last Monday night. He wasn't just promoting Boardwalk Empire – he was probably also looking to Jimmy Fallon...

    November 18, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Head Case

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Head Case | ARTICLE

    Last season, I presciently titled one of my recaps "The Student Becomes the Teacher." The episode in question showed Jimmy dispensing the wisdom he had gleaned from Nucky's tutelage. Now, even in death, Jimmy's sagaciousness continues...

    November 11, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Bombshell

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Bombshell | ARTICLE

    Well, now we know what this was all about. When it comes to retaliation, Gyp has got style. His decision to blow up Babette's Supper Club, complete with a Michael Bay-caliber explosion, no longer places him...

    November 4, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Spring Awakening

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Spring Awakening | ARTICLE

    During one of the four Easter lunch scenes that took place in "Sunday Best," Eli's wife, June, talked about how spring is a time for growth. But by the holiday's end, it was still winter for Nucky...

    October 28, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Mr. Thompson Goes to Washington

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Mr. Thompson Goes to Washington | ARTICLE

    It's either too much or not enough when it comes to Boardwalk Empire this season. Last week's episode satiated our appetites for both narrative drama and character presence following the dearth of excitement in "Blue Bell...

    October 21, 2012 10:05 PM ET
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