5.13: Temporary Bandage on a Permanent Wound
“Not every girl can do what she wants.” -Megan Calvet’s Mother In the finale to a melancholy season five, showrunner Matthew Weiner writes and directs an episode in which business is doing better than ever, but that’s about the only thing looking up. The times change, but do people ever change? Weiner was a head writer on The Sopranos, the sweeping mob drama whose primary...
NYT: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Reflects on... →
On Sunday afternoon, he spoke to ArtsBeat about everything that’s happened on the series this season prior to the finale. (And he has sworn on a box of Bugles that he’ll call us back on Monday to talk about the finale itself.) These are excerpts from that conversation.
5.12: Bert Checked The Books?!
“What is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness.” -Don As his young daughter becomes a woman, Don mans up to Dow, and Lane mans up in the way he knows how. And the macabre irony there — that Lane wanted to go peacefully but he couldn’t because the unreliable Jag wouldn’t start — that is some heavy shit. And of course, it’s all ultimately...