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UNCOOL: Hmm. Mad Men S5 E9 “Dark Shadows”

May 15, 2012 by

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words: TA Ok all, I’m officially getting sick of Megan. She is taking up a ridiculous amount of screen-time for a new character (compare her to Dawn, for example), and she is starting to amount to nothing more than a Mary Sue to my eyes (for those of you not familiar with that term, click the link, […]

UNCOOL: Mad Men S5 E6 Far Away Places

April 24, 2012 by

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words: TA My limited web information-gathering has led me to the conclusion that everyone loved this episode. Oh well: I was underwhelmed. This was the kind of episode that to me screams This!Is!Art!, which certainly can work sometimes—it was moody, beautifully staged and shot; but in my eyes it was cold at the center. First, […]

COOL: Mad Men S5 E5 ‘Signal 30’

April 16, 2012 by

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words: TA Let’s start with this tidbit: this episode was co-written by Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke and Presumed Innocent (among other films). And this episode was all about the writing. All the ideological issues that I would not want to gloss over—can we ever please see anything from Trudy’s […]