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COOL: Mad Men S5 E7 “At the Codfish Ball” aka. Something to Sink our Teeth Into

April 30, 2012 by

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words. TA Oh, I really loved this episode. Yay! Why? I think I figured it out: because instead of having a Theme and Things With Meaning, it had a lot of characters, interacting with a lot of other characters, and all of these interactions intersected and overlapped in ways that weren’t so easy to map. […]

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 […]