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thoughts on tonight’s penultimate mad men

yeah, i didn’t do a write-up for the last two weeks’—i’m sorry okay!!!

let’s just focus on the positive.

mad men, 7x06 “the strategy” (wri. semi chellas, dir. phil abraham)

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Thoughts on tonight’s MAD MEN

Previously on Mad Men: Peggy got mad at Don, Megan might be on ABC, stuff with Dawn and Sally. Remember how good last week’s episode was? Let’s keep that going!

Mad Men, 7x03 “Field Trip” (wri. Heather Jeng Bladt & Matthew Weiner, dir. Christopher Manley)

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Thoughts on MAD MEN, 7x01 & 7x02

Aw, yiss, MAD MEN recaps are back! I was out and about during last Sunday’s premiere, so this one is a twofer! Sad that this is MAD MEN’s last season, but we’re going out in style. Let’s party like it’s 1969!!!

Mad Men, 7x01 “Time Zones” (wri. Matthew Weiner, dir. Scott Hornbacher)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S SEASON FINALE OF MAD MEN

Previouslies: THE WHOLE GODDAMN SEASON IDK WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. Okay, okay. Stuff about Roger being the father of Joan’s kid & her being like lol no you get nothing; the continuing adventures of Manolo, the fabulous Spanish nurse; stuff with Roger’s daughter; TED LOVES PEGGY; Sunkist won the bloody juice wars.

SEASON FINALE Y’ALL OMG

Mad Men, 6x13 “In Care Of” (wri. Carly Wray & Matthew Weiner, dir. Matthew Weiner)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: THE GREAT TED CHAOUGH/PEGGY OLSON UST THAT PLAGUES THE COUNTRY CONTINUES IN AGONY, THE GREAT ORANGE/CRANBERRY JUICE WARS CONTINUE IN DELICIOUSNESS*, lol oh yeah Sally was scarred for life (along with the rest of us tbqh), BOB MOTHERFUCKING BENSON gets Chevy but not Pete’s heart (womp womp), Megan wore that Sharon Tate shirt AND THE INTERWEBS ESPLODED blah blah stuff about Don being…fuckin’ Don. Let’s be real, here. It’s fuckin’ Don.

*I’m assuming, since I haven’t had either Ocean Spray or Sunkist in like twenty years.

Mad Men, 6x12 “The Quality of Mercy” (wri. Andre Jacquesmetton & Marie Jacquesmetton**, dir. Phil Abraham)

**omg the jacquesmettons are my FAVES AND THERE’S ONLY ONE MORE EPISODE LEFT THIS SEASON HOLD ME CLOSER TONY DANZA

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Peggy and Teddy Chowgahguh gettin’ down, that time Bob Benson lied (?) about his dad being alive so he could get Pete’s mom a Spanish nurse, THE VIETNAM WAR, and Don sort of bails on Chevy because he’s too cool for school, obvs.

Mad Men, 6x11 “Favors**” (wri. Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, dir. Jennifer Getzinger)

**sexual or party????

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Don’s morbid Hawaiian vacation ad, Harry bitchin’ (wut’s new tho), BOB MOTHERFUCKIN’ BENSON, and Chevy continues to jerk SCDPCGCOlsenCampbell around. STILL NO NAME FOR THE FIRM THO.

Mad Men, 6x10 “A Tale of Two Cities” (wri. Janet Leahy & Matthew Weiner, dir. John Slattery)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Peggy and Teddy Chowgahguh made out/made everyone question their ‘ships on this show, Megan’s still famous, Abe wants kids, Roger gave Joan a kid, and this fucking firm merger that still looms large in the consciousness of all involved.

Mad Men, 6x09 “The Better Half” (wri. Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, dir. Michael Uppendahl)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: “This is over,” breathes Don’s mistress Linda Cardellini, to the general applause of the entire audience; Frank Gleason’s gonna die; Peggy has a crush on Teddy Chowgahguh but Don sort of cock-blocked that whole deal with this merger nonsense; Megan is famous blah blah blah

Mad Men, 6x08 “The Crash” (wri. Jason Grote & Matthew Weiner, dir. Michael Uppendahl)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: THE ENTIRE WORLD IMPLODED! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER, MASS HYSTERIA! Nah, CGC merged with SCDP. But it seemed really devastating at the time. The take-away here is: Poor Peggy. Poor, poor Peggy. Also, other stuff about whoever Don’s fucking this week aka enough of this shit tho

Mad Men, 6x07 “Man with a Plan” (wri. Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, dir. John Slattery)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Teddy Chowgahguh continues to drive a wedge between my Don/Peggy mentorship OTP OVER MY DEAD BODY TED; that fat bastard from Jaguar continues to be a dick in Don’s & Joan’s & everyone’s side; Abe wants to breed; Don continues to be all BFFs with his doctor neighbor while slyly fucking his wife on DL; Pete’s balls continue to be held hostage by the perfect, beautiful, awesome, flawless Trudy Campbell.

Mad Men, 6x06 “For Immediate Release” (wri. Matthew Weiner, dir. Jennifer Getzinger)

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THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Awkward ketchup pitch meetings, Trudy chopped off Pete’s balls (metaphorically and awesomely), Don is old and still fucking Linda Cardellini and some shit with Betty and the mayor that I don’t even remember sooo hey ho it’s 1968 let’s go

Mad Men, 6x05 “The Flood” (wri. Tom Smuts & Matthew Weiner, dir. Christopher Manley)*

*hehe smuts and weiner

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: “I want to stop doing this,” Don murmurs soulfully, between fuck sessions with his neighbor’s wife; Peggy broke up with Don and there was hand-kissing and it was so emotional I can’t even talk about it; Joan’s horrible decision continues to have icky, soul-crushing ramifications GOD; Megan is now the Joey Tribiani of this show; stuff about Heinz ketchup—“It’s the Coca-Cola of condiments!”

Mad Men, 6x04 “To Have and to Hold” (wri. Erin Levy, dir. Michael Uppendahl)

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THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S MAD MEN

Previouslies: Remember when Joan sold herself & her dignity for 5% and a partnership??? Yeah, that’s coming back into play. Don fucked up again, this time with that chick from Freaks & Geeks who in no way, shape or form has a kid in college. No, I refuse. What else? Shit with Peter IDC. Everything’s the worst, per usu. Heinz beans liked Don’s old fashionedness & not Peggy’s groovy bean ballet. But Peggy’s with Teddy Chowgahguh now so take that, Heinz!

Mad Men, 6x03 “The Collaborators” (wir. Jonathan Igla & Matthew Weiner, dir. Jon Hamm)

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THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S SEASON PREMIERE OF MAD MEN

Previously on Mad Men: Pete fell in love with Rory Gilmore, Joan sold herself for a partnership, Roger took lots of LSD, Megan followed her ~dream to become an actress, Sally rebelled, Lane died, Betty’s still fat, Peggy left SCDP for Teddy Chowgaguh and we’re all really broken up about it, the firm got a car (Jaguar), and Don? Well, Don’s still fucking Don. Who knows what that guy’s going do. But I’m rooting for you, homeboy, don’t fuck it up, Dick Whitman! We’re all rooting for you.

Holy shit, you guys, it’s 1967. Let’s do this.

Mad Men, 6x01 “The Doorway” (wri. Matthew Weiner, dir. Scott Hornbacher)

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