In his recap of “The Butter Better Half,” Matt Zoller Seitz likened the show’s many metaphors to the comparisons between margarine and butter. He celebrated the “rhetorical blurriness” that rendered the episode “genuine more
The critics pumped their fists in the air for "The Better Half." They rebuffed the portentous dialogue of Camp Sex Scene, but cheered for Betty Francis, rising out of her fat suit like a "conventionally attractive phoenix" to reveal yet another side of Do more
Betty Hofstadt Draper Francis has not been Mad Men 's most beloved character. Early on, her petulance grated; later, her parental disengagement seemed downright cruel. She was defined by her denial and anxiety — and defined in relief against Don. Ca more
Last night’s episode of Mad Men demonstrated that even as things change, people remain fundamentally the same. When the episode opened to the battle of the butter raging on, I expected another humdrum, agency-centric storyline. I was wrong. Instead, “The more
The only two characters who managed to escape this episode relatively unscathed were Don and Ted—the two poles of Planet SCDP/CGC that, after some initial bumpy adjustments, appear to be complimenting one another quite well after all. Read More... h more
The duality of Betty -- and pretty much everyone else -- highlights Don's inability to see the other side of his own self, as the AMC show delivers an impressive episode.
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "The Better Half," the May 26 episode of AMC's "Mad Men," in which Don and Betty go to camp, while Peggy's fear of the neighborhood comes to a point. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-mad-men-the more