Mad Men “Dark Shadows” Review

Matthew Weiner’s timing couldn’t have been better. On the opening weekend of the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp movie of the same name, Mad Men gave us "Dark Shadows," an episode that only briefly referenced the melodramatic horror soap opera, and focused more on how pride always goes before a fall.

Don has always been at the top of his game, better than anyone else at almost everything. So it’s pretty much killing him that he hired kid protege Ginsberg, who is whipping out winning campaigns like they’re going out of style. Campaigns that might be better than Don’s. How does the creative director respond to that? Well, it’s simply a matter of not bringing Ginsberg’s ideas to the client meetings. That’s his prerogative. Peggy understands it. Ginsberg, of course, does not. Read More... 


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