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'Mad Men': '80s Don Draper is Twitter Tested, Matthew Weiner Approved

Where's the beef? There isn't one between Matthew Weiner and '80s Don Draper. The "Mad Men" creator tells TheWrap he heartily approves of '80s Don Draper, a character brought to Twitter by comedian John McNamee. The feed imagines the 1960s advertising genius dispensing deep thoughts in our shallowest decade. Read More... //www.thewrap.com/tv/article/mad-men-80s-don-draper-twitter-tested-matthew-weiner-approved-96576

'Mad Men' Deconstruction Episode 11: 'Favors'

Despite some feints and dodges that are unbelievable, the latest "Mad Men" returns to what it does best -- upending Don's perfect world and making him accountable, uncomfortable and unhappy.      //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/US_z1gWabG8/story01.htm

Everyone’s Reaction to Last Night’s Big Mad Men Moment

(Spoiler alert.) While we all patiently wait for  Matt Zoller Seitz's Mad Men recap , here's a major moment we did not include in this week's GIF-cap . Her reaction is pretty much how we felt too. Adult life is "complicated." Read More... //www.vulture.com/2013/06/last-nights-big-mad-men-moment.html

Mad Men Season 6 Episode 11 “Favors”

Mad Men Season 6 Episode 11 "Favors" airs on Sunday, June 9 at 10/9c on AMC. Episode Synopsis: Mad Men Season 6 Episode 11 "Favors"- Betty plans for Sally’s future. Peggy encounters trouble at home. READ MORE...

'Mad Men' Season 6 episode 11 recap 'Favors': Ranking Sally, Don, Bob, Pete and more on the happiness index

This is why "Mad Men" is still TV's best drama. My confidence may have been shaken by last week's uneven installment -- one of three average, momentum-stunting, episodes this season along with "The Flood" and "Man with a Plan" -- but as we've seen repeatedly in the past, be patient with "Mad Men" and you will be rewarded. "Favors" was downright masterful in its confluence of storylines, major reveals and welcome callbacks. This was "Mad Men" craftsmanship at its finest, and while it provided several miserable developments in the characters' lives, it made us incredibly happy as viewers.[Note: In the spirit of showrunner Matthew Weiner declaring that this season is about Dr. Arnold Rosen telling Don, "People will do anything to alleviate their anxiety," we're tracking the happiness of key characters week by week.]The "Mad Men" happiness index, week ten:1) Roger (last week, #1): This hasn't been a sterling season for Roger, who is reduced... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/mad-men-season-6-episode-11-recap-favors-ranking-sally-don-bob-pete-and-more-on-the-happiness-index.html

Mad Men Review: "Favors "

Wow. What a difference some misplaced storylines can make. " Favors " had characters coming undone and it was so fun to watch.  Well, maybe not as fun as the throwaway scene with Peggy and the dying rat in her apartment, calling Stan to get the rat and using a booty call as bait, but enjoyable in a different way. I think that rat trap was a metaphor. Everybody was caught in one and blood was being shed. The irony of Don telling Megan that Mitchell couldn't spend the rest of his life on the run was too much. He should have just given the poor kid the Richard Whitman treatment. Hell, he could have even given him his original name. Why not? Don doesn't use it any more. Instead he decided to take Pete's advice and dropped a bomb at the General Motor's dinner in the hope they might whip out some idea of how to help because of their defense contracts. It had the opposite effect. That bombshell only enhanced the already seething rivalry between Don and Ted and most especially Ted's contempt toward Don. Don's inability to take anything seriously, and to read Ted's memos, is driving Ted nuts. The newly formed firm is like two intersecting circles. The business they're doing together is too small. In the sections outside the vesica piscis (the almond shape that forms the intersect) float accounts like Sunkist and Ocean Spray. They're just bumping together. It's maddening! After Ted had a tantrum about dealing with Don that included this glorious Mad Men  quote , he took the high road. Ted: Imagine if every time Ginger Rogers jumped in the air, Fred Astaire punched her in the face. | permalink When Ted learned the conversation with Chevy was personal in nature, he offered to help and got Sylvia's son a spot in the National Guard, essentially saving his life. Even though Ted has a bad marriage, a crush on Peggy and acts infantile in his dealings with Don, he's a really good guy. I forget sometimes how close Peggy and Pete were. They tend to do as much as possible to forget it themselves, but tonight their scene in the restaurant when Ted stepped away from the table was just beautiful. It was a good reminder of everything they've been through and, as Pete said, just how well they know each other. He admitted how well she knew him and he could see the attraction between she and Ted no matter how hard they tried to feign ignorance.  It wasn't so easy for Pete to dismiss the odd desires his mother was having for Manolo, especially after Bob Benson shared a story about how two people who spend a lot of time together can sometimes fall in love and it's beautiful, then slyly rubbed knees with him. I thought Pete was going to toss his cookies. Pete's constantly unkempt hair is surely a sign of just how close to the edge he is, so what this latest revelation will do is anybody's guess. One thing is for sure. Any hope we had for a happy ending between Bob Benson and Joan is over.  How about that ending? It was pretty obvious that all of the business with Sally and the keys was going to lead to something, but exactly what she saw and it's impact on Don was incredible to watch. He was sporting Pete's signature "falling apart at the seams" hairstyle throughout had to tell Sally why he was cheating on his wife - again.  The disappointment was that he lied to her. Don fell down another few pegs and earned his hairstyle when he chose to tell Sally that he was comforting Mrs. Rosen and that it was complicated. I guess he slipped into her because his pants were around his ankles. Because, that'll happen. He had an opportunity to treat Sally like an adult and earn some trust. Sure, it would have been one of the most difficult things he had ever done in his life, but there was no mistaking what Sally saw and he knew it.  Sally is now back in a position where she's going to be uncomfortable in his home. That's just unacceptable. For all the good he did for Sylvia's son, he did twice as much damage to his own daughter.  Sometimes I watch and think, will these people ever learn?  //www.tvfanatic.com/2013/06/mad-men-review-favors/

Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Favors'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Favors," the June 9 episode of AMC's "Mad Men," in which Sally sees something bad, Peggy has rats and Bob Benson takes a knee //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-mad-men-favors-sally-can-you-hear-me

'Mad Men' Recap: What Sally Saw

This week on Mad Men, Sally sees something she'll eventually have to work through in therapy, Pete struggles with feeling increasingly useless in every aspect of his life, and we might have uncovered at least part of the mystery surrounding Bob Benson. Or have we? //www.buddytv.com/articles/mad-men/mad-men-recap-what-sally-saw-50316.aspx

‘Mad Men,’ A Conversation: ‘Favors’

Our panel of experts and academics weighs in on the latest episode of the advertising world drama, "Mad Men." //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/06/09/mad-men-a-conversation-favors/?mod=WSJBlog

A Mad Men Murder?

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is well aware of fan speculation that Don Draper's wife, Megan ( Jessica Paré ), will be murdered on the June 23 season finale of the AMC drama. Tongues started wagging after the May 26 episode, in which Megan wore a T-shirt with a red star — the same as that worn by actress Sharon Tate in a 1967 Esquire article, two years before she was stabbed to death in L.A. by members of the Manson Family. //www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Mad-Men-Murder-1066433.aspx?rss=breakingnews