Posts Tagged ‘Mad Men’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

> WHERE WE WERE:  Reeling from the news that Don Draper (Jon Hamm) had proposed to his French-Canadian secretary Megan (Jessica Pare).  In other cubicles at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Joan (Christina Hendricks), pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Mad Men” (POP CULTURE APOCALYPSE MINUS 11)

> The season premiere episode of MAD MEN wasn’t screened at PaleyFest tonight.   Although the show airs a week from Sunday and virtually every other PaleyFest honoree screened an upcoming episode of its series, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

  Nominations have just been announced for the 64th annual Emmy Awards.  The full list is here; below is a rundown of some of the major categories and early thoughts: BEST DRAMA Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE HUNGER GAMES, MAD MEN and Marketing Restraint (Pop Culture Apocalypse Minus 7)

> The eagerly-awaited Season 5 of the most honored series on television, an interminable 17 months in the making, contents itself with a single enigmatic image:  Don Draper staring into a department store window, his refle...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

HUNGER GAMES/MAD MEN POP CULTURE APOCALYPSE MINUS 12 – “Hunger Games” Tracking

> Normally the universe of pop culture only allows for one giant event at a time, and not accidentally–they stay out of each other’s way.  You won’t find any major movies opening the same day as The Aveng...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Emmy Odds – Theirs and Ours: Drama

>With the help of some online bookmaking sites, we have the latest “official” odds for tonight’s Emmy Awards.  Let’s take a look about what they say about the conventional wisdom, and make some adju...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Mad Men” Returns

> It’s been a long, long time, but finally the prayers of MAD MEN fans are being answered:  at the Television Critics Association gathering today, AMC confirmed that the series will return at 9PM on Sunday March 25, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Drama Emmys

  We’ve taken a look at the major Comedy and Movie/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmys, and now it’s time for the big guns:  the Dramas.  Incredibly, the state of TV drama is so strong these days that one c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “Magic City”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: ” Breaking” Better

> After last night’s admirably tense episode of BREAKING BAD, we can now say with certainty that the show has 25 left to go:  9 for this season, and then 16 more.  AMC and Sony have closed a deal for what is exp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Walking Dead” Devours More Ratings Records

> This morning we anticipated that the season finale of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC would outrate anything on network television last night, but that didn’t do justice to Dead‘s accomplishment.  In the finale’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Pan Am” – PREMIERING TONIGHT

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

The title of MAD MEN‘s Season 5 finale was “The Phantom,” and as is almost always the case with Matthew Weiner’s opus, it had several meanings.  (Weiner shared credit for the finale’s script with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 5/20/12

The throne is still occupied. HBO:  Like most of the spring cable series, GAME OF THRONES is heading into its homestretch, with just 2 episodes left (Stannis is about to reach King’s Landing!).  The show continues to be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 4/22/12

> VEEP, properly enough, was #2 on HBO’s Sunday ticket. HBO:  VEEP premiered with a fairly strong 0.6 in 18-49s on its initial Sunday airing, plus another .14 for its repeat later that night (remember, HBO ratings re...
by Mitch Salem