Generally regarded as an upgrade to its predecessor, Riot Act was a fully coherent album despite the inclusion of political nonsense like Bu$hleaguer (Easy! It’s catchy) at the expense of instant classics like Down.
I can’t believe it either. In just one short month, player, it’s season four of FRANKLIN & BASH! What type of Franklin and Bash shenanigans will Franklin and Bash find Franklin and Bash in this season on Franklin and Bash????! Bro, you just cannot wait. Coming this season: the return of THE DOCKET. We’ll do [...] Read More
“Take a bottle, drink it down. Pass it around. Pass it ay…”
Oh, reader, old boy? That’s right, this recap belongs to everyone. The best things in life are free!
Why was this episode, “The Strategy,” the quintessential episode of Mad Men? Two quotes:
We should be no strangers to shocking moments on Mad Men, brutal gut checks that appear out of nowhere.
Perhaps we weren’t the only Mad Men fanatics who assumed the comparison read better in Matthew Weiner’s looseleaf notebook, that once filmed, the juxtaposition between IBM’s monolith of yore and the increasing presence and obsolescence of technology in our lives didn’t quite translate. But more spoilers than that lurk! Onward, to Recap the Recappers!
Let’s take our own “Field Trip,” if you will, through the twists, the turns, the soliloquys, the sonnets, the snark and the speculation, through the best of Mad Men’s army of recappers. But you don’t come here for the puns. You’re here for the countdown! Spoilers follow:
Somewhere along the way, our friends writing The Following – perhaps huddled in seventh period Earth Science, carving pentagrams into the lab table – decided they were no longer writing a show, nor a story, nor a testament to the evils of religion and society. Nope, they became self-aware, and careened headlong into the abyss, [...] Read More
The familiar battle cry, the tired cliche: “It’s all in a day’s work.” Yet it rings true, for us, the chronicler of the chronicled. The unpacker of the unpacked. The recapper of recaps. A cog among the millions in the Mad Men literary machine. It’s all in a day’s work. You can read last week’s [...] Read More
With ten years in financial services marketing, I’ve sat in a lot of focus groups, stew rooms, and spitball sessions, plus vendor pitches, all designed to put more “fun” into banking. It can be done, sure. A friendly teller who anticipates your request is fun. A pair of tickets from your business banker is fun. [...] Read More
We are back! Back for our weekly trip through amateur literary theory and wistful theorizing, our spill into fever dreams, codfish balls, and pitch meetings. It’s our chronicle of the scholastic pursuit of the perfect recap of television’s most scholastic show, Mad Men! Which of your favorite writers summed up the season 7 premiere the [...] Read More
So it’s been a while since we checked in with our favorite moments on our favorite show about butter knives and serial killing and helpless victims and squish squish and cops who always, always, always race into the scene, slamming it into park just four minutes too late. Seems like Chevy Impala should be re-thinking [...] Read More
“I am, myself. Like you, somehow.” PREVIOUSLY Father’s Day
Coming next Monday, we’ll dust off our dictionary, our English Ph.D., and perhaps even a monocle while we dive into the best and brightest of Mad Men recaps! While many shows draw attention, review, criticism, and discourse, not one uncovers the inner literary snob in all of us. So join us weekly for the quips, [...] Read More