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- Mad Men, Recap the Recappers, “The Crash” [TV Recap]
- Saturday Night Live, Ben Affleck, Sailing or Submerged? [TV Recap]
- Mad Men, Recap the Recappers, “Man With a Plan.” [TV]
- Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig, Sailing or Sunk? [TV Recap]
- Mad Men, Recap the Recappers, “For Immediate Release.” [TV]
- Mad Men, “The Flood,” Recap the Recappers [TV]
- Mad Men, Recap the Recappers, “To Have and To Hold.” [TV Recap]
Category Archives: Mad Men
This week’s installment of Recap the Recappers really gets exciting! Sunday’s unconventional hour rivals Synecdoche, N.Y. as nonsensical art that’s a complete and terrific mess, and may in fact be terrible. However, it’s my prediction you’ll still find plenty of TV … Continue reading
It almost seems unfair that we’re more than halfway through Mad Men’s penultimate season. However, last week’s crackling, rollicking, snappy episode didn’t just snap the show from early-season doldrums – it awakened the best from our gang of recappers. Shaking … Continue reading
The crackling energy can mean only one thing. Yes, that’s right, a caper! The zips, the quips, the frantic sound of clattering means even the most erudite of Mad Men‘s army of armchair critics found themselves swept up in the … Continue reading
Sometimes historical fiction must deal with, you know, actual history. Which is what Mad Men attempted to do in its fifth episode, The Flood. Reactions differed up and down the board, and how you felt about the show’s substance may … Continue reading
Do you remember “Beyond Blunderdome,” a 1999 episode of The Simpsons, guest starring Mel Gibson? Anyway, Homer’s pitching a script to Hollywood with Mel, because of course. Homer is adamant they cast a dog, and the dog have “shifty eyes.” Mel … Continue reading
Last night’s Mad Men relied on 1968 news imagery and commentary of the growing Viet Nam saga as backdrop for unease and depression within its characters’ lives. Monday, of course, we suffered through a day filled with other heartbreaking news, … Continue reading
Welcome back, my friends, to the English paper that never ends, the continuing study of flowing, lustrous, literate, and hopelessly erudite Mad Men recaps. Last season, Todd Van Der Werff from The AV Club likely reigned supreme in our informal power … Continue reading
The weekly mad dash for Mad Men recappers is at the end! That’s right, for 12 weeks, we’ve presented the best of Mad Men’s coverage from obsessive critics, Part tribute, tribunal and time saver, we boil down the potboiler to … Continue reading
Recap of Mad Men, “The Phantom,” after the jump. Recap the Recappers is here.
The weekly mad dash for Mad Men recappers nears the finish line! Once the Sunday potboiler concludes, we review the best of Mad Men’s coverage from obsessive recappers. Part tribute, tribunal and time saver, Recap the Recappers ranks the recaps, … Continue reading
Recap the Recappers, coming later today. But first, four paragraphs about Mad Men’s penultimate Season Five episode, after the jump.
I lied. I couldn’t pass up a quick top-five Mad Men: Recap the Recappers for “The Other Woman.” As elegant and tense as the show has ever been; it rivaled “The Suitcase” in terms of sheer, harrowing watchability. Which, by … Continue reading
Mad Men, Recap the Recappers, is on hiatus this week. Which is a shame, because this episode was outstanding. My take, after the jump, it’s three paragraphs and extremely well-written. Perhaps the best work I’ve ever done. Wait. But is … Continue reading
Every week, it’s a mad dash for Mad Men recappers. Once the Sunday potboiler concludes, TV critics, part-time sportswriters, ad execs, and more race to construct billowy literary comparisons on deadline. Part tribute, tribunal and time saver, Recap the Recappers … Continue reading
What motivates us? As we’ve learned watching season 5, the world changes so imperceptibly slow that it’s a cruel shock when we wake up in a different apartment, listening to different music, or lauded with professional success. (Looking for Recap … Continue reading