Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Moon Belongs To Everyone

“The Best Things In Life Are Free”, Robert Morse Waterloo, Season 7 Episode 7 -…-             Like 1967 before it, 1969 is remembered fondly in retrospect as a time of prosperity and good nature. But it’s not … Continue reading

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Set Me Free, Why Dontcha Babe

“Keep Me Hanging On”, Vanilla Fudge Time Zones, Season 7 Episode 1 -…-             I don’t want to deny that sometimes, Mad Men can be pulpy and succumb to its soap opera roots. But after so many tasteful, ambiguous stories … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Where I’m Going

“You Really Got Me”, the Kinks The Other Woman, Season 5 Episode 11 -…-             Mad Men frequently uses montages with its music, sometimes scoring long sequences with richly considered songs. But this choice comes in right before the cut to … Continue reading

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I’m Stepping Through the Door

“Space Oddity”, David Bowie Lost Horizon, Season 7 Episode 12 -…-             Doors are an important, yet often ignored, motif in Mad Men. They are harbingers of change when open and agents of secrecy when closed; a metaphor for death … Continue reading

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Surrender To the Void

“Tomorrow Never Knows”, the Beatles Lady Lazarus, Season 5 Episode 8 -…-             There’s a growing unease underneath the glamorous season five of Mad Men, signaling the terrors and discontent to come. Though there are a couple more traditional, viscerally … Continue reading

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And Love Is A Stranger

“You Only Live Twice”, Nancy Sinatra The Phantom, Season 5 Episode 13 -…-             Looking back on each season of Mad Men, and the show as a whole, it’s clear that the series is constructed as a journey of evolution … Continue reading

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Clouds Got In My Way

“Both Sides Now”, Judy Collins In Care Of, Season 6 Episode 13 -…-             You think you know other people. But you don’t, not really. –             The majority of Mad Men exists to shade these characters, adding complexities and … Continue reading

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