Posts tagged "betty draper"

“Mad Men” Season Finale Was The Ultimate Shake-Up

Last night’s season finale of “Mad Men” was one of my top ten favorite hours of television, ever. Why? Because it surprised the beejesus out of me—and not in a kill-a-main-character-for-shock-value kind of way. Not to get all film professor on you, but the way I see it, the central tension that makes “Mad Men”…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 9, 2009

Betty Draper, Mother Of The Year. No, Seriously!

Betty Draper doesn’t take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the “Mad Men” matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn’t take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her…

Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

Betty Draper Book Club: So What’s With “The Group”?

“Mad Men” acolytes with eagle eyes might’ve noticed that the book Betty Draper brought into the tub with her on last night’s episode was none other than The Group by Mary McCarthy. Published in 1963 but set in the 1930s, The Group is a subtly scathing portrait of a circle of educated, upwardly mobile New…

Lauren Gitlin / October 19, 2009

January Jones On Playing Betty And How An Unsupportive Ex Helped Her Career

January Jones, aka “Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper, is on the cover of November’s GQ, and in the accompanying article, she eats queso and drinks beer while talking about the progression of her career. A boyfriend’s mom actually helped her learn manners and get rid of her Iowa accent, even after she and the dude broke…

Catherine Strawn / October 13, 2009

Quick Pic: January Jones Sheds Her ’50s Housewife Persona For GQ Mag

January Jones looks nothing like her “Mad Men” character Betty Draper while gracing the November cover of GQ. Inside the mag, she dishes about an ex who told her she wasn’t cut out for acting. Find out which famous celeb it might have been here.

Annika Harris / October 13, 2009

“Mad Men” Gets A Sesame Street Send-Up

Those wacky Muppet operators over at “Sesame Street” have created a wonderful send-up of “Mad Men.” In it, puppets Don Draper and Co. at Sterling Cooper learn how to be … happy! Who would have thunk it? I love the idea of Draper the cad going to teach the little kiddies that what’s important i…

Susannah Breslin / October 1, 2009

How To Sleep Like Betty Draper

If you’re like us, and you love all things “Mad Men,” from the plots to the characters to the looks, you may have noticed the bed that Don and Betty Draper share on the show. Totally retro, it’s got a soft green button-tufted headboard fit for any suburban princess married to a mad, mad ad…

Susannah Breslin / September 11, 2009

“Mad Men” Producers Tells January Jones To Gain Weight

Oh, to be in the cast of “Mad Men,” hanging around Don Draper, sporting gorgeous, well-made clothing, and gracing the only program on television where the actresses are encouraged to be voluptuous. January Jones, who plays Betty Draper on the show, had to be asked by the producers to gain weight. “I got told a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2009

Who IS January Jones, Anyway?

“Mad Men” is my favorite smart show on television (“America’s Next Top Model” is my favorite stupid show), partially because my loins desire the raw magnetism of Don Draper, but also because I absolutely love the compelling story lines driven by the show’s main actresses. Betty Draper’s character is of particular interest to me and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2008

Emmy Nominations: Where Are The Mad Women?

The Emmy nominations were announced this morning and it was exciting to see so many of our favorites on the list — 30 Rock, Mad Men, and even Amy Poehler nominated for her work on Saturday Night Live. But why oh why were the ladies from Mad Man dissed by the Academy? We were soooo…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2008
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