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When Did Peggy Olson Become “Mad Men”‘s Resident A-Hole?

When Did Peggy Olson Become "Mad Men"'s Resident A-Hole?
Seriously Peggy, STFU!

Sigh. Well, I suppose in some ways, it was bound to happen. At the end of “Mad Men”‘s last season, Peggy Olson took a seat in Don Draper’s recently vacated chair (him having been given a leave of absence), gazing upon her new office in a pose that recalled his from season one. The implication was that Peggy was the new Don, but it wasn’t until last night’s episode that we realized just how much Peggy had come to resemble her mentor, i.e. a miserable asshole. In the episode, Peggy’s assistant Shirley receives flowers from her fiance on Valentine’s Day, which Peggy assumes are for her. Peggy stomps around and flounces like a petulant child the entire episode, alternating between “generously” offering the flowers to Shirley (not realizing they were hers in the first place) and then demanding she throw them away. When Joyce finally tells her that the flowers were never hers, Peggy’s  behavior only worsened, resulting in Shirley’s transfer to another desk. (In the same episode, another Black female assistant, Dawn, also had her job impacted by a white partner’s temper tantrum.) Some might say this was really out of character for Peggy, but I think we were just given a glimpse of Peggy at her worst, having achieved all that she thought she wanted but happiness. Hopefully, because Peggy isn’t as fucked up as Don, this will be a wakeup call rather than a foreshadowing of more to come. Check out a clip above!

The 12 Most Quintessential Don Draper Expressions Of All Time (So Far)

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It’s the final season of “Mad Men”. Ever! This means we only have one more season of looking at Don Draper. Frankly, this depresses me. To get through this scary time, let’s pay tribute to some of the very best Don Draper looks from seasons passed on College Candy…

Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Is My New Summer Jam

Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" Is My New Summer Jam
West Coast Represent!

Okay, okay, I get it, California, you want me to move back. I’m in! I’m game! And even if I wasn’t, the “Mad Men” premiere would have convinced me. It did not escape my notice that everyone at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Etc. Etc. Etc. is miserable except Pete Campbell, who has found a new zest for life after moving to Los Angeles. Seriously, I never thought I would say this, but California Pete is my spirit animal. “The city’s flat and ugly, and the air is brown, but I love the vibrations,” basically sums up the feelings coursing through me as I write this post from a hotel bed in Glendale. I’m also listening to Lana Del Rey’s new single, “West Coast,” which, if it wasn’t 45 years too late, would totally be Pete’s summer jam. Instead, it’s mine. Listen above!

5 Theories About Tonight’s “Mad Men” Season 7 Premiere

At long last, the final season of “Mad Men” is upon us. It’s been almost a year since we last saw the ad men (and women) at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and Cutler, Gleason and Chaough, but that’s quite a mouthful), and we hope tonight’s premiere provides answers to all of questions left unanswered in the last season’s finale.

Like, what will Don Draper do now that he’s on forced sabbatical from the agency? Will Sally ever get recover from walking in on her father schtupping Mrs. Rosen? Is Bob Benson really gay? Or a spy? Or both? How far back has Pete Campbell’s hairline receded? (Oh, wait. We know the answer to that one.)

So, ignore that last question. Concerning everything else: FANS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS! AND BEFORE PETE’S WIDOW’S PEAK GETS ANY MORE TERRIFYING!

After watching the first season of “The Writer’s Room” on Netflix, I think I’m more than qualified to present the following hypothetical plot points and storylines for the Season 7 finale, airing this Sunday, April 13 at 10/9c on AMC. Some are probably more plausible than others, but I the show is known for its twists; so, really, anything’s possible, right?

Beware: Spoilers ahead. Try not to trip. Keep reading »

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Let’s Play “Mad Men” Bingo!

Let's Play Mad Men Bingo!

The seventh and final season of “Mad Men” starts tonight at 10/9C on AMC. The cast and writers have been tight-lipped about what’ll happen this season, but it’s fun to guess. Will our predictions earn us a BINGO? Let’s play!

For The Love Of Pete Campbell, What Happened To Vincent Kartheiser’s Hairline?

Vincent Kartheiser, who plays “Mad Men”‘s smarmy Pete Campbell, showed up the show’s season seven premiere with an interesting new look. Talk about committing to his craft! I’m assuming, of course, that Vincent shaved a receding hairline into his scalp (which appears to be growing out) for a role — perhaps Pete is starting to lose his hair? Maybe Vincent is playing a Hare Krishna in an upcoming film? I don’t know, but I am mesmerized. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]

Jessica Paré Strips Down For Esquire — Plus, Sexy Easter Outfits That Will Get You Kicked Out Of Church

  • “Mad Men’”s Jessica Paré bares her lovely teeth in the April issue of Esquire. [Page Six]
  • Easter is coming up … which means Cadbury Creme Eggs and bunny-themed lingerie. Definitely not church appropriate. [Mommyish]
  • Eating duck embryos for dinner and other things that have killed men’s boners. [Your Tango]
  • When you get a boyfriend, you get his annoying friends too. [College Candy]
  • Hiring a male escort is really not such a bad idea, especially if you need some Swiffering done in hard-to-reach places. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Watch Another Vague “Mad Men” Teaser!

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Watch Another Vague "Mad Men" Teaser!
Watch Another Vague "Mad Men" Teaser!

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the latest teaser for “Mad Men”‘s seventh and final season doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what to expect. After all, this is the show that teases each upcoming episode with a series of unrelated soundbites taken out of any discernible context. But whatever! Everyone — Don, Betty, Peggy, Megan, Roger, THE WHOLE GANG — is at the airport, flying in the brightest, craziest, tackiest  styles of the era. (Cool daisy pin, Peggy.) Are they going or coming? Is this a metaphor? April 13 can’t get here soon enough. [NYMag.com]

Jessica Paré: “Of Course I’m A Feminist”

“Of course I’m a feminist … if you’re not for the equal treatment of men and women, then you’re a fascist.”

Yup, what Jessica Paré said. See, I knew there was a reason I loved Canadians. (Also, those earrings are insane.) [Fashion Magazine]

Here’s What “Mad Men” Would Be Like If All The Cigarettes Were Replaced By Party Blowers

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Janie Bryant Reality Show
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"Mad Men"'s costume designer Janie Bryant landed a reality show. Read More »
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Smoking Blows!

What is Photoshop for other than to create nonsense?  At least this nonsense is for a good cause.  To mark Thursday’s Great American Smoke Out, a national day to quit smoking, Ellen DeGeneres took some “Mad Men” clips, removed all references to smoking and replaced them with party blowers. Don Draper would have been a hell of a lot less mercurial with party blowers! Slightly more annoying, though. [Ellen TV]

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