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Grown Up Television

I finally got a chance to watch a couple of TV series that looked promising: HBO’s Vinyl and Show Time’s Billions. Both present an interesting contrast in the continued evolution of “grown up television”, television shows that aren’t really meant for a general audience. 1,152 more words


Season three, episode one: Where there's smoke...

“I’ve been dating since I was 15, I’m exhausted! Where is he?” – Charlotte

It’s nice that the new season starts on a optimistic note for Carrie, as she meets a charming politician (Mad Men’s Roger Sterling) and ends this first episode riding off into the moonlight with him. 386 more words

Photos: The most iconic midcentury modern dining room in the US is being auctioned off, piece by beautiful piece

Since its opening in 1959, the Four Seasons restaurant in midtown Manhattan has served as an epicenter of a certain sort of New York power. “Spectacular, modern and audacious,” espoused The New York Times food critic, Craig Claiborne that year. 411 more words

It's hard to be a film critic

Film critic Matt Zoller had this wonderful interview last year with Mad Men’s creator Matthew Weiner, just before the series finale:

At one point (around the 1 hour 22 minute mark), Zoller shows the audience a clip of a monologue by Michael Ginsberg, a deranged ad man, telling another character, Peggy, that he’s not a human at all, but a Martian, a full-blooded Martian; this, even though they tell him he was born in a concentration camp, where his mother died, and then sent to a Swedish orphanage when he was five. 138 more words

Sights And Sounds

Old Junk is My Life

Visa Buxx was supposed to revolutionize allowance. It was a “reloadable” spending card for kids and teens. While that particular notion never took off, the idea of the pre-paid credit card did happen to stay with us. 323 more words

“What price would we pay”: Mad Men 5×10 – 5×13

Well! This isn’t how I wanted Joan to be made partner! This isn’t how I wanted Pryce to leave the show! Screw season five!

Warning for discussions of questionable consent as well as suicide. 4,066 more words


Game of Thrones, Season 6 (USA, 2016)

Created by: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. As I always say, it’s kind of redundant to keep making a post on each season of a show, and now that I’ve tried it with… 575 more words