I didn’t post this after the episode on Sunday because I wasn’t able to see the entire show due to weather problems in the Southern New England area and DirecTV was crapping out. Now that I’ve seen the episode, it’s time to provide you with your sneak peek at next week’s episode, plus the usual features.
First, in next week’s episode titled, “Waldorf Stories,” Don and Peggy interview a young ambitious ad hopeful.
In a look inside this week’s episode, “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” creator Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm and John Slattery discuss what transpired.
And here’s a quick recap of this week’s episode.
Next week’s episode will air on Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC.
Ok, while I’m away at a wedding today, I give you my annual post of The Five Women Who Can Make Me Stop Flipping The Remote. Usually, I’ll try to make each year’s edition different. And since the weekend is near, why not give you a post that doesn’t make you think too much. Of course, you’ll jump on me because you think I missed someone or you’ll think someone doesn’t deserve to be on the list. That’s ok. You’re entitled to disagree.
Last year’s list included three women in sports and two in entertainment.
In 2008, Fang’s Bites faves, Trenni Kusnierek, Heidi Watney and Charissa Thompson made the list.
And the inaugural list in 2007 had Stacey Dales, Tina Cervasio and Erin Andrews.
Let’s see who made the list this year and if there are any holdovers. In each of the previous lists, you can see I have a very good eye and I think this year’s list is very good too.
I hate SportsNation, but only because of that untalented ESPN Radio hack Colin Cowherd. When I’m flipping the remote in the 4 p.m. ET hour and I see Michelle Beadle on ESPN2, I immediately stop and watch the show. Then when Colin Cowherd comes back on camera, I change the channel. That is the perfect definition of a woman who can make me stop flipping the remote. ESPN has some high hopes for Michelle and expect to see her on other programs down the road. Let’s hope so.
I need to get some Mad Men representation on the list and who better to represent than Christina Hendricks? I could have chosen January Jones as well, but then the list would be blond-heavy. Not that I have anything against blonds, but we move on. Whenever Christina is a scene, she lights up the TV. Her character, Joan, is one of the best on television and my TV is already on Mad Men, but the remote cannot be flipped when when she’s on.
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I’m also glad to get some Asian representation on the list. Betty was at CNN from 2004 until early this year, anchoring weekend coverage when she moved to CBS becoming a contributor and occasional host of The Early Show. When she was at CNN, my weekends would always start with her. Now, the remote goes to CBS where does the news on the Saturday Early Show. An excellent correspondent, she’s covered many stories including the Haiti earthquake, the death of Pope John Paul and Hurricane Katrina. Betty is also the co-founder of Help the Hungry, an organization that helps the poverty-striken.
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The only holdover from last year and now the first person to be on the list three times and consecutively at that! Trenni does a tremendous job at MLB Network. She’s now in pennant race mode as she’s starting to criss-cross the country reporting from game sites for MLB Tonight. When I put her on the list in 2008, she was working for Fox Sports Wisconsin as the sideline reporter for Milwaukee Brewers games and free lancing for Big Ten Network. Right after she made the list, she worked for TBS Hot Corner for the MLB postseason and got the gig at MLB Network. I’m not taking credit, but as I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I do have a very good eye.
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I love Kate Walsh. I admit, I watched Grey’s Anatomy and just happened to start when Kate Walsh’s character, Addison, joined the show. I stopped watching when Addison was spun off to Private Practice and went with her to the spinoff. I really can’t find the words to write. She’s gorgeous. Kate’s a very good actress and I love watching her in every scene. Kate Walsh tops our list this year.
Ok, another Cracker Jack episode of Mad Men. Really good. Got good glimpses of Pete and Trudy Campbell tonight. Ken Cosgrove returns. Allison leaves. And we see how Peggy is really the MVP of the series. Great stuff.
Here’s a sneak peek at the next episode. Don’s new secretary really doesn’t have a grasp on what’s going on.
Now let’s a get a look inside tonight’s episode. We hear from John Slattery (Roger Sterling) who directed this episode, Elisabeth Moss, and Matthew Weiner.
And here’s a recap of the last episode.
The next episode airs Sunday night at 10.
You have to be know where to look for this particular sneak peek. This clip was not put on the official Mad Men site on AMC.com, but on Fancast. But I can still embed this video. This is Joan at the doctor’s discussing her previous, um, procedures. That’s what she called them so that’s what I’ll call them.
If you don’t want to see this extended 2 minute clip, I suggest you not watch. This is minor spoilerish and AMC put it out so obviously, they want you to see it.
As long as these clips continue to slip out, I’m going to find them and post them here for you. Episode 3, “The Good News” premieres Sunday night at 10 on AMC.
Ok, let’s first take a sneak peak at next Sunday’s episode. If you haven’t seen tonight’s ep. yet, click back on your browser.
Don is getting ready to head to Acapulco for a few days and the staff has some last minute requests.
Now let’s go over tonight’s episode. We hear from Matthew Weiner, John Slattery, Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.
Let’s relive Episode 2 in a condensed version.
And next week’s episode looks really good too.
If you’ve seen the Mad Men season 4 premiere, then continue with this post. If not, come back when you have. I’ll first post an expanded preview of next Sunday’s episode where Roger invites an old friend to the office Christmas party, only to find his schedule all mixed up.
Now to an inside look of the Season Premiere with Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, the lovely Elisabeth Moss and John Slattery. Again, if you haven’t seen the episode yet, don’t click on the video.
Here are some scenes from the Season Premiere.
And that will do it. Mad Men airs Sunday nights 10 on AMC.
When you think television sucks in the summer, cable comes in and you get True Blood and Entourage on HBO, The Real L Word, Weeds and The Big C on Showtime, Rescue Me on FX and the best of all, Mad Men on AMC. Most of the aforementioned have returned to true form this season, but there’s something about Mad Men that rises above the crop each and every season. Three seasons thus far and there’s been plot twists and complications each and every step along the way.
We know Don and Betty Draper are on the outs. We know that Don wants to start a new Sterling Cooper ad agency. We know that he’s reaching out to Pete Campbell. We know that Peggy is reluctant to join the new agency, but eventually agrees. And that’s where we are entering Season 4. Here’s a short preview from AMC with the Mad Men cast and creator Matthew Weiner about where we’re headed in the new season.
Here are the women of Mad Men, the always lovely Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss and January Jones answering fan questions about their characters and Season 3.
And you have this promo that is currently running on AMC.
I’m ready for the season. Are you? It all begins later this month, July 25 at 10 p.m. East and West. Looking forward to it.
Well, I’ve read the tweets about tonight’s episode, how the Campbells danced the Charleston and how Joan made playing the accordion sexy, plus she sang in French. I wish I could have seen that (yes, I know iTunes leaked the episode early, but I missed it), but you know the story of my broken TV’s (don’t forget to donate to the cause to the left).
Here’s a look at the episode next week’s episode as Ken comes to Don in a panic over the “Patio” account.
And here’s a look at what happened tonight in “My Old Kentucky Home”
Damn. That looked good. I’ll have to watch the episode when it becomes available on iTunes again tomorrow.
You can check out some production stills from tonight’s episode plus get another sneak peek at next week’s episode right here.
Because I don’t have a TV, I wasn’t able to watch last night’s episode and forgot to post the sneak peek for next week’s show. Thankfully, it’s available online so I can catch up later, but still, it would be nice to watch it as it airs “live” on the East Coast.
Here’s your peek at next week’s episode as Roger’s new wife has an awkward encounter with Joan.
If you missed last night’s episode like I did, here is the recap, but don’t watch if you don’t want to be spoiled. I watched it because I would at least like to know what went on.
And you can check out production stills from last night’s and next week’s episodes. I hope to have a TV so I can watch next week.
I did not know I could embed Mad Men videos so after each episode on Sunday, I will embed the recap of that night’s episode as well as the sneak peek for next week’s episode as soon as they become available.
As usual, another bang up job by the writers and Executive Producer Matthew Weiner. I love this show.
First, the recap of Episode 301, “Out of Town”
Then, here’s a look at next week’s episode as Don and Betty meet with the new head of Sterling Cooper and his wife.
As usual, funny lines. My favorite from tonight? Betty telling Don about their daughter Sally breaking the strap on his suitcase, “Sally is taking to your tools like a little lesbian.” So un-PC, but so funny.
And just in case you need a reminder, here’s what happened in Season 2.
Ok, watch this blog every Sunday night around 11:30 for the latest in Mad Men videos.