Wednesdays Watching Anime – Gasaraki

July 6, 2022 § 2 Comments

The summer heat must be getting to me, because here I am continuing a now twice-ended series on a mostly-defunct blog (at least until Katie and I pick our reviews for Mad Men back up). Anyway, before I pass out, let’s talk a bit about Gasaraki, and its OP, “Message #9” by Tane Tomoko.

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Mad Men Again – S04E13, “Tomorrowland”

August 13, 2021 § Leave a comment

It’s the thirteenth episode, the end of the fourth season! It’s also the end of this blog series… for now. Ben and Katie are both busy with work and need a break from spending literal hours each week obsessing over Mad Men, so next Friday (and for many Fridays after that) there won’t be a review posted. They’re probably going to take a month or three and then start up again, though, so don’t write them off for good! Anyway, “Tomorrowland,” in a way a close to the first part of Mad Men‘s two-act American life, is a great way to send them off.

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Mad Men Again – S04E12, “Blowing Smoke”

August 6, 2021 § Leave a comment

With “Blowing Smoke,” Mad Men evokes the title of its premiere, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” What other resonances do the fourth season’s twelfth episode hold for the viewer? Ben and Katie are on the case.

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Mad Men Again – S04E11, “Chinese Wall”

July 30, 2021 § Leave a comment

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is in crisis! The eleventh episode, “Chinese Wall,” ratchets up the tension for Mad Men‘s fourth season, and Katie and Ben are here to tell you exactly how.

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Mad Men Again – S04E10, “Hands and Knees”

July 23, 2021 § Leave a comment

It’s “Hands and Knees”! No, not the 1987 Sammy Hagar song, the tenth episode of Mad Men‘s fourth season. Ben is looking at how relationships change and Katie at intimacy denied. Let them know if you think they did a good job!

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Mad Men Again – S04E09, “The Beautiful Women”

July 16, 2021 § Leave a comment

With episode nine, “The Beautiful Women,” we only have four episodes remaining in season four of Mad Men! Do Katie and Ben get a break from the depressing life of Don Draper? Is Miss Blankenship’s death still a comedy highlight? Well, there’s only one way to know…

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Mad Men Again – S04E08, “The Summer Man”

July 9, 2021 § Leave a comment

It’s time for “The Summer Man,” the eighth episode of Mad Men‘s fourth season! Katie’s been teasing it for months through snide remarks about swimming and journaling, but what do she and Ben think about it on rewatch? Read on to find out.

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Mad Men Again – S04E07, “The Suitcase”

July 2, 2021 § Leave a comment

We’re finally here! Today we’re reviewing episode seven of Mad Men‘s fourth season: “The Suitcase.” Thought by many to be the best episode of the series, what will be Ben and Katie’s reaction? Read on to find out!

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Mad Men Again – S04E06, “Waldorf Stories”

June 25, 2021 § Leave a comment

Awards recognition is finally happening in Mad Men! I mean, the show itself was showered with Emmys and Golden Globes since its first season (although the fifth and sixth seasons went entirely and bizarrely unrewarded), but now the fictional team at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has been nominated for their first Clio Award, so the drama’s high in “Waldorf Stores.” Read on to see what Katie and Ben think about the sixth episode of Mad Men‘s fourth season!

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Mad Men Again – S04E05, “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”

June 18, 2021 § Leave a comment

When describing the fifth episode of Mad Men‘s fourth season, should we call it “the one where Roger’s racist” or “the one where Sally masturbates”? Ben and Katie don’t weigh in, but you should after reading what they have to say!

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