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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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!
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!
June 11, 2021 § Leave a comment
Allison, presumptive winner of the Don Draper Secretary Battle Dome for so long, leaves us at last four episodes into Mad Men‘s fourth season. Keep reading to see if Katie and Ben thought that they did her dirty (and who “they” is)!