During season 6 of Mad Men, the gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners found themselves with much to lose. What, then, do they stand to gain? AJ, Kenn, and Joe are on hand to discuss just that as they take a look at the sixth season finale, “In Care Of.” Pete’s absurd new highs (or lows, depending on how you look at it) are detailed at length, Don’s affection for Hershey bars is expounded upon, and the boys analyze the finale’s great final scene. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
For the penultimate episode discussing Mad Men season 6 (and the final episode discussing three hours of the series), AJ, Kenn, and Joe get serious about Sunkist. Well, among other things. The episodes under discussion are “A Tale of Two Cities,” in which Don takes a dive; “Favors,” wherein Sally discovers model UN is just the worst; and “The Quality of Mercy,” in which Ken Cosgrove becomes an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Things get startlingly revelatory on Smoke Gets in Your Ears this week, as AJ, Kenn, and Joe make a major discovery about a very important character. As they continue their way through Mad Men season 6, they take a look at “Man with a Plan,” in which Don and Ted are in for a bumpy ride; “The Crash,” wherein the gang gets their shots; and “The Better Half,” in which Peggy makes a kebab. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Our white, monied gang gets prepared for some major status quo changes as AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their discussion of Mad Men season 6. The three episodes under review are “To Have and to Hold,” in which things swing; “The Flood,” wherein Paul Newman’s speech is rudely interrupted; and “For Immediate Release,” in which a whole bunch of letters get thrown together. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
Mad Men season 6: the jumping-off point. AJ, Kenn, and Joe begin their discussion of the show’s sixth season by discussing the two-part premiere “The Doorway,” in which, yes, there is a metric shit-ton of doorway symbolism; and “Collaborators,” wherein Beans and Ketchup are emphatically not two tastes that taste great together. There’s much talk of Don’s new fatalistic bent, the Dawn Summers-like introduction of Bob Benson, and the addition of Linda Cardellini as another (but quite different) Draper mistress. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
With “The Phantom,” Mad Men season 5 draws to a close in surprisingly bleak fashion for what at first seemed like an optimistic, enlightened year for the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. AJ, Kenn, and Joe discuss the bitterly ironic endings for each character, what doesn’t exactly work about the finale, whether or not subtlety is overrated, and what the future may hold for our favorite ad men and women. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
AJ, Kenn, and Joe ring in the new year by chronicling the most devastating string of episodes season 5, and perhaps the entirety of Mad Men, has to offer. Those under discussion are “Christmas Waltz,” in which the Negrons pick cotton for the Caucasons; “The Other Woman,” wherein Joan rides a Jaguar; and “Commissions and Fees,” in which the agency is forced to raise (then lower) its Pryces.