switchesforthebitches asked: The daily show, Hamm was on it.
adamdmurray asked: For Don to apologize to Betty, he'd have to recognize that he did something wrong, which i don't think will ever happen.
Anonymous asked: Joan used to work with Lane, so I guess that now she will also have his administrative duties. Maybe she'll have her hands so full next season that we'll have a new Office Manager (if so, I would love the job to go to Dawn, so we could see more of her. Lane said in the premiere that he didn't trust any of the secretaries they already had...)
Anonymous asked: What is Joan's job now that she is a partner? She's not creative or accounting so what does she do? Is she still office manager?
Anonymous asked: Do you think Don will ever apologize to Betty for how he treated her? Watching him this season giving Megan everything he wouldn't give to Betty made me so annoyed.
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY, ELISABETH MOSS!
deliberateliberation asked: In regards to Sal's firing, Roger put it best "If Lee Garner, JR wants you fired, you're fired". Lucky Strike was the main bloodline of the company, and losing them over a misunderstanding like what occured would have ruined them, and harmed their reputation, which would have influenced other clients.
pursuitoftappiness asked: I'm not by any stretch trying to say it was okay that Salvatore was fired. I love him. More in reference to the Lois issue though, I just think it's a lot easier for them to brush the incident off as a woman's mistake. But also, there was never much aftermath shown so it's pretty much all speculation. And of course it's important to consider the fact that Roger has...
Anonymous asked: Doesn't Mad amen have a pattern of not falling into the cliche social issue plots that always are in 1960s-set dramas? The issues are important, yes, but that kind of television makes for shallow character development because they are only defined by their sexuality or ethnicity or gender. Mad Men has touched on them all briefly (of course, gender, with the women, race, with Dawn, and...
Anonymous asked: In response to the Anon about Salvatore being fired-- I actually believe that was a good directorial decision. and imo Salvatore wasn't very dimensional, and to me his leaving represented the shift from traditional ads into television ads. So it would have been better to leave in a secretary who doesn't have a main part to make room for one of today's main characters than to try...
Anonymous asked: your response made no sense, sorry. What do they have to lose by firing a secretary? That wasnt the first time a client had been unhappy, and they could have just found new ways to please Lee Garner Jr. someone having to get an amputation is not a "stupid" mistake. wow. Also, no one knew about Salvatore's sexuality except for Don.
pursuitoftappiness asked: To the anon who mentioned Lois having a job versus Savatore's firing - I think it's a statement as to the mindset of the men in power. They can forgive a woman for making a stupid mistake, likely because at the time it was natural to simply think less of most women in general, however, they can't get past Salvatore's nature, because for the time it was so unacceptable in...
thebrunetteprep asked: When it comes down to it, Mad Men had a much better season than BrBa, and it should win. And I would still say the top three best shows are The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men. The style of BrBa doesn't fit with those others. Those are character based shows that aren't typically plot driven like BrBa is.
Anonymous asked: I don't think Mad Men deserves to win this year. I have two episodes left and to be honest I expected A LOT more from season 5. I hope Boardwalk Empire wins, Season 2 was great. Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones are overrated shows, in my opinion. Season 2 from both shows really disappointed me.
Anonymous asked: (anon from before) thanks! I don't know the other two shows either, so team mm by default! (but also because of love!)
Anonymous asked: Has no one else wondered why Lois still has a job after hacking off someone's leg, but Salvatore was fired because Roger was in a bad mood? By far one of the worst directoral decisions this show has ever made.
Anonymous asked: but ...why are people having a bb vs da discussion on a mm blog? did i miss something?
Anonymous asked: There have only been three television shows that have been called the "best of all time". Two of them are The Wire and The Sopranos. The third is Breaking Bad. Even if the new season of the show pales in comparison to say, previous seasons, the long running history and well established fan base for BB makes it a far better competitor than DA
wittels: hot hamm water to my fellow arrested (mad wo)men.
Anonymous asked: Breaking Bad winning best drama series? Yeah I don't think so. Watch Downton Abbey take it.
Anonymous asked: I'm a huge January Jones and Elisabeth Moss fan so I definitely would have liked more concentration on both of them this season, but I thought the Megan story line made a lot of sense in the season and turned out a lot better than I had anticipated...I hated the twist at the end of last season when Don decided to marry her, but actually ended up being okay with it and thought it brought out...
Anonymous asked: I do feel slightly vindicated that Emmy voters were making a statement that they were not as enamored with Megan as Matt was or even some critics who went a little overboard. It was AMC's decision to put her in lead and hopefully they got the message. Everyone prefers the core cast at this point.
Anonymous asked: Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that Mad Men deserved 3 writing nominations. The writing this season was so unsubtle and the focus on Megan really unbalanced the show.
Anonymous asked: A Peggy centered episode = stronger than a Megan centered episode? Is that what you're trying to say?
Anonymous asked: They also seem to think that Jim Parsons is a better actor than Adam Scott or Nick Offerman. Grain of salt. Elisabeth Moss is brilliant but Jessica Pare was fantastic this year, too. And in way more scenes.
Anonymous asked: but it doesn't change that fact that the category is best leading actress, not best superior actress. Megan was a lead character, whether jessica was better than elizabeth or not.
Anonymous asked: There is no "fact" of being a superior actor. That's called an opinion.
Anonymous asked: Do actors who aren't nominated still get to go to the Emmys? Because I really need to see January Jones on the red carpet again.
Anonymous asked: I don't think Mad Men deserves to win this year. Breaking Bad had a far superior season.
Anonymous asked: I'm not a Megan fan, but Jessica Pare did submit herself in the right category. She was a lead character this season and Elisabeth Moss was more of a supporting.one.
memoirsofyourlondonlover asked: I love(d) Peggy- I think she is a great character and I have loved watching her develop, however in the recent series I have started to like her less and less. I feel like she has become bitter and whiney. I'm glad she moved on to a better job as SCDP was not allowing her to fulfil her full potential but I found her so irritating this season! What do you think?
bloggyspaceprincess asked: So happy for the all the acting nominations! This season had so many characters at their best; so well deserved.
MAD MEN JON HAMM AND ELISABETH MOSS
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: 30 Rock, Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley
Anonymous asked: I think it's high time that a Mad Men talent takes away an acting award. And if I were to choose, I would want Christina Hendricks to win; 'The Other Woman' was the best episode, in my opinion, of the entire show. This show has relatively similar men thrust into different circumstances and settings but the woman, they are wholly different. And that episode shows how ultimately, Don...
Anonymous asked: I'm surprised Jessica Pare wasn't nominated, Megan was for sure featured more than Peggy this season, why do you think she wasn't? also echoing the person said that vincent kartheser should've been nominated this year.
jakemorales asked: re: good Breaking Bad tumblr blogs Webrokebad is my personal favorite. It's top notch with Breaking Bad stuff!
nonsensicallyrics asked: I can't even find it in myself to really care about the other nominations because I'm so disappointed that Vincent Kartheiser wasn't nominated. He consistently blew me away this season - it takes a lot of courage to play such a fundamentally repugnant character with so much humanity and so sympathetically. Even as I was thinking "what an awful little twerp, he deserves anything...
Anonymous asked: Re: BB, Aaron Paul frames it as not technically their last, since this "season" comprises 16 episodes and 8 will be aired this year, and 8 next year, airing around the same time (July), at least according to his interview on Nerdist.
louxosenjoyables asked: Do you have a BBDaily blog as well as an MMDaily?
Anonymous asked: I love Mad Men, but I honestly feel like they have really tough competition from season 4 of Breaking Bad.