Mad Men Happy Hour - 710 – “The Forecast”

This edition of the Happy Hour looks at the episode “The Forecast”, which is number 710 of AMC’s Mad Men… In which we discuss Don and Betty in a race for creepiest teenage predator, ponder the future, ask if the emptiness is a problem, watch the one man 70’s fashion show that is Joan’s hot date Richard, and watch Mathis flame out of advertising in the most spectacular and entertaining way possible. We typically get stellar emails for Mad Men, but this mail bag might be historically great, as our fellow watchers really do some good work on Don and Dianne analysis, and get pop-psych over the Peter Pan Syndrome. See you next week!

Mad Men Happy Hour - 709 – “New Business”

We’re not sure what to think about Mad Men episode 709, “New Business”, and maybe that’s an intentional choice by the Weiner himself, who co-wrote the episode… We discuss the mysteries of missing teeth, phantom cab rides, Pete’s improbably use of “Jiminy Christmas!”, Stan’s amateur pornography, and Peggy’s refusal to take a walk on the wild side. All this, tons of your great feedback, and much more!

Mad Men Happy Hour - Season 7b Preview!

We recap where we are at the start of the season, and give our hopes and fears for our favorite characters, then consider some of your feedback on same. Can the Weiner stick the landing? Is that even an important question for a show like Mad Men? What would failure look like, anyway? Who’s hooking up, who’s left standing, what kind of man will Don/Dick ultimately be in the final assessment? All this and more as we gear up to give the series the send off it deserves. See you Sunday night!