Mad Men

Currently Watching

It’s been quite a while since I’ve talked about what TV I’m addicted to (or pissed off at.) First, I have to briefly mention The Walking Dead this season:

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… that happened.

It was an amazing season but I won’t be diving into my thoughts this time. I’ve got some fresher things on my mind.

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Another show that rocked pretty hard but has since ended is Marvel’s Agent Carter. I love the WWII era and I love a kick-ass chick so, most of the time I was loving Agent Carter. There were times, however, when I was like “WTF?” or “Come. On…” I’m super excited about other Marvel TV projects including Daredevil, on Netflix now, and AKA Jessica Jones, on Netflix later this year. Which brings me to Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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I’m still pretty obsessed with Fitz & Simmons in spite of a lack of any real actions in their plots. This season, all the action is with Skye… Daisy… whatever. I can’t help but get annoyed with Skye sometimes because she’s always trusting a hunky dude too quickly or bitching and moaning about everything thats wrong in his life. GRANTed (hehe), theres a lot wrong but still.

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This season, I’ve really fallen in love with Bobbi and Hunter. Like a lot of folks, I’m hoping these two can work it out in the end. I recently read that there may very well be another Marvel spin-off featuring my favorite scorned couple which I’m pretty jazzed about. I’ve always loved Kyle MacLachlan and absolutely adore him as Daisy’s bat-shit crazy dad. So, right now, Skye is in what I think is a different dimension with other gifted peeps, there’s two SHIELDs, no Fury and I’m just like “Where the hell is Agent Hill to clear this shit up?” Only a few more episodes this season and things are already crazy.

Last season, Agents of SHIELD took a while to really get going; to really grab my attention. There were plenty of episodes I considered pretty slow and ultimately not even necessary to watch. Maybe that’s the issue first season comic shows encounter because Gotham found itself in the same predicament.

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When I first started watching Gotham this season, I really had to force myself to tune in. I would get myself backed up for weeks because I just wasn’t completely interested in the stories. I was annoyed at some of the idiot-proof, blatant “clues” at who characters are. (Yes, it’s Catwoman. But why is she being called “Cat”? Ok, it’s The Riddler, must he have question marks all over his property already?) But I held on, mostly because I wanted to like the show. I’m so happy I did because it’s really picked up steam and I feel like it’s finally starting to come together. Each week, I find myself finding Gordon more and more attractive, Penguin is pretty freaking amazing, having always been a Riddler fan, I’m loving watching Ed find his madness but what the hell is the deal with Fish Mooney? I love a badass bitch, I do. Sometimes, I’m like “Hell yeah, Fish!’ most of the time, though, I’m thinking “why haven’t they killed her off yet?” I mean, she’s now chillen’ in some underground holding cell… I don’t know. I’m pretty much over her. My favorite part of Gotham?

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Alfred! So amazing. He’s so sweet with Bruce and super tough other times. He’s also a total badass! Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz are easily my favorite part of most episodes. Sometimes, it’s a little fluffy but I love their relationship and seeing Bruce really grow into who he will be. I’m completely sick of Barbara and for that matter, Gordon’s Doctor chick is pretty lame too. Selina Kyle is interesting to watch but some scenes are harder than others to believe. I’m especially not buying the girlie-mentor crap going on between her and Barbara the last couple of episodes. Poison Ivy is one of my favorite villains ever so I like when she pops up here and there. I don’t like, however, that her name is Ivy… again, it’s one of those dumb “clues”. There’s only two more episodes left this season and I’ll probably end up doing a season wrap-up.

I really hope to get back into Arrow & The Flash. I gave it a real effort but there was a lot I just couldn’t stand… mostly Laurel. (Shut up, Laurel.) Once this season wraps up, I’ll probably jump back into the CW’s comic shows. I’ve also been meaning to get caught up on Game of Thrones for a while now. (It would be a lot easier if I had someone to watch it religiously with).

Before I end this post, I have to mention:

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Oh, Don. What will I do one you’re gone for good? I’ve spent the last several years loving Mad Men and I’m sad to see it go. This season I’m most excited to see how the stories of the ladies are played out.

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Peggy: a sister doing it for herself. Joan: earned her spot at the top. and Sally: basically looking like a mini-Betty while representing a new generation.

Also worth mentioning: Silicon Valley. It may not fall into an obsessive category but I loved this show last season and am back on board for season 2.  

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

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2012 Emmy Awards

Last night, the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were held in LA at the Nokia Theatre. Refreshingly, there were more fabulous fashions on display than not-so-fabulous. In fact, even the looks I “disliked” most of them aren’t even that bad; they just fell short of the bests.

I was a bit upset by some of the snubs tonight. Particularly Mad Men, which is one of my all-time favorite series and Sherlock, which I absolutely adore.

AMC’s Mad Men won Best Drama Series for the last four years. Homeland beat them for the award this year but what was more disappointing were the individuals nominated for their amazing performances and losing (to other fantastic performances). This was the first year that John Hamm was not up against Bryan Cranston (who has stollen the award several years in a row now) for Best Male Lead in a Drama; the award went to Damian Lewis for his performance in Homeland.

Sherlock was nominated for 13 awards this year including: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Lead Actor in a Mini-Series (Benedict Cumberbatch) Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series (Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Steven Moffat). They ended the night with absolutely zero awards. The Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin series Game Change took most of the awards in the Mini-Series category. I didn’t see it but Sarah Palin is no longer interesting nor has it been long enough for us to want to look back on her moment in the spotlight so I’m not sure why anyone really cared about this series. I’m sure it’s fabulous (and must be for winning all those awards) but come on… it’s Sherlock.

Homeland was a big winner in the Drama category and I do love that show.I’m eagerly awaiting the new season that premiers next week along with Dexter!

Claire Danes and Damien Lewis are both so amazing on this show and their talent was definitely acknowledged when they were awarded Male and Female Lead in a Drama.

I was pretty stoked that Louis CK won as many awards as he did tonight. He’s awesome and his shows are fantastic so I was really happy to see him winning… a lot. I was also super happy that Dame Maggie Smith won for Supporting Actress in a Drama (Downton Abbey). She is one of my heroes. I love everything this woman does.

BUT my favorite part is always the fashion. Its super late (or super early) and I have a rather exciting day ahead of me so I’m going to get to it.

One big trend I noticed on the red carpet this year was yellow.

(The New Girl’s) Hannah Simone, (Homeland’s) Claire Danes *winner* in Lanvin and (Modern Family’s) Julie Bowen *winner* are all good examples of wearing this trend very, VERY well.

 However (Game Change’s) Julianne Moore’s *winner* Christian Dior gown was pretty gross looking. Its all coverage. And (The Big Bang Theory’s) Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez fell short as well. This is one of the looks I mentioned that really is that bad but after much deliberation and staring, I thought it was less than the best.

The ladies of Mad Men are a toss up each red carpet. However it’s always the same offenders and the same glam-queens that wear the bests and the worsts.

Christina Hendricks looked amazing in Christian Siriano as did Jessica Pare in (one of my favorite designers) Jason Wu.

But January Jones in Zac Posen and Elizabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana both look terrible and they usually do. I’m convinced January Jones is bat-shit crazy. She has to be.

Two rather well-dress couples were John Hamm and his wife Jennifer Westfeldt, who normally looks pretty sloppy, especially next to her pretty husband.

Also, the impeccable Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Thomas.

Ok. Here’s some of my favorite looks; my “Best Dressed” list

1.) The New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel in Reem Acra – I couldn’t decide for a bit whether I hated or loved this gown. I ultimately decided I love it; messy, sloppy constructed skirt and all. 2.) Once Upon a Time’s Ginniger Godwin in Monique Lhuillier. 3.) Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa (one of my favorite gowns of the night!)

1.) Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vouthier Couture. 2.) Suburgatory’s Jane Levy in Pamella Poland. 3.) Julianne Hough. I think I love this gown mostly for the color. It gorgeous!

1.) Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan (God, how I adore this woman!) I love how her teal jewelry pops against the neutral and orange gown. 2.) Revenge’s Emily Vancamp in J Mendel (another favorite designer of mine). 3.) The Beast’s Lindsay Pulsipher. My readers know that the greek goddess look is my all-time favorite look. This is flawlessly executed.

1.) Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang 2.) Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga. IDK how she ended up on my best list, but she did. I love this look. 3.) Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings in J. Mendel.

1.) Julianna Rancic in Romona Keveza. 2.) American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe in Tadashi Shoji (LOVE THIS GOWN!!!) 3.) Homeland’s Morena Baccarin

But with the good, comes bad (and really not that bad):

1.) Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco in Stella McCartney – Edie is looking rough. 2.) Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi – this dress isn’t horrible, but it’s not great and I’ve definitely seen my girl Nicole do a hell of a lot better. 2.) Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke went for the white with a splash of color like Nicole, but she looks even worse.

1.) Sofia Vegara in Suhair Murad – This mermaid look isn’t done very well. The gown is a bit pageanty if the pageant girl were totally slutty. 2.) Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler looks frumpy in her Stella McCartney gown. Amy is amazing but she looks like an awkward girl at junior prom in a dress bought at Sears. 3.) Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli looks dreadful. 2010 called, they want their pockets on a ballgown back and this print in disgusting.

1.) Mayim Bialik obviously learned nothing from Stacy and Clinton on What Not To Wear because this is hideous. It’s also Pamella Roland. But Mayim is a freaking rocket scientist or something (for real-real, not just for play-play) so who cares. She can wear sweatpants to the emmys if she wants. 2.) Ashley Judd is my pick for absolute worst dressed in this nauseating Carolina Herrera gown. eck. 3.) Brooke Burke – what a joke. How is this woman even still relevant. The gown looks like she is competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Ok. It’s almost 5:30am. I have to get to sleep. Heres a full list of the night’s nominees and winners below. Excuse my typos… I’ll try to remember to come back an edit if necessary.

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll check out my next red carpet/awards show post! (And all my other post, of course!) Love, GK

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing For A Comedy Series:
Community, Remedial Chaos Theory
Girls, Pilot
Louie, Pregnant
Parks and Recreation, The Debate
Parks and Recreation, Win, Lose, or Draw

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Directing For A Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Duckling
Jason Winer, Modern Family
Steven Levitan, Modern Family
Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Writing For A Drama Series
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife 
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law 
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Directing For A Comedy Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta, Homeland
Phil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards, Jon Macks, Dave Boone & Carol Leifer, with Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg & Colleen Werthmann

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg & Brad Lachman
The Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson & Lewis Friedman
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.
65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

Directing For A Variety Special
Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards
Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing For a Miniseries Or A Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sam Miller, Luther
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Mad Men!

It’s back! One of my favorite TV shows, Mad Men. Last week was the two hour season premier of season five and season 4 ended almost two years ago!!!

They acknowledge a lengthy time lapse and here’s where we land:

However gorgeously mod Megan Draper may be, she totally embarrassed Don by throwing him a surprise 40th birthday party and then acting like a ho… a 1960’s ho… she sang a french burlesque number with jazz musicians and maybe flashed a little side-butt. She also smokes “tea” with gay black guys, so Don’s kind of second guessing this whole second wife thing… third wife thing… Plus Roger and every other man in the office permanently placed this one in their spank bank and aren’t shy about saying so.

Joan (my fav) is on maternity leave after giving birth to Roger’s bastard baby. I just love Joan and Roger. Roger’s wife is lame-o anyway… and they’re already setting up a divorce for Mr and Mrs Sterling.

Most importantly, we’re seeing, more than ever, the younger generation of business professionals speaking up and keeping up with the civil changes taking place in 1966 America. The shifting social climate is at the front of the young staff’s minds while “the grey’s” are still dicking around and laughing about a little “harmless” fun throwing water-bombs on civil rights protesters.

Mad Men, I’m so happy you’re back. I’ve missed you and I love you.

2010 Emmys Red Carpet Fashion

Tonight’s Emmy Awards were surprisingly fantastic! I usually watch anyway, but I’ve never seen it done so… entertainingly. (Is that a word?) It was hysterical throughout, even though Jimmy Fallon was hosting. The opening segment was amazing! (Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey have to help some of the kinds from Glee find enough people to enter a competition and John Hamm made me fall even more in love with him.) However the best part of watching any award show is seeing all the amazing and amazingly horrid fashions on the red carpet. I, like many, have my own opinions of the night’s looks.

Claire Danes was by far the best dressed winner.
I didn’t see whatever the hell that movie is she won for, but she looked fabulous.

Couples

Cutest couple had to be Emily Blunt and John Krazinski!
These newlyweds are both gorgeous and adorable!


Anna Paquin looked horrible. I’m sorry, I want to love whatever the hell she wears, but this is too much… too much of a lot of stuff. In fact, I would have said she was one of the worst dressed people there if it weren’t for that amazing accessory she calls her husband:
the super-fox, Stephen Moyer.

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris looked amazing! They coordinated, by being uncoordinated and it looked fantastic!


On-screen Brother & Sister and off-screen
Lovers,
Dexter’s
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter looked great!


In fact, snaps to their Dexter co-star Julie Benz as well for looking that fabulous!

Casts
The Members of the Glee cast were definitely hit or miss.

Jayma Mays looked absolutely adorable! and I just love her anyway!

Amber Riley looked beautiful.

Leah Michele didn’t look
horrible, but it wasn’t one of my favorites…
it’s a bit contrived, don’t ‘cha think?

I
love the dress. It’s fantastic and it would totally fulfill all my Gone with the Wind dreams to wear it. Unfortunately, Dianna Agron is no Vivian Leigh. No

I was so sadly disappointed by the cast of Mad Men!

I don’t know what kind of drugs January Jones is on that drove her to think anything about this was ok, but maybe those drugs are the same reason why she’s being written off the show… (yeah, during her interview on the E! Red Carpet pre-show, January referred to this being “the last season” and it is most definitely not the last season for the AMC’s highest rated show. She tried to back peddle and say how she “treats every season like it’s the last”… but I don’t think thats fooling anyone.)

It pains me to say this. I ♥ me some Christina Hendricks/Joan Holloway. And I can appreciate the
1920’s flair to the dress… and I love purple… but I was not a huge fan of Christina Hendricks’s look. 😦 I’m crushed…. at least shes on everyoneelse’s “best dressed” lists.

and speaking of Mad Men. The Hill’s Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt both received Mad Men inspired make overs on the E! Red Carpet pre-show. It seems lots of lists disagree with me, but I think they both looked adorable!

Lo looked absolutely radiant in that green dress and the nail polish and lips look great with it.

Stephanie looks so foxy and fabulous. I love ♥♥♥ the dress and I want one now.

There were, of course, some looks that just didn’t work.

I love The Office and Mindy Kaling from The Office, but this is just… well, I’m going to just assume it’s a quirky, ironic joke.

Kris Jenner. Kris, this looks gross, and bulky.

Some of my favorites were:

I didn’t even recognize her, but Kelly Osbourne looked amazing…
She just looked gorgeous!

I absolutely love Sofia Vergara!
And in my opinion, she was one of the best dressed people of the night.


My favorite “looks”, however, were the Grecian Gowns. I always ♥ this style, and the all white looked stunning!

Kim Kardashian. Beautiful. I love the all white and Kim looks delightful.
Did I mention how much I love the Greek Goddess look?

Rose Byrn from Damages also looked amazing in a Greek inspired white flowing gown.
I just love it!

10 Reasons Why I Love :: Mad Men

I could go on and one about how incredible the acting is or how fantastic the writing is, but thats to be experienced.

Here are Ten Reasons why I love MAD MEN on AMC. Now these aren’t the ONLY reasons why I love Mad Men, just simply ten of the reasons why I do.

#10 :: NEW YORK It is here, where we lay our scene. Working on Madison Avenue and going home to “the country” on Long Island…

Lower Manhattan 1965

Growing up on Long Island, my favorite movies (9 times out of 10) were set in New York: Ghostbusters I & II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I & II (f*ck III), Etc. So even though I knew there was a whole big world, it was hard to even imagine a life not centering around New York… So even now, I am always partial toward shows and movies that are set there.

#9 :: CHAIN SMOKING. Nowadays we let things like babies, lung cancer, and pregnancy get in the way of enjoying a good smoke. and another. and another. -God, now I want a cigarette.

#8 :: PRODUCT PLACEMENT Ok. The show is about Ad Executives. It’s fun to see the old ads for the real products and to hear the characters predictions on each one’s success.

I love it!

#7 :: SALLY DRAPER She is the perfect example of the new generation on the brink of rebellion. She’s already smoked, gotten drunk and resents Betty.

In a few short years Sally will “Tune In, Turn On and Drop Out” in direct contradiction to the old-school gender rules that Betty has lived her life by, and I can’t wait!

#6 :: POP CULTURE AND HISTORICAL REFERENCES It gives the audience the perfect time-line as well as express and foreshadow all the changes in society. The Cuban Missle Crisis and The Assination of JFK served as the Season 2 and 3 finales and Betty, already fed-up with most of her life, reads “The Group” by Mary McCarthy.

#5 :: THE “GENTLEMEN” Although, not always so much. But they’re still foxy, so I love them.

#4 :: EVOLUTION Not only in the clothing, but also in commonly accepted social opinions. The changes with how Women, African Americans and Gays are viewed are particularly well expressed.

But it’s so fun watching all the changes in fashion!

Betty’s fashion choices changing.

#3 :: THE STYLE Mad Men in itself is a very stylized show. But the wardrobe is amazing! It’s perfect. I’ve always loved the fashions of the 1960’s (as well as: the 1920’s, 40’s, and 50’s.) and long before it was considered fashionable. (In fifth grade, a boy wouldn’t go out with me because I was “too much of a hippie.” And I could totally understand if that meant that I was an irregular bather covering myself in patchouli… thats too much of a hippie… but this was based simply on the fact that I enjoyed the fashions of that time… as well as inspirations from other eras… one time a girl made fun of me in front of everyone because I was wearing capris, keds, and a cardigan (I was happy I had skipped the neck scarf…)

Trudy Campbell and Jane Sterling, in my opinion, are two of the best dressed characters. I just love how cute and classy and clean everything is. I love the scarves, and gloves, and HATS

#2 :: JOAN HOLLOWAY I. Love. Joan! “C’est Magnifique” just as she played on the accordion. Played by Christina Hendricks, Joan can handle anything and has a solution to every problem. Basically, Joan holds shit down (except for when she’s being held down, which I’m still pissed about…)

Joan taking care of business.
“C’est Magnifique”

And as if it wasn’t already clear she’s H.B.I.C., this redheaded fox looks amazing in any color (this isn’t always easy for redheads, only some of us can.) I won’t rest until I have my very own adorable pen necklace!

#1 :: DON DRAPER PITCHES KODAK CAROUSEL I was bawling my eyes out. This is just one example of the amazing, Don Draper and one of my favorite moments of the series.