Friday, July 23, 2010

Mad Men Season Four


As of this writing, season four of Mad Men, the best and most generous with eye-candy of all current tee-vee dramas, begins in less than 48 hours.

For those pitiable wretches not willing or able to waste improvident sums of money on cable, or for those who haven't yet recognized MM's greatness in time to have watched all the episodes for seasons one, two, and three, there probably isn't time to gather up all the DVDs or downloads and catch up properly. Since I assume everyone, even the most pitiable wretches among us, will have to do some sleeping between now and Sunday evening, I offer these paltry alternatives:
  • AMC's official Mad Men site presents the usual runaround and fake-outs intended to push advertisements into your face, but offers loads of video and commentary if you're willing to fight through the chaff.

  • Wikipedia offers a very brief summary of all the episodes from season one to now.

  • Television Without Pity has a an archive of more detailed, more opinionated, and more thorough episode recapitulations.
These are only a few of many ways to get caught up and, as Don Draper has said many times, move forward.

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