On the one hand, it’s a thrill to see Don out in the open, no longer encumbered by his secret. On the other, honesty doesn’t seem to have clarified his life all that much.
There has to be some internal work going on, too. Otherwise the nostalgia will get you in the end.
An interview with Matt Zoller Seitz
This is the first time Don has ever been alone, secure but untethered, and without secrets.
Yowza. When you’re already cheering during the opening credits, you know it’s gonna be a good one. “Time & Life” is an utter knock out. Director Jared Harris plays joyfully with moments of sweeping momentum, hushed attention, and surprising warmth. It’s a relief to return our focus to the work...
An interview with Alissa Wilkinson
I once had vertigo for twenty days straight. The dizziness was worst when I had to look up–to reach for something on a high shelf, for instance. That was the only time I actually felt like I might fall over. This–looking up and getting dizzy–is often referred to as “losing...
An interview with Kara VanderBijl
An interview with Brianna Ashby
In the end, Don is saved by strangers.
The small tender heart of Mad Men isn’t obvious in the plot lines.