Why Michael Ginsberg Is the New Hero of Mad Men

Matt Toder · 05/20/12 01:15PM

Don Draper is no longer Mad Men's hero. That honor now belongs to Michael Ginsberg, the young Jewish copywriter whose work has already upstaged Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's longtime brilliant creative director.

Mad Men's Don Draper Listens to The Beatles — For a Price

Louis Peitzman · 05/07/12 07:43PM

The Beatles may be the most important band of the 20th century — and feel free to debate that in the comments, even though you're wrong — but their recordings have been notably absent from the TV landscape. Aside from live performance footage, when was the last time you heard a Beatles song used on TV?

Why Is Hitler Selling Shampoo in Turkey?

Louis Peitzman · 03/26/12 07:07PM

There's probably a logical explanation for this, right? Either way, Turkey's Jewish community is none too thrilled about seeing Adolf Hitler in a TV ad for shampoo. Biota Laboratories, the company that makes Biomen shampoo, has refused to take the commercial off the air, explaining that it's "humorous." But as we all know from watching Mad Men, sometimes the client doesn't know best.

'Zou Bisou Bisou' and the Simple Charms of Mad Men

Rich Juzwiak · 03/26/12 11:30AM

Above is the Mad Men Season 5 premiere moment that had everyone talking immediately (never change, Internet, except to update yourself every few seconds). It's the performance of "Zou Bisou Bisou" (originally performed by Gillian Hills in 1960) by Don Draper's wife, Megan (Jessica Paré) at her husband's 40th surprise party. It was such a highlight that a callow shut-in would have been able to identify it as such.

Jon Hamm Hates Kim Kardashian, Too

Louis Peitzman · 03/10/12 02:01PM

For those of you who needed another reason to crush on Jon Hamm, the Mad Men star joined the ranks of legitimate TV actors ragging on reality TV personalities. His targets: Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton.

Mad Men Creator Gives Away the Series' Ending

Brian Moylan · 11/14/11 03:54PM

On Friday night, moody Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner had a public discussion in L.A. to talk about all sorts of things. Grantland, the site no one wants to admit that they're reading religiously, was there to jot down his thoughts, including how Mad Men will end.

Pan Am: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Men World

Brian Moylan · 09/26/11 11:24AM

I can imagine last year at the Emmy's when Mad Men won for the third year in a row that all the networks execs were sitting around thinking, "We need to get us a Mad Men!" What came out of that thought is ABC's Pan Am, but their sweet '60s nostalgia lozenge isn't anywhere as easy to swallow as the original.

The 10 Best TV Shows to Watch All at Once

Brian Moylan · 08/24/11 03:30PM

It's late August, and there is nothing on TV except for Big Brother and crappy reruns. What the hell are you supposed to watch before the new TV season starts in September? We're here with some suggestions for DVD/iTunes/Netflix marathons that will have you glued to your couch.

Mad Men Child Star Says January Jones is a Jerk

Seth Abramovitch · 08/22/11 08:47PM

Jared Gilmore, the third to play Bobby Draper on Mad Men, on his TV mom: "Be careful around January [Jones]. She's not as approachable as the others. She's really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice."

Is Matthew Weiner's Greed Ruining AMC?

Richard Lawson · 08/12/11 01:51PM

Sons of Anarchy creator and Twitter scourge Kurt Sutter took to his account last night and fired off a few upset tweets claiming that Frank Darabont was fired from The Walking Dead because of his colleague and Mad Men creator Matt Weiner's money demands.

The 2011 Emmy Nominations Are In

Brian Moylan · 07/14/11 09:09AM

You can't say the Emmy nominations are ever shocking, but there were a few delightful surprises this morning when they were announced. All the usual suspects got nods, but a host of new shows cracked into the competition.

The Star-Making of Idris Elba

Richard Lawson · 06/22/11 04:48PM

A favorite from The Wire seems ready to ascend to new heights with a new role. Also today: the (once-again) return of Jason Patric, the bold ideas of Randy Jackson, and the baby movie to end all baby movies.