‘Mad Men’ Recap: Requiem For A Blankenship

Well, that’s one way to get rid of a character who had outlived her usefulness! Look, we all loved the comical ineptitude of Don Draper’s elderly secretary, the crotchety Miss Blankenship (first name “Ida” and played to perfection by Randee Heller) on AMC’s ‘Mad Men.’ But it was clear the character really had no where […]

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: Peggy Is High-Curious

Do you know why Sunday night’s episode of AMC’s ‘Mad Men‘ was so great? Because it was the story of Peggy, and she is possibly this show’s most interesting character. Usually Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) is the focus of this show – his conflicts, his drinking, his sexual appetite. But Peggy Olson (Elisabeth […]

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Inside Emmy: Handicapping Best Actress, Dramatic Series

“There’s a lot of movie-star envy going on with the Emmys right now,” notes Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for the Newark Star-Ledger, noting a category that this year contains feature film veterans Glenn Close (last year’s winner in the category), Kyra Sedgwick, Holly Hunter and Sally Field. “Whenever a movie star descends into their medium, […]

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