Lost in the Movies: Finishing Mad Men (LOST IN THE MOVIES podcast bonus)

Finishing Mad Men (LOST IN THE MOVIES podcast bonus)

Update 7/31: The bonus podcast is now available

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For at least three and half years I've been watching Mad Men off and on, composing a written viewing diary episode-by-episode as I go. A new entry is being published every Monday in 2021 so publicly I am in the midst of season five, but behind the scenes I've already completed work on season six and both halves of season seven as well. That final, two-part season will go up next summer so you'll have to wait until September 2022 to read my essay focusing on the grand finale. For now, however, partly as an apology for allowing the Mad Men obsession to push back my normal podcast schedule by about a week, I am sharing my immediate reaction to the sweep of the whole series, including that finale, in audio form as a bonus episode.

Here is my announcement of both the bonus and the delay:

(Also available on the Apple Podcasts site and on Spotify and Pinecast among many other podcast platforms.)



Television Rewired: The Rise of the Auteur Series by Martha P. Nochimson
(listen to my interview with her about Twin Peaks, The Sopranos, and this book in general - we do not discuss Mad Men as I hadn't finished it yet)


Idle Thumbs: The End of Mad Men (last 7 episodes)

Bald Move: Mad Men Happy Hour - Interview with Mad Men Editor Tom Wilson


The Time Machine: The History of Mad Men by James Poniewozik (Time Magazine)

The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men' by Lacey Rose, Michael O'Connell (The Hollywood Reporter)

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains Series Finale, Character Surprises and What's Next by Ashley Lee (The Hollywood Reporter)

Mad Men and the Coke Jingle Theory by Tim Carmody (Medium)

How Do You Make Don Draper Cry? An Interview With the Actor Who Played Leonard. by Aisha Harris (Slate)

Mad Men's series finale was a beautiful, perfect ending to the show by Emily VanDerWerff (Vox)

I think I know how Mad Men is going to end by Emily VanDerWerff (Vox)

The Original, Resonant, Existentially Brilliant "Mad Men" Finale by Emily Nussbaum (The New Yorker)

Is That All There Is: The End of Don Draper by Brian Tallerico (Roger Ebert dot com)

'Mad Men' and the California Dream by Darren Franich (Entertainment Weekly)

The 20 Best Mad Men Episodes by various authors (Paste Magazine)

Last Night's Mad Men: The Vietnam Theory by Forrest Wickman (Slate) - about "The Crash" (speed episode)

10 Things From Sunday's Crazy Mad Men Episode We Can't Stop Talking About by Bonnie Stiernberg (Paste Magazine) - about "The Crash" (speed episode)

The Golden Age of Television is Officially Over by Matt Brennan (Paste Magazine)

Dog Playing the Piano blog (I have not read this one yet but it looked interesting, lots of very in-depth reviews of Mad Men episodes)

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