Lost in the Movies: THE ARCHIVE: 2019


Lost in Twin Peaks rewatch patron podcast begins • True Detective season 3 viewing diary • Twin Peaks Unwrapped film and episode rankings • "Twin Peaks Cinema" and "Twin Peaks Reflections" patron podcasts begin • summer of Veronica Mars viewing diary, seasons 2 - 4 • Martha Nochimson's Television Rewired interview • Mad Men seasons 2 - 3 viewing diary • "Unseen" series begins, popular films from 2015 - 18 • "Seven American Generations"

Chapter 33: Paving a New Path (January - May 2019)


Patreon update #53: Upcoming Patreon approach & Video Essay Highlights on YouTube
Preparing for 2019 on Patreon, although I'd simplify again in a month.

Patreon update #54: Weekly journals begin and preview of Warden/Limo driver character studies
Keeping track of my ongoing activities with Patreon journals over a month

True Detective season 3 episodes 1 & 2 - "The Great War and Modern Memory" & "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
To my surprise, a new True Detective emerged in the depths of winter - so my viewing diary resumes to cover this Arkansas mystery

Patreon update #55: The Missing Pieces kicks off Lost in Twin Peaks podcast for the 2nd tier plus preview archive opened to all patrons
I introduce my Lost in Twin Peaks podcast to patrons with an episode on the deleted scenes from Fire Walk With Me

True Detective season 3 episode 3 - "The Big Never"
The two detectives begin to notice some odd details in the disappearance of two children, and we follow their investigation across three timelines

Patreon update #56: New introduction and preview of La La Land review
My last weekly Patreon update includes a new video intro for 2019

True Detective season 3 episode 4 - "The Hour and the Day"
Nic Pizzolatto's directorial debut builds the show to a dramatic mid-season climax as suspicion settles on a few individuals


The Last Weekly Patreon Update: John Thorne conversation, Pt. 1 / Before Midnight & Boyhood (+ Kevin B. Lee/video essay history, La Vieja Memoria, La Haine, Lost in Translation, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Dogville, Persona, Death by Hanging, All the President's Men, Emak-Bakia, Faust, Cria Cuervos, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Cold War, BlacKkKlansman, La Religieuse, Mary Sweeney's short film, AOC hits Congress, podcast recommendations & much, much more)
My most massively packed podcast episode ever, anchored by an interview with the Wrapped in Plastic editor, a guide to the past ten years of video essays, full reviews of two Richard Linklater films, a dozen or so film capsules, #100 - 90 of my favorite movies, and jumping into politics at the start of 2019

True Detective season 3 episode 5 - "If You Have Ghosts"
Perhaps the best episode of the season begins with explosive action and ends with an emotional conversation

True Detective season 3 episode 6 - "Hunters in the Dark"
Unlike past episode sixes, this season propels the plot forward - all the way to the pink rooms...

True Detective season 3 episode 7 - "The Final Country"
Moving toward its finale with muted maturity, this episode reveals the act that haunted its heroes for decades

Moving to a monthly update, I round up my rave review of Paul Schrader's 2018 masterpiece, continue a conversation about knowing the end of Twin Peaks season 3 ahead of time, and officially launch my Lost in Twin Peaks podcast

True Detective season 3 episode 8 - "Now Am Found"
The show's comeback season concludes in mellow fashion, ending not so much with a bang or whimper as with a sigh


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
In the midst of a new U.S./Venezuela crisis, I review a once-prominent, now all-but-invisible documentary about the 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez

Wrapping my initial interview with Thorne by talking about Judy (and Diane), plus a listener feedback extravaganza covers religious, political, and philosophical topics

Lynch Madness: choosing our favorite Lynch film on Twin Peaks Unwrapped (w/ Mya McBriar)
In which the podcast hosts, another guest, and I determine the auteur's top film through "March Madness"-style brackets (seriously!); as they say, you won't believe what happens next...

The path to Journey Through Twin Peaks
After a couple years of making vague promises, I lay out the clear steps needed to reach new Twin Peaks videos and keep updating the progress of these projects


Is Twin Peaks a dream? & much more ... April 2019 Patreon Podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #3 - Season 1 Episode 3 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #54 - Cooper's dream or mediated reality? (bonus conversation w/ John Thorne + favorite films archive #67 - 57: The Apu Trilogy, Rear Window, Au Hasard Balthazar, The Best Years of Our Lives, 42nd Street, Barry Lyndon, Apocalypse Now, Civilisation, Dekalog, Annie Hall, Casablanca)
In which Thorne and I come together for one more follow-up podcast, exploring his theory of season 3 shaped by the protagonist's perception


Lynch/Peaks Literature / May 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #4 - Season 1 Episode 4 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #55 - Twin Peaks books (+ podcast recommendations, favorite films archive #56 - 46: The Last of the Mohicans, Historias Extraordinarias, 2001: A Space Odyssey, L'Eclisse, Mean Streets, Pinocchio, A Walk Through H, Murder My Sweet, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Big Lebowski)
In my last completely random "Twin Peaks Reflections" for the Patreon podcast, I gather books on my favorite show and its creator

Chapter 34: Neptune's Orbit (June - September 2019)


Veronica Mars every day, leading up to the Hulu premiere on July 26
With new episodes looming in late July, I decided to resume my coverage of the teen mystery show and shared over a hundred screenshots to kick off

The Veronica Mars viewing diary
Every one of my Veronica Mars episode reviews gathered into a directory that would continue to grow through the early summer

Veronica Mars - "Normal is the Watchword" (season 2, episode 1)
Everything has calmed down for Veronica, if not so much Neptune as a whole...until a bus ride back from a school trip

Veronica Mars - "Driver Ed" (season 2, episode 2)
Veronica is surrounded by memories of a recent disaster, even as she begins to suspect the official stories and wonder if anything in Neptune really happens by accident

Veronica Mars - "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang" (season 2, episode 3)
Spying on a stepmom for a classmate, Veronica uncovers a much more sprawling mystery

Veronica Mars - "Green-Eyed Monster" (season 2, episode 4)
A light episode finds Veronica working for a jealous fiancee, forcing her to confront her own trust issues

Veronica Mars - "Blast from the Past" (season 2, episode 5)
Veronica visits a local TV psychic to help a friend and reveal (she thinks) a fraud

Veronica Mars - "Rat Saw God" (season 2, episode 6)
Dumping a couple major threads of the season, the episode veers in a radically new direction by resurrecting (sort of) an old character

Veronica Mars - "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner" (season 2, episode 7)
A small mystery expands into a major revelation as Veronica becomes an undercover babysitter

Veronica Mars - "Ahoy, Mateys!" (season 2, episode 8)
An episode featuring a pirate radio mystery and a shocking kidnapping may be most memorable for introducing the Fitzpatrick gang, Neptune’s Irish hoodlums seemingly transplanted from another time and place

Veronica Mars - "My Mother, the Fiend" (season 2, episode 9)
Mothers and babies abound as Veronica looks into her own family's past and discovers a friend's future

Veronica Mars - "One Angry Veronica" (season 2, episode 10)
Christmas in Neptune brings jury duty, missing tapes, and a tragic loss before 2005 gives way to 2006

Veronica Mars - "Donut Run" (season 2, episode 11)
Exactly halfway through the season, the series springs a high-stakes kidnapping plot that dramatically changes the lives of several characters

Veronica Mars - "Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle" (season 2, episode 12)
Veronica bugs both a church and a nightclub to help her friends Wallace and Weevil

Veronica Mars - "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough" (season 2, episode 13)
The school carnival takes over an episode as Veronica traces stolen cash through a series of suspects

June 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #5 - Season 1 Episode 5 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #56 - Introducing "Twin Peaks Cinema" & new "Twin Peaks Reflections" approach (+ listener feedback - Cooper's reflections/nonlinear time in Twin Peaks & favorite films archive #45 - #35: Chinatown, Out 1, Rosemary's Baby, The Mother and the Whore, Through a Glass Darkly, Daisies, Hyperballad, Scarface, Snow White, The Gold Rush, The Man With a Movie Camera)
How I’ll cover Twin Peaks on my main podcast: comparing it to various films and connecting a particular chapter to different locations, characters, story threads, and a related season 3 episode/Lynch film/Peaks spin-off month to month

Veronica Mars - "Versatile Toppings" (season 2, episode 14)
While Veronica navigates pizza robberies and high school blackmail, Keith defends a celebrity suspect

Veronica Mars - "The Quick and the Wed" (season 2, episode 15)
As Veronica chases a runaway bride, Logan finds the most ruthless way to intimidate a fake witness

Veronica Mars - "The Rapes of Graff" (season 2, episode 16)
Veronica tours a college and encounters a surprise returning character and a couple very 00s surprise guest stars

Veronica Mars - "Plan B" (season 2, episode 17)
Weaving together several down-to-earth stories as it builds to one of the biggest moments in a season that balances personal drama with sprawling social intrigue

Veronica Mars - "I am God" (season 2, episode 18)
In a dark visual twist on the Magic School Bus, Veronica revisits her dead classmates in dreams

Veronica Mars - "Nevermind the Buttocks" (season 2, episode 19)
A simple search for the hit-and-run killer of a dog exposes gang warfare, a multimillion dollar heist, and possibly the perpetrator of a shocking mass murder


Veronica Mars - "Look Who's Stalking" (season 2, episode 20)
Approaching the end of her high school years, Veronica is kept busy by the janitor's violent breakdown and an unexpected reconciliation at her "alterna-prom"

Veronica Mars - "Happy Go Lucky" (season 2, episode 21)
With a shocking expose of a public official and the verdict for Lilly’s killer, season 2 races toward its conclusion

Veronica Mars - "Not Pictured" (season 2, episode 22)
Graduating from high school in the season finale, Veronica dreams of a pleasant, mild alternate reality before being plunged into the darkest mystery resolution of the whole show

Veronica Mars - "Welcome Wagon" (season 3, episode 1)
Veronica heads off to college while her father gets embroiled in a noir-ish double cross

Veronica Mars - "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week" (season 3, episode 2)
Veronica investigates a sorority, her father treks through the desert, and her friends re-enact the infamous Prisoner sociology experiment

Veronica Mars - "Wichita Linebacker" (season 3, episode 3)
Weevil tries his hand at Mars Investigstions while Veronica helps a football star (played by Armie Hammer as a proto-Winklevoss)

Veronica Mars - "Charlie Don't Surf" (season 3, episode 4)
While Veronica is unexpectedly hired to exculpate a fraternity, Logan runs into trouble with a long-lost brother

Veronica Mars - "President Evil" (season 3, episode 5)
Robbed at a Halloween party, Veronica must decide if she trusts Weevil - even while helping him to clear his name

Veronica Mars - "Hi, Infidelity" (season 3, episode 6)
The Neptune Grand hosts several romantic liaisons that don't involve but do affect Veronica - both personally and professionally

Veronica Mars - "Of Vice and Men" (season 3, episode 7)
Veronica feels betrayed by her father, boyfriend, and mentor while trying to find a girl's suspiciously missing partner and provide an alibi for a fellow student in police custody

Veronica Mars - "Lord of the Pi's" (season 3, episode 8)
The series gets its second celebrity heiress stunt casting; guess who plays the kidnapped Hearst College namesake heiress with a notorious seventies history?

Veronica Mars - "Spit & Eggs" (season 3, episode 9)
On the night of a big party, Veronica discovers and confronts Hearst College's serial rapist

Veronica Mars - "Show Me the Monkey" (season 3, episode 10)
An animal-rights subplot distracts Veronica while a recent high-profile death at the school reveals itself as the new ongoing murder mystery

Veronica Mars - "Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves" (season 3, episode 11)
As Veronica helps a classmate reconnect with a lost love, the show both toys with and subverts tropes about sex work

Veronica Mars - "There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill" (season 3, episode 12)
Veronica plunges into the abortion debate with a new case; meanwhile, long before Frozen, a Kristen Bell character is haunted by a winter wonderland that damages her relationships

Veronica Mars - "Postgame Mortem" (season 3, episode 13)
With one killer still at large, Veronica has to investigate the death of another school official; meanwhile Logan is forced to make a pint-size friend

Veronica Mars - "Mars, Bars" (season 3, episode 14)
A two-episode arc ends as one death is resolved, before one of the original characters departs in a sudden, shocking manner

Veronica Mars - "Papa's Cabin" (season 3, episode 15)
Veronica solves her last ongoing investigation of the original series...and then she solves it again

Veronica Mars - "Un-American Graffiti" (season 3, episode 16)
The show tackles prowar jingoism and Islamophobia in one of its most awkward attempts at political commentary

Veronica Mars - "Debasement Tapes" (season 3, episode 17)
Paul Rudd guest stars as a washed-up indie musician from the nineties, whom Veronica and Piz must team up to help

Veronica Mars - "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer" (season 3, episode 18)
Veronica is asked to reunite a father and his former child soldier son, separated by war in Uganda

Veronica Mars - "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down" (season 3, episode 19)
While trying to vindicate Weevil after unfair accusations, Veronica finds herself exposed in a scandalous viral video

Veronica Mars - "The Bitch is Back" (season 3, episode 20)
Thrust by personal humiliation back into the Kane household, a secret society, and her father's political scandal, Veronica reaches the end of the original series - and I step back to see the big picture of the show

Veronica Mars (the film)
Years after fleeing Neptune, Veronica returns to help a friend, attend a reunion, and - of course - solve a murder

Veronica Mars - "Spring Break Forever" (season 4, episode 1)
Now in her thirties and a full-time private eye, Veronica is drawn into the aftermath of a bombing by a girl who reminds her of herself

Veronica Mars - "Chino and the Man" (season 4, episode 2)
Several investigations into the Sea Sprite bomb are launched simultaneously, with a variety of motives

Veronica Mars - "Keep Calm and Party On" (season 3, episode 3)
The episode begins with a simple mugging and ends with a massive explosion; Veronica nabs the bomber earlier than expected...or does she?

Veronica Mars - "Heads You Lose" (season 3, episode 4)
With Leo back in town for the FBI, Veronica embarks on a playful stakeout and reacquaints herself with a number of familiar faces

July 2019 Patreon podcasts: Early access to Martha Nochimson interview, LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #6 - Season 1 Episode 6, and LOST IN THE MOVIES #57 - Twin Peaks Cinema - Fire in the Sky (+ favorites films archive #34 - 24: Band of Outsiders, White Heat, Easy Rider, Singin' in the Rain, Red Hot Riding Hood, Goodfellas, Fists in the Pocket, The Searchers, The "Up" Series, Mamma Roma, Young Mr. Lincoln & Twin Peaks Reflections: Cable, Chet & Sam, Teresa, Sam's apartment, Buenos Aires hotel, Teresa Banks case/Inland Empire)
A logger is abducted by aliens in my first "Twin Peaks cinema" selection, alongside some sketches of Missing Pieces-related phenomena and preview of an author interview

Veronica Mars - "Losing Streak" (season 3, episode 5)
Two very different suspects emerge to the Mars family's discomfort; one befriends Veronica while the other befriends Keith

Veronica Mars - "Entering a World of Pain" (season 3, episode 6)
The identity of the bomber is revealed (sort of) but not yet to Veronica, who struggles with relationship issues


Veronica Mars - "Gods of War" (season 3, episode 7)
Encircling a prime suspect in the woods, Veronica and Keith become targets themselves

Veronica Mars - "Years, Continents, Bloodshed" (season 4, episode 8)
The bomb plot resolves, as does Veronica's romantic quandary, but the last half of the season finale heads in an unexpected direction

Late summer update: a makeover and progress toward Journey Through Twin Peaks
Beginning one of my big steps toward new Journey videos earlier than expected, I radically remake the site behind the scenes

Freedom from Formula: discussing David Lynch & Auteur TV with Martha Nochimson, author of Television Rewired
After our conversation five years earlier, I return to interview one of my favorite Lynch scholars in podcast form, exploring season three and other televisual topics

Twin Peaks Unwrapped - Season 1 Madness (w/ Francine the Lucid Dream and John Thorne)
The Unwrapped podcast gang continues its ranking with the first season as we judge some very close contests between great episodes

Why publish viewing diaries now?
I decide to organize all the series I've been reviewing over the past decade, as the new site premiere approaches

True Detective viewing diary
Three seasons of the neo-noir HBO sensation, ranging from Louisiana to California to Arkansas, are gathered in one spot

August 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #7 - Season 1 Episode 7 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #58 - Twin Peaks Cinema: Our Town (+ favorites films archive #23 - 13: My Night at Maud's, The Virgin Spring, On the Waterfront, Mulholland Drive, The Godfather, Nights of Cabiria, Star Wars, Meshes of the Afternoon, The Third Man, Taxi Driver, The Mirror & Twin Peaks Reflections: Heidi, Julie, Ronette, the train car, the Packard Saw Mill, official Laura Palmer investigation/The Elephant Man)
Thorton Wilder's homey little New England village is pondered in relation to Twin Peaks, while Laura Palmer is considered alongside John Merrick

The Prisoner viewing diary
The surrealist British spy classic, which I covered in 2015, earns its illustrated directory

Breaking Bad viewing diary
Following my first season coverage of the meth melodrama in 2018, the time comes to line 'em up with room for more to come

Mad Men viewing diary
A diary I stand on the precipice of renewing, Mad Men's first season gets a page that will soon see ongoing updates

The X-Files viewing diary
The nineties Fox hit, which I obsessed with at nine but didn't begin watching until my thirties, is organized here - just a first season thus far

The Wire viewing diary
Finally, the last of my 2018 season one (so far) episode guides, to the acclaimed zeros cops-and-drug-dealers series, is linked in its own post


European New Waves in the Sunday Matinee
Plugging one last gap before I re-launch, this time for my 2010 microseries - twelve films, three each from different sixties national cinemas

Chapter 35: Dawn of a New Frontier (September 2019 - March 2020)

Welcome to the new Lost in the Movies
And with that, after months of work, my new site design is unveiled; the blog format is replaced by dedicated pages for various topics, approaches, and other miscellany briefly described here

Mad Men - "For Those Who Think Young" (season 2, episode 1)
The series shifts from Thanksgiving 1960 to Valentine's Day 1962 as a new season kicks off

Working on videos + The Unseen, Mad Men & Movie Reviews: a fall update
Charting my course for at least three months (six, as it turned out) with viewing diaries, podcasts, and reviews carrying the load on Mondays and Wednesdays

Mad Men - "Flight 1" (season 2, episode 2)
Pete's family tragedy yields both a moral crisis and a business opportunity

Black Panther (The Unseen 2018)
A new series - reviewing one of the most popular films of a given year that I haven't seen before - starts with the Marvel blockbuster that double as sociopolitical phenomenon

Mad Men - "The Benefactor" (season 2, episode 3)
Brutally cutting comedian Jimmy Barrett and his seductive wife Bobbie present problems for Don, and a dinner with them and Betty only complicates the matter

September 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #8 - Season 1 Finale and LOST IN THE MOVIES #58 - Twin Peaks cinema - The Double Life of Veronique (+ favorite films archive #12 - 2: Jammin' the Blues, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, The Godfather Part II, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Gimme Shelter, Stille Nacht I-IV, The House is Black, Day of Wrath, Vertigo, Lawrence of Arabia & Twin Peaks Reflections: Trudy, Gerard, Eileen, the general store, the mountain top, Packard Saw Mill fire/Access Guide)
My second "Twin Peaks Cinema" entry centers a film from the Twin Peaks era with a very Lynchian interest in doubles; meanwhile I round up the last batch of eleven from my "Favorites" series

Mad Men - "Three Sundays" (season 2, episode 4)
As the title suggests, this episode employs a clever format spanning three weeks and three characters' ongoing stories


Devil's Bride
For the month marked by Halloween, I focus on horror films and spooky thrillers, starting with this Norwegian tale of sixteenth-century witch trials

Mad Men - "The New Girl" (season 2, episode 5)
Don weathers a crisis with Bobbie while Peggy flashes back to her own unresolved crisis from the end of last season

Twin Peaks Unwrapped - Mulholland Drive pilot (w/ Mya McBriar and John Thorne)
Before it became a twenty-first century cinematic masterpiece, Mulholland Drive was an abandoned nineties TV pilot, now only available via fuzzy 4:3 VHS dubs on YouTube - what are the differences?

Mad Men - "Maidenform" (season 2, episode 6)
In one of the series' most schematically themed episodes, Peggy struggles as the only woman in her position at Sterling Cooper

Mary Shelley
This biopic of the Frankenstein author spurred thoughts about the Romantic vs. Enlightenment eras as well as the nature of the biopic genre

Mad Men - "The Gold Violin" (season 2, episode 7)
Every invitation backfires as Don climbs socially and Jimmy begins to drive a wedge between the Drapers

Get Out (The Unseen 2017)
I finally watch one of the decade's masterpieces, inspiring one of my longest "Unseen" reviews to dissect the style, theme, and historic context of Jordan Peele's racially-charged horror film

Mad Men - "A Night to Remember" (season 2, episode 8)
After seeding doubts in person, Jimmy's Utz ad provides the final push Betty needs to confront Don and set off a separation

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
My Halloween run of reviews closes with this classic of German Expressionism, whose connections to David Lynch's storytelling structures I find particularly fascinating


Mad Men - "Six Month Leave" (season 2, episode 9)
Duck's drinking habit finally takes him down; meanwhile, the rest of the office grieves Marilyn Monroe

October 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #9 - The Season 2 Premiere and LOST IN THE MOVIES #60 - Twin Peaks Cinema: La Dolce Vita (+ favorite films archive #1: Masculin Feminin & Twin Peaks Reflections: Johnny, Sylvia, Mike, the Red Room, the room above the convenience store & Nadine's drape runners/Part 13)
My Favorites reading series concludes with a French New Wave classic, as I also ask: what in the world do Fellini's Roman escapade and Lynch's TV prequel have in common?

Mad Men - "The Inheritance" (season 2, episode 10)
Family issues run through this episode as sixties America begins to shake off the order and obligations of the fifties

La La Land (The Unseen 2016)
This musical stirs memories of a moment already passed - personally (my move from California) and politically (the shock of Trump's election)

Mad Men - "The Jet Set" (season 2, episode 11)
One of my favorite episodes of Mad Men takes a Polanski/Fowleresque turn as Don abandons a business trip to fall in with a strange family in southern California

"Twin Peaks was awfully busy that night, wasn't it?": discussing the season 1 finale w/ Twin Peaks Unwrapped (+ Lindsay & Aidan of Bickering Peaks)
With special guests who conducted a deep dive into Mark Frost's work, we dig into the only Peaks episode that Frost directed

Mad Men - "The Mountain King" (season 2, episode 12)
Don visits an old friend in California who reminds him of his early Draper days, and helps him to re-consider his future

November 2019 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #10 - Season 2 Episode 2 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #61 - Twin Peaks Cinema: Lost Highway & Updates on Journey Through Twin Peaks (+ Duelle, Twin Peaks Reflections: Ed, James, Hawk, the cemetery, Sparkwood & 21, Cocaine in Twin Peaks/Part 6 & more)
A Lynch film steps into the "Twin Peaks Cinema" slot; how do its double characters, its plot mechanics (pun intended), and its mid-nineties Lynch style connect to or contrast with the original series, prequel, and follow-up?


Mad Men - "Meditations in an Emergency (season 2, episode 13)
The Cuban Missile Crisis none-too-subtly pairs with the Drapers' marital (and maternal) moment of truth

Inside Out (The Unseen 2015)
Inside a preteen girl's mind, her personified emotions navigate the collapse of her familiar childhood frames of reference - and how does this relate to the world of 2015?

Mad Men - "Out of Town" (season 3, episode 1)
A new season begins on a minor key as Don and Sal spend a revealing night in Baltimore

Twin Peaks Unwrapped - Season 2 (w/ Sam Iswitt)
A fan of the much-maligned second season subplots joins us to rank twenty-two episodes in one of my most fun Unwrapped guest appearances

Mad Men - "Love Among the Ruins" (season 3, episode 2)
Betty's father slips further into cognitive decline and Don must make a decision

SEVEN AMERICAN GENERATIONS: iGen, millennials, X, boomers, silent, greatest, and lost
Bursting at the seams with era-defining collages and generational headshots, I illustrate a guide to which generation is which, when their milestones unfolded, and how they experienced various moments in living American history

Descriptions/credits for "Seven American Generations"
Larger images and attributions fill a differently-ordered line-up of the illustrations for my big generational post

Mad Men - "My Own Kentucky Home" (season 3, episode 3)
Peggy gets stoned at the office while Roger holds a party at a country club
The Unseen 1919 - 2018
At year's/decade's end, I unveil the full line-up for my new Unseen series, which will look even further back (over a century)

Mad Men - "The Arrangements" (season 3, episode 4)
Eugene's reminiscences - of World War I and more - form a requiem

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