Jessica Pare

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  • Mad Men: season 7, episode 9 recap: "New Business"

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 16th April 2015

    Megan's diary entry: "Got a million dollars off Don. Didn't have to have sex with Harry Crane. Best day of life so far by some stretch. Megan pour la victoire."

  • Mad Men: season five

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 16th June 2012

    Several times during the interviews before Mad Men's fifth season premiered, we heard the mantra from Matthew Weiner when asked for the season's theme: "When is everything going to get back to normal?" This being Mad Men, this could've meant any number of things: some sort of high-minded allegory for cultural upheaval, a warning not to expect the characters to revert to type, or one of those loose ideas they throw in from time to time that seem meaningless, then significant once you've spent three hours and a couple of Old-Fashioneds thinking about it. Now we've seen the whole thing, it makes a lot of sense.

  • Mad Men blooper: that's the wrong song, Don

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 9th May 2012

    Don Draper, you goof. Your wife hands you a new copy of one of the greatest albums ever made, and the only thing you had to do was put the needle in the right place.

  • Project Mad Men: part three

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 27th March 2012

    In the concluding part of Project Mad Men, we discuss our expectations for season five, starting tonight on Sky Atlantic. If you haven't seen season four all the way through then (a) there are spoilers in here, and (b) get out of our goddamn office and don't come back until you're prepared to take it seriously.

  • Project Mad Men: part two

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 23rd March 2012

    There are two types of people in this world: people who are Don Draper, and people who aren't. In part two of Project Mad Men we focus on the second lot. Losers.

  • Project Mad Men: part one

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 21st March 2012

    You'll all have heard of The Shiznit's Project Mayhem, no doubt. Show Fight Club in a cinema and get people to do stuff for it and bring photos along. That's all well and good, but here's something much more earthy, more real. The journey of two men who each decided to watch four seasons of Mad Men in a concentrated period, then talk about it a bit. We give you Project Mad Men. #projectmadmen