Television Show Review: Mad Men: Season 7.1

Mad Men Season 7.1

Mad Men: Season 7.1 created by Matthew Weiner (Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics) Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and Kiernan Shipka. *Spoiler Alert for Previous Seasons* The Pitch The season begins with a pitch, work that is the central aspect behind Mad Men the series. But this time, peripatetic soul and principal character, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) isn’t giving it. Deep in the spiraling orbit of “leave” from Sterling Cooper, Don twiddles his thumbs and keeps up appearances for his wife Megan (Jessica Paré) as they attempt a bi-coastal relationship. Don dulls the monotony of life with endless television as he awaits a call from the firm he created, hoping… Read More →

Television Show Review: Mad Men: Season 6

Mad Men: Season 6

Mad Men: Season 6 created by Matthew Weiner (Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics) Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and Kiernan Shipka. *Spoiler Alert for Previous Seasons* Truth and Untruth What is the economic value of a lie? Generally, we ought not to lie. The effectiveness of a lie demands a world which does not lie. If everyone skirted the truth, lying wouldn’t work. In other words, lying is philosophically inconsistent. More practically, deceitfulness is painful for the inflicted parties involved. It takes advantage of others and leaves them in a place of vulnerability. And yet… lying has its benefits every once and awhile. What if lying saves a life? What… Read More →