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#1 of 148 mattCR

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Posted August 07 2009 - 02:58 AM

Well, we're now a little more then a week away, season 3 starts August 16. 


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#2 of 148 Sam Favate

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Posted August 12 2009 - 12:56 AM

The publicity machine is really ramping up for season 3. That could be a good thing if it means more viewers, which could help the longevity of the series.

There was a great article this past weekend in the New York Times Arts & Leisure: http://www.nytimes.c... weiner"&st=cse

And in the spirit of "Simpsonizing Yourself," you can now "Mad Men Yourself":
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Posted August 12 2009 - 03:36 PM

Great interview.. the last question/response is fantastic.  Great understanding of a period piece... and one I wish more people would recognize.

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#4 of 148 Charlie Campisi

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Posted August 12 2009 - 11:05 PM

I got into this show last year.  Have seen all of season one and have the season two discs ready to go.  I've been watching them on blu ray and when setting the dvr for season three, haven't seen them listed in HD.  Am I missing something or are they not broadcast in HD?


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Posted August 13 2009 - 01:54 AM

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I got into this show last year.  Have seen all of season one and have the season two discs ready to go.  I've been watching them on blu ray and when setting the dvr for season three, haven't seen them listed in HD.  Am I missing something or are they not broadcast in HD?
 
They're broadcast in HD, but not all cable or satellite systems carry the AMC HD channel. For example, Time Warner Cable in Manhattan just added AMCHD within the last year. They didn't offer it for the first two seasons of Mad Men.


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Posted August 13 2009 - 09:23 AM



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They're broadcast in HD, but not all cable or satellite systems carry the AMC HD channel. For example, Time Warner Cable in Manhattan just added AMCHD within the last year. They didn't offer it for the first two seasons of Mad Men.

 
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#7 of 148 Mark Leiter

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Posted August 14 2009 - 05:47 AM

Thank the maker. season 3 is finally apon us. I was very concered after the second season ended and rumurs were flying about the show being cancelled. I started watching at the beginning of season 2 when it was a free show On Demand thru Comcast. I have since cancelled my cable so hopefully they will have it streaming on AMC's web site. If not I'll just have to buy the series from iTunes or Amazon or something.
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Posted August 16 2009 - 05:48 AM

 All of the shows this season will be 62 minutes long.
Just to be safe I am recording 70 minutes.
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Posted August 16 2009 - 03:11 PM

Good start.  Pete was truly livid with his "promotion".  Haha. 

Who knew Kate Bosworth's sister would have such a bangin' bod.  The look on Don's face when his daughter finds the TWA pin was hilarious. 

Sal's look of mortification when Don sees him with the bellhop in his bedroom was pitch-perfect.



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Posted August 16 2009 - 03:33 PM

Great stuff.  This show really does have a completely different feel from almost everything else that's on TV. 

I like that we're still seeing, some time later, the aftermath of Duck's "sell the company" road.  Pete's character is so well played as a terrible pessimist.  Cosgrove sees the glass half full - this is his chance to prove himself, and hey, it's still a great promotion.  Pete looks at it the other way: it's torture and just an opportunity to show him he's failed.  Such a great contrast between those characters.

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Posted August 16 2009 - 03:35 PM

I want to know what happened to "Duck", I'm sure e was fired but I would like to know just a bit more even if its just an allusion.

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Posted August 16 2009 - 05:33 PM



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 All of the shows this season will be 62 minutes long.
Just to be safe I am recording 70 minutes.
Apparently I was misinformed, tonight was about 52 minutes.

I still have an American Airlines pin from a long ago stewardess encounter.

 
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Posted August 17 2009 - 01:12 AM

If it had been more recent, it would have been a "flight attendant" encounter. :)

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Posted August 17 2009 - 03:34 AM

I'm surprised they didn't address Pete with Peggy's revelation about the baby, but I guess the best is yet to come. I see they wanted to establish the new characters first, as well as create the immediate conflict between Pete and Cosgrove.

If, for some dumb reason, AMC decides to cancel this show, couldn't another network pick it up and continue the seasons?
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Posted August 18 2009 - 05:14 AM

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I want to know what happened to "Duck", I'm sure e was fired but I would like to know just a bit more even if its just an allusion.
 

On a commentary on the S2 finale, I think Matthew Weiner says that Duck was indeed fired after he tried to force Don out.

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Posted August 18 2009 - 07:10 AM

I'm just trying to figure out the pregnancy.. I thought two years passed between S2 and S3.. but this would appear to make it more like 6 months (?)

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Posted August 18 2009 - 08:08 AM

With the time gap, the real question is "is that Don's baby or the guy from the coat check room?"  It's all I could think about as Don thought about his beginnings from the belly of a whore.

I also loved the look on his face at the end.  First, the pin question "Did you bring this for me, daddy?"  followed by "Tell me about the night I was born."  His struggle to remember anything was heart breaking.  The dude is seriously so detatched.

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Posted August 18 2009 - 08:16 AM



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I'm just trying to figure out the pregnancy.. I thought two years passed between S2 and S3.. but this would appear to make it more like 6 months (?)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's around the spring of 1963 and S2 ended with the Cuban Missle Crisis in October (?) 1962.

And unless they think it's too obvious, I'm guessing that this season will end on or near November 22, 1963.

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Posted August 19 2009 - 10:50 AM



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With the time gap, the real question is "is that Don's baby or the guy from the coat check room?"  It's all I could think about as Don thought about his beginnings from the belly of a whore.
 
It's Don's.  She (and the audience) were already aware of her pregnancy before her encounter with the guy in the bar.

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Posted August 23 2009 - 04:17 PM

This episode just flew by, I was shocked when the episode was over.

Was there really a Pepsi diet drink by the name of Patio?  Ye gads!

Don really can sell snow to eskimos.


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