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Betty Draper’s Guide to Parenting.

You know what my big plans are for the weekend? Cranking up the a/c, grabbing a nice cool drink and watching the entire 3rd season of Mad Men. Oh yeah, I know how to party. NY Magazine on the other hand, is celebrating the return of Mad Men with a film montage of Betty Draper’s fine parenting skills.  Watch it here.

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I have no quirky title for this post.

Happy long weekend everyone. The holiday weekend means there will be no new Eureka or True Blood. There will however be a brand spanking new Mad Men and the ION network will be debuting a new series, Durham County.  Durham County looks kinda Twin Peak-ish from the previews. Here are today’s tidbits:

Lorne Michaels adds two new female cast members to SNL…then promptly fires two others

Chicago Now talks to Hugh Dillon, star of the new Durham County, and currently starring in Flashpoint.

True Blood’s Eggs, has a new gig.

TVSquad has a sneak peak at this week’s Mad Men.

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn…now in comic book form!

That’s it for now gang, more to come this weekend. Now get out and enjoy your day!


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Omar’s back! Omar’s back!

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Ok, so not quite. He is however part of the cast of Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorsese’s new show for HBO which just got picked up for 12 episodes. The show will air in 2010 along with David Simon’s Treme, which features several former cast members from The Wire.

Here are a few links that may interest you…or not:

Mad Men was picked up for a fourth season. I thought last week’s show was pretty good. I loved the look Joan gave Dr. Jackass while she played the accordian. Seems like the power may have shifted in that dysfunctional relationship over the season break.

Jezebel has the 12 Steps to Save American Apparel from Itself.

Also via Jezebel, Whitney Houston’s performance on GMA. It was ummm interesting.

Tripwire Magazine has 45+ Free Exceptionally Useful Handwritten Fonts and 60+ Free Fonts for Big, Bold and Beautiful Headlines.

…and finally,don’t miss the re-aired pilot episode from the new series, Glee, tonight at 8:58pm on FOX. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s the anti-High School Musical. It’s got Jane Lynch and the best version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Beliving” I’ve ever heard. What’s not to love!?!

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It was just ok.

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A preview for the next episode of Mad Men is up at AMC. Click here to watch.

I was let down by last week’s premiere. I didn’t like the jump forward and would’ve liked to have seen more of the London takeover, along with Roger and Joan’s weddings. The show also felt a little sitcomy to me when Sal and Don flirt with the stewardesses and pretended to be accountants for the mob. Pete Campbell seems to be overly dramatic this season, he was a jerk last season, but this season he’s throwing tantrums like a little kid. I also find it hard to believe that someone like him would be promoted as fast as he has.

Overall, I found it kinda dull, I will blame it on AMC making me wait so long. If this episode was several episodes in I wouldn’t be complaining, but this was the premiere for crying out loud. I have higher standards.


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Did it deliver?

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I waited a very long time for Mad Men’s return, and now that I’ve seen the season premiere I’m feeling a little disappointed. There just wasn’t a whole lot going on. Don is still a womanizer, Pete has the maturity of a 6 year old and Peggy still wears a perpetual frown on her face but with better makeup. I’m going to have to mull this one over and get back to you all tomorrow.