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Before Tonight’s <i>Mad Men</i>, Here’s a Quick Guide to 1966

Before Tonight’s Mad Men, Here’s a Quick Guide to 1966

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If rumors are true, then tonight’s new season of Mad Men takes place roughly six months after the last episode of season four, giving a fair amount of time for the dust to have settled after the more surprising events of “Tomorrowland” and a new status quo to have been established. But as Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce heads into its second year of existence, what else is happening in the world? Before you get too settled into “A Little Kiss,” here’s a quick guide to what about 1966 could end up affecting the show.

5 March TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch

5 March TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch

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Despite the extra day, we’ve managed to make it to March relatively unscathed, and look what’s waiting for us: New Mad Men and Community! If that wasn’t enough, there’s also much-anticipated new drama Awake, and Ashley Judd returning to the small screen. Read on for the March debuts we’re most excited about.

Why Television Isn’t a ‘Writers’ Medium’

Why Television Isn’t a ‘Writers’ Medium’

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If common wisdom is to be believed, movies are a directors’ medium, whereas television is a writers’ medium. And, on the face of it, that appears to be true: Movies, after all, can afford the time and money to set up visually spectacular shots that will stay with the viewer in a way that television rarely (if ever) can, leaving television relying on the stories they’re telling in order to win people over. But … a writers‘ medium? Really?

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