'Mad Men' Recap: Don Has To Deal With Some Old Business

April 13th, 2015 9:49am EDT
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Mad Men's latest episode is called "New Business," but Don's got to deal with old business first -- and we're not talking about clients.

There's Don making milkshakes in the kitchen of the Francis home. For a minute, I hoped that Henry was history, meaning Don and Betty were back together. But no. It seems Betty and Henry had a black tie event and Don was taking care of Gene and Bobby. (Sally is away at boarding school.)

Betty walks in alone looking all glam and updates Don that she's going back to school for her Master's in psychology. They've been divorced how long? Yet, she's still try...

Breaking Down 'Better Call Saul' Season 1 Finale

April 7th, 2015 10:23am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Finale Recap: 'Marco' Ends The Season With We
Did anyone really have a clue how "Better Call Saul's" first season was going to end? Sure, maybe a few could have figured out the broad strokes- that Chuck unloading that "I don't respect you, you're a crook lawyer" truth bomb last week would be the true catalyst in turning Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman. Heck, we even guessed that in last week's recap.

But who could have guessed that Marco (Mel Rodriguez)- aka, that big dumpy guy with a mustache Jimmy spent a few minutes with back in "Hero"- would be one of the most influential people in Jimmy's life, ever? We didn't even know his name w...

The End Of An Era Begins For 'Mad Men'

April 6th, 2015 10:03am EDT
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April 1970. As The End of an Era begins for AMC's "Mad Men," Don “My life only goes in one direction: forward” Draper, decides to look back.

As Peggy Lee croons, "Is That All There Is?" Don auditions a model for a Wilkinson Razor commercial. The woman is half naked and wrapped in a chinchilla coat. All the Sterling Cooper & Partners execs sit and salivate as Don directs the young woman to hyper sexualize herself and, "Don't talk, just touch your skin to show us how smooth it is." Later, he dreams that one of the models is Rachel Menken Katz, Don's former lover and client (Menken's Departme...

Farewell To 'Mad Men': Quotes Of Wisdom, Wit And Advice

April 5th, 2015 9:00am EDT
30 Sterling 'Mad Men' Quotes To Live By Forever
“The End Of An Era,” the name given to the final seven episodes of the juggernaut AMC series, MAD MEN, debuts Sunday, April 5th.

How will the award-winning drama end? You’ll have to watch and see. But long after ad man/ladies’ man Don Draper and his SCDP colleagues are gone, their insightful, inspiring, and often-sarcastic words of wisdom will have a place in our lexicon.

Read them. Heed them. Live them. And keep Don, Peggy, Joan, Roger, Betty, et al., alive in you.

Go home, take a paper bag and cut some eyeholes out of it. Put it over your head, get undressed and look at yourself in...

'Better Call Saul' Penultimate Episode Impresses

March 31st, 2015 10:05am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Pimento' Charges Towards An Epic Seas
Well this is weird. "Better Call Saul" was guaranteed a Season Two right around the time the first season started filming (at least as far as we can tell). You'd think Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and the rest would have at least a vague mapping of where the full two seasons are headed. Right?

Except "Pimento," this season's penultimate episode (also, the caviar of the South), plays very much like a series finale.

By the end of "Pimento," Saul is fuming, having been told by his brother that he's "not a real lawyer" and that he's just Slippin' Jimmy with a fake online degree. Saul takes off...

'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale Was Filled With Heart-Pounding Tension

March 30th, 2015 8:44am EDT
5 Badass Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale
If you didn’t end up sopped in nervous sweat by the end of “Conquer,” you may not have been paying attention. Nobody does heart-pounding tension like The Walking Dead and the season 5 finale had it in spades. Half of the show’s beloved characters were in mortal danger at one point, not that that’s anything new. But in a finale it feels like anything could happen. Rick be on their doorsteps in the last few moments. And you never know what a The Walking Dead finale’s biggest shocker is going to be.

“Conquer” sets up the next season’s arc better than any other of the show’s finales ever has....

'Better Call Saul' Review: Another Tremendous Hour Of TV

March 24th, 2015 9:52am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'RICO' Is An Incredible Underdog Story
It's only natural to compare "Better Call Saul" with "Breaking Bad." Because... well, duh.

But the more "Better Call Saul" we see, the more it's clear that these shows couldn't be more different, even if there's a 20-page list of similarities between the two.

Take the scene when Saul clamors through a dumpster full of rotting, unspeakable nursing home filth to try and find the shredded documents he needs to take down Sandpiper Crossing.

Were Walter White ever forced to scrounge through several hundred pounds of soiled Depends, he too would end up as soaked in horribleness as Saul did. W...

'Walking Dead' Recap: A Genuine Shocker

March 23rd, 2015 8:43am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Review: Five Badass Moments From 'Try'
The Walking Dead can feel predictable at times. There are inevitable moments that can make everything else feel like filler. We knew Rick and Shane would one day have an epic showdown, so everything in between was buildup. When Rick promised to kill Gareth with that axe, the audience only had to count the minutes until it actually happened exactly as expected. As soon as Pete was introduced, sitting in a shadowy silhouette on the porch, it was obvious to every regular TWD viewer that Rick would eventually kill him and everything else is just bidding time.

So, when the show manages to pull ...

Does 'Saul' Put The Kettlemans In Their Place

March 17th, 2015 10:14am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Bingo' Resolves That Kettleman Thing
"Bingo" opens right where our last "Better Call Saul" outing, "Five-O" left off. We're still in Mike Mode, and the hour's first few minutes are spent wrapping up the last few loose threads of Mike's finally-revealed backstory.

As we're in Mike Mode, "Bingo" starts off as a very stern, cool-headed piece of TV. Just like Mike. Then, Mike's done and we're back to Saul, to legal shenanigans and to "Better Call Saul's" usual sense of levity.

Well, not really. "Bingo" may have plenty of charming, offbeat Elder Law moments (Elderly cat lady problems are tough stuff- "Felix will wash himself, but...

5 Badass Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Sunday Night

March 16th, 2015 8:52am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Spend'
“Spend” took a huge risk when it sat out many of The Walking Dead’s biggest characters. For an episode so pivotal to the Alexandria arc, it doesn’t feature some of the show’s most important characters like Michonne, Carl, Sasha, and Daryl. Even Rick takes a backseat to most of the action, mostly reacting to the more personal dynamics in Alexandria. But unlike most episodes that focus on the show’s least used characters, “Spend” does so successfully.

The episode does a far better job showcasing the dynamics of Alexandria’s people and Rick’s group than the previous episode’s disastrous dinne...