As if the Mayan Apocalypse weren't enough to ponder, be sure to tune into tonight's season finale of AMC's fine series Mad Men, at 10pm. As we've said here before, Mad Men isn't so much a television program as a work of art, to be contemplated with all due respect. We thought that last week's episode, with events taking place at the time of the Kennedy Assassination, was superb. Everyone was at the top of their game, with a special shout out to January Jones, who has been taking Betty Draper into fascinating territory.
Things are changing, and tonight's episode -- "Shut the Door, Take a Seat" -- finds the Draper marriage in much turmoil, mirroring the country's severed affections. We can't wait to watch it, and will miss the Sunday night ritual of savoring Mad Men, at least until its return.
We've also got to bring your attention to another season finale of another terrific show, HBO's droll Bored to Death, which ends its short eight-episode run tonight. It's been picked up for another season, fret not, but we will be sad to see this utterly charming and genuinely amusing show end its freshmen season. What a delight it's been, and we look forward to more!
And of course there's Dexter on Showtime, Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and those half-nekkid Mayans on Nat Geo! Happy Viewing tonight!