Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Mad Men" Season 3 Finale Tonight on AMC!


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!

4 comments:

Jane said...

Tonight is TV heaven, without a doubt. So glad to be back home after 8 days of travel to watch it on my own lovely big screen HDTV. It's bittersweet though, with my favorite series (Mad Men) ending so soon. MM truly is television at its finest. All of the characters are superb, but as the season comes to an end I am most fascinated by Mr. Sterling, who gave such a gracious toast to his spoiled daughter on her bad luck wedding. He reminds me of a certain legendary sales manager from the old days of local TV.

I have so many programs to catch up on, my DVR box is going to explode. Every night this week will be an orgy of TV and packing! Great post Lisa!

Jane said...

It's official. Mad Men is over for the season, and I have gone into mourning. And Jon Hamm has made me cry for three episodes in a row. For a guy who plays a character built on lies, he sure gives the most heartbreakingly sincere soliloquies ever. I just love him.

Anonymous said...

The last two episodes of "Mad Men" this season were some of the finest of the entire series. And that's saying something. "Mad Men" is and will stand as one of the best series to ever grace television...and now - months of waiting for next season to begin. With any luck season 3 will be out on DVD by Christmas...

Lisa said...

I've been holding out on watching the last episode to watch with a friend tonight, but I totally agree about the next to the last episode, of course! Can't wait to catch up on this finale!