The Romanoffs: The One That Holds Everything

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner concludes with Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis’s final roundtable for the eighth episode, “The One That Holds Everything” Authors' Note: This episode features a significant storyline centered on a transgender character both before and after her transition. We have endeavoured to be careful with …

The Romanoffs: End of the Line

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis’s analysis of the seventh episode, “End of the Line” There's a moment in this week's episode of The Romanoffs that absolutely blew me away: where the tension of what we've seen up to this point dissolves into the kind of existential angst …

The Romanoffs: Panorama

a man and a woman walk across a street in sunshine

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's analysis of the sixth episode, "Panorama" If there's one thing that can be said about Matt Weiner's rather sprawling 8-part series, it's this: it certainly doesn't shy away from the realities of the haves vs. the have-nots. We've encountered Romanov/Romanoff …

The Romanoffs: Bright and High Circle

Katherine Ford (Diane Lane) and David Patton (Andrew Rannells) in The Romanoffs "Bright and High Cirlce"

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's and Caemeron Crain’s discussion of the fifth episode: “Bright and High Circle” LS: So, Caemeron, we're back with Episode 5 of The Romanoffs and this was an...uncomfortable episode in places. It was "cringey" as the kids say these days. Let's dispense …

The Romanoffs: “House of Special Purpose”

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Caemeron Crain’s analysis of the third episode: “House of Special Purpose.” “House of Special Purpose” may be my favorite episode of The Romanoffs so far, and not just because it features Christina Hendricks (though she’s great!); rather it because of the tone …

The Romanoffs Episode 2: “The Royal We”

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner begins with two back-to-back roundtables between Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis. Contains spoilers for Episode 2 "The Royal We" as well as for Mad Men. CC: So, the second episode presents us with entirely different characters from the first. But we get another claimed …

The Romanoffs Episode 1: “The Violet Hour”

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Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner begins with two back-to-back roundtables between Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis. Contains spoilers for Episode 1 "The Violet Hour". LS: I can't speak for everyone but I didn't know what to expect walking into this. Until about three days ago, I didn't even …

The Romanovs

On October 12, 2018, Amazon will release The Romanoffs: a new show from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. I am fairly excited about that, as I imagine many are, insofar as Mad Men was one of the best TV shows to ever grace our screens. It was also, though, a show that paid exceptional attention …