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 …

Mad Men Part 3: Breaking the Chains of Expectation

The second and third seasons of Mad Men illustrated in great detail how the characters in the series were confined by either their gender, sexual orientation, or place in the world. Their confinement dictated their position in their homes, their companies, and often, within themselves. Mad Men pulled audiences into the stifling 1960's, an era …

Mad Men Part 2: The Limitations of Self on Madison Avenue in the 1960s

The 1960s in America represented a time of great turmoil. The decade saw the murders of a president and a civil rights leader, the threat of a nuclear missile attack, and a war. The decade also began the shift away from the 1950s expectations of marriage and family along with working the same job, whether …