Sunday, August 16, 2009

Madness Approaches

Frank Rich has an interesting piece that relates the anniversary of Woodstock to 2009's own version of the mud-in: AMC's screening of Mad Men's third season premiere in Times Square, the crossroads of the world. Each generation gets the communal experience it deserves . . .

Tom Watson and I won't be live blogging this year, but lo and behold our blog godfather James Wolcott is taking on the real-time Sterling Cooper reactions himself.

Lance Mannion
has a rogue's gallery of blog buddies now inhabiting the Don Draper universe. Very well done, everyone.

I have not read a single word of preseason hype, so I don't know what year we will find Don in tonight. But I do hope that Matt Weiner has gotten control of all the storyline and storyarc weaknesses that undercut the exquisite moments of season two, so that we really can luxuriate in this sultry summer fare.