Rosemarie DeWitt is a face you probably recognize. She’s popped up in television shows, indie films, and has a background in New York theatre. Some of DeWitt’s most compelling work has been with director Lynn Shelton in Your Sister’s Sister and more recently, Touchy Feely. Your Sister’s Sister is a comedy (comedy-drama) and for a … Continue reading ‘Touchy Feely’: Rosemarie DeWitt as director Lynn Shelton’s Emotional Cornerstone
Despite the buzz around the usual suspects—Mad Men and Breaking Bad—last night’s Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live seemed to be coming up ladies. Even though the show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris—who seems to be taking on one too many hosting duties—Amy Poehler and Tina Fey started the night out on a good … Continue reading Who Run the Emmys? Women.
After seeing commercials for Dads and We Are Men, it didn’t seem there was much hope for this fall television season, but there are a few shows out there which feature female leads or strong female co-stars. On Monday, Fox series Sleepy Hollow premiered with 10 million viewers, its most highest rated fall opener in … Continue reading Women in Fall Television: Shows to Watch
Everyone’s disappointed that Mad Men‘s clues and parallels between Megan Draper and Sharon Tate didn’t pan out in the season finale. But my question is: Didn’t it? There was no physical violence or murder plot carried out, but if we think back to Don’s L.A. hallucination: Megan appeared to him. Surprised to see her, she … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×13: “Well, aren’t you lucky to have decisions.”
Sally Draper After Sally walked in on Don and Sylvia, this week, unsurprisingly, she has no interest in visiting Don and Megan in the city. When Betty calls Don to tell him, he is expecting her to know everything. He’s waiting for the lashing that is to come, but Sally hasn’t informed Betty of the … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×12: “My father’s never given me anything.”
Peggy Olson Despite Peggy’s quick progress up the corporate ladder as a copywriter, this season seems to be demonstrating how traditional Peggy’s values really are. Last week, when Joan went against the grain to bring in a new client, Peggy chastised her for being in the wrong, which is the same argument Pete Campbell presented to … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×11: “Maybe I’ll make it worth your while.”
“I hope she didn’t make any promises,” Joan says to her lunch date. She could almost be referring to the incident with Jaguar. Understandably, Joan may be hesistant to the idea of other people making promises for her. But in this case, Joan’s lunch isn’t a date or someone she’s going to have to woo … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×10: “I have to do it by myself.”
A lot happened in the world of women on Mad Men this week. I’d equate this episode with an episode in season 4 which I thought was called “The Women” but seems to have been retitled “The Beautiful Girls”. Peggy Olson: Stuck in the Middle Again ‘Stuck’ has multiple meanings for Peggy this week. Not … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×09: “Why didn’t you say something?”
This episode of Mad Men was more trippy than the episode where Roger took LSD. While most of the guys in the office take an injection of an “energy serum” from Jim Cutler’s doctor, Peggy remains ‘sober’ while working on the Chevy account. Don catches a glimpse of Peggy comforting Ted over his partner’s death … Continue reading Mad (Wo)Men 6×08: Because It’s My Job!
“You know there’s a Maori legend about this lake… That there’s a demon’s heart at the bottom of it, the beats makes the lake rise and fall every five minutes.” * A young girl bikes away from her home, heading through beautiful scenery until she reaches the edge of a large lake. She wades in … Continue reading Not Peggy Olson: Elisabeth Moss & Rape Culture in Top of the Lake