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Thursday, May. 9, 2019
In Prague to shoot the Knightfall series for the History network some time back, DP Chris Manley, ASC, phoned his wife one night to check in and find out what was new. She noted that a package came to him from his longtime collaborator, Matthew Weiner. Manley asked her to open it,...
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Ambitious, lavishly produced television series are routine in the era of big-spending streaming platforms.
But the latest entry, Amazon’s “The Romanoffs,” tests viewers with its classic TV format: it’s an anthology series made up of eight self-contained episodes, a contrast with the...
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018
There's more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that's what we're here to help with.
Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each of the six shows has something of note...
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived.
A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew...
Monday, May. 18, 2015
"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner promised a finale that was "dramatic and appropriate."
He delivered. This incomparable drama set in the 1960s New York advertising world concluded its seven-season run Sunday night on AMC with a resolution that rang true to its spirit and likely left its...
Wednesday, May. 13, 2015
"Mad Men" is nearing its end with grace and assurance as its characters already are scattering from view. After seven seasons barnstorming a long-ago decade, the series feels like it's coming in for a landing, though just how smooth or rocky won't be known for...
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015
How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the '60s are waning as "Mad Men" nears the end...
Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014
Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.
When its bifurcated final season begins Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC (with seven episodes, to be followed by seven more next year), the second of those final...