In addition to a periodic blog round-up, we’re going to start a weekly newslink-a-round. There’s just so many stories out there!

Here’s what we’ve seen this week:

  • On Monday, Kimberly Brooks counts Mad Men as among her top ten things that turn her on (“artist porn”).
  • Pandagon’s Amanda Marcotte suggests that Mad Men is best seen after first seeing The Apartment.
  • The Evening Sun says
  • While hardly a guilty pleasure, one of my favorites, AMC’s Madison Avenue-based “Mad Men,” will return in July after an excruciatingly long hiatus (one in which leading man John Hamm nabbed a Golden Globe for outstanding lead actor). I start to feel all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about the throwback ’60s sets and the dangerous and smart storylines awaiting me.

  • The Hollywood Reporter discusses MM in anticipation of the Emmys:
  • And now “Mad Men” creator/exec producer Matthew Weiner dares to dream of Emmy glory as well.

    “Oh my God, winning both an Emmy and a Globe would be amazing,” says Weiner, who executive produced last year’s category winner, HBO’s “The Sopranos.” “It would be especially sweet because with this show I was able to do exactly what I wanted to do. And the ‘Mad Men’ idea was hardly a natural sell. I mean, a New York ad agency in the early 1960s? And then I was able to hire people for the cast who weren’t famous. It’s all worked out perfectly.”

    The Minnesota Star-Tribune has a list of the best summer shows to watch, including (of course) Mad Men. The cool thing about it is, not only is the title of the article based on “mad men,” the illustration is a photo from Mad Men season 2—from the same meeting (Peggy in blue) that we posted already, but a shot I haven’t seen before.

  • In an article arguing that the best TV of the season was the presidential campaign, today’s New York Times cites Mad Men as one of the excellent shows that just wasn’t as interesting.

With Mad Men new to Canadian TV, there are a bunch of Canadian links: