Hilarious. This was sent to me from Joe Bua of I am a TV Junkie, who is my life partner (well, maybe in some other life). He keeps up with Mad Men and with us as well as anyone.

Just read it. It’s perfect as is. No need for me to chime in.

Well, okay. Except to say that I keep finding errors in all these articles. I left a comment on one of them. I can’t remember which ones say what, because there have been so many. One called Pete ‘Paul’ about sixteen times and, as funny as that is, especially for those that remember Sterling’s line in Red in the Face, this wasn’t meant to be funny; it was an article from a country who was just discovering the show and was only a review of the pilot. Another article said that the DVD release date was July 7th, when it’s the 1st. And that’s a big blunder.

I do remember Remember WENN, and most people don’t. It seems like AMC is starting a new chapter with Mad Men and Breaking Bad, so I never feel compelled to make that correction.

Point is, they clearly need the direction of the know-it-alls.

And that, my friends, concludes this week’s episode of No Need For Me to Chime In.

the end by rkl.


Zap2It has the scoop, and may I say, what a yummy scoop it is!

The closing chapters of “The Wire” and the stylish first season of “Mad Men” lead the nominees for the 2008 Television Critics Association Awards.

Each show earned four nominations, the most of any program, and both are up for the top honor of program of the year. They’ll also compete for the outstanding drama award, and “Wire” creator David Simon and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm are also nominated for individual achievement in drama.

The nominations are:

  • Program of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Drama
  • Outstanding New Program
  • Individual Achievement in Drama (Jon Hamm)
  • Mad Men is competing directly against The Wire in 3 of the 4, and is up against Breaking Bad (among others, duh) for Outstanding New Program.


    The Los Angeles Times has an article about the breakout shows of the year, in anticipation of the Emmys. The shows they love are Samantha Who?, Damages, Gossip Girl, Pushing Daisies, Breaking Bad, and of course, Mad Men.

    The settings though never distract from the struggles that take place within. Hamm notes that if the AMC show were instead on a network, “it would be, ‘Let’s time travel to the ’60s and wasn’t everything funny back then?’ We’d learn a lesson at the end of every episode about how far we’ve come. And our show isn’t like that at all.”

    We just received an email from a self-proclaimed long-time BoK lurker. (We love that more of you are de-lurking!)

    She is an Emmy voter, and just received… ahh, screw it, I’ll just pull it from the email.

    As a long-time “lurker” on your blog, I wanted to give you the heads up (if you’re interested) that as an Emmy voter I just received AMC’s Emmy “For Your Consideration” DVD package today containing six episodes each of “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.” I was so excited that they sent half the season that of course it’s in my DVD player right now. The episodes AMC is sending out for consideration are as follows:

    “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
    “The Hobo Code”
    “Long Weekend”
    “Nixon vs. Kennedy”
    “The Wheel”

    I wouldn’t want the job of narrowing the selection down! Can’t wait to vote for my favorite newcomer!

    That is a lot of great stuff to pull from. A-freaking-mazing!

    She gave me permission to print this, but I posted so fast I didn’t ask if I could print her name, so I didn’t. So R, feel free to out yourself if you like. And thanks for the scoop!


    R & D

    Know what they’re doing tonight?

    Showing the first three episodes of Breaking Bad. This coming Sunday will be the premiere of Episode 4.

    Know what that is?

    A good idea.

    Every week Bravo shows hours worth of Project Runway the episodes that lead into the new episode at 10 pm.  They do that every week. Then they show a repeat of something else they’re pushing. Every time you turn on Bravo you have a good chance of finding yourself with one of their current programs being shoved down your throat.

    Know what that is?

    Succeeding in today’s market.

    the end by rkl.