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Golden Globe nominations pretty much what you’d expect [awards]

Posted in 30 Rock, awards, Dexter, Mad Men, North Americana, The Office, True Blood, Ugly Betty on December 12, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad Men

The Golden Globe nominations are out:

Best television series drama
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

House, really? It seems so… out of place among the rest of the best drama nominees. Maybe the HFPA thought they needed to tap at least one drama on US network television. Meanwhile I love that True Blood scored a nomination – True Blood FTW! (I’d be rooting for Mad Men too, but it won this year.)

Best television musical or comedy
The Office
30 Rock

Out of all these comedies, I only watch 30 Rock regularly… so that’s what I’m backing. And I wish South Park had been included, because it’s been really awesome this last year. Also, I like Californication and all, but it does not belong in the “best comedy” category; it’s really about time that these awards committees added a “best dramedy” category for hybrids like this, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, etc.

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Emmy winners, unite! [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, casting, Mad Men, neat!, North Americana on December 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad MenI knew that the debonair Jon Hamm was due for a guest-stint on 30 Rock, but what I didn’t know was that he’ll be sticking around for at least three episodes (and maybe more!), playing Liz Lemon’s love interest. Sexy!

So does this mean we can expect to see Tina Fey on Mad Men…?

Mad Men [feem-toon Friday]

Posted in Mad Men, North Americana, The Simpsons, video on December 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

I’ve spent the last week (finally) catching up on Mad Men season one, so:

Haunting, evocative and classy.

(Thanks Sam for reminding me about this “feem-toon Friday” thingo)

And then there’s this, which is amusing:

Now that’s good advertising [Mad Men]

Posted in Australiana, Mad Men, neat!, North Americana on November 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

The second season of Mad Men premieres in Australia on December 14 on Movie Extra. To commemorate the occasion, the network sent me this sweet press kit:

Mad Men

It includes the series on DVD, an expensive-looking leather file thing, and a fake newspaper that doubles as press notes. The heart-shaped box contains tissues which have the Mad Men logo on them:

Mad Men


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Yet another series to squeeze into my TV-viewing schedule [Mad Men]

Posted in drama, Mad Men, news, North Americana on April 24, 2008 by jetsamjr

The second season Mad Men premieres in July!

Unfortunately I haven’t seen any of the first season… which I’m slightly embarrassed to admit because of all Mad Men‘s critical acclaim and prestigious awards and personal recommendations and so on. I got some catching up to do!