Your guide to Season 5, with self-indulgent anecdotes.
“I’d like to think that fear of a higher power is not the only or best reason to grow a backbone and take responsibility for your life. Sometimes, you stay put because it’s the right thing to do.” Ken Honeywell finishes another season of Mad Men.
“It’s the idea you love. You have a vision, and the only thing standing between your vision and its realization is that somebody has to convince the client to give you the money to make it real.” Ken Honeywell has ideas about Mad Men.
“It was a confusing time to be a kid; maybe it’s always confusing to be a kid, but looking back through the lens of Mad Men, it seems the late ’60s were especially so.” Ken Honeywell grows up.
“You work with a bunch of bright, talented people who are looking for better ways to sell Carnation Instant Breakfast to the masses; meanwhile, beefy policemen with nightsticks are beating people in the streets. Rome burns; you fiddle.” Ken Honeywell rosins up the bow.
“We’re not sure what’s real and what’s not, and it makes for an unsettling and ultimately confusing hour of television.” Ken Honeywell leans into the confusion.
“The CGC team is moving into SCDP’s offices, and everything is a mess. Boxes are stacked everywhere and people are stacked like boxes. Joanie’s just stacked.” Ken Honeywell has the latest Mad Men news.
“That’s the trouble we’ve wandered (weindered?) into so far in Season 6. Mad Men, for the first time ever, has seemed flat.” Ken Honeywell‘s not buying (some of) it.
“The loss of a great man leaves a great void that someone must fill; terrorist bombings and school shootings and weather disasters can inspire their survivors–I include all of us–to try to prevent them from happening again.” Ken Honeywell says “The Flood” is a nice return to form.
“I have no intention of flipping off Matthew Weiner, but I can always walk away. Mad Men still has me, but I do require a little cuddling.” Ken Honeywell breaks down the latest episode.
“The client-agency relationship is just like any coupling: there are power plays and capitulations and reversals. If the relationship is going to survive, you need to figure out how to work together so that both sides get what they want.” Ken Honeywell recaps the latest episode of Mad Men.