Mad Men Mondays

The New Republic has taken to recapping every episode this season. Here is this week’s. Further proof that the show has officially established itself as pop culture artifact of choice for the liberal intellectual?

Alas, I couldn’t stay interested much past the second season — how can you build an ambitious show around actors as dull as Hamm and Jones, who are at best just above soap-opera grade? Slattery can’t carry it by himself, although he damn near does. Kartheiser and Moss, while promising, both have a ways to go.

Another victory for slick production and media groupthink?

–CL