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    Elisabeth Moss Chats 'Mad Men' Season 6 with GQ: Peggy Stays in the Picture

    "Mad Men" fans worried that Peggy Olson's exit from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce signaled her bow from the show can now rest relatively easy. (Though really, would "Mad Men" let go of its MVP? Probably not.)

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    Five Great Moments of Dramatic Irony in MAD MEN

    Before postmodernist self-reference, there was dramatic irony: a little wink from the writer that acknowledges the audience. After five seasons of solid storytelling, here are five of "Mad Men"'s greatest moments in dramatic irony.

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    The Playlist's Picks: Best TV Shows Of The 2011/2012 Season

    While the summer is an excuse for the movie studios to roll out their biggest offerings, television executives are much more afraid of warm weather, leaving the television dial mostly as a wasteland of repeats and reality shows. As such, the TV season essentially gets underway in September, and runs...

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    How the Changing Visual Style of This Season of 'Mad Men' Reflects Its Characters' Uncertainty About What's to Come

    It’s been a busy season at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (R.I.P.), full of new arrivals, rites of passage, abrupt departures (professional and corporeal), divorces, fistfights, acid trips and assignations. And the tumultuous events taking place on the surface have been mirrored by changes benea...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: A Death Foretold: Foreshadowing in MAD MEN

    "Mad Men"'s season-five death obsession dominated recaps and comments threads throughout the last 12 weeks—with good reason, as it happened.

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    You Only Live Twice: We Look Towards The Future As 'Mad Men' Wraps Up A Phenomenal Season 5

    The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably among its strongest seasons yet. No small feat considering the show has taken home four consecutive Emmys for Best Drama and been proclaimed one of the best shows on TV by nearly every critic reviewi...

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    In 'The Phantom,' 'Mad Men' is Haunted by the Ghosts of the Past

    "Not every little girl gets to do what they want. The world could not support that many ballerinas."             --Marie Calvet (Julia Ormond)

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    'Mad Men' Season 5 Finale Review and Recap: 'The Phantom' of an Old Self Comes to Life

    In a weak finale of a strong season of "Mad Men," ghosts haunt the characters and portend something terrifying: There is no escaping the past.

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    MAD MEN RECAP 12: THE PHANTOM

    Most nights I watch Mad Men on my living room couch with a computer in my lap. Tonight I watched at a terrific New York City bar, at the Basket of Kisses Season Finale Party, sitting next to Rich Sommer.

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    How 'Mad Men' Ended Its Season of Old-Fashioned Sexual Politics

    Matthew Weiner loves to tease Mad Men viewers and keep them off guard, so of course the season finale refused to give us the expected, explosive plot turn. There were enough of those in the  past few weeks: Joan agreed (yes, agreed) to be pimped out to a client, Peggy quit, Lane killed him...

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