“Mad Men” aired the first episode of its final season Sunday night, but — really — it aired its eighth episode of the 14 total hours making up Season 7. No matter how you slice it, there are only six episodes left before the iconic, landmark series ends its run for good. Now is as good a time as any to take note of its cultural impact, and that’s what Indiewire’s TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers attempt to do in this week’s episode of Very Good TV Podcast — that, and gush over Roger’s new mustache.
After digging into the meanings of the Season 7b premiere, “Severance,” your hosts debate public perception of the series as it begins its end. Can Jon Hamm finally win his Emmy? Can the series return to prominence within the TV Academy? How do people feel about Don Draper after seven years? In short, what does “Mad Men” have left to say? The ending is imminent, and the series’ impact along with it.
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Check out our “season” review of “Mad Men,” too.
Take a gander at our interview with Jon Hamm.
Click over to Liz’s article on how to sell a TV series to Netflix.