Tonight’s episode of Mad Men (Season 4, Episode 2) paints (ha!) another 60s cultural reference before our eyes without giving even a tiniest hint at who or what it is. Here’s your general answer: Op Art. Here’s my educated guess: Bridget Riley.
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The tough negotiations between AMC and Matthew Weiner are over, and Mad Men has been renewed for two more seasons, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Under the new deal, which will reportedly earn Weiner $10 million U.S. per year, no cast members have been fired, but a compromise has been reached regarding each episode’s run time. According to the Times, the first and last episodes of the season will each run 47 minutes long, while the rest of the episodes will be 45 minutes – although Weiner will have the option to make those episodes slightly longer for DVD or iTunes sales. Season 5 is expected to debut in March 2012.
Although the new contract covers Seasons 5 and 6, Weiner revealed that he intends to end Mad Men after seven seasons. “I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out.”
Draper’s ex-fling Midge tracks him down to make some money for her drug habit, he buys this painting titled “Number Four”.
Joan Harris played by Christina Hendricks is an office manager at Sterling Cooper who acts as a professional and social mentor, as well as a rival, to Peggy Olson. Joan relishes playing the role of femme fatale, and was engaged in an affair with Roger Sterling before his heart attack. An intelligent and capable woman, Joan loves the glamorous, sexy life she leads, saying of Manhattan, “This city is everything.” Unlike Peggy, she does not strive to join the all-male cadre of Sterling Cooper’s non-secretarial workforce, preferring to use her sex appeal to exercise control over the men around her.