“Mad Men”: Vindicated by video

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, March 22, 2012 16:44 EDT
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Thanks to Kevin B. Lee and Deborah Lipp for adapting a post I wrote on a third season episode of “Mad Men” into a video. I’ve got a fixed embed code, but I highly recommend watching it.

One of the things I really like about this strategy of TV exposition and criticism is that having the video rolling underneath helps prove the argument. I met with a lot of skepticism when I suggested that the lawnmower accident was a symbolic re-enactment of the JFK assassination, but when you hear the argument over the footage rolling that makes it clear the visual parallels between that awful day and the episode, it’s much harder to deny. 

“Mad Men” is coming back on Sunday, and I imagine that I will have some exciting blogging for it. It’s been too long since this blog has had a regular series to blog about!

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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