Selections from live appearances by Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz, currently on tour to celebrate the launch of his book “Mad Men Carousel,” a comprehensive critical analysis of the seminal AMC series "Mad Men." Seitz, alongside collaborators Roberta Lipp and Amy Cook, explains the endless complexities of Matthew Weiner's masterpiece, as well as favorite sequences and plot twists. An excellent companion for your holiday binge-watching, and if nothing else, a good way to sound smart at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Om…
SPOILERS: This episode contains spoilers for major plot developments in Mad Men throughout (including the finale!), so listen with care.
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Margaret and Matt discuss the seemingly nonstop barrage of hyper-mythologized storylines in new cable shows, with a particular focus on AMC’s new series “Into the Badlands.” Then, an in-depth conversation with director (and professional martial artist) Lexi Alexander about the struggle for female directors to find work in Hollywood, as well as the complex art of shooting a meaningful action sequence. Plus, listener voicemail! Call our new voicemail box at 646-504-7673.
This episode is sponsored by TNT’s “Legends.”
Into the Badlands 13:39 - 14:26
Battlestar Galactica 22:14 - 25:19
Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series raises complex questions about racial representation on television. Matt, Gazelle, and guests Alex Jung and Mallika Rao go deep on the issue, examining the innovations of Master of None and other current programs, as well as their personal experiences with the challenges of writing about race as critics.
This episode is sponsored by GE Podcast Theater and Esquire Network.
MASTER OF NONE - 19:25-21:15, 29:19-29:27, 30:45-31:26
The complex challenge of adapting films into television series, from "MASH" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Parenthood," with a particular emphasis on the current season of FX's "Fargo." Plus: has television evolved into a more artistic form than cinema?
This episode is sponsored by TNT's "Legends" and GE Podcast Theater.
This episode contains spoilers for the following shows:
Fargo - 10:08-10:12, 29:15-45:27
Edge of Tomorrow - 26:18-27:40