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While we were glad to see a sorely missed Entourage return to the Sunday night HBO airwaves and re-enter the fray of stiff programming competition that always seems to make Sunday nights so strong, we’ve been vastly underwhelmed with the storylines so far, and the curious jumping in point for this season–Vince’s return from rehab.  In fact, all of the characters except Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Ari (Jeremy Piven) have come in at weird places when considering what could have been. 

We are very displeased at how Doug Elin and company have glommed over Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) arrest, Eric’s (Kevin Connolly) breakup with Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara…Brooklyn holler!) and his adventures in his new Tequila venture.  As far as Turtle goes, in the past two seasons he was finally given more to work with than his loyal but stagnant pot smoking lackey, and in an end eerily familiar to season six’s, the writers have chosen to make him all about some annoying Mexican chick who won’t call him back.  So far.  But we think, with Mark Cuban and his business manager, played by one of our favorites, Bob Odenkirk, getting involved as investors in Avion that Turtle could be doing much more right now than waiting by the phone for Alex to call. 

As far as E goes, he had come to a very compelling time in his relationship with the ultra hot Sloan, refusing to sign a pre-nup as we knew the stubborn E would.  But for the show to just pick up 3 months later with him and Sloane separated and little to no information given aside from the unsigned pre-nup that we know about it, strikes us as lazy writing.  Are they attempting to tell us their story with some out of sequence method?  If so, we would think that to be untrue to Entourage’s established style of story telling which has evolved in the last four seasons to make it one of the premiere shows on television.

The show, in our minds, had gotten out of the box originally as a sluggish male themed rip of Sex and the City, with a Hollywood, celebrity cameo laiden twist.  And then, when Vince began to go through some of the downs of the Hollywood movie star life, and the lives of Drama, E, and Ari were featured more prominently, the show became a much more interesting, layered, and gritty product.  In truth, we had totally given up on Entourage but felt we had to give it another shot because of the dearth of quality television in general and on HBO in specific at that time.  We were glad that we did give it another shot because Entourage had found a nice rhythm which it carried on, especially in depicting the rockier moments in Vincent Chase’s life.  Until now. 

To go from depicting Ari’s marital catastrophes to the hollow Mrs. Ari/Bobby Flay nonsense, to skip out on Vince’s troubles with the law and make his rehab seem like a vacation, and to gloss over formative moments for Turtle and E for what feels like the same old Sloan and Meadow Soprano nonsense are all bad shortcuts.  Do they feel that because they have shown enough of Ari’s agency in its various stages of growth and development, that they were doing us a favor by not showing how Scott Lavin (Scott Caan) can walk up to E and tell him that he was taking down Murray, their boss and Sloan’s god father, and E telling Scott he was in, to 3 months later and the takeover mysteriously completed without nary a word as to how?

And we love Scott Caan on Entourage and feel that the takeover could have been well interwined with Eric’s personal life, where they have also left us in the dark.  Back to Vince’s rehab for a second.  Would it be wrong for us to assume Vince will slip up and relapse like just about every other person who has ever been to rehab?  Because if that’s the case, then doing more than showing Vince giving his goodbye to crackheads speech would have been appropriate, and if it’s not the case, then showing some of the travails his brush with the law and addiction had taught him would go far in making a permanently clean Vince more believable.

It’s always hard to see a favorite show come up short.  We were extremely disappointed to learn that Entourage was not returning on the same night as Curb Your Enthusiasm, and even more upset to learn that Entourage was only back for a slate of eight episodes in its final HBO season.  But then, with the news that Scott Caan and Rhys Coiro (Billy Walsh) would be regulars and that another of our favorites, Andrew Dice Clay, had joined the cast as himself, we pencilled Entourage in to go out with a bang.

But the fact is, Sunday night, led by Breaking Bad, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Celebrity Rehab, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, are all already pencilled in as better shows right now.  Entourage’s lack of oomph has dulled our limited faith in humanity, making us think that the big screen version, already being touted by Elin will be nothing but a stale money grab which won’t even measure up to Sex and the City 2

Our criticism of Entourage can be extended out to HBO’s original programming in general.  Their 2 best newer comedies which were ready for both of the last 2 summers, Hung and Bored to Death are not ready for action.  True Blood is awful and has been for 2 years.  No word on season 3 of The Life and Times of Tim, or season 4 of In Treatment.  If not for Curb, which took its sweet time coming back, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones, we’d have nothing good to say about HBO compared to its glory days, which now see well removed.  And the latter three dramas, while all good, are nowhere near the level of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood.

And to pass on Mad Men and Breaking Bad?  With decisions like that, and weak reprisals like the current season of Entourage, people might soon be passing on HBO.  I mean, we can only stare at Islanders t-shirts and screen savers as long as the show is good.

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Actress Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries (above), who is playing 2 parts this season.

While HBO’s hit series Trueblood, the vampire show first to the scene of the recently recycled vampire genre, and most in vogue, has abandoned any and all plausibility, and just capped its worst ever season with its worst ever episode, The Vampire Diaries made its quiet but stunning return to the small screen last week.  In that return, The Vampire Diaries wasted no time in ramping up the intensity on an already sizzling show. 

While Trueblood gave us more ridiculous plotlines than a million monkeys on LSD locked in a hangar with a million typewriters–right up to its final moments with Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) escaping from a cement tomb with no explanation, while Bill (Stephen Moyer) and the Queen (Evan Rachel Wood) get in a Matrix style aerial tussle, as Sookie apparently boards some sort of alien mothership–The Vampire Diaries only got harder, deeper, and more sinister with the formal introduction of Katherine.  Katherine, who you may not know, is Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) spitting image in vampire form, and a distant ancestor of Elena.  Also, she just happened to turn Damon (Ian Somerhandler) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), who have both been pining for her to some degree for the last 145 years, and who is largely responsible for the brothers’ intense sibling rivalry.

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The Vampire Diaries established Katherine as a plot force last year early on, but showed intense discipline and story development by only giving its viewers two scenes with Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) last year–the last scenes of the season.  Katherine, allowing Damon to think she’s Elena, let’s Damon kiss her on the front porch, and at that point, Jonathan Gilbert (David Anders), the vampire hating douche who just happens to be Elena’s biological father and adopted uncle, home fresh off of his nearly successful master stroke to seek out and destroy all of Mystic Falls’ vampires with his special vampire finder–a gadget that sends out a signal at a frequency that only vampires can hear and are disabled by, or so we think–runs into who he thinks is Elena in the kitchen.  Gilbert, protected from death by vampire by a “supernatural ring”, thinks he’s in the clear, when Katherine–not Elena–quickly wields a knife from the butcher block, separates Gilbert from the fingers on his ring hand, and then, stabs him up and leaves him for dead on the kitchen floor.

Should you visit The Vampire Diaries website, you will see that the CW has labeled this season as “The Year of the Kat.”  We’ll talk more of the site later.  Katherine certainly did not disappoint in season 2’s premiere.  The episode picks up as the real Elena comes home to find Jonathan Gilbert massacred on the floor, and she calls 911 while Gilbert stammers out a warning to his daughter while gurgling blood.  “Behind you”, he warns his daughter, because Katherine is right there, still in the house. 

Katherine however, just seemed to want to take a look at her veritable twin, and was far too busy at that point to do her any harm.  Having kissed Damon, already planting that seed of destruction in the Katherine/Elena obsessed vampire brother, and then having seemingly killed Gilbert, Katherine has to crash a funeral, still posing as Elena, so that she can get all the dirt she can on the current state of Mystic Falls.  For her, the condolence call to the deceased Mayor Lockwood’s family proved very fruitful.  She learned from Bonnie (Katerina Graham), thinking she was talking to Elena, that Caroline (Candice Accola) had almost died, and that Damon had saved her by giving Caroline his blood.  But when Bonnie, Mystic Falls’ resident neophyte witch, goes to give Elena a hug, she knows at her touch that she has hugged a vampire.  Katherine knows Bonnie knows, and is set to get medieval on Bonnie, who is able to pull off a neat little trick.  She uses her mind to blow open the door to the room, as Katherine has her up against the wall by the throat.  At that moment, Stefan appears.  Katherine quickly loses interest in Bonnie as she and Stefan go for a walk on the Lockwood estate.

Stefan, the physically weaker of the vampire brothers, because he refuses to drink human blood, has kept more of his humanity, and keeps a cool head with Katherine, as he pretty much has figured out that for whatever reason, Katherine is back to destroy the Salvatore brothers–two of the vampires she has created.  In fact, at some point Damon mentions that Katherine turned nearly all of the vampires in Mystic Falls once upon a time.  While Stefan is able to keep cool, and even tells Katherine that he hates her, and that he never loved her, Damon doesn’t do as well when he returns home to find Katherine waiting in his living room.  They start hooking up, and then Damon asks Katherine if she is kissing him because she loves him.  Katherine tells him she does not, and that “it’s always been Stefan.”

Though Stefan wisely prepped Damon, and told him that Katherine has come to break them and that “how we respond will define us”, Damon, all hot and heavy, is enraged at being spurned by Katherine.  He goes back to Elena’s, where he forces himself on her.  Elena tells Damon pretty much the same thing when she says she cares for him, but that “it will always be Stefan.”  Damon, hearing more bad news, then attacks Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), who has entered the room to see what the commotion was about, and who then tries to protect his sister.  Damon snaps Jeremy’s neck, but we believe Damon saw that Jeremy was now wearing Jonathan Gilbert’s supernatural ring, which originally belonged to Gilbert’s brother and Jeremy’s father, and which Jeremy has all but asked Gilbert for.

Gilbert might be gone, but he’s not dead.  He only leaves town when Stefan threatens him, after biting his wrist and forcing the weakened Gilbert to drink his blood when Elena and Stefan visit him in the hospital.  Stefan tells Gilbert to beat it, and gives him 24 hours.  Since Gilbert has ingested Stefan’s blood, should he die with it in his system, he will wake up a vampire.  The decisive, violent action was necessary, and has been suggested by hardcore fans of the show is the persona of the “new Stefan”, who some have conjectured feel that the quiet, brooding vampire brother from last year came off as boring.

Boring or not, Stefan will have to keep it together, because not only has Katherine already wreaked havoc on Damon, but in the end, she heads to the hospital to do more damage.  Recalling that Bonnie told her that Caroline has Damon’s blood in her system, Katherine visits her in her hospital bed and puts a pillow over her mouth, after telling her to give the Salvatore’s the following message: “Game on.”

The dynamic is sure to be excellent for the show.  Caroline will wake up a vampire.  Her mother, the vampire hating police chief who is prominent on the council that plans vampire attacks and hunts and whatnot, should get a real kick out of that.  Many are equating the move to a stolen page in the Trueblood playbook, when the magister made Bill make Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll).  But Jessica was abducted, and was not a character prior to that.  Caroline is a character who was establsihed, and played a naive, boy crazy immature girl, which should make for a very interesting vampire.  One who could become like Katherine, potentially.  Take a look at what some of The Vampire Diaries’ fans are saying:

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OMFREAKINGOSH!!!!!! Wow! This episode kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time!!!!! And just like everyone else, I felt so bad for Damon after everybody kept saying how they loved Stefan and not him! I just wanted to grab him out of the tv and kiss him!!!!!! lol! I was watching w/ a friend and her and I both agreed that if he was here w/ us, we would make him feel better w/ a group hug!!!!

And yeah, not how I wanted Damon/Elena’s kiss to go down. And you know, he may have had a slight chance w/ Elena too….but now, you can count that out of the question!!!!!

But yeah, and Caroline as a vampire? That will be VERY interesting…..

Overall, this season premiere was AMAZING!!!!!!! I can’t wait until next week!!!!!

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ilusdhfliudsahfasdliufhdsifhsadfiuh AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! every second was amazing!!! i can barely think straight I was so blown away. BUT. im confused about something and I’m worried about the answer to my question. I LOVE Caroline. I don’t know why but I do and I was shocked to see what Katherine did. I expect no less from Katherine since she’s been playing around (violently) with everyone BUT. Damon gave Caroline blood to heal her… Does that mean that Caroline is now a vampire?!?!?!?1

yah. that is totally what that means.

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WoW!!! That was great!!! the entire episode when someone would talk to katherine thinking it was Elena i would get mad at them lol!! when the comercials came on i would be like “oh my god!!!” this episode was great i can hardly wait for the next one. I really hope the Caroline dose become a vampire that’d b great!!!. i feel so bad for Damon though. no body loves him.

I hate to say it (because i love Stefan and Elena) but, Katherine and Stefan have Amazing chemistry!!!! And im not sure how i fell about this new “Bad ***-ish” Stefan. I kinda like but i kinda dont.

The episode just goes to show how great the show is can’t wait till next episode!!!!

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WAS FREAKING AWESOME!
One questionid Damon’s blood turn Caroline or is she just dead?
OMG,now jeremy has uncle john’s live-forever ring.(Carp! He’s still human but…jyler bromance is awesome.)
I HATE KATHERINE!!On the side note,I love Tyler’s Uncle Mason!! He’s so chill and so cooler than his older brother!!
Oh,and Carol Lockwood’s taken to sleeping pills…and does John apply now that Jeremy knows of vampires(hello,he fell in love w/ 1) he’s expected to jion the concil and kill the vampires.
Poor Damon! Everyone seems to like Stefan more than him…don’t see why-he’s seems sweeter than Stefy. And funner!
But that’s not HOW I wanted the first Delena kiss to go down! Ahh sucks,just when we thought Damon got his humanity back…
Overall it gained my OMFG.

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I think what some of the posters there are saying is correct, in the sense that Caroline was largely an inconsequential character before she was a vampire, and now is a major character, really greatly minimizing the amount of um, dead time, for the show.  And aren’t the fans of The Vampire Diaries the best?  “Group Hugs”?  “Delena?”  Please read the thread.  The thread is hilarious.  I promise you.  So what if I like a show that only 16 year-olds seem to care about?  It’s the best show in its genre, and while it may seem to be for a young crowd, it in no way demeans the audience the way that Trueblood does with over done fantasy that has us questioning the sanity of the great Alan Ball.

It’s Renee’s baby?  Stupid.  Tara and Franklin?  Horrible.  Werewolves that thrive on vampire blood so they subjugate themselves to vampires?  Werepanthers/white trash crystal dealers?  So stupid.  Whereas The Vampire Diaries fans are telling us how awesome that show is.

In the end, I gotta agree with gossipahalic101.  The Vampire Diaries has gained my OMFG too.

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The Vampire Diaries will air episode two, season two, tomorrow at 8 PM on the CW.

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9 PM EST, HBO….

Walter White played by Bryan Cranston (above).

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Now for some news the gib heads aren’t going to love.  The AMC top drama, Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as meth makers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will not return to the air in March, where it debuted and aired in its first 3 seasons, but instead will return in July of 2011, making the hardened legion of BrBa faithful very unhappy.

July 2011 seems a long way away, doesn’t it? It sounds almost… futuristic.Unfortunately, that futuristic date will be the premiere of Breaking Bad‘s fourth season, which has been pushed back four months from its original March start date, according to Deadline TV.

“”I think what AMC is thinking here is there will be less competition for us — particularly from the broadcast networks — if we launch our season during the summer than if we come back again like we did this time in March,” shared star Bryan Cranston, who plays the main character Walter White on AMC’s hit series.

If you’re worried about still having a year to get your Breaking Bad fix, don’t worry. AMC will be churning out mini-episodes for you over the break. The show goes back into production in January, when these short clips (less than five minutes) will be filmed.

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Interstitials?  Meaningful ones that advance the plot during our long, painful separation from that sick blue crystal?  I hope Cranston, who also directs most episodes, is right, but we are skeptical, especially after watching and being less than impressed with Trueblood’s meaningless, random, and haphazard minisodes.

What about Breaking Bad coming back in July–when Mad Men has always debuted?  Is AMC prepared to steal Sunday nights next summer with a blockbuster lineup that includes what many regard as television’s top two dramas?  Could the more popular Mad Men be moved up to March, where it can probably better handle the competition that Breaking Bad is trying to avoid?  Because of Mad Men’s production schedule, a move to March on short notice might not even be possible.

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And will the slow moving Rubicon prove itself to be a worthy cornerstone of Sunday night programming by the time that either season 4 of Breaking Bad or season 5 of Mad Men begins?  We’re pulling for Rubicon, but we haven’t seen anything so far to warrant the status of a show that will achieve even cult popularity.

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At least Breaking Bad fans who watch Entourage have gotten a little Saul Goodman fix of late.  The hilarious Bob Odenkirk has a recurring role on Entourage this season as Mark Cuban’s business associate. 

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In listening to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s commentary about his hit show’s third season, during an AMC marathon last week, and in his remarks about season 4, I have to admit that the Mad Men genius and former Sopranos writer/producer was making me nervous.  He said that everything that happened in season 3 was for a reason, and necessary, but that is what will make for a totally different season 4.  For a fan who likes his Mad Men how it is, the sweat was forming on my brow.

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And then season 4, episode 1, entitled “Public Relations” began, and Don (Jon Hamm) hits a reporter doing a piece on him in an ad magazine with his trademark smug, lambasts Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) for wasting his time with a cattle call when the hopes of the new agency rest on how he accounts for each hour, derrides Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) in his usual fashion, and then pours a scotch and dives on the couch in his new office for a nap all within the first 5 minutes, and I say, “Thank God it’s the same old Don” and “Matthew Weiner, you got me good!”

Vincent Kartheiser (L.), Jon Hamm, and John Slattery (R.), above.

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Next, Roger (John Slattery) imposes on Don’s nap to push a date on Don with one of Jane’s (Peyton List) friends, a twenty something year old we later find out is played by Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin, True Blood).  In fact, the Mad Men camp kept under tight wraps who the new castmates would be, and from what we could surmise, since Aaron Staton is still in the credits, the actor who plays Ken Cosgrove, we can assume that the struggling Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce may be soon hiring their old co-head of accounts to bolster their flagging revenue.

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Then Don’s accountant comes in to meet with him, and the two drink scotch, while the money man urges Don to get Betty (January Jones) to adhere to the divorce agreement and vacate their old premises, which Don is paying the mortgage, taxes, and upkeep on, though he no longer lives there.  Don says he doesn’t want to bring it up and start World War III.  It isn’t until about the 20 minute mark when we see Betty for the first time this season, with her new family, that of her new husband, advisor to the governor, Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley), as they sit down to Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Francis’s over-bearing matriarch, who seems very wise later on in the episode when she turns her attention to criticizing Betty to her son.

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That Thanksgiving dinner takes an eventful turn when young Sally tells Mrs. Francis she doesn’t like her food and then spits out her cranberry sauce while coughing loudly, before Betty pulls her away from the table.  Later that night, it seemed like sexy time for Henry and Betty, until Sally (Kiernan Shipka) causes some ruckus in the hallway, and Betty gets up to find her fumbling with the phone, trying to call Don.  Like children bickering almost, Betty tells her young daughter that Daddy isn’t going to be pleased when he hears Betty’s version of the story.  Since old Henry can’t recover the steam when Betty returns, he tells her to send the baby out tomorrow when Don picks up the kids, and that they’ll go out to a romantic dinner alone, as we get the idea that Henry is losing patience with Betty and all the baby momma drama.

Don, who had rebuffed Roger’s and Jane’s invite to Turkey Day because he has plans, despite the fact that Jane’s and Don’s new friend will be there (Don pictured at the top on one of his firsr post divorce dates), it turns out had plans indeed–for a young prostitute who Don requests slaps him in the face repeatedly, asking for it “harder”, while she is on top of him and they are having sex.  A stunning new trick for Don, who seems to play a dull character in “Public Relations” personally, working from home in the evening by looking at print ads and television commericals.  Could it be that Don, always the power player, now likes the fantasy of ceding that control in the bedroom, or is he perhaps feeling guilty about his treatment of women, or both?

The next day Don picks up his children (above) and Betty and Henry get in the car to head out to their romantic dinner, when Henry jumps her and they have sex in the front seat of the car which is still parked in the garage.

When Don brings the kids back the next night at 9 PM, the appointed time, Betty and Henry aren’t there.  Sally uses her key to let them in and don puts the kids to bed and then waits for Betty, like a guest, in his own house.  Don’s blood is boiling, and when Betty returns, Don tells her she needs to be out of the house.  Henry chimes in that it’s just “a temporary situation” to which Don replies, “that’s what everyone thinks.”  When Don leaves, the level headed Henry tells Betty that Don is right, and that she needs to get of the house, and that Betty hasn’t even looked for a new place, to which betty bristles and pronounces she won’t sell the house on “his terms”, referring to Don.

When we next see Henry Francis doing chores for his hulking, bossy mother in her living room, we get the distinct impression that the governor’s right arm is a card carrying momma’s boy, and when we hear her insight, we can’t help but to agree with it–especially those fans of the show who have been for long arguing and debating Betty’s relative ice queen like mothering persona and her often cruel treatment of the kids.  Remember in season 1 when Betty tried to demand that Don strike Bobby and how Betty is always relatively cruel to Sally, who complains about her continually, and who found great solace in the attention that Betty’s father Gene (Ryan Cutrona) gave her before he passed.  Betty seems to only chide or ignore the girl, who clearly blames her mother for her parent’s divorce.  Remember that in season 3’s finale, “Shut the door, have a seat”, the kids drank chocolate milk with their housekeeper Carla (Deborah Lacey) on Christmas while Betty is on a plane to Reno, pursuing her divorce and new marriage.

Henry’s mom slams Betty by calling her a “child”, laments on behalf of Betty’s kids that Sally and Bobby (Jared Gilmore) are “terrified” of her, and punctuates her remarks by telling her son that she has raised a lot of children and knows what’s going on, and that his interest in Betty is obvious and he did not have to marry her to satisfy it.  Sounds like Henry has plenty of reasons, after just one episode, to consider the folly in marrying Betty, as we flash back a few seasons to a creepy psychiatrist questioning Betty and then secretly feeding the information back to Don.

Don, in the end, recognizing the the critical mistake he made in the show’s opening scene when he was too terse with an ad mag reporter doing a story on him, leans back and makes himself appear to be Superman as he immodestly reveals  the exciting 11th hour formation of the new agency to a reporter from the Wall street Journal, set up by Bert Cooper who pulled some of his old world money strings to get Don another interview with a much more widely circulated publication.

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As for Weiner’s assertion that everything is different this year, we can ride with the statement along certain lines.  Harry Crane (Rich Sommer), SCDP’s Head of Television, has a bigger role, reflecting the period’s newest and most effective medium for advertising, television.  Joannie Holoway (above with Jared Harris) has her own office, Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) seems invigorated by being back on the frontlines, so to speak, and Peggy seems like she may be the Head of Creative, as it certainly seems like she is the only person besides Don in Creative at the new agency.  But Mad Men, the best show on television, returned on the same high note with which it concluded season 3 in November, as it now sinks it’s teeth further into the historical plotlines of the 1960’s, while rememberring its bread and butter–the microscope on the disparate lives of its male and female leads, Don and Betty Draper.

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Well done indeed.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

Season premiere tonight on HBO @ 9 PM, pushing Treme (below) back to the 10 PM slot…

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The Tudors (above), tonight @ 9 PM on Showtime.  Only 2 episodes left…

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Breaking Bad’s season 3 finale tonight at 10 PM on AMC.

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Mad Men’s season 3 finale, 2 AM on AMC.

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