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Mad Men season four preview

Who is Don Draper?
Who is Don Draper?

Tonight, AMC's critical darling Mad Men returns for a fourth season. Here's a roundup of what some of my favorite TV bloggers have to say about it.


Paul Simon once sang of 1964, “It was the year of the Beatles, it was the year of the Stones, the year after JFK.” But as the curtain rises on the fourth season of AMC’s retro-docu-drama “Mad Men” in the fall of that fateful year, all eyes are on just one person: Donald F. Draper. read more


Sunday's season premiere of AMC's period drama series Mad Men begins with Jon Hamm's Don Draper being interviewed by a reporter for a trade journal, who asks Don an innocuous puffball question as preparation of a profile about the successful advertising-agency executive. But because of what we know about Don's past -- and what most people around him DON'T know -- that puffball turns into a potential hand grenade. read more


At the beginning of Season 4 of Mad Men (AMC, Sundays, 10 p.m. E.T.), Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has made a clean break with the past, having ended his marriage and started his own ad business. Successful and in his prime, he can remake himself however he likes. But when we first see him, he's struggling to answer a simple question from an Advertising Age reporter: "Who is Don Draper?" He stares across the lunch table, blank, like a shopper boggling at 93 varieties of potato chip. read more (contains spoilers)

Will you be watching Mad Men tonight?

Todays' Twitter recommendations: Aaron Barnhart, David Bianculli, James Poniewozik

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