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The David Letterman Legacy: Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Part
The David Letterman Legacy: Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Part
There's nothing left for the modern architect of the late night landscape but the farewell.
'Mad Men' Finale: Tim Goodman on Embracing the Positive, Not Cynical, End of Don Draper's Journey
'Mad Men' Finale: Tim Goodman on Embracing the Positive, Not Cynical, End of Don Draper's Journey
Don't let the final 60 seconds of a seven-season story make you think Don didn't change. Tim Goodman, THR's chief TV critic, analyzes the ending.
'Mad Men' Series Finale: Tim Goodman on a Masterful and Difficult Achievement
'Mad Men' Series Finale: Tim Goodman on a Masterful and Difficult Achievement
THR's chief TV critic looks at how creator Matt Weiner serviced all the major characters with mostly upbeat but not saccharine endings, while deftly concluding Don Draper's seven-season existential crises in a moving, believable and creative way.
'Mad Men' Series Finale: What Should Happen, What Could Happen
'Mad Men' Series Finale: What Should Happen, What Could Happen
Don is not D.B. Cooper — easily the dumbest theory in 'Mad Men' history. And I really don’t think he’ll fall out of a window.
'Mad Men' Takes a Bus Stop and Needs a Time Jump: Tim Goodman on What's Ahead in the Series Finale
'Mad Men' Takes a Bus Stop and Needs a Time Jump: Tim Goodman on What's Ahead in the Series Finale
With one episode left, creator Matt Weiner wraps up some character stories and leaves open so much more.
'Grace and Frankie': TV Review
'Grace and Frankie': TV Review
Two diametrically different wives — played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin — have their husbands walk out on them. For each other.
'Mad Men': Did We Just Witness (or Miss) Don Draper's Last Face-to-Face Moments With Favorite Characters?
'Mad Men': Did We Just Witness (or Miss) Don Draper's Last Face-to-Face Moments With Favorite Characters?
With only two episodes left and Don on the road (to California?), he's a long way from characters that fans love. Will we see him say his goodbyes, or will the series opt for a more realistic approach to life going on?
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don's Knee-Jerk Plan, Joan's Sexism War and Shangri-La in "Lost Horizon"
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don's Knee-Jerk Plan, Joan's Sexism War and Shangri-La in "Lost Horizon"
No way that Don Draper —who thrives on being the man with a plan, the man in charge, the creative core — could live out his days within the narrow, rat-maze hallways of McCann-Erickson.
Tim Goodman: Was 'The Americans' Season Finale a Costly Trip-Up?
Tim Goodman: Was 'The Americans' Season Finale a Costly Trip-Up?
'The Americans' is an exceptional show, but, as the season finale illustrated, even the best shows make strategic errors.
'Happyish': TV Review
'Happyish': TV Review
Steve Coogan stepped in for Philip Seymour Hoffman to play an ad executive who fears he'll be replaced by the young idea men brought in to freshen up the agency.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
New people are entering the lives of the 'Mad Men' characters, serving as signposts about possible changes — or the lack thereof — ahead.
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
With five episodes left, many viewers seem to think of Diana as a diversion — but she might be important to Don's final story.