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After 10 months, Mad Men finally returned with a new episode Sunday night.
AMC’s Emmy-winning drama series premiered its sixth season Sunday night with a two-hour episode that found Don Draper (Jon Hamm) not speaking an actual word (other than in a brief voice-over) until seven minutes in.
The episode, titled “The Doorway,” kicked off in Hawaii, where the Drapers are checking out a Honolulu hotel that could be a potential Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce client. Later, it’s revealed that Don has been cheating on Megan (Jessica Pare), who is recurring on a soap opera, with Sylvia (Linda Cardellini).
Elsewhere, Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) is working on a Super Bowl commercial, Roger (John Slattery) buries his mother, and Betty’s (January Jones) daughter’s friend takes off for California after being rejected by Juilliard — and Betty dyes her hair black after searching for the girl in a Greenwich Village hovel.
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Viewers in Hollywood and elsewhere hit Twitter after the episode aired to share their reactions, which were decidedly mixed. Among them:
According to the promo- Next week on ?#MadMen people say words.
And ?#sideboob and ?#madmen will trend on twitter in 3…2…1…
If this was a Friends episode it would be called “The one with the lighter” ?#madmen
Obviously this is Betty’s version of the Taj Mahal/Jungle Fever scene ?#MadMen
Seacrest Tweeting about some Kim/Kourtney show the night Mad Men returns reminds me of Albert Brooks’ take on the devil in Broadcast News.
In honor of the new season of Mad Men, I smoked a cigarette, drank a martini, and slapped my wife!
MAD MEN? More like I’ll be “SAD WHEN” this award winning series comes to an end!
It’s hard to transition from The Walking Dead to Mad Men in one week. AMC could help by having Don Draper wear an eye patch.
So nothing happens on Mad Men any more? Or what?
Mad Men left me with a bitter, cynical taste in my mouth. I loved every second of it. ?@MadMen_AMC
My favorite thing about Mad Men though is how stolen identity has always been the most boring plot.
Boy, tonight’s premiere of “Mad Men” SURE TROWELED ON THE DEATH THICKLY.
If the season finale of House of Lies has as much emotion as Shameless and Game of Thrones and even Mad Men had tonight, idk already awed!
?mad men is so interesting. character-wise, the men are actually relatively flat whereas the women are so dynamic that they run
My takeaway from tonight’s Mad Men: The 70s were a better time to drink whiskey to excess, owing to all the pot-like things lying around.
My prediction for the series finale of ?#madmen, miserable Don Draper plunges to his death as depicted in the credit openings.
So far, I’m just super annoyed by season 6 of ?#MadMen. The drunk guy at the bar…annoying. Megan? Annoying. Don hating everything? Annoying
#MadMen in a nutshell: Meagan’s teeth, Betty’s cheeks, Don is sad, homeless Ganache.
Re: Game of Thrones — at what point does adaptation become butchery? Meanwhile, Mad Men remains flawless.
Oh, thank goodness. That is finally over. Longest two-hour episode on earth. ?#MadMen
Can we just talk about the crazy ?@MadMen_AMC tonight? Kind of speechless and so happy it’s back. Best show on television. ?#MadMen
I watched 5 minutes of Mad Men for first time. Verdict: It needs zombies
Can’t wait to read the internet’s recaps & reviews of tonight’s ?#madmen. What themes! What questions! What hairiness!
I haven’t seen an episode of Mad Men in over 2 years. Five minutes into an episode, and I fall deeply in love once again.
In some shows there is sword fighting, in others, gun play, & then there is critically acclaimed over hyped pencil fighting. ?#MadMen
I’m now craving Johnnie Walker for some reason. ?#madmen
So I’ve seen the first 15 minutes of “Mad Men,” and it has the same actors, but what is this show they are all in now? Tell me it improves.
Mad Men has jumped the shark. New York never had a HawaiiTown! ?#inaccurate
I guess it’s just me. What’s happened to ?#MadMen? What a mess!
If they kill Roger Sterling this year on Mad Men I’m going to be so upset.
Next week on ?#Madmen : Coming attractions featuring one syllable per character
I think I figured out why I couldn’t sleep last night. It was all the excitement over Jon Hamm being back on TV tonight. Hehe. Yay! ?#MadMen
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