Or it may not. Hard to tell. Stop fighting, millionaires, and put what we want into our boob tube feed before we get grumpy and eat all the snacks!!!! UPDATE: something something showbiz.
AMC wants to cut two minutes from each episode, in favor of more commercials, as well as integrate product placement into the show….Additionally, the network wants to make a major change in the show’s DNA, by cutting two actors to cut costs. Neither of the actors has been revealed.
Honestly? I’d rather see this compromised version of Mad Men than no Mad Men at all. But it does seem to me that it would not be worth it for AMC to lose their flagship series over items this minor.
Cut two actors:
1) January Jones
2) Ummm… fire January Jones again.
Done. Hire me AMC.
How about we fire your face instead?
-Resident Betty apologist
best suggestion ever. even if I might feel some sympathy for the character, January Jones SUCKS in that role. Never before have I successfully been able to loathe someone so pretty.
Am I the only one who assumed that they had already integrated product placement? I guess I assumed that they were getting paid for at least some of the real-world products being pitched on the show. (Not Lucky Strike, presumably.)
There’s definitely been product placement in the show before – I mostly think of season 2′s Utz and Heineken-related storylines. They probably got lots of Heineken money from that one episode where Betty Draper is like, “We have beer from Holland at this dinner party.” They should just do something like that again (natural product placement, not Betty Draper dinner parties).
John Deere executive: “Great news everyone! I’ve negotiated a product placement contract with that Mad Men show! Haven’t read the script yet, but I’m sure it’ll be done tastefully and with a positive attitude toward the product!”
Right? This thing is in almost every episode:
WHY GOD WHY?! SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!!!!!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s only one thing that can console me in this, my most darkest hour. Joan Holloway gifs:
Damn you , Quick Draw!
A consolation prize, R2?
Won’t somebody think of the internet? Those new Joan Holloway gifs aren’t going to just spring up from nowhere!
And yes, this would be the place to reply with such gifs.
At least AMC has the excuse of saying that, yes, “Mad Men” is a wonderful show, but it appeals to a niche demographic, pulls in very low ratings, and we can only sustain the production costs by cutting two less prominent characters and using product placement to help offset some of the excessive overhead.
So what am I saying? That I can sort of see AMC’s point.
Actually, what I’m really saying is that unlike AMC, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE, NFL OWNERS AND PLAYERS. Stop fighting, millionaires, indeed.
Somehow I can’t find a picture of Poochie in Mad Men clothes. C’mon internet!
Don’t worry guys, we can catch Jon Hamm in Sucker Punch. LOL?
If only some sharp as a tack ad exec could dazzle the heads of AMC into doing what Matt Weiner wants.
I don’t see it as a series, maybe a movie
The day you sign a client is the day you start losing them.
If only there were something we could use to console ourselves.
I can’t really imagine Mad Men sans the Weiner…
Now we’re never going to get to watch Glen Bishop inevitably die and see Sally fall deeper into the crazies.
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