Lili and Phil wrote about Mad Men‘s “Time and Life” for The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Lili said, on getting some PLOT at long last:
“But this flavor palette is so much richer! Confusion is always more interesting than anomie. The show is finally putting its repetitiveness to use, and it’s magical, terrific, gratifying.”
Phil said, on the history of Mad Men‘s cursing:
“It’s about anger, it’s about expressing a kind of institutional claustrophobia, it’s about, to some extent or another, being an individual. Moreover, it’s about feeling in control. Why are you cursing? Because you can, because it’s a choice, a defining excess.”