This is a tough time of the year for me. My team didn’t make it to the World Series. And Mad Men—the only thing I’ve been moved to write about consistently other than politics—is over for the year. I’m in desperate need of something to distract me from these depressing political times. This is a cry for help.
Here's a question for Mad Men devotees: Is there anything on the cultural horizon that has enough of Mad Men’s dramatic intensity and intellectual heft to be worth watching and writing about?