Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated
lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the
heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story
As many know, Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But what happens when the show’s progression surpasses that of the source material?
Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men
lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who
dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so
different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly
handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8
p.m. Sunday, HBO), based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence
Wright, looks to dispel rumors and drop some serious information about
Scientology on the masses.
There is this joke among black people —
remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and
not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in
February because it’s the shortest month of the year.