A Cure for 'Mad Men' Withdrawal After This Week's Finale
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
June 08 2012 02:42 PM ET
The season finale of "Mad Men" airs this Sunday (June 10). Has it really been 13 weeks already? AMC has released a trailer for the last episode called "The Phantom," with a teaser that reads, "Opportunity is in the air for everyone and Pete meets a stranger on the train."
As we speed toward the season end you may already feel a little sad. You'll miss Joan, Don and even Betty. We call it "Mad Men" withdrawal, and here are some remedies.
See your favorites in other shows
Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper, the dour creative director, is also an established comic actor. See him in the first half hour of "Bridesmaids" as the wisecracking friend-with-benefits to maid-of-honor Annie, played by Kristen Wiig.
January Jones fans can see her in "X-Men: First Class." She keeps the bouffant and sheds most of her clothes to play superhero Emma Frost. But it's really the same icy Betty Draper in her underwear.
Christina Hendricks stars as the staunch office redhead Joan Holloway. Hendricks can be seen in 2011's "Drive," where she takes the role of Blanche, an exotic dancer looking for a better life.
And then there's stodgy Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss. Like Hamm, she's also played the comedian. Watch her in "Get Him to the Greek," where she agrees to a threesome with a runaway rock star played by Russell Brandt and co-star Jonah Hill, who plays her fiancé. You may never think of Peggy in quite the same way.
Finally, John Slattery has never strayed too far from his role as Roger Sterling, the silver-haired philanderer who wins much younger women with power and money. Watch him in the first two episodes of "Sex and the City," season 3, as a slick city controller with a secret fetish — one that Carrie would do anything to avoid.
If you're planning a trip to New York City, try the new Mad Men Map. The WNYC-sponsored guide has plotted locations that appeared throughout all five seasons, with a brief account of what happened at each address. Wondering where the Drapers' swanky apartment is located? Try 73rd and Park Avenue. Something missing? WNYC has invited "Mad Men" enthusiasts to submit additional locations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch it again
And if only the real deal will satisfy your craving, you can always watch the old seasons again. Boxed DVD and Blu-ray sets are available from Amazon ($17 per season), seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Netflix, and you can buy digital episodes on iTunes for $3 or full seasons for $20 each.