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Adam Farrington-Williams

Adam is an aspiring telewriter and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. His self-acknowledged obsession for cinema and serial television drama borders on the unhealthy. When not glued to a television, he enjoys writing music for his band, fashion and politics. With a penchant for plot and style over character, he holds the films of Hitchcock, Lynch, Bergman and Bunuel in high regard.

Mad Men, Ep. 5.13, “The Phantom”: You only live twice, Mister Draper

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  Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 13: “The Phantom” Written by Jonathan Igla & Matthew Weiner Directed by Matthew Weiner Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC Having set such high standards, it’s disappointing to find that the season finale doesn’t live up to the same quality as previous episodes. ‘The ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.12, “Commissions and Fees”: The End Is Nigh

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  Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 12: “Commissions and Fees” Written by Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton Directed by Chris Manley Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC A major thematic arc this season has been the dissatisfaction of characters, derived from their constant efforts to achieve happiness; whatever “happiness” actually ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.11, “The Other Woman”: Patriarchal Games

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Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 11: “The Other Woman” Written by Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner Directed by Phil Abraham Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC In an episode crammed with a sickening amount of sexism, ‘The Other Woman’ offers one of the most surprising, and moving, climaxes of ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.10, “Christmas Waltz”: Mad for the Money

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Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 10: “Christmas Waltz” Written by Victor Levin & Matthew Weiner Directed by Michael Uppendahl Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC In typical Mad Men style, Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna Movement, formed nearing the end of 1966 in New York City, serves as the ideal backdrop ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.09, “Dark Shadows”: Greedy Little Pigs

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Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 9: “Dark Shadows” Written by Erin Levy Directed by Scott Hornbacher Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC Mad Men has never been a show where plot twists and explosive action sequences reign supreme. Anyone who’s watched more than a season, knows that its main ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.08, “Lady Lazarus”: Everybody’s Green

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  Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 8: “Lady Lazarus” Written by Matthew Weiner Directed by Phil Abraham Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC If we’re talking favourite episodes for the fifth season, episode eight probably won’t feature too highly on anyone’s list. However, there is an intricacy and subtly ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.07, “At the Codfish Ball”: The Day ‘Tradition’ met ‘Progress’ or: How tradition formed slaves on a mass scale

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  Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 7: “At the Codfish Ball” Written by Jonathan Igla Directed by Michael Uppendahl Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC It’s somewhat surprising that Mad Men hasn’t dealt with the following subject matter more overtly, but this week’s episode focuses on the confrontation between ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.06, “Far Away Places”: The Great Escape

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Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 6: “Far Away Places” Written by Semi Challes & Matthew Weiner Directed by Scott Hornbacher Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC What do the characters in ‘Far Away Places’ do when confronted by their own problems? There is undoubtedly an implicit vulnerability in existence between ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.05, “Signal 30”: Conformity and Punishment

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Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 5: “Signal 30” Written by Frank Pierson & Matthew Weiner Directed by John Slattery Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC It was always going to be tough following up the brilliance of “Mystery Date”, however the teleplay produced for this episode is probably of ...

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Mad Men, Ep. 5.04, “Mystery Date”: There’s Something About Desire

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  Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 4: “Mystery Date” Written by Victor Levin & Matthew Weiner Directed by Matt Shakman Airs Sundays at 9pm (ET) on AMC Set against the tense landscape of Richard Speck’s, July 1966 rapes and killings, and the ever-present specter of the Vietnam War, ‘Mystery Date’ ...

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