From 2010 until 2014, I obsessively covered Mad Men for GQ and Vulture. Mainly, I did episode-to-episode cast interviews, going in depth with a group of smart, funny actors about their characters and the show. Because Mad Men is such a cloak-and-dagger operation, setting these up could be a challenge. I had no foreknowledge of who would be featured in an episode, or who would be leaving the show. Sometimes the AMC publicists gave me tips, i.e. "You'll want to talk to Christina on Monday." Other times I just talked to whoever was available. More than once, I arranged interviews with big-name guest stars without knowing in advance who they were, since they were forbidden from sharing that information before the episode aired. By the time I left my TV gigs to cover movies at Yahoo, I'd spoken with nearly every actor on Mad Men at least once. I'll miss them this year. Below, a guide to all of my Mad Men articles, arranged by season.
And finally, an article that I am told Matt Weiner hated, though it was written out of love: