Episode 95: Duchesse de Bourgogne & the Mad Men Finale

On Sunday, Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men aired its series finale on AMC and we called up Ryan to help us come to terms with it. We’re drinking one of our favourite sours, Duchesse de Bourgogne aka. The Duchess.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen the finale yet, don’t listen to this episode. If you haven’t seen Mad Men at all, maybe you need to think about the choices that led you to this point in your life. 

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:55 – Duchesse de Bourgogne
06:30 – Mad Men finale, first thoughts
08:20 – Spoiler alert!
14:35 – Casting
16:45 – Did Don write the ad at the end of the show?
20:15 – Ambiguity and other show finales
25:50 – Earlier predictions and the final season
32:30 – Most-hated characters
40:40 – Future of the actors and characters
47:00 – Other shows on TV
50:00 – Wrapping it up