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Barker Chappell Daglas Roundtable: Breaking Bad, “Madrigal,” “Hazard Pay,” “Fifty-One”

It’s been a few weeks since the Barker Chappell Daglas reviewing agency has had a chance to catch up on the activities of the Heisenberg drug empire, but we’ve finally found a place to work and the house has been … Continue reading

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Barker Chappell Daglas Roundtable: Mad Men, “Commissions and Fees”

Two episodes left in what’s been a hell of a run for Mad Men this season. We’ve seen agency fortunes rise and fall, we’ve seen acid trips and fisticuffs, split narratives and unstuck timelines, guest appearances from Leland Palmer, Alex … Continue reading

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Announcement: This Was Television

2012 is turning into a very eventful year for A Helpless Compiler. In my second year we’ve expanded our coverage far past this one site, with a guest column stint on CC2K and a freelance position with The A.V. Club. … Continue reading

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Barker Chappell Daglas Mad Men Roundtable: Dark Shadows

It’s Thanksgiving in May on this week’s Mad Men (one of the show’s startling similarities with Cougar Town, more of which you can see if you look closely) and there’s a toxic smog covering both New York and the attitudes … Continue reading

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Back and Forth: Mad Men Roundtable, “Lady Lazarus” (with Cory Barker and Andy Daglas)

As if Leland Palmer last week wasn’t enough, there’s even more ghosts of television past on this week’s episode of Mad Men. Cory Barker samples Cool Whip in the presence of head of desserts Mr. Belding, as Andy Daglas finds … Continue reading

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Back and Forth: Mad Men Roundtable, “At the Codfish Ball” (with Cory Barker and Andy Daglas)

The city is dirty, but here at the Barker Chappell Daglas reviewing agency it’s a clean, well-lighted place. Yes, it’s time for another roundtable with myself, Cory Barker of TV Surveillance and Andy Daglas of The Vast Wasteland, breaking down … Continue reading

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Back and Forth: Mad Men Roundtable, “Far Away Places” (with Cory Barker and Andy Daglas)

Every so often Mad Men likes to throw out convention and see just what it can do in the hour-long drama format, and last Sunday’s episode “Far Away Places ” was this season’s first full-bore experimental episode – in addition … Continue reading

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