Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Mad Men” First Trailer Teases “Unfamiliar Journeys” to Sunny L.A.


Is everyone going west in the final season of “Mad Men”? The new trailer for the first part of the last season certainly makes it seem like it. Don, Megan, Betty, Pete, and Roger are all seen in airports in bright sunshine. It looks like it was shot in a suburban LA airport, too, maybe Long Beach. It still looks like the 1960s there. The song playing is “Breakdown” by Alice Russell, a cool current white British soul singer. The lyrics include the phrase “unfamiliar journeys.” We do know that someone is supposed to go to L.A. from Sterling Cooper. A lot of shows go west in their final seasons– think “I Love Lucy.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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