I'm Madder Than Hell About Mad Men And I'm Not Going To Watch It Anymore!
Mad Men negotiations have stalled again. Are we ever going to see Season Five? Don't bank on it.
This fan of Mad Men is getting mighty tired talks that go nowhere
I once wrote an article about why I like AMCs Mad Men and called it “Why I’m Mad About Mad Men.”
Well, I’m about to write another article about “Mad Men” and I won’t even have to change the title.
But the word mad will be working doing double duty.
Mad: as in: I’m (still) mad about you and mad as in: Howard Beale in the movie “Network”when he says, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
This anger came to a boiling point when I read in ArtsBeat that the fifth season of “Mad Men” will not air until late 2011 or early 2012.
Not another delay!
It seems AMC has not announced a new deal with Lionsgate, (the studio that makes the show) and it hasn’t said anything about a new deal with the writer, Matthew Weiner.
Mr. Weiner is saying he wants the show to continue and AMC claims Mad Men will return, so what’s the hold up?
Could the delay have something to do with a disagreement about money? (You think?)
People involved in the talks claim that they’re getting close to a deal, but chances are there will not be enough agreement among them for a summer premier.
I don’t know about the other fans of “Mad Men” but this fan is becoming a bit disenchanted at all this haggling over who's going to pay to get it made.
Nothing good can come of all this haggling over money
I remember Mad Men was held hostage by negotiations one before. It was in the second season, October 2008, and at that time, I wasn’t making any bets there would be a third season.
It seems no one is talking at AMC or Lionsgate: Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate’s president
Commented in an e-mail that he “Can’t really comment right now.” (ArtsBeat).
Two million dollars per episode is what AMC pays to bring “Mad Men” into our homes.
The Walking Dead (another AMC show) drew twice as many viewers as Mad Men (go figure) but the consistent quality of the Mad Men made it possible for the network to command higher subscriber fees from both cable and satellite companies.
I don’t know what the fate of Mad Men is going to be. But I know this: Nothing good can come of all this “haggling over money”
“Breaking Bad” another AMC drama is coming back this summer and the "Walking Dead" continues to rise in the ratings.
I also heard there was a premier screening for another new AMC drama called “The Killing” which is scheduled to start on April 3.
How long can negotiations go on without people getting discouraged or mad (like me) and say to hell with them and the AMC horse they rode in on.
It’s not only the fans who are upset about not seeing any news episodes---
John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling does not know what to make of this fine mess.
He’s expecting that he’ll be called back to work but doesn’t know when. At the premier of his new film, “The Adjustment Bureau,” he made the remark to a reporter “I’m looking for a Job.”
I’m looking for answers. And I’m not getting any.
When I tried to find out when I would see a new episode I was given the ‘consolation prize' for disgruntled and “madder than hell” fans, and that is I could rewatch the fourth season on DVD.
I don’t think so.
If Mad Men cannot get their act together and continue to draw these negotiations out, there is a good chance that the whole lot of them might hear what The Muppets 2011 heard from the talent agency, “You guys aren’t famous anymore.” ”