Talking About Mad Men, "The Suitcase"
Maureen, or Mo, as everyone calls her, was formerly the TV critic for the Chicago Tribune, but saw the writing on the wall and realized print TV critics were a dying breed, so she set sail for the internet and found a new home as the lead TV critic for AOL.com’s TV Squad. Mo is very simpatico with T Lo because anytime we write about a show, whether it’s Lost, V, Glee, or Mad Men, we’ll check out Mo’s review afterward, only to find out that she wrote almost exactly the same review we did, liking the things we liked and criticizing the things we criticized.
Ryan McGee wrote about Lost on Zap2it.com the way we write about Project Runway here; that is to say, obsessively and in great detail. He continues to write about TV at his own site, Boob Tube Dude (a name we wish we had thought of). He is prolific in his TV writing to the point that we find ourselves hoping he has a really comfortable chair and occasionally takes some time to do some yoga stretches because anyone who watches that much TV needs to take care of himself. Ryan, get some sun. His writing is conversational, insightful, and highly approachable, as if you were sitting next to him at a bar, talking about what you saw on TV last night. They are both two of our favorite TV critics and if you haven’t bookmarked them, you’re missing out.
You can check it out here on Mo’s “Stay Tuned” page at TV Squad. The Ryans do two podcasts every week, one Mad Men-related and one that’s a general TV discussion. You can subscribe or listen to all of them here.