This week TV Squad debates which Mad Men episode is the best hour of television of all time — in an article about another show altogether. Meanwhile, with the release of the video game L.A. Noire, Aaron Staton joins the ranks of actors like Gary Oldman and Ed Harris who have also lent their talents to the interactive realm. Read on for more.
• TV Squad describes the Mad Men episode “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” as “one of the most wonderful, entertaining and pitch-perfect episodes of ‘Mad Men’ ever,” and “The Suitcase” as “a Hall of Famer, an hour that is up there at the highest level of what the medium can achieve.”
• The Associated Press conducts a video interview with Mad Men‘s Aaron Staton, who hopes his starring role in the new L.A. Noire video game leads to a position in the “zeitgeist…of pop culture.”
• If Mad Men is nominated for a Best Drama Series Emmy in 2011, Gold Derby notes that “it will be the first time since 1992 that a multiple champ does not face off against another winner.” Gold Derby also posts the full list of AMC’s Emmy submissions, including Mad Men, The Killing, The Walking Dead and Rubicon.
• Media Post News credits Mad Men as a driving factor behind significant advertising growth at Rainbow Media.
• The Wall Street Journal mentions Mad Men in its report on the changing stance of Netflix by media firms.
• UK News Report posts an article about how love of Mad Men has prompted a group of writers to launch their own ad copy contest.
• In a profile about the history of the upfront AdWeek contends that Mad Men “proved ad-supported cable networks demonstrated they could produce HBO-quality series.”Read More