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President Obama Compares Peggy, His Grandmother; TV Guide Hails Season 6 Finale

mm407-peggy-don-325.jpgThis week, The New York Times notes that President Obama has gleaned insights on his grandmother’s life from the portrayal of Peggy, while TV Guide thinks the Season 6 finale was one of 2013’s most outstanding episodes. Plus, the Los Angeles Times is a fan of one of Pete’s most famous lines, “Not great, Bob!” Read on for more:

President Obama tells friends that watching Peggy in Mad Men has “given him insight into what it must have been like for his strong-willed grandmother in a world dominated by men,” The New York Times reports in an article about the president’s favorite TV shows.

“In Care Of” — the Season 6 finale that “raises the idea that a broken Don Draper has finally learned his lesson” — is one of TV Guide’s top episodes of the year.

• According to the Los Angeles Times, one of the best lines on TV in 2013 was Pete’s “Not great, Bob!”

Vanity Fair trumpets the fact that Christina Hendricks has six movies coming out this year, noting that, “even though Mad Men is winding down, Christina Hendricks is just getting started.”

Check out Jon Hamm — who’s been “criminally absent from the big screen since Jennifer Westfeldt’s 2011 comedy-drama, Friends With Kids” — in the poster for Million Dollar Arm, courtesy of HeyUGuys.

The Vancouver Sun recommends binge-watching Mad Men, a “future classic you won’t be able to watch one episode at a time.”

Cinema Blend ranks Mad Men as one of 2013’s top shows: “Mood, imagery, and music joined forces to cause a sharp, ambitious, effective season of deeply moving television.” features the Season 6 premiere, “The Doorway,” on its list of the best TV and movie New Year’s Eve scenes.

SportsGrid does a podcast about its favorite TV episode of the year, “The Crash.”

The Huffington Post rates Pete falling down the stairs and Ken tap dancing as two of TV’s best 2013 moments, in GIF form.

The Wire makes a New Year’s resolution for Peggy: “I will find someone who appreciates me and my work, but isn’t completely inappropriate for me.”

Shockya reports that Sweetwater, a film starring January Jones, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. calls the movie an “awesome little western.”

According to Racked, Janie Bryant is partnering with Mack Weldon on a men’s sock line.

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