"Mad Men: Season Five"
Winner of four best drama Emmys, "Mad Men" is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows in the history of AMC. Fans eagerly awaited the fifth season, which continued to deliver great writing and strong performances from the ensemble cast.
We once again see the inner workings of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency, and the men and women who work there. This season takes viewers from Memorial Day 1966 to the spring of 1967. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is grappling with his new marriage to secretary Megan (Jessica Pare) and its ramifications to his job and his life. He has to work on not losing his edge. The season also shows the evolution of key characters Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Joan (Christina Hendricks), Lane (Jared Harris), Roger (John Slattery) and others.
"Broadway: The American Musical"
Hosted by Julie Andrews, this six-part, six-hour PBS special shows us the history of the musicals that have appeared on Broadway from vaudeville to present day.
We not only get great clips from a wide range of shows, we hear from many of the stars, critics, directors, songwriters and producers. If you are a fan of musical theater, add this one to your collection.
"Columbo: The Complete Series"
Peter Falk starred in this series as Police Lieutenant Columbo, the disheveled detective who managed to ask the right questions and catch the killer. The series gained a loyal following, and this set includes all 69 episodes and the 1968 and 1971 pilots.
"Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present"
Marina Abramovic is a performance artist whose career spans more than 40 years. She has been called fearless, outrageous, seductive and exhilarating. This documentary, which is currently seen on HBO, focuses on her unique exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which ran for three months. Marina sat behind a small table, with a member of the audience sitting across from her one at a time. There is no talking, touching or communication of any kind, as she wanted to create a state of being, which she calls an energy dialogue. Her performance was seen by more than 750,000 people over the three months, and she was there almost eight hours a day, six days a week. This is a mesmerizing documentary.
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