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‘'Mad Men' enters the Summer of Love

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In Season 2, the friends continue to cook up extravagant ways to meet women. The wit, Milo (Danny Masterson), and the goofball, Tyler (Michael Cassidy), make a particularly funny pair — the one dour, the other overeager. Milo’s beard is a cause of concern for Tyler: “You’re a good guy,” he says, “even if you do look like a hobo who left his indie band because they got too commercial.”

I wish Lucille Ball had lived to hear that line.

Hannibal (9pm Thu, NBC)
The 1991 movie Silence of the Lambs compelled us to watch — even enjoy — the exploits of brilliant cannibal Hannibal Lecter. How could an audience possibly enjoy such sick, sadistic stuff? Chalk it up to ingenious acting from Anthony Hopkins and ingenious direction from Jonathan Demme. In the absence of such ingenuity, NBC’s new TV series about Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is simply…sick, sadistic stuff. Where the movie teased you with a serial killer’s pathology, Hannibal simply throws buckets of blood in your face.

In the pilot, a relentlessly grim investigator (Hugh Dancy) has a unique trick for re-creating Lecter’s crimes in his mind’s eye. He imagines the murders backwards, reversing the blows step-by-step until the crime scene is once again free of gore. I found myself wishing I possessed the same talent. I’d love to clear my memory of the gore that drenches every second of this abominable production.

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