matt weiner

It's been a 17-month wait, but "Mad Men" finally returns tonight (3/25) amid a hale of hyperbole aimed at getting the public back in the mood for the 15 Emmy-winning drama.  The AMC website even offers a handy "Mad Men" party planner; you can almost smell the vermouth!  Will Season 5 live up to the series' storied history, or begin to look tired, like Don Draper (Jon Hamm) after a string of one-night stands?  Will its slap-in-the-face frank encounters with racism this year keep Matthew Weiner's creation sharp and relevant?  Or will it slip on its soapy elements?
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