Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV this weekend

Ron Jaffe

Mad Men Sunday at 10 p.m., AMC

Last week’s episode was interesting, if not entirely successful. I like the idea of making connections between Don’s childhood as the son of a prostitute and his treatment of the women in his life. But the lines were drawn too clearly, such as when he threw money at Sylvia (Linda Cardellini, pictured) and when he sat outside his apartment door. Also, the historical intrusions onto the story line — “Hair,” the Tet Offensive — were forced. Still, Trudy coming down on the horrible Peter was fantastic, Don undermining his Jaguar presentation was brilliantly done, and the sad sense that Peggy has ruined her sweetest relationship, with Stan, was touching. On Sunday: Joan gets a surprise visit.


Game of Thrones Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO

Ah, my Khaleesi, wilst thou useth 8,000 “Unsullied” as machines to help thou taketh thy righteous placeth on the throne? Your negotiations, milady, were wily and wise, more than Barristan and Mormont could understand in the moment. As a congratulatory gift for thy brilliance and thy great light, please my blond queen of everything and all, may I lay a venti half-caf nonfat caramel macchiato at thy feet? Pictured: Emilia Clarke.

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Da Vinci’s Demons 9 p.m., Starz

We want the Mona Lisa. Oh, sorry Boston: Moner Leeser.

His Girl Friday 8 p.m., TCM


Yes, we are all this witty.

Blade Brothers 10 p.m., Discovery Channel

Dream cleavers.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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