"Louie" is still TV's best comedy. The final season of "30 Rock" is filled with everything we love about the show. "Homeland" has some magnificent acting, and who are we to argue with all those Emmy wins? But none of them made our list of the five best shows of 2012. Neither did very good shows like "Girls," "Modern Family," "Veep" or "Justified."
Music has always been one of the most important aspects of AMC's "Mad Men." Which is why, when creator Matthew Weiner wanted to use a Beatles song in season 5's "Lady Lazarus" episode, he refused to settle for anything but the real deal.
It's been three whole years since "Mad Men" last won an Emmy, and now writer Matthew Weiner is taking matters into its own hands with an awesome vintage ad campaign. Weiner, AMC, and the ad agency The Martin Agency teamed up to make eight 1960s-inspired ads, in which the show's main characters are used to promote fictional products. The ads are written in a clever manner such that the copy can be read as extolling the virtues of characters like Don Draper and Joan Holloway as much as they are the fictional products the characters are pretending to endorse.