With a few days passed in April, it’s time to look ahead to what’s coming out in the next 3 months in movies, music, tv, and games. Before we would pretty much include everything we could look of, but that went deep into the land of ridiculous lengthiness, so to make this less painful all around we’ve decided to pick (no more than) our top three selections in each category. Enjoy! [Read more...]
Focusing on the women in Mad Men’s life is a common occurrence for the show but I don’t know if it has ever been as exclusively displayed as this. Outside his interactions with Sally and Faye, Don doesn’t really have a story here and surprisingly it didn’t really hurt the episode.
So I have been hustling and bustling back and forth half way across the country these last 10 days and have neglected reviewing the last two weeks of Mad Men. Well I am here today to right that wrong in a couple of brief recaps and some bullets about the missed episodes on the site. Hope you enjoy and I will fully recap/review the final episodes of the season in a timely manor.
Longing was the word of the night in the world of Mad Men, except if your name was Pete Campbell. From Don longing to get off the phone with Lucky Strike in the opening scene, Allison looking through that two way mirror, or Peggy’s entire arc for the episode that simplest of human emotions was everywhere in The Rejected. Rejection is usually right in line with longing and Mad Men did a great job of showing these emotions come out in people in a variety of ways.
I think a better title for this episode would have been, “Don and Lane’s Excellent New Years Adventure.” That segment last night was hands down the funniest seven minutes or so of Mad Men in this viewer’s opinion and was a brilliant addition to an already terrific season of Mad Men.
Picking up almost a year after the coup of Sterling Cooper formed the new Sterling Cooper Draper & Price, in swanky new window filled, colorful couches, and conference table less offices, the new team is barely keeping their head above water as Lucky Strike accounts for 71% of their billings. But this episode isn’t about the new firm, as much as it is Don Draper and his importance to firm.
This story’s opening line also opens the episode as Don marginalizes and brushes off the interviewer that is writing a story about him and the firm. Draper doesn’t care and it of course comes to bite everyone in the ass. Through out the episode every familiar face tells Don how important he is and what he means to this company as Don brushes them off and suggests that his work should do all of his talking.
Mad Men 3.12 “Shut the Door, Have a Seat”
If you didn’t watch Mad Men’s third season or haven’t jumped on the show yet, you are missing out on some of the best television of the decade.
This season of Mad Men has been described as slow, boring, character driven and even mediocre by some. I fall into none of these camps, except character driven, and have been rewarded with a number of episodes that you could argue deserve to be in the top five ever for the show. [Read more...]
The third season of Mad Men began last night and the results were just what we want from a series premiere in the middle of the shows run.
(Spoilers here in for the episode)
I will say I find it rather interesting that the show reset some of the characters back their more original selves over the course of the show. Where the second season last left us, Don Draper seemed like he might be ready to give his family life a shot, leaving the women on the side behind, especially after Betty his wife is found to be pregnant with their third child. Pete Campbell also seemed to be maturing and growing up, becoming a more likeable character and less of a conniving and selfish employee at Sterling Cooper.
When the season starts up, a few months have passed as Betty is now showing and Don is on his way to Baltimore to sure up client relations as the last of the firings after the companies British merger falls upon their victims. The winners of these firings happen to be Ken Cosgrove and Pete Campbell who are anointed the new head of accounts, though Pete’s good mood is quickly dashed as he realizes they are positioned to compete. [Read more...]