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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:35 pm

I'm more with pup and JB. Don did grow, he is realizing the value of life and the aspects of what good can do for others. Don took part of Conrad Hilton with him. The firm did well and it wasn't all Don like Don gives the impression that he is the sole reason.

Normally I agree with you on much of this show Rich but I don't see any romantic future between Peggy and Don. She is nowhere near the type of female he goes after. Now if he makes more significant changes and loses his superficial tastes then yeah I could see him settling for her in terms of the intellectual equal he has never had. Remember he loves blondes. Otherwise Peggy is meh compared to the women he's had and can have. Don's never built anything real on his own, he sees Peggy as his masterpiece in progress.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:23 pm

swerb wrote:I thought the season was outstanding. I agree 100% with JB's take on Don.

I think once the contract dispute ended and Weiner signed on for three final seasons, that he approached season five more as the first 12 of the last 36 episodes more than an individual season, not knowing how many more would be left. This was a total set up season for the final two.




And as you reference probably season 3.

Brilliant. I didn't think of that.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby DrPoove » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:24 pm

With the events and brilliance of the previous couple of episodes (Joan's Prostitution for Partnership, Peggy Leaving, Lane's Suicide, etc.) the finale was going to be a a bit of a let down/set-up unless Wiener threw us a total shocker.

The end scene with DD at the bar was great, IMHO. You have what seems to be sincere gratification that Megan is getting a shot at acting with that DD look after he is approached at the bar. I think we are set-up for a season of temptation for DD at the very least. I agree he has evolved into a "good guy" who has temptations/inner conflict and sometimes does bad things but we will see if that continues.

The ending with Roger hooked me in based on the fact that I still cannot tell if he is a good guy who does shitty things or just a bad guy. We saw him try to make things right financially after knocking up Joan and admitting he did ruin Jane's new apartment but that didn't know why. But he also go a BJ and Booty Call from Megan's Mom and looks to still do anything to put Pete down. Love Roger the character but still torn on if the character is a lovable guy.

Pete is a track wreck. Bad guy who will never be happy no matter what. Will be interesting to see how he reacts with Kenny, Roger, DD, Ginsberg, etc. either having out for him or rising in the ranks.

Interesting to see what they do with Joan now that Lane is gone. Was the last partner's meeting where she had to recite rules just her being an office manager or being a bigger voice in the board room. She'll obviously be divorce for Season 6, I assume.

I was worried Peggy was gone but it will be interesting how they run her storyline now. I think her and DD definitely have some sort of connection, whether that ends up romantic or strictly professional will be interesting.

Great season, IMHO, can't wait for Season 6.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby mitch » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am

FUDU wrote:Normally I agree with you on much of this show Rich but I don't see any romantic future between Peggy and Don. She is nowhere near the type of female he goes after. Now if he makes more significant changes and loses his superficial tastes then yeah I could see him settling for her in terms of the intellectual equal he has never had. Remember he loves blondes. Otherwise Peggy is meh compared to the women he's had and can have. Don's never built anything real on his own, he sees Peggy as his masterpiece in progress.


Peggy is his new Anna Draper. Don never had sex with Anna (at least as far as we know), which allowed her to be his closest friend and confidant. Peggy now has that role with Anna's death...which was all spelled out so clearly in one of the greatest episodes this show ever had; "The Suitcase".
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jerryroche » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:24 am

DrPoove wrote:I think we are set-up for a season of temptation for DD at the very least. I agree he has evolved into a "good guy" who has temptations/inner conflict and sometimes does bad things but we will see if that continues.

You are apparently right, according to a "TV Guide" interview with Matt Weiner:
I can’t tell you where we’re going, but … We’ve seen how faithful he’s been — not just his conscience, when he strangles that old lover in his mind — but also in actuality. When he goes to the whorehouse, you see that he is not interested in other [women].
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:42 am

The end of this season had some really great episodes.

It is both a testament to and a criticism of the show that I generally feel depressed when each episode ends.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:29 pm

Well, sure didn't take Don long to get back in the saddle.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:05 pm

Over/under on the # of women Draper beds in season 6?

He's at 2 in a hurry.

Bovada has it at 4.5.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 pm

What hit me last night was the contrast between Roger's cold detachment when his mom dies, and his emotional, tearful breakdown when his shoe shine guy passes away.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:36 pm

Or how bout Peggy as having totally evolved into a female version of Draper?

And all the weird facial hair everyone grew.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:38 pm

Did i miss anything that identifies the length of time between seasons?
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:40 pm

pup wrote:Did i miss anything that identifies the length of time between seasons?

Forget where last season left off, but they mentioned 1967 a few times last night, and it was the holidays.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:32 pm

Prototypical first episode, or would that be stereotypical.

I gathered from that scene that Don has been doing her for a while?
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jerryroche » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 pm

swerb wrote:
pup wrote:Did i miss anything that identifies the length of time between seasons?

Forget where last season left off, but they mentioned 1967 a few times last night, and it was the holidays.

I believe they mentioned Oakland and Houston playing for a chance to meet Green Bay for pro football's world championship. That game took place Dec. 31, 1967, which is consistent with the obvious indications that it was Christmastime.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Govbarney » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:30 am

Man am I happy Don is back to getting sloppy drunk again, it was getting boring last season when he was being Mr Moderation.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Finally watched the episode. Don Draper is so fucking boring anymore. Yawn. Move along.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:59 pm

Very solid episode tonight, one of the better 2nd episodes of any season IIRC.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby DrPoove » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:36 am

Pete's impending demise (that Swerb has predicted on twitter) with Jaguar, Trudy, etc.

Megan's mental indecision (career vs. home life).

Evil Don laying down the law to Sylvia.

Sylvia's "we have to make sure we don't fall in love" (paraphrasing) line while bleeping Don.

The Heinz Ketchup thing hooked me. Don calling off the dogs. Kenny looking like shit. Stan f'ing up and dropping the info to Peggy while Ted Chaough listened in. Peggy being put in the moral bind by Chaough to pursue the account. Interesting to see where they go with it.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:14 pm

Hikohadon wrote:Finally watched the episode. Don Draper is so fucking boring anymore. Yawn. Move along.


Is there anything at all you enjoy any more?

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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:33 pm

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Hikohadon wrote:Finally watched the episode. Don Draper is so fucking boring anymore. Yawn. Move along.


Is there anything at all you enjoy any more?

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Other than your silence? ;-) ;) :wink:

Yes, things that don't feel like I've seen it before 1000 times.

At least Mad Men is a good show stuck on repeat. Cleveland sports... blech.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:55 pm

Hikohadon wrote:
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Hikohadon wrote:Finally watched the episode. Don Draper is so fucking boring anymore. Yawn. Move along.


Is there anything at all you enjoy any more?

:hide:


Other than your silence? ;-) ;) :wink:

Yes, things that don't feel like I've seen it before 1000 times.

At least Mad Men is a good show stuck on repeat. Cleveland sports... blech.


But it appears your Colt-hatred is portable. He has nothing to do any longer with Cleveland sports (much to all of our satisfaction).

Even Tiger Woods and Don Draper can't escape the wrath.

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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:21 pm

peeker643 wrote:Is the baby sleeping okay?


Some nights. It's apparently easy to tell when she's not.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Gonna be a rough season for Pete.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:24 pm

Holy shit, I didn't realize that was Linda Cardellini until I read tvoti's review. That character just got even hotter.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:49 pm

motherscratcher wrote:Holy shit, I didn't realize that was Linda Cardellini until I read tvoti's review. That character just got even hotter.


I have no idea who that is so I googled her only to discover that the only thing I've ever watched her in is as Velma in the live action Scooby Doo.

So is this a Velma fetish or is there something I should be watching to determine the voracity of this claim?

I suppose I could just watch this week's episode of Mad Men to determine for myself, but I haven't decided yet if I want to or not.

EDIT - I take that back, I've seen another movie she was in, she was apparently the stupid bitch in Legally Blonde that couldn't think of a better alibi then being in the shower right after getting a perm.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:08 pm

The first, and really only thing, I know her from is Freaks and Geeks. And that goes a long way. Lindsey Weir.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jerryroche » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:04 pm

"Freaks and Geeks" in reruns on Sundance. Linda C, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, etc.

Missed them the first time around, but I'm really enjoying them now. Laugh-out-loud funny — especially the geeks.

Linda C much hotter at 38 than she was at 24.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:54 pm

I still watch the show, and even still enjoy the show, but I really think they should change the title to "Tortured Douchebags".
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:28 pm

OK, so where is this season going? Complete melt down for Don?

And why is Weiner obsessd with doors' symbology (small "d") ?
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:54 pm

Where are we going here?

Don?

Peggy?

henry & Betty?
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Seems to set up for Henry to get killed during this riot, no?

Don missing his kids a little, Meg's career taking off more, that doesn't seem to add up to a long term happy ending in a Don relationship.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun May 05, 2013 11:07 pm

I'm behind and still trying to catch up... :-(

Damn my decision to rewatch seasons 4 and 5 right before this season.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby metalhead9x9 » Sun May 05, 2013 11:45 pm

Whew, this was about the same rush as in "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" (and Roger even said "Shut the door" to Don). Ironic they both came on the heels of an infamous assassination. But this one will be book ended by two shootings -- RFK will be probably be next week.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Mon May 06, 2013 2:46 pm

Game changer eposode.

I think Don rights himself for a while and his mistress will let him walk & stay discrete.

The new agency is gonna be very intretesring.

Pete can not get over.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Mon May 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Don is going to rearrange Pete's face before this is all over.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Mon May 06, 2013 10:26 pm

FUDU wrote:Don is going to rearrange Pete's face before this is all over.


I think you forget that Don sucks in a fight.

But I guess it don't take much to take down a Pete.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby justmebd » Tue May 07, 2013 7:18 am

Here's the real question about Pete the Weasel:

Is the actor's hair really receding? Or is he wearing a wig now?
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby DrPoove » Tue May 07, 2013 8:04 am

Hikohadon wrote:
FUDU wrote:Don is going to rearrange Pete's face before this is all over.


I think you forget that Don sucks in a fight.

But I guess it don't take much to take down a Pete.

Indeed. I believe Lane showed that to be true.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Sea Foam Green » Tue May 07, 2013 9:00 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Damn my decision to rewatch seasons 4 and 5 right before this season.


Did the same thing, only just season 5. And Gotta say, it really didn't matter, as other than the Joan with the Jaguar guy story line, which was ingrained in my brain, the other stories from last season are dead and gone it seems like.

Two major disappointments with the new season:
1. The Pitches. Maybe it's just me, but I enjoyed the work side of the show quite a bit, including the pitches and interactions with the client. This season it just seems like there hasn't been as many. The Hawaii one, Heinz, and the half-assed Chevy one at the bar last night [which doesn't count]. How you gonna give them a major account without even letting me see the pitch?
2. Didn't the show used to be funnier? I mean, dry and dark yes, but funny nonetheless. Other than court jester Roger, I just don't see it anymore. But maybe it's there and I'm just not getting it.

Other than those two relatively minor complaints, still one of my favorite shows on TV.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Tue May 07, 2013 4:18 pm

BTW - Historically the new sled is said to be the Vega. I thought it was the bitchin' camero.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Tue May 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Sea Foam Green wrote:1. The Pitches. Maybe it's just me, but I enjoyed the work side of the show quite a bit, including the pitches and interactions with the client. This season it just seems like there hasn't been as many. The Hawaii one, Heinz, and the half-assed Chevy one at the bar last night [which doesn't count]. How you gonna give them a major account without even letting me see the pitch?



With Don, Peggy and Ted being in the same process I can see this comingback as a central point, but better. be interesting to see if Don is still the HMFIC or if he has the same fastball. And how Peggy reacts.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Tue May 07, 2013 6:50 pm

jb wrote:BTW - Historically the new sled is said to be the Vega. I thought it was the bitchin' camero.

Not too sure about that, b/c if this is the year 1968, MLK riots, then the Vega is still two years away. My assumption is this pitch is for a 1969 model, no? Which there were no real big splashes in 69.

If not then you're probably right, although it's a strange choice to focus on in the show, since Don mentioned the Ford Mustang success and Vega's weren't competing with those, and considering the Vega was a disaster.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jerryroche » Tue May 07, 2013 7:48 pm

If the Vega's still in the final stages of development (before actual production), it's not impossible for a major ad campaign to take up to 24 months to roll out—unusual, but not impossible.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby jb » Wed May 08, 2013 9:38 am

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jb wrote:BTW - Historically the new sled is said to be the Vega. I thought it was the bitchin' camero.

Not too sure about that, b/c if this is the year 1968, MLK riots, then the Vega is still two years away. My assumption is this pitch is for a 1969 model, no? Which there were no real big splashes in 69.

If not then you're probably right, although it's a strange choice to focus on in the show, since Don mentioned the Ford Mustang success and Vega's weren't competing with those, and considering the Vega was a disaster.



Yeah, was passing along what I read. The project number referenced on the show was the Vega.

While the Lordstown built Vega was indeed voted wosrt Detroit car in history by either R&T or C&D (cant' recall & quite a distinction over the Pinto & Monza), it was MT Car of the year in 1971. It didn't start out a disaster. FWIW.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Wed May 08, 2013 3:45 pm

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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Fri May 10, 2013 7:02 am

Love this show, but have been underwhelmed by the beginning to this season. This past episode was the best one, and hopefully like season 4, this one goes strong to the finish line.

Not nearly as funny as past seasons (more Roger please). Until this past Sunday's Draper bar scene with Ted, no epic Draper moments. And just a lot of non-speaking acting from him. The whole MLK episode was just weird, hopefully they handle the Bobby Kennedy shooting a little better.

The whole Peggy battling her inner hippie vs business professional story line has been good, and figures to get even better now with the merger right after she fell for Ted. And Pete, while still annoying, has been entertaining. Phenomenal acting from the guy that plays Pete. Trudy just keeps getting hotter as he keeps bungling that marriage.

Still have no good guesses as to where this season is going. Hard to say with Don right now. Be interesting to see what they do with the Don/Peggy dynamic, with Peggy now very established as a poor womans Draper. You know Don is gonna knock her down a notch. See how that plays into Peggy falling more gaga for Ted, or for settling for the hippie wanna be handyman.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby swerb » Mon May 13, 2013 7:49 am

swerb wrote:Not nearly as funny as past seasons (more Roger please). Until this past Sunday's Draper bar scene with Ted, no epic Draper moments.

Ask and you shall recieve. Holy Effing Draper.

Talk about a classic day in the office. First day, post merger. Shows up late. Skips work for a nooner at a 5* hotel with his mistress. Shows up 40 min late to a creative meeting. Then knocks out his former professional rival and new counterpart with a fifth of bourbon and trots him back out hammered before the creative team to show off his work and establish his dominance. Then heads back to the hotel and the mistress, where he continues to unleash the angst over feeling threatened professionally on Sylvia in a game of domineering submission.

Just another day at the office. I love how they keep peeling back the layers of the massively flawed Draper character.

And Roger firing Burt again was EPIC. "Not that it matters, but no one fought for you."
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Mon May 13, 2013 10:16 am

Draper can sense his world changing around him, IOW his control is over people and situations has faded. Hence, IMO, he needed to get Ted loaded for starters. Then Peggy pretty much tells him to grow up.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby Hikohadon » Tue May 14, 2013 12:05 am

The show would be a lot more interesting if they significantly reduced the role of PrimaDon Draper and His Magical Insecurities.
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Re: Mad Men

Unread postby FUDU » Tue May 14, 2013 8:39 am

Hikohadon wrote:The show would be a lot more interesting if they significantly reduced the role of PrimaDon Draper and His Magical Insecurities.

He, his life, is the focal character of the show, so exactly how would that makes sense?
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