On the season finale of Mad Men, Don remembers how to be a person about four months too late and in the worst possible setting. And Peggy might be learning how to be Don, except better, because she’s not carrying around a giant piece of baggage named Dick Whitman.
Because I’m house-sitting this week I didn’t have the show on DVR and my Amazon download isn’t working for me. So I’m mostly working from memory here, just a heads up. Continue reading
Hey guys, things happened in this episode! Also, the themes are getting a little more obvious. Or maybe I’m just getting better at paying attention.
This week on Mad Men there’s a lot of business-related power struggles and Don continues to be weird and self-destructive. Continue reading
This week on Mad Men we learn that even uppers cannot put Don Draper in a better mood or make him a likable person. Also, Betty’s skinny again, but we don’t get to see how that happened. Keeping with the theme of the episode, uppers? Anyway, here we go!
This week on Mad Men: everyone is horrible to each other and more important historical figures die. Party! Some weeks I feel the ultimate goal of the show is to get all the viewers drinking as heavily as Don Draper. This was one of those weeks. Continue reading
This week Don gets an epic dressing down for failing to take others into consideration when he makes big decisions. He absorbs all of this, and promptly makes a big decision without taking anyone else into consideration. Who says TV characters are static? Continue reading
This week on Mad Men we get another look at how the SCDP extended family deals with national tragedy when it affects their own lives.
Last week on this Mad Men recap, I referred to the character Sylvia as Linda for the entire piece because Linda is the name of the actress who plays her and I got confused somehow. Oops. I’m very sorry for that and will totally get it right this week! Continue reading
NBC recently debuted a new series called Hannibal, based on the character of Thomas Harris’s novels. The series seems to take place even before the first novel, Red Dragon, but features many characters who are part of that storyline. Two of these characters were men on the page, but are women on the TV show.
This week: Trudy continues the take-down of Pete started by Lane last season. Unlike Lane, I’m pretty sure this action on the part of Trudy is not akin to the way a dying star will burn brighter before going dark forever.
Welcome to Mad Men Season 6 and 1968 in the world of the show! As I did last season, rather than try to recap each and every scene, I’m going to focus more on general arcs and themes within the show and the characters that I found worth discussing. I’ll read all the comments so if there’s something (or someone) you don’t think I’m paying enough attention to, let me know! Continue reading
About a month before I got my master’s degree, I was chatting with one of my professors about the topic I’d picked for my final research paper and joked that I’d had to narrow my scope pretty severely because I found out that my original topic was so broad that ”I could write a book on it.” He said, “Why don’t you?” and started me on a journey that is sort of still going on. Continue reading
Double episode tonight! Everything’s going to be wrapped up! Probably. So, Bryan and David are working on planning their wedding, one which I’m sure is strictly ceremonial since it’s still not legal for gay couples in California to marry. Unfortunately, Bryan and David have very different tastes. Literally, as right now they’re arguing about cake. Bryan wants the blood orange over David’s pick of red velvet. We also learn they haven’t picked a baby name yet. Later, David tells Bryan that he wants Bryan’s mother at their wedding, but Bryan is resistant. Bryan gives in, but only because it’s important to David. Continue reading