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.
This week on Mad Men there’s a lot of business-related power struggles and Don continues to be weird and self-destructive.
Previously on “Mad Men”: Like, the bleakest two weeks of television I can remember seeing. SCDP is down one partner, but up another, and Peggy has decided that she has to go her own way which is not part of the depressing bit, and Pete previously had an affair with his train buddy’s wife. Also, […]
This week on Mad Men: The show does half my work for me by splitting into three distinct story lines encompassing the same span of time. The title is “Far Away Places” and Peggy, Roger, and Don all have experiences that take them deep into unfamiliar and unsettling territory. Exciting!
Previously on Mad Men: Roger behaved poorly and had a heart attack, Joan hated men but to the great disappointment of her roommate not enough to give them up in favor of women, Don had an existential crisis and went running to Rachel, who, against what we know to be her better judgment, was totally […]
Previously on Mad Men: Betty dealt with disappointment and housewife angst by opening fire on some pigeons, Pete dealt with conflicting feelings regarding his secret lady friend by punching Ken in the face, Don dealt with feelings by refusing to have feelings.
Previously on Mad Men: Don had an extended flashback, told off some hipsters, and brought an account home with Peggy’s ideas. Peggy went there on an office couch with Pete and ripped her blouse. She was also awesome and adorable on the dance floor. Sal almost went there with a lipstick executive, but he couldn’t […]
Last time on Mad Men: Don got schooled in not being a jerk and bad performance art. Joan got a bird and a cage. Peggy got a new job, but no raise and no respect. We got a gorgeous montage at the end.
Last time on Mad Men: Everything was kind of terrible and sad, except for the short story-writing rivalry among the Smarmies, which was hilarious. Pete didn’t deserve Trudy, but then again he never does. Peggy tried to be a good secretary and mostly succeeded. Joan won, but then again she always does.
Previously on Mad Men: Betty killed a bird bath, Midge killed a television, Peggy killed Paul’s hopes and dreams of having a shag on his office couch, off-screen Pete killed any romantic notions I’ve ever held about Niagara Falls. Sal was never there; don’t tell anyone you saw him.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today to witness the union of two of my greatest loves: Netflix Instant and Mad Men. While we’re all waiting impatiently for the new season to air next year, I’ll be here on Mondays recapping all the clever word play, the sexual repression, the forays into psychotherapy and […]