Milk and honey for Don and Betty? We have our doubts.
Mad Men’s Season 6 Opener. The Doorway to… ???
“I want less mess around here,” he says. “And that means less stuff. We’re selling this place, and we’re living more simply.” Not the words I expect from Don Draper, and I wonder how it is that I’m witness to this private conversation. Well, somewhat private. It’s a small guestroom in a part of the […]
Guilt? Grief? The casualties of corporate war? If Lane Pryce is the most obvious and pivotal phantom in the finale of Season 5’s Mad Men, he isn’t the only one. In the aftermath of his suicide, our major characters are each grappling with the price of success, and experiencing his death differently, along with a […]
Finally, something beautiful you can truly own? Think again! That may be the slogan that nails the Jaguar account for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and on the surface, it may seem that these arrogant ad men hold ownership over the women, but not so fast! When it comes to the gorgeous gals in Don Draper’s […]
Christmas Waltz? Some fancy footwork, maybe. But who’s doing the dancing? No tender two-step for Megan and Don. She seems peeved, and Don is… Well, what and where exactly is Don these days? He’s not in sync with his winsome wife – or himself. He’s out of sorts, uninspired, and feeling attacked. Counter culture is […]
Barnabas Collins? He doesn’t make an appearance, but “Dark Shadows” is an apt title for Episode 9 of Mad Men as our favorite characters do battle with their own demons – and lose. I’ll give the Ray of Light Award to Megan, for her maturing mastery of managing between a rock and a hard place, […]
Mother Mary Comes to Me? Okay then. Maman Marie is a cool cucumber and a hot number – en même temps! Episode 7 of Mad Men offers an inside look at Megan’s mother and father, their strained relationship, and Don’s father-daughter bond with Sally as she’s growing up bit by bit. Even Peggy’s in on […]
Who hasn’t wanted to clock Pete Campbell? What a juicy episode of Mad Men Season 5 last evening! There were more than a few Laugh Out Loud moments, additional insights into the usual characters, a surprisingly soft underbelly to Don Draper (more exposed than usual), and Pete and Lane take to the ring, in a […]
Domestic violence, random violence, brutality at the hands of a handsome man. The stuff of fear, surely. And what else? Against the backdrop of an increasingly troubled 1966, the gender gap splits wide open in unexpected fashion in Mad Men’s Episode 4. “Mystery Date” strings together a collection of references to the potentially explosive anger […]