Agreed! Come on, this show takes place in the early 1960s. To not include the sexism would be completely inaccurate. I am currently interning at BUST magazine (a feminist one, mind you) and no one has yet to bring up their hatred of the sexism of the show. We accept that it was commonplace for women during that time period.
hadn't seen the first 2 years, so that was a nice recap. only started watching this year and i've enjoyed it so far. been noticing just from this season that jon hamm is a good actor, especially from this last episode.
don totally redeemed himself tonight. i think this was my favorite episode so far this season. pete sitting in sweats with a bowl of cereal laughing at saturday morning cartoons. don and betty flirting like strangers in front of the italian men at dinner. betty actually speaking italian very well. betty joining don in the shower. (i've seriously never seen them be this loving with each other. i didn't think they had it in them). pete running into joan in the department store (my heart broke. christina hendricks is so fucking good). seriously fantastic episode all around.
i'm enjoying this show a lot. haven't seen a drama this good in awhile. maybe early sopranos, nypd blue, homicide. never seen the wire, but i hear that's good. point is, i'm liking this show. best drama on tv?
while it is complete bullshit, i don't know why i expected anything upstanding to come from don in regards to sal's predicament. it sucks that that was just how it went back then. i guess things haven't changed much. i am so, so sad. something better twist and he better not be gone for good cause he has always been one of my favorite characters.
Conrad Hilton is easily the most frustrating character this season, but Don is coming a close second. Don's insatiable search for contentment is destroying his personal life, and his partners are pulling the leash back now that he is under contract. Someone needs to reign in the grudge match between Don and Sterling but Cooper seems incapable of letting the steam diffuse from it. Peggy is most likely going to leave sometime soon in the fallout or Don is going to have to spend a long time with damage control before the firm is on solid ground again. I can't believe the way they let Sal go.
Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah
this is fantastic news...we can all fist ourselves in peace now...
all i gotta say is maaaaajor shit is gonna go down next week and Don doesn't even know! That was such a perfect ending to the episode and completely caught me off guard, the way it just abruptly ended with her watching him. that was HUGE of her to find his "other life" stash. who the hell keeps something like that in his house? even if it is locked up. i guess life was just different back then and wives were totally fine with their husbands blatantly keeping secrets like that.
also i noticed pete's face did not show up once in that entire episode.
I've just finally begun getting into this show recently. My girlfriend and I stayed at a bed & breakfast the weekend of my sister's wedding in late August, and they had a huge DVD collection. We picked Mad Men and watched the first two episodes during our stay. She'd already seen it, but it was completely new to me. Since then, we've bought the first two seasons on DVD, and are working our way through the series. I'm not watching anything to do with the current season until we're done, but I'm thoroughly loving it thus far.
My father was a copywriter and eventual creative director for both Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather in the late '60s and early '70s. I haven't asked what he thinks of the show yet, or if he's even seen it. I'm curious to know what changes might have occurred between the period when Mad Men takes place and 10 years later when my father was in the game. He got into television writing and producing after that, so I'd probably get an earful about that as well.