Mad Men

Sep. 20th, 2010 10:10 pm
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Wow, Mad Men ruled this weekend. I wish I had time to get my thoughts on it sorted out properly, but it was amazing.

The actress who plays Sally is incredible, she was so heartbreaking this episode, first the determined way in which she showed up, then the way she interacted with Don, always with that underlying sadness and finally the scene where she fled from Don too and fell.

Loved it how the episode showed all the different women in their slightly different cages in this episode.

Poor Joan, realizing that a few years ago Miss Blankenship was her.

Date: 2010-09-20 08:59 pm (UTC)
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"She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut."

Another brilliant episode, yeah. Just what I needed with the current political fuckup over here, too: a good dose of subtle but scathing criticism of privilege (Don taking for granted that Dr Miller will be happy to step in and be his babysitter), condescension and the power of language to keep structures in place. Whatshisface thinking Peggy would be honoured that he was about to cost her her job...

Date: 2010-09-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
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I hope you don't need to worry about your brother; OK, there's a fair amount of casual not-actively-malicious bigotry, but it's not like there are skinheads roaming the streets. Probably even less so right now since people have been out in force marching against racism. With the SD getting into parliament and the actual national socialist party winning seats in one city council, I've a feeling it's going to get worse before it gets better, but hopefully it'll mostly be confined to newspapers, TV studios and parliament back rooms.

because I had the impression that Don, should he actually ever think of it would make a better stay at home parent than Betty.

Heh. To be honest I think a day-old plate of custard would make a better stay at home parent than Betty right now, but... That's one thing I've been missing for most of s3, Betty is becoming a bit more of a one-dimensional background character. Though she had a great episode the other week, so maybe I'm just misremembering.

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