Mad Men - The best show on TV

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:08 pm

Good episode, but always takes me a few episodes to warm up to Mad Men every season. It's a change of pace after watching GoT.

Think Rodger's on his way to the grave and was kind of suprised/amused at the way the writer's had filled in the last few years of life.

I'm a little rusty on Don's situation, I thought he was told to take leave? He's still on the sidelines and helping Frank? Not really following that at the moment.

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by Skippy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:16 pm

Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:08 pm wrote:I'm a little rusty on Don's situation, I thought he was told to take leave? He's still on the sidelines and helping Frank? Not really following that at the moment.


He was suspended from SC&P (with pay) indefinitely, but has continued to work via Freddy, whose working for the firm as a freelancer but is pitching Don's ideas

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:54 pm

Skippy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:16 am wrote:
Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:08 pm wrote:I'm a little rusty on Don's situation, I thought he was told to take leave? He's still on the sidelines and helping Frank? Not really following that at the moment.


He was suspended from SC&P (with pay) indefinitely, but has continued to work via Freddy, whose working for the firm as a freelancer but is pitching Don's ideas


Gotcha, thanks. Freddy said something about, Don having to stop soon, at the end. Wasn't sure if he's then going to be 'et go'.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Skippy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:55 pm

Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:54 pm wrote:
Skippy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:16 am wrote:
Mr Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:08 pm wrote:I'm a little rusty on Don's situation, I thought he was told to take leave? He's still on the sidelines and helping Frank? Not really following that at the moment.


He was suspended from SC&P (with pay) indefinitely, but has continued to work via Freddy, whose working for the firm as a freelancer but is pitching Don's ideas


Gotcha, thanks. Freddy said something about, Don having to stop soon, at the end. Wasn't sure if he's then going to be 'et go'.


I reckon if Don does go back to SC&P (and given its the final season I imagine he will for one last time) I don't think he'll be there very long

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Monkey Man » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:57 pm

Good return. Maybe a bit too many changes considering it's only been 2 months since the last episode although some of that can be explained by the new boss. Maybe the closest they've come to nudity. Just wonderful to be back in the world of Don, Peggy & co. I wasn't too bothered by the split season but knowing there's only 6 more episodes until it's off for a year has made me a bit sad.

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by Ginga » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:47 am

Laughed out at loud when Pete first appeared. Another hearty chuckle when Ken tossed back the earring. Superb stuff, so much going on. The estate agent looking like Betty's double is obviously no coincidence and Neve Campbell's cameo was especially good.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Skippy » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:03 pm

Lovely final scene and a pretty good episode. Like that Dawn is getting more screen time and that she and Joan have promotions. Peggy's sub-plot was terrible and clearly shoe-horned in. The Sally/Don stuff was excellent.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Luboluke » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Great first ep, this show just never seems to run out of steam, mainly because they're never afraid to make changes, as all the best series' do. Ever since the end of season 1 it's just got better and better, and I don't think I can say that about anything else.

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by chalkitdown » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:30 am

Caught up this morning with the first 3 episodes. As is usual for me with a new season of this, I wasn't overly fond of the premiere but the next two I thought were much better, especially episode 2.

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by Venom » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:02 pm

Episode 3. I was really surprised to see how frosty Peggy and Joan were when Don went into the office considering everything he's done for them. But good to Sterling fighting his corner and showing some loyalty. But for the life of me I can't believe Draper would be so desperate as to risk his shares which he worked so hard for, just to get back in the office.

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by BID0 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Venom wrote:Episode 3. I was really surprised to see how frosty Peggy and Joan were when Don went into the office considering everything he's done for them. But good to Sterling fighting his corner and showing some loyalty. But for the life of me I can't believe Draper would be so desperate as to risk his shares which he worked so hard for, just to get back in the office.

I don't think money means that much to Don in comparison to working on something he feels he is good at, so the shares probably wouldn't factor in to his decision.

As for Joan and Peggy being frosty, didn't he spread a load of gooseberry fool about Peggy and the guy who has moved to LA? That's probably why it was uncomfortable between them.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Luboluke » Fri May 02, 2014 12:14 am

This strawberry floating show man, why is it ending? Literally gets better by the episode.

Roger. :wub: Betty was actually very good as well, I usually think she's a terrible actress.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by chalkitdown » Mon May 05, 2014 4:00 pm

Drunk Don is best Don :lol:

Only 3 episodes left until next Summer :fp: strawberry floating AMC.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Crimson » Mon May 05, 2014 11:26 pm

This stretch of episodes may be my favourite early section of any Mad Men season, they've all been fantastic.

chalkitdown wrote:Only 3 episodes left until next Summer :fp: strawberry floating AMC.


Christ. :fp:

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by chalkitdown » Tue May 06, 2014 5:34 am

It's ridiculous. It's just started and it's over already. Even worse for me because I watched the first 3 episodes in one go last week.

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Monkey Man » Mon May 12, 2014 9:35 pm

WTF this week. Threesome scene into a nipple cut off scene.

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by Venom » Mon May 12, 2014 11:40 pm

Monkey Man » Mon 12 May 2014, 8:35 pm wrote:WTF this week. Threesome scene into a nipple cut off scene.


Yeah. Don't know what to make of the threesome as they all seemed so flippant about it but kinda funny to watch. Also Ginsberg out of nowhere suddenly has mental health issues?

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by Skippy » Tue May 13, 2014 5:40 am

Venom » Mon May 12, 2014 11:40 pm wrote:
Monkey Man » Mon 12 May 2014, 8:35 pm wrote:WTF this week. Threesome scene into a nipple cut off scene.


Yeah. Don't know what to make of the threesome as they all seemed so flippant about it but kinda funny to watch. Also Ginsberg out of nowhere suddenly has mental health issues?


The latter has been hinted at his living situation, his lack of personal life, last season he said something along the lines of "I think I'm the only sane one here"

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PostRe: Mad Men - The best show on TV
by Ario » Thu May 15, 2014 6:00 am

Such a brilliant episode. I hate AMC for this shitty split season wankery they keep doing.

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PostMad Men - The best show on TV
by Ginga » Thu May 15, 2014 6:37 am

One of the most joyful episodes that's come along in years. There was something very screwy and whimsical about it all - no coincidence to see pot play a part in a few key scenes. The theme was obviously 'mind control' and it was interesting to see that take a literal form through Ginsberg, with the authority figures being put on the back foot. Megan's clawing in the sand and we're starting to see her completely unravel like Betty before her.

And all that levity means is that it's all about to go to hell in a handcart. I really don't want this to end.


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