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07-21-2008 04:00 PM #1Plus Member Since 7/06 Major League Starter
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Anyone psyched for season 2? I just finished season 1 on demand and loved it. Absolutlely loved the characters.
It's amazing how much things have changed from the late 50's and early 60's. That time in American history is so often rememberd as idyllic, but the cultural standards of the time really did seem take a heavy emotional toll on people, particularly women.
07-21-2008 05:41 PM #2
Totally psyched! I've been waiting for someone to start a thread on this amazing show. I started watching it last year On Demand well into the season, and caught up in time to catch the last episodes as they aired. I recently bought the DVD set (packaged in a case that looks like a Zippo lighter, which is quite appropos!), and caught a bunch of nuances that I missed the first time around. I absolutely love it. You hit the nail on the head in your description of it, how we idealize that time as simpler and better than now, when in a lot of ways, it really wasn't. I think they've really captured the essence of the time -- the vocabulary, the clothing, the smoking! I feel the need to shower off the smoke smell after watching one episode!
I read that the producers of the show envision taking us through a decade of the characters' lives over the life of the series. I'm interested to see how the formality of the early 60's transitions into the turmoil of the latter part of that decade.
07-21-2008 08:48 PM #3
Fortunately they reran the entire first season in sequence yesterday and I recorded it. As soon as tonight's game ends I'm going to fire up an episode or two and hopefully if I have the free time this week I will be ready for the Season 2 opener Sunday night. It's been so long I'm going to start at the beginning again. Looking forward to it as soon as the O's can finish this one off and get out of last place.
07-22-2008 09:52 AM #4
I just watched a few of the first season episodes this weekend. I have to say its a very good show, well acted, well written. The scene after they walk up the 27 flights of stairs at the end of the one episode is priceless. But seriously is anyone in that show actually sleeping with someone they are actually married too. I could understand one or two characters, but all of them?
08-10-2008 11:18 PM #5Plus Member Since 7/06 Major League Starter
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I can't believe this show isn't generating more interest around here. It's the best show on TV. Season 2 is fantastic. Absolutely must see television. Don Draper is turning into one of my favorite characters in any show, ever.
It's really hard to believe HBO passed on this show. It seems like it would have been the exact type of thing they would have been all over.
I urge you fellow TV-heads to check this out if you have not already. There has been nothing interesting on since the end of The Wire. Finally, we have something...
11-16-2011 11:40 AM #6
Mad Men may be filming in Baltimore today, at the Belvedere and somewhere in Fells Point.
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04-16-2012 01:18 PM #8
Love all of your takes on characters, some of whom I haven't seen yet, but Great8 rocks her reviews. First question, do they go into any detail on how the dead Lt. Draper's fam found out about his death? I just saw the scenes when Don copped his identity.
I lived in the sixties and remember all the knotty pine (had a kitchen like that done by my parents), smoking, scotch drinking, greased-back hair (I actually used some when I had some), pinafored dresses, etc., etc. The scene with the little boy and Betty was a classic MILF (well not exactly F for the kid) fantasy and her followup (cutting a lock) was also classic.
Keep up the good work here guys, you too Ty!
04-16-2012 04:00 PM #9
04-16-2012 04:43 PM #10Best Spoiler Ever
Had to post it, but didn't want to spoil it for the people who aren't up to date (*cough* bobmc *cough*).
04-16-2012 07:19 PM #11
04-16-2012 07:26 PM #12
I just love that little (well not so little at the end of Season 1) Peggy. Oozing with something that sets my heart aflutter - she's plain but sassy, naive but nasty, a tool and a schoolmarm - can't wait to see her outcome. And Flo from Progressive (far left) is in the telephone pool - god love her!
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05-11-2012 11:26 PM #13
Well people were considerate enough to post spoiler tags for bobmc. It is apparent in the thread that some of us are new to the show. Lesson learned. I will stay out of the thread.
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05-28-2012 12:45 PM #14
Great episode last night. I kinda hope that Don gets his swagger back. As terrible a person as he's been I still find myself rooting for him and he's seemingly lost his edge. I really hope he crushes Peggy.
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05-28-2012 07:27 PM #15