Monday, April 13, 2015

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For those of you that are still hooked on Mad Men and have not seen the most recent episode there will be spoilers on this post!


When Matthew Weiner first introduced Mad Men seven years ago I fell for it, hook line and sinker!

The sets were exactly like what you would have found in the 60's. The ad agency office had the typewriters, the phones and the employees dressed in the clothes of that era.

Men wore suits and skinny ties.

Women wore high heels, short skirts and tight tops.

Men held the high paying jobs. They smoked and drank.

Women did the work but did not receive recognition for it.

Sexual harassment was not even a word than but it was happening.

The show won me over for many reasons.

I was an office worker in the 50's and the 60's and could relate to how the cast members dressed, their hair styles and how they connected with each other.


I'd watch the show, try to capture and understand what was really going. The next day I'd call my friend who was equally involved with the show. Between the two of us we would try to figure out what "he meant by that."

There came a time when we were able to see Mad Men a second time and THEN between the two of us and the reviews we read were able to "get it."


All these years we have seen the cast through thick and thin, seen them age, have affairs, get married, get divorced, watch them drinking, smoking and dealing with drugs.

The seasons have been short - before we knew it another season ended. We didn't like waiting for the show to come back.

OK, here we are again. This is the final season - no more Mad Men! From what I have seen so far it has been very disappointing!

This last episode took the cake! Megan and Don are getting a divorce,and come together to settle matters.

Megan tells Don she wasted her youth on him and blasts him out, "you aging, sloppy, selfish liar."

He quietly says, "you are right."

Reaches into his jacket pocket, pulls out his checkbook and writes a check for one million dollars and hands it to her!

She doesn't believe it - he tells her it's real.

She takes it and walks out.


Don has not aged well.

I don't like Roger's white mustache.

Peter has a very receding hairline.

Lot's of Don's old girlfriends show up.

This episode was like a poor soap opera!

Were you hooked on Mad Men like I was?

What are you thoughts now?


Mad Men: A Million-Dollar Goodbye

I used to love it! And now I'm bored witless:(
Until recently, I had only watched one episode of it. We binge watched it a few weeks ago and saw 7-8 episodes in a row. I was hooked. I have not seen the final show, and what I want is to start from the beginning.
Hi Millie,
I was very disappointed last week with the Mad Men Episode, it is like the writers are running out of material and now this week I did not see it... yet the show sounds like it slid further DOWN!

Oh well maybe they should have made last year
Final Episodes

I quit watching last season as they had too many promising story lines that just disappeared into nothingness. Don's first wife could not act and they kept her on and changed the story line. No one in the story is honest with themselves or others.
I enjoyed the first season but stopped watching sometime in the second season. Don Draper with his wives and girlfriends and drinking and smoking was just too much.
I was upset with Megan. "How ungrateful" thought I. She was a clerical when she latched onto Don, and it was Don who gave her every opportunity to move up the ladder, including that part in the ad (the ad she stole from her friend) that led to her television career. Megan used Don just as much if not more than he used her, so I didn't understand her anger and felt Don should cancel the check. I agree that Roger looks ridiculous.
So disappointed as well.

And they have introduced 2 new characters: the waitress and now Pima. What's up with that? And they are both losers.

Yes, Roger looks and acts ridiculous.
I rarely watch TV.
After busy days
seems I am too weary..
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