Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Crimen y Castigo, Jan 24, 2013.
And so it begins . . .
Premiers April 7.
Those are great. Can't believe we only have to wait til April.
Is it confirmed that this is the last season?
I believe this is the penultimate -- could be wrong.
There are 2 more seasons left, though I read that there is a possibility that AMC will split the last season into 2 parts, like they have done with Breaking Bad. So we could have 8 episodes in 2014 and 8 episodes in 2015.
Why only two more seasons?
Looking forward to this one, at any rate.
"Actress January Jones Says Her Hair Is Falling Out" (Monday, 1/28/13)
Two-hour season premiere tonight.
Looking forward to Dick Whitman and company.
I hope it's better than last season.
Wow I have to say that was disappointing it put me to sleep.
I loved the photographer saying "Just be yourself" to Don, as well as the late 60 fashions starting to make their appearance. Probably my favorite season opener since the pilot.
I'm going to agree, the first hour to me was one of the weakest of the series. The second half was better, but not by much. The entire Betty storyline was really bad.
I thought it was amazing. I was hooked from the moment it started. Although I was a little lost on one part. Who was the girl that played the violin that ran away?
I loved watching Roger try so hard to make heads or tails out of life while claiming to not feel anything. He's lost and he's trying everything from LSD to psycho-analysis to come to terms with his life.
Good ol' Don is still a selfish prick. It's nice to see him back.
I thought that was really well done but I can see how its going to be a polarizing opener.
what are you guys watching? The whole sequence involving Betty and her daughters friend was pointless and stupid. Betty's comments that her husband Henry should go have sex with her I mean was ridiculous. What the f*** was Betty thinking and what was Matt Weiner thinking.
Here's a good article that explains the first episode well.
The Betty rape thing was crazy go nuts. But of course Betty is pretty unhinged.
I liked the episode as a whole.
But I thought it was pretty shitty the way I was manipulated -- I was getting this really satisfied feeling about Don's connection with his neighbor the Doctor. I even said aloud to my wife "Wow... that's a real relationship."
And then the knife in the back.
Effective. But, again, pretty shitty (I'm talking about Weiner; Don, we know about).
Also sort of a rip-off of the very first episode of the whole series, when we go through the whole hour seeing Don woo and bed various women, all culminating with the shocker that he's married with kids and a house in the 'burbs.
But at least they got Roger out of that gawdawful blue blazer. That thing was so ugly, so un-Roger, I was ready to wretch in an umbrella stand.
Pretty good episode overall, though it still seems like yesterday that we were awaiting last year's delayed season premiere.
* Oh man, did my last listed point in this post from last season's thread come to fruition! And it'll likely only get more prevalent as the series heads even closer toward the 1970's.
* On a related note, remember when we couldn't visually tell the creative staff from the accounts staff?
* It was a bit odd seeing that the agency was still named Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce even after what happened with Lane Pryce last season... not that it would've been that easy or even practical to change the name, of course. Nonetheless, it was nice to see the agency seemingly back on its feet full-bore, as opposed to struggling to survive as in the previous two seasons.
* The Super Bowl wasn't officially named the "Super Bowl" until Super Bowl IV, after which the previous three title games (which were officially known then as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) were retroactively dubbed Super Bowls I-III. However, word has it that the media had been unofficially nicknaming the game the Super Bowl among themselves from the beginning, so it may have been realistic after all for Peggy and others to call the then-upcoming Super Bowl II as the "Super Bowl".
* In any case, the networks carrying the game were reported to be charging higher ad rates than they were for the leagues' respective championship games (the NFL and AFL hadn't completed their merger yet by then and wouldn't until 1970), so potentially losing that Koss commercial would've been a big deal, even if the era of watching the Super Bowl specifically for the commercials was about two decades away (creating event-like "Super Bowl commercials" as we know them today apparently started with Apple Computer's Ridley Scott-directed 1984 that aired during Super Bowl XVIII in January 1984).
* Peggy's current boss certainly seemed to be more encouraging and appreciative of her than Don usually was. On the other hand, her treatment of her staff was very Don-like, for better and/or for worse.
* Regarding Betty's "joke" about what Henry Francis should do to Sandy: WTF?!?
* Roger apparently felt little-to-no emotion toward his mother dying, yet later broke down and cried upon discovering that his regular shoe-shine guy died. Was it because he had more day-to-day interaction with the latter than with the former or was the crying simply the culmination of everything that had happened to that point (or both?)?
* At least Roger finally seemed content - perhaps even a little relieved - that the agency no longer had the Lucky Strike account ("We sold death for 25 years with Lucky Strike. You know how we did it? We ignored it.").
* In yet another sign that times have changed: Megan was surprised that people in Minnesota could see her soap opera "To Have and to Hold".
* The fact that PFC Dinkins' name was on his lighter and that he knew upon seeing Don Draper's lighter that Don was a lieutenant (although as we know, Dick Whitman wasn't) must've meant that Don's lighter carried his name. Wasn't it somewhat risky to have been carrying that lighter considering that Don still hides his true identity from most people, and even riskier that PFC Dinkins likely now has Don's lighter?
Bring on the next episode!
Roger May Have Felt That He Would Be Forgotten Like The Shoe Shiner.
15 minutes in and I am bored out of my mind.
What happened to this show? That was dreadful.
I still dont know how to feel about this episode but as season 5 taught me, this series is all about the whole and less about the parts. I have a feeling that we'll re-watch this at the end of season 6 and it'll make much more sense.
I woke Monday morning and that this episode was all through my dreams, which doesn't have very often.
I'd also just like to give a shout out to Cosgrove. I love that character, and they've done such a great job of keeping him involved and keeping his character so consistent while being on the periphery.
From being dismissed as a 'haircut' by Pete Campbell to being revealed as having a real inner intellectual life -- and that was so perfectly captured by his question at the funeral. "Is your mother still with us?" -- a real, thoughtful, humanist question, that stood out as almost freakish among that pack.
And he's the one who knows how to handle the gauche food delivery, Don's illness ("Get him outta here.") and the striving finance guy.
Here's to Ken.
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