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#31 memesuze

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

from today's NYTimes:
"'Mad Men' beguiles like a Christmas catalog of all the forbidden vices, especially smoking, drinking and social inequity. Yet the series is more than a period piece. It's a sleek, hard-boiled drama with a soft, satirical core."
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 04:57 PM

Tomorrow!!
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#33 memesuze

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:08 PM

How the behind-the-scenes crew makes it all work
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#34 malarkey

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:49 PM

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"Sometimes they kind of bug me because they're messy," says the show's set decorator, Amy Wells. "We have these long discussions about how many cigarettes they would really allow to be left, and they go, 'Well, if you're smoking so many packs a day, and if you have this many people smoking...' and I go, 'Yeah, but they would clean out the ashtray!'"


yeah, and it would be the secretary's job to clean out the ashtrays. I would imagine a good secretary wouldn't let them lie full for very long, either.

So! Betty Draper is taking riding lessons laugh.gif And of course, she's jumping, even though she appeared to be fairly insecure in the saddle, and the trainer snaps at her and she smiles slyly. WTF?! Was she doing that just to get attention or is she a lousy rider and this is a hint that she might fall off and go boom? (sorry folks you have to indulge me as I love to pick apart equestrian scenes because they never get it right). And, who was the guy at the end of the stable scene?? who was, *ahem* being lead to the ring because god forbid he actually should steer his own horse to the ring. Oh and of course the trainer is a disciplinarian beeyatch rolleyes.gif

I'm still waiting for a "real" conversation between Betty and Don. I think they are over-doing the plasticity of their relationship. I guess I'm expecting a huge breakthrough with this part of the storyline.

And didn't they sorta gloss over the Peggy thing? will we get more details on this later? 2 months away from Sterling-Cooper? (did I hear that right?) Since when can a secretary (oh wait~ junior copy-writer!) take 2 months of leave from a job and still have that job when she came back? And survive in NYC with no pay? Hence the speculation among the men that Don got her pregnant and sent her away, I guess...

ok, I'll stop whining now. smile.gif



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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:13 PM

I'm surprised we haven't heard from Joel yet on this topic.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

do we know from the storyline so far how betty met don? i might have missed it in an episode i did not watch.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

Betty was modelling fur coats and Don was writing copy for the account. They met at a photo shoot of hers.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE(malarkey @ Jul 26 2008, 04:49 PM) View Post
So! Betty Draper is taking riding lessons laugh.gif Oh and of course the trainer is a disciplinarian beeyatch rolleyes.gif

AND has a crush on Betty (at least according to the friend with her).

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I'm still waiting for a "real" conversation between Betty and Don. I think they are over-doing the plasticity of their relationship. I guess I'm expecting a huge breakthrough with this part of the storyline.


Hm, Don is having problems "closing the deal" in bed? Phenobarbital probably won't help that any. I want to know if they dropped the issue of Betty's hand numbness. It was chalked up to anxiety and nerves, for which she had to see a shrink, but I was sure it would end up being something serious.

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And didn't they sorta gloss over the Peggy thing? will we get more details on this later? 2 months away from Sterling-Cooper? (did I hear that right?) Since when can a secretary (oh wait~ junior copy-writer!) take 2 months of leave from a job and still have that job when she came back? And survive in NYC with no pay? Hence the speculation among the men that Don got her pregnant and sent her away, I guess...

I find her very unsettling.

Was Don mailing the book of poetry to Helen?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 04:37 PM) View Post
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And didn't they sorta gloss over the Peggy thing? will we get more details on this later? 2 months away from Sterling-Cooper? (did I hear that right?) Since when can a secretary (oh wait~ junior copy-writer!) take 2 months of leave from a job and still have that job when she came back? And survive in NYC with no pay? Hence the speculation among the men that Don got her pregnant and sent her away, I guess...

I find her very unsettling.




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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 01:37 PM) View Post
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And didn't they sorta gloss over the Peggy thing? will we get more details on this later? 2 months away from Sterling-Cooper? (did I hear that right?) Since when can a secretary (oh wait~ junior copy-writer!) take 2 months of leave from a job and still have that job when she came back? And survive in NYC with no pay? Hence the speculation among the men that Don got her pregnant and sent her away, I guess...

I find her very unsettling.


In what way?
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 01:37 PM) View Post
Was Don mailing the book of poetry to Helen?


That was my original thought. But 14 months has passed so who knows? Don is a mysterious man so maybe it could be anyone really.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE(Lauren @ Jul 29 2008, 05:13 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 01:37 PM) View Post
Was Don mailing the book of poetry to Helen?


That was my original thought. But 14 months has passed so who knows? Don is a mysterious man so maybe it could be anyone really.


Maybe Rachel Menken?
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#43 KRamsey

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(StephanieL @ Jul 28 2008, 01:00 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jul 29 2008, 05:13 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 01:37 PM) View Post
Was Don mailing the book of poetry to Helen?


That was my original thought. But 14 months has passed so who knows? Don is a mysterious man so maybe it could be anyone really.


Maybe Rachel Menken?

Oops, that's what I meant. Who's Helen? I was thinking Rachel.


#44 Lauren

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 30 2008, 08:37 AM) View Post
QUOTE(StephanieL @ Jul 28 2008, 01:00 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jul 29 2008, 05:13 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jul 29 2008, 01:37 PM) View Post
Was Don mailing the book of poetry to Helen?


That was my original thought. But 14 months has passed so who knows? Don is a mysterious man so maybe it could be anyone really.


Maybe Rachel Menken?

Oops, that's what I meant. Who's Helen? I was thinking Rachel.


Me too!!!!!! That's too funny!
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#45 memesuze

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:29 PM

an analysis of their "style"
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