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#181 cstuart

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

 

That was a great send-off.

I think they screwed-up Chaugh's character.  Same for Joan.

 

I still can't get over Harry Hamlin.  

Joan and Ted just seem off. Harry Hamlin is the perfect tv beeyotch. are we supposed to like pete? and that was a weird moment when peggy mentioned a child waiting at home. i could only think of the baby that she and pete... and is it just me or is that neighbor kid of peggy's totally creepy?

 

This (half) season has been weird like that. There seems to be a lot of character behavior which isn't too well explained or even likely. Ya, Don went overboard but the way he's handled is over the top considering his legendary status. It doesn't hold water.

 

Ted's current "over it all" attitude hasn't really been explained with him barely in episodes. And then a quick Don Draper Appearance and he's back in??

 

Joan's attitude towards Don doesn't make much sense either. Him costing her money doesn't hold up considering everything else..



#182 Stone

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

And two episodes ago, Harry assured Don that Harry would look out for him.  This episode, the assumption is that Harry would vote against Don.  (Sure, there are explanations for it, but none were aired.)

 

I'm torn as to how I want Don to end up.  Getting what's coming to him or walking off into the sunset with millions, a new young wife and dozens of mistresses.

 

By the way, has anyone done a comparison between peoples' reactions to Don Draper v. Marty Hart ("True Detective")?



#183 splinky

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

this


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#184 StephanieL

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 06:45 PM

SPOILER ALERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd like to buy the world a Coke.


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#185 splinky

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:03 PM

More satisfying than the sopranos ending.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#186 Daisy

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

I had some issues with some other aspects of the episode (the Peggy and Stan thing was a little too feel-good) but the last five minutes were just about perfect. And I hope it was seen by a friend (and she is a very bright ad professional) who thinks she invented, or helped to invent, the concept of the 'conscious consumer'  post-9/11. Sorry, my dear, the guys at McCann beat you by decades in cynically co-opting counter-cultural memes.

 

I have been critical of Mad Men at times, and it has been uneven at times, but this was perfect.  Matthew Weiner is a genius.


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#187 splinky

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

The Peggy Stan thing was too sweet. But I would watch a Peggy spin off. I can't watch the actor who plays Stan without recalling that he played Burt Reynolds on on evening shade. I'd really love a Lou Avery spin off. Best TV curmudgeon ever

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#188 Daniel

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:25 AM

I'm thinking this is the best series I have ever watched. I love the style, I love the period, I love the whole existentialism thing going on. Never before have I been so pleased with an ending of a series.

It was just all done so well.
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