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PatrickRyan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:53 AM
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Season 3 Episode 1
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PatrickRyan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:57 AM
Any fans of the show?
Thought's or comments on the last three episodes of the third season?

I thought Sunday's episode was great, I especially loved when Peggy smokes pot! "I would like to try some marijuana" :lol: The first two episodes were a little dissapointing though.

Kworb
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:15 AM
I just started watching this, I'm at episode 8 of season 1. :lol: Still have some catching up to do.

mckyle.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
I found Episode 3 absolutely hilarious; so many funny/weird moments :lol:

And yes, "I'm Peggy Olson, and I want to smoke some marijuana" is an amazing quote :sobbing:

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Awesome show. I did not watch the first two seasons. But when waiting for Breaking Bad which comes after it, I decided to tune in. :)

I have to watch my DVD's of it to get up to speed.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
saul, which do you prefer - Breaking Bad, or Mad Men?

I have seen a couple episodes of Mad Men and... bleh. It's not that I don't understand why people think it's good, it's just that I don't care about anybody on the show and am thus bored by it. I'm going to give it a few more episodes, because I was told it can take a while to get into it. I can appreciate this, seeing as I was a huge fan of The Wire (best show ever, says me, and many others), which is brilliant across an entire season, but not necessarily great for standalone episodes.

PatrickRyan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
I think you really half to watch form the very beginning to really get into the show. The first two season were absolutely amazing!!! It's really one of the best written shows on TV. However I was a bit disappointed with the first two episodes of this season.

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:32 AM
saul, which do you prefer - Breaking Bad, or Mad Men?

I have seen a couple episodes of Mad Men and... bleh. It's not that I don't understand why people think it's good, it's just that I don't care about anybody on the show and am thus bored by it. I'm going to give it a few more episodes, because I was told it can take a while to get into it. I can appreciate this, seeing as I was a huge fan of The Wire (best show ever, says me, and many others), which is brilliant across an entire season, but not necessarily great for standalone episodes.

By far Breaking Bad. It is beautifully written, great acting. Brian Cranston was awesome in Malcolm in the Middle, but even better in B.B. The story lines pull you in. I watch the reruns as much as possible, I have the DVD's for when I want to watch. :)

I am not an expert on Mad Men since I have only seen a few episodes :confused:

But I would still say B.B. is the superior show despite the Emmy's and Golden Globes Mad Men has won.

brickhousesupporter
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:03 PM
Having watched all seasons of Mad Men, I can honestly say that it is a good show not a great one. It is definitely not tune in television for me. The problem with MM are that there does not seam to be any big payoff at the end of each season, and the characters are not that empathetic and relatable. I think the novalty of the nostalgia of all things 60s is what got the show the rave reviews but I don't think it is enough to get the fans coming back.

PatrickRyan
Sep 7th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Tonight's episode was decent.

I'm going to miss the Grandpa :sad:

And whey they prank called Peggy :lol:

mckyle.
Sep 7th, 2009, 04:00 AM
I missed the original broadcast and the rerun :o

This is why it's so hard for me to keep up with shows, I always forget when they are on!

stevos
Sep 7th, 2009, 05:11 PM
I'm working on catching up to Season 3, and then I will join the discussion.
Best new show these days, by far. <3

Aravanecaravan
Sep 8th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Peggy and her new roommate are going to fight like cats and dogs.

Is it me or has the quality of writing on this show really dropped for season 3? It seems a whole lot more fragmented and disjointed, and the stories are wandering aimlessly. Why did S-C merge? They were closing deals with booze every five minutes last season. It feels like the Brits were brought in just to give Don something to brood about and Roger something to drink over. I gotta admit, Peggy doing Ann-Margret in the mirror was LOL-worthy.

Joan looks smokin', though. Nice to see that she can still wiggle.

The most disturbing thing about this season so far is the way they are handling Sal. That scene between Sal and Kitty (?) in episode 4 was hard to watch. I know he is gay, but that was like a caricature of a gay person. I find it hard to believe any closeted homosexual in the 1960's would act that way, even at home in front of his wife.

I got to thinking, the other day, what would get this show back on track, and I concluded the following:

1. Don needs a really torrid affair with a really substantial woman. A brunette, because he always steps out with brunettes. Somebody older than Joy but younger than Bobbi, well-read, sophisticated, but with an artsy side. Not unlike Midge, but without the Greenwich Village posse. Possibly one of the Brits--a hot new design consultant or something. Get Eva Green to guest star. This should not be a one night stand or casual fling. Don falls in love with her.

2. Betty should be totally vulnerable, forgiving of Don's previous transgressions, and have a sense of renewal about their marriage until discovering Don's affair, whereupon she has a complete nervous breakdown, develops an alcohol/drug addiction, and re-enters intense psychotherapy. Out of a sense of guilt more than anything, Don stays with her until she becomes such a wastrel that he leaves her.

3. Roger gets Jane preggers and she has twins.

4. Bert Cooper has a stroke and has to leave the agency.

5. Pete outperforms Ken and becomes the sole Head of Accounts. Trudy finds out he is the father of Peggy's child and leaves Pete.

6. Harry gets a bigger role at the firm as television begins to squeeze out more traditional forms of print advertising.

7. Joan wears tighter and skimpier outfits.

8. Peggy and her new roomie constantly bicker over which is better--Sweden or Norway.

9. Pete proclaims his love for Peggy but she has a crush on somebody else.

There--I think that covers it.

PatrickRyan
Sep 8th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I agree, the writing on the show has really dropped off this season. Were not left with any real cliff hangers or suspense. The first two seasons every episode was so powerful, now it's just a little bland. I really hope they step it up soon!

PatrickRyan
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Anyone see yesterday's episode. Betty had her baby and that's about it. I've been so disappointed so far this season. When are the writers going to actually write something compelling?! The only story line I really care about now is Peggy. Where did all the office drama and sex go????

brickhousesupporter
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:22 PM
I think this show is beginning to smell itself and believing all the critical acclaim.....Critical acclaim is nice but you need to captivate an audience to remembered post cancellation.

Ellen Dawson
Sep 15th, 2009, 08:45 AM
I haven't watched the last episode but I'm enjoying Season 3. I love the young actress who plays Sally Draper. That's not an easy role for a kid (her plot lines are not your typical child scenes). Oh is it just me or does anyone else suspect that Ken Cosgrove is in the closet like Sal?

PatrickRyan
Sep 21st, 2009, 02:58 AM
I haven't watched the last episode but I'm enjoying Season 3. I love the young actress who plays Sally Draper. That's not an easy role for a kid (her plot lines are not your typical child scenes). Oh is it just me or does anyone else suspect that Ken Cosgrove is in the closet like Sal?

The girl who plays Sally is a talented young actress :yeah:

I was thinking the same then about Ken............at least I hope so :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 21st, 2009, 03:03 AM
Mad Men just won BEST DRAMA at the Emmys for the 2nd year in a row :worship:!

PatrickRyan
Sep 21st, 2009, 03:03 AM
Finally a great episode!!! :yeah:

How cute was Guy :drool: but when the secretary ran over his foot!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA "He had one foot in the door" :haha: I was looking forward to seeing him in more episodes and I was finally happy that one old British guy wash leaving, but my hopes were diminished.

I hope Joan finds someway to go back and stay at the office, I really can't imagine her not being there :sad:

mckyle.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:15 PM
I finally got caught up; this season has been seriously amazing so far :D

I think they could have found a more dignified way to get rid of the new guy than chopping his foot off with a lawn mower :o

mckyle.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
Does anyone think the finale will have anything to do with the Kennedy assassination? Ever since the show started, I've been wanting to see how they deal with it since it was such a huge story. I don't know why I think it would be the finale; I guess it just seems like a good stopping point :o

Crazy Canuck
Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:01 AM
Yeah, they'll probably end the season around the time of the assassination. Just because.

I finally got around to watching what has been shown of Season 3. It took three weeks for me to watch episode 2, after forcing myself to watch episode 1. It wasn't that I thought it was terrible; it was just that I didn't care. About the storyline. About the people. Any of it.

I decided that I like Peggy now, so that's something. I'll give it the rest of the season.

I much prefer Breaking Bad, but realize that depressing programming isn't for everybody.

PatrickRyan
Sep 23rd, 2009, 04:22 AM
I'm not sure if the Kennedy assassination will be the season finale, but I've been looking forward to see what there going to do with that episode as well, kinda like the Marilyn Monroe death episode.

PatrickRyan
Sep 28th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Good episode. Surprising to see Duck and Peggy having an affair together. It's looking like both Betty and Don are going to have an affair.

mckyle.
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:06 PM
What an episode! :eek:

So many things happening...

Can't believe they fired Sal, but it looked like he was about to have THE BIG GAY SEX at the end of the episode...

spartanfan
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Love the show and the story lines have picked up with each new episode. Is it just me or is Don a real A-hole this season? He has gone off on just about everyone and can have such a nasty tone! All the main characters on this show are quite compelling. I just hope Joan comes back soon...miss her. And did anyone see where Christina Hendrix just got married in real life? Congrats!

brickhousesupporter
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Same shit different day.....I am so tired of fallendering Don, fustrated Betty, Big gay Sal etc. Can we really have some progression.

Kworb
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Yeah I thought this episode was really frustrating. I hope they don't write Sal off the show. I miss Joan. :o And again an episode with barely any Peggy. All the sleeping around of Don and Betty is getting old if there are never any lasting consequences.

PatrickRyan
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:39 PM
I was surprised they fired Sal as well!
And I was hoping Betty would get her some since Don gets around more than a hooker. But my hopes were diminished.........at least for now ;)
I wish they would show more of Peggy!!!!!! Her storyline was becoming really interesting, but the last two episodes they have hardly even shown her!

mckyle.
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:03 AM
It's taken three seasons but OMG BETTY KNOWS AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shit is about to hit the fan :inlove: I can't believe I adore this show as much as I do :lol:

Langers
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:09 AM
This is probably the worst show I've ever seen.

mckyle.
Oct 19th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Ok

Kworb
Oct 27th, 2009, 12:33 AM
What a great episode. I cried. :sobbing:

PatrickRyan
Nov 2nd, 2009, 03:15 AM
I must have to say this was the best Mad Men episode ever!!! They did a great job with the Kennedy assassination. I was totally shocked when Betty told Don she didn't love him anymore! Season finale is next week :bounce:

mckyle.
Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:16 AM
Pretty good episode! Feel so bad for Roger's daughter. Deciding to not cancel the wedding, and then the President gets assassinated! :o

mckyle.
Nov 2nd, 2009, 08:12 PM
http://www.factualopinion.com/.a/6a00d83455e40a69e20120a68904aa970c-800wi

PatrickRyan
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:20 AM
http://www.factualopinion.com/.a/6a00d83455e40a69e20120a68904aa970c-800wi

:haha: loves it! :hearts:

PatrickRyan
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:26 AM
So tonight was the season finale and it delivered!!! I really can't believe Betty and Don are actually going to get a divorced! The Sterling Cooper we know is no more. I love how their new office is Joan's apartment :lol: Can't wait for season four!!! :bounce:

mckyle.
Nov 9th, 2009, 05:03 AM
NEVER in my wildest dreams would I guess Betty Draper would get a divorce :eek: It's just soooo not Betty :lol:

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is going to be interesting! I wonder how successful they will be.

Loved Kinsey's reaction when he realized Peggy got picked over him. I wonder if he, Ken, Kurt, and Smitty will all be absent next season?

And no details at all as to what has happened to Sal! I have a feeling that means he will be back next season. They can't just leave that story a mystery.

Also, what was with the flashbacks? I didn't quite get what they brought to the episode. Other than show how Dad Whitman died...

Kworb
Nov 9th, 2009, 09:39 PM
The last few episodes of the season were really, really great. :inlove: Now I can't wait for season 4!

saul1333
Nov 9th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Great finale :inlove:

Hopefully they keep it up next season.

Kworb
Nov 9th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I hope they go through with the divorce and demote Betty to supporting cast. :lol: Make it more about Peggy and Joan please. :hearts:

mckyle.
Nov 10th, 2009, 03:09 AM
I think Betty will still be a main character. January Jones is hitting her stride; I hope she wins an Emmy or Golden Globe for Season 3! She and Jon Hamm made this season fantastic, IMO!

Kworb
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:48 AM
No, there was WAY too much Don and Betty this season. It's like the only story that was told in full. Everyone else just got snippets in one or two episodes with lots of loose ends.

PatrickRyan
Oct 11th, 2010, 09:57 PM
Anyone else watching the 4th season? The season finale is next Sunday.
I've really enjoyed the season so far, the only thing is January Jones is hardly in the season at all! As usually Peggy is amazing :worship:

Crazy Canuck
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:21 PM
January Jones is the weakest of the three main actresses on the show, and her character is an absolute shew. Needless to say, I haven't missed her all that much.

I suffered through Season 3 in the hopes of finally "getting" this show. I mean, I got that was good, but it wasn't really for me, and I certainly didn't think it held a candle to Breaking Bad. But now? After most of Season 4? I get it. Season 4 goes on the shelf as one of my favorite seasons of a TV show ever. I still put it behind The Wire, but it's on par with Breaking Bad and the Sopranos.

Episode 7 was particularly excellent. If that's not Moss' Emmy, I'm going to curse the computer screen next year.

austennis
Oct 17th, 2010, 04:17 AM
Episode 7 was particularly excellent. If that's not Moss' Emmy, I'm going to curse the computer screen next year.

I agree 100% but even that is not strong enough. Episode 7 was perhaps the single best hour of television i can ever remember watching! I loved everything about it and i think next year both John Hamm and Elisabeth Moss will be Emmy winners

PatrickRyan
Oct 17th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Season 4 finale tonight! :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 17th, 2010, 07:40 PM
http://www.factualopinion.com/.a/6a00d83455e40a69e20120a68904aa970c-800wi

:lol::worship:

This is one of my fave shows currently on air. I actually missed the first couple episodes this year. So, i decided to wait and watch all of them when the DVD comes out in early 2011. :cool: I have the first 3 seasons on DVD. I really enjoy all the extras they put on the season sets =)

Btw, here's Christina's appearence last week on 'ELLEN' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3TV_vK7eC0<< :hearts:

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 02:50 AM
SHOCKING episode. :speakles:

Edit: Shocking episode SO FAR. Still 10 minutes left for something even more bizarre to happen.

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 02:55 AM
Oh my god. Something more shocking did just happen :speakles:

Joan, this will never work. She's an idiot.

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Poor Betty. I think she was about to tell Don she wanted to get back together and then he crushes her with that news.

Crazy shit.

brickhousesupporter
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Uggghhhh.....I am not impressed. This show has its head up its own ass. No wonder people don't watch this show. I think I am out after this season. I just can't anymore.

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Uggghhhh.....I am not impressed. This show has its head up its own ass. No wonder people don't watch this show. I think I am out after this season. I just can't anymore.

All four of your posts in this thread have been the same. Why keep coming back? :shrug:

brickhousesupporter
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:12 AM
All four of your posts in this thread have been the same. Why keep coming back? :shrug:
1. Because I can.....
2. Because I keep hoping that the show will address its failings....
3. Why do you care?

PatrickRyan
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Such an amazing final episode! It's obvious that Betty still cares for Don. I really don't fell his new marriage will work with the secretary. Beautiful way to end the season :worship:

PatrickRyan
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Uggghhhh.....I am not impressed. This show has its head up its own ass. No wonder people don't watch this show. I think I am out after this season. I just can't anymore.

Why still watch it if you feel this way?

brickhousesupporter
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Check these posts out......and these are fans of the show.
http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3199471&st=0

Why still watch it if you feel this way?
I refer you to number 2........
1. Because I can.....
2. Because I keep hoping that the show will address its failings....
3. Why do you care?

PatrickRyan
Oct 18th, 2010, 03:19 AM
Season 3 was disappointing to me, this season was so much better!

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 05:30 AM
I personally respect that the show doesn't give in to viewer demands. We need more shows like that, because it seems like a lot of the time, writers put in story lines that are based on fan wishes, and those story lines end up failing because the writers have no interest in them, but they have to do it for fan satisfaction. And, also, Mad Men & AMC have shown they couldn't care less about ratings. They just want to tell a story, and the show won't end until that story is told completely.

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 05:36 AM
I wonder if Don will ever tell Megan about his past. The only lovers he's ever told were Betty (because he was forced to tell) and Faye (whom he chose to tell). I felt really badly for Faye. They had a genuine connection. I don't believe in soul mates, but they were pretty close to it. But Don never picks the right woman. I'm sure the thought of being with Faye scared him because she was just as strong as him, while he will be able to control Megan.

mckyle.
Oct 18th, 2010, 05:56 AM
AND (sorry for multiple posts in a row) I never thought Don would marry a brunette!! :lol:

Crazy Canuck
Oct 18th, 2010, 12:47 PM
I agree 100% but even that is not strong enough. Episode 7 was perhaps the single best hour of television i can ever remember watching! I loved everything about it and i think next year both John Hamm and Elisabeth Moss will be Emmy winners

Hamm is helped by Breaking Bad not being eligible next year (due to not starting their next season until July 2011). Not to imply that Hamm doesn't hold his own against Cranston, but the Emmy's do love them some Walter White. The only way that Hamm doesn't win is if the Emmy's finally decide it's Laurie or MCH time. Or just decide to be complete dicks and give it to Buscemi in his first season (of Boardwalk Empire, a show that you should be watching). In other words, it's still anyone's game.

As for Moss, they Emmy kids might feel guilty for not giving it to the Good Wife lady this year and throw her a bone next. They would.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 18th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Oh my god. Something more shocking did just happen :speakles:

Joan, this will never work. She's an idiot.

She's not an idiot. It could work. If I'm not mistaken, Roger even posed this as one of the options initially, did he not? The only way it doesn't work is if Dr Idiot figures it out, which... well, come on. He is Dr Idiot. As for why Joan made the choice? Well, her uterus isn't getting any younger and has already gone through multiple abortions in the freakin' 60's. Should she ever wish to reproduce, she's wise to hold on to this one. Not sure why she lied to Roger, though. That part is strange.

While I don't necessarily agree with brickhousesupporter, I don't see the uproar with him posting his displeasure about the show in this thread. I've also followed shows that continually disappointed me, in the hopes that they would get better. Sometimes they do! This is how I felt all of Season 3, which was blah, and I was rewarded with Season 4. So, bitch away, brickhouse.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 18th, 2010, 12:56 PM
Poor Betty. I think she was about to tell Don she wanted to get back together and then he crushes her with that news.

Crazy shit.
Betty is a grown child, a shrew of a woman, and the worst TV mother since Mama Soprano; how on earth could one possibly feel pity for her? She's a poorly formed emotional cripple of a human being, at absolute best. Pity her children, if anybody. Season 4 was better than Season 3 in no small part because of the limited focus on Betty.

Don't get me wrong, Don certainly has his faults and is a terrible father most of the time. However, we get to see that he does have one or two decent qualities; Betty very well may have one or two herself (aside from her physical beauty), but we certainly aren't shown any.

dybbuk
Oct 18th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I don't like Megan. I did back when it looked like she really wanted to work hard and get a position similiar to Peggy's, then she hopped into bed with Don and it was obvious she had other plans than proving to everyone how talented she could be with advertisement. Not to mention she has weird teeth.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 18th, 2010, 10:52 PM
You know, it's possible that she has career ambitions and is attracted to Don. Of course, now she'll never get credit for anything she does, ever, even if it's good.

PatrickRyan
Oct 18th, 2010, 11:07 PM
I wonder if Don will ever tell Megan about his past. The only lovers he's ever told were Betty (because he was forced to tell) and Faye (whom he chose to tell). I felt really badly for Faye. They had a genuine connection. I don't believe in soul mates, but they were pretty close to it. But Don never picks the right woman. I'm sure the thought of being with Faye scared him because she was just as strong as him, while he will be able to control Megan.

I think he will tell her, he seems to want to be more honest with people. He even told his kids that he went by Dick when they saw the painting.

As for Betty this season, I feel the writers did her a great misjustice. Last season she had a great story line with the affair, divorce, and finding out Don'secret. This season she seem to have the same bitter unhappy emotionless storyline. Her character didn't go anywhere or do anything this season! The last episode we finally saw her let her guard down a bit.

Joan is absolutely fabulous as usual! No surprise she decided to keep the baby, saw that one coming! The scenes between her and Peggy are just fabulous! Especially the elevator one :worship:

I love how the writers are using Peggy to bridge the gap between the old and the new. The uptight era of the early 60's which is the office, and the free spirit era of the late 60's which are her friends.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 19th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Last season the only story lines about Betty which were even remotely interesting were actually all about Don. Hence, when you remove Don from the picture, Betty is completely uninteresting at best, and absolutely fucking awful the rest of the time. She fired the nanny she had for years due to one poor decision, insulted the woman, refused to let her say goodbye to the children, and refused to give her a reference! Only an absolute shrew of a woman would do that! I really can't call her that enough. Honestly, I don't understand the Betty love around here, at all. It's because January Jones is attractive, right? I mean, surely it's not actual interest in the character?

PatrickRyan
Oct 19th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Last season the only story lines about Betty which were even remotely interesting were actually all about Don. Hence, when you remove Don from the picture, Betty is completely uninteresting at best, and absolutely fucking awful the rest of the time. She fired the nanny she had for years due to one poor decision, insulted the woman, refused to let her say goodbye to the children, and refused to give her a reference! Only an absolute shrew of a woman would do that! I really can't call her that enough. Honestly, I don't understand the Betty love around here, at all. It's because January Jones is attractive, right? I mean, surely it's not actual interest in the character?

I agree without Don her character doesn't have much meaning, that's probably why she was in such little of this season. The final episode she was finally in more than one scene and not in a good light! The writers really need to take her character into a different direction. January Jones is a great actress but she really didn't have much to work with the season.

delicatecutter
Oct 19th, 2010, 11:53 PM
From what I've read online, so many people hated the finale. :lol: I saw Don and Megan getting married for a few episodes now. I also knew that Joan kept her baby. I liked the finale. I actually liked seeing Don so happy with Megan. JH is such an amazing actor and I really hope he gets the Emmy. Betty Draper is a hot mess but I've always related to her for that very reason.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 20th, 2010, 11:47 AM
I laughed out loud upon learning about the Don/Megan wedding. It's been foreshadowed since Faye told Don he'd be married within the year, though.

As for January Jones... I'm not convinced she's a "great" actress, but have been told that's likely at least in part because I think Betty is the worst character on TV. I acknowledge that Jones is not actually Betty Draper.

Relating to Betty Draper is really, really, not a good thing. She's not a hot mess; she's a grown child.

kiwifan
Oct 21st, 2010, 04:06 AM
As a single professional male around the same age as Don Draper, I totally "get" the Megan decision.

While in my 20s I might not have even given it a second thought; a decade or so later, "what kind of mother would this lady be for my children" looms right up there with looks in the list of desirable qualities.

It seemed obvious to me that Megan was the better choice(foreshadowed by Megan comforting Sally when she "ate shit" in the office)...

...while both ladies are easy on the eyes, Megan rocks with the kids (no comparison, once she had them singing in French and unified as siblings she not only beat out Dr. Shaw who was awkward around little Sally, Megan showed herself a clear improvement over Betty Draper, too!).

ps. I dig Peggy more and more, every episode! :cool:

Crazy Canuck
Oct 21st, 2010, 12:38 PM
Peggy is great. My favorite female character on TV, and one of the best overall. Well written, wonderfully acted, and probably would be awesome to hang out with if real. Points all around.

kiwifan
Oct 21st, 2010, 02:14 PM
Put "I'm Peggy Olson" in Google and what do you get?

"I'm Peggy Olson and I'd like to smoke some Marijuana!" :haha:

That was the turning point for me. :angel:

I hope over time Don Draper, "gets it" and embraces the changing times (I think taking Little Sally to see the Beatles is evidence that this can/will happen) while Pete is stuck in the 50s as a compare/contrast figure for Peggy.

ps. I will always hate Pete for what he did to that stupid nanny...what a horrible human being he is. :fiery:

brickhousesupporter
Oct 21st, 2010, 02:23 PM
Put "I'm Peggy Olson" in Google and what do you get?

"I'm Peggy Olson and I'd like to smoke some Marijuana!" :haha:

That was the turning point for me. :angel:

I hope over time Don Draper, "gets it" and embraces the changing times (I think taking Little Sally to see the Beatles is evidence that this can/will happen) while Pete is stuck in the 50s as a compare/contrast figure for Peggy.

ps. I will always hate Pete for what he did to that stupid nanny...what a horrible human being he is. :fiery:
I completely disagree.....compare the the rest of SCDP Pete is like tree hugging hippie. He was completely uncomfortable in Roger's black face serenade, marketing advertising to minorities, and understanding what the Civil Rights movement means.

I also agree that forcing himself on the nanny was completely reprehensible. I just don't think you can write the character off after one bad act, when you have Don who commits reprehensible acts on a daily basis.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 21st, 2010, 10:57 PM
Pete was also one of the only ones in the office who thought Ali would win. He's ahead of his times a bit, in some regards at least. I agree with Brickhouse on that one.

kiwifan
Oct 22nd, 2010, 06:08 AM
I completely disagree.....compare the the rest of SCDP Pete is like tree hugging hippie. He was completely uncomfortable in Roger's black face serenade, marketing advertising to minorities, and understanding what the Civil Rights movement means.

I also agree that forcing himself on the nanny was completely reprehensible. I just don't think you can write the character off after one bad act, when you have Don who commits reprehensible acts on a daily basis.

Pete was also one of the only ones in the office who thought Ali would win. He's ahead of his times a bit, in some regards at least. I agree with Brickhouse on that one.

Fuck you both!!! :fiery:

I'm wrong. :(

You're not just right, you presented the evidence quite well. :tape:

Crazy Canuck
Oct 23rd, 2010, 09:17 AM
The best contrast figure for Peggy is probably Joan.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 19th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Mad Men - SCOOP: Release Date for Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

Not officially announced by Lionsgate yet, but available to pre-order from Amazon in both formats

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mad-Men-Season-4/14713


Back in early August we reported that Amazon.com had begun accepting pre-orders, at a discount, for Mad Men - Season 4 on DVD ($49.98 SRP), and also on high-def Blu-ray Disc ($49.99 SRP). We didn't have a release date for you at the time, because Lionsgate hadn't formally announced the title yet.

And the studio still hasn't announced it at this time, either, which is why we don't have package art or extras for you yet, nor any other details. However, one of our trusted industry sources has gotten a peek a the street date for this title, and they've given it exclusively to us! The scoop is that - at least as of this writing - Lionsgate's plans for Mad Men - Season 4 is to make it available on March 22nd. Now, please keep in mind that this is early and unannounced info, and could be subject to change. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated, all right?

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 19th, 2010, 02:21 AM
A little info is better than no info at all :lol::p

I can't wait to find out the EXTRAS info :cool:

PatrickRyan
Nov 19th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Extras are always good :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Mad Men - Blu-ray and DVD Package Art Arrives for Lionsgate's 'Season 4' Sets>> http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mad-Men-Season-4-Box-Art/14889


Mad Men - 'Season 4' on DVD and Blu-ray: Finalized Date, Extras, Specs and More! >> http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mad-Men-Season-4/14874 << FULL INFO :cool:

Audio Commentaries on all 13 episodes << :woohoo:

PatrickRyan
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:26 PM
A little update:
AMC and the creator of the show Matthew Weiner have been going back and forth trying to make a deal for season 5.
Apparently the show has been green-lighted for season 5 and will star airing in 2012. So no new episodes for 2011 :sad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:15 PM
A little update:
AMC and the creator of the show Matthew Weiner have been going back and forth trying to make a deal for season 5.
Apparently the show has been green-lighted for season 5 and will star airing in 2012. So no new episodes for 2011 :sad:

That's such a long wait :sad:. It won't even be eligible for this years Emmys or Golden Globes =-( .

The good news for me today is that i got the 4th season dvd in todays mail :cool:. I'm going to start watching it this weekend :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Here's an interesting article on some of the drama going on behind the scenes of Mad Men >> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1371610/Mad-Men-creator-Matthew-Weiner-insists-offered-pay-CUT-save-axe-falling-cast-members.html?ito=feeds-newsxml :eek:

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http://www.hollyscoop.com/tv/christina-hendricks/christina-hendricks-on-dream-job-mad-men-i-hope-it-gets-settled-soon_2809.aspx

Christina Hendricks on "Dream Job" Mad Men: I Hope It Gets Settled Soon!


Mad Men is the best thing that’s happened to AMC. And Christina Hendricks was the best thing to happen to Mad Men. So why are they keeping our favorite vixen off the air?

Show creator Matthew Weiner and AMC have been butting heads so the new season of the hit show has been delayed until 2012. And understandably the cast isn’t thrilled about it.

“It’s my dream job and I love working there, so I can't wait to go back to work fast and I hope it all just gets settled soon. Because we’re all excited to go back,” Christina told Hollyscoop at the Vivienne Westwood flagship store grand opening in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Now that Mad Men is on hiatus she has a lot of time to focus on her second passion—fashion. The stunner was joined by her husband Geoffrey Arend as she showed off some pieces of the Palladium Jewelry Collection. With that figure she can sell ice to Eskimos!

“[The jewelry] helps a lot to get into character,” Christina confessed to Hollyscoop. “When we get dressed it helps to express ourselves through our fashion. Especially on Mad Men. Joan is very specific about her [style]. She has signature things like her pin necklace, and if its the holiday she has a turkey broach. They very much define that character.” Earlier this month, Christina was unveiled as the face of Dame Vivienne’s Palladium collection, a line she’s been a fan of for years.

“I have been a fan forever. I love that she's rock and roll. I love that's she couture. I love that she is literally like dress the sex pistols and also has bustles and corsets and things that you would never expect one designer to be able to do all at once,” gushed Christina.

As a fan, waiting for the new season of Mad Men has been torturous. So how has Christina been keeping busy? “Just finished a film but right now at Lincoln center so I've been singing and dancing. I’ve been in NY rehearsing and thanks to my husband for the encouragement. I haven't had this much fun my cheeks are hurting from smiling so much.”

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the smile is due to insider information about the show coming back sooner rather than later.

Helen Lawson
Mar 31st, 2011, 10:10 PM
All these delays in Season 5 are a smokescreen--they've been negotiating with me to play Don Draper's new love interest. I know, while I look his age, everyone knows I won an Oscar (and not as a spring chicken I might add) before the actor who plays him was even born. Minor detail. Now that Liz bit the dust, that amazing lense is available from her White Diamonds ad. Yes, Don will be seen with a hot little redhead next season, and it's not Joan. I can't reveal any plot lines, but lots of smoking and drinking will be involved. And if Liz's lense is as good as they say, I might do a tasteful topless scene. I knew smoking and drinking would come back on vogue!! Wish me luck.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2011, 11:53 PM
All these delays in Season 5 are a smokescreen--they've been negotiating with me to play Don Draper's new love interest. I know, while I look his age, everyone knows I won an Oscar (and not as a spring chicken I might add) before the actor who plays him was even born. Minor detail. Now that Liz bit the dust, that amazing lense is available from her White Diamonds ad. Yes, Don will be seen with a hot little redhead next season, and it's not Joan. I can't reveal any plot lines, but lots of smoking and drinking will be involved. And if Liz's lense is as good as they say, I might do a tasteful topless scene. I knew smoking and drinking would come back on vogue!! Wish me luck.

:happy: I smell an Emmy nom! ;)

ampers&
Apr 1st, 2011, 12:51 AM
I don't get this show at all but I'm only a few episodes into Season 1. Maybe it gets better? I'll keep trying but yeah. Not getting the hype at all right now.

PatrickRyan
Apr 1st, 2011, 01:48 AM
I don't get this show at all but I'm only a few episodes into Season 1. Maybe it gets better? I'll keep trying but yeah. Not getting the hype at all right now.

The first and second season were so unbelievably amazing!!! :hearts: 3rd season was disappointing, 4th season was an improvement.

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:05 AM
Good news below!! Such a quick turn of events :woohoo:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/mad-men-deal-done-matthew-weiner-returns-season-7-possible.html


'Mad Men' deal done: Matthew Weiner returns, Season 7 possible


You can now discontinue your "Mad Men" vigil: The show will continue to be run by creator Matthew Weiner for two more seasons -- and possibly even one more after that.

AMC and Lionsgate, which produces the show, announced the deal late Thursday (March 31). It includes AMC picking up the show for Seasons 5 and 6 with Weiner as showrunner. Lionsgate has also signed Weiner to a long-term deal that "extend[s] into a possible seventh season."

"I want to thank all of our wonderful fans for their support," Weiner says in a statement. "I also want to thank AMC and Lionsgate for agreeing to support the artistic freedom of myself, the cast and the crew so that we can continue to make the show exactly as we have from the beginning. I'm excited to get started on the next chapter of our story."

Season 5 of "Mad Men" is scheduled to air early next year, as AMC announced a couple days ago. A start date for filming has yet to be determined.

In closing the deal, AMC, Lionsgate and Weiner resolved a couple of sticking points over the show's running time and product integration. An insider tells Zap2it that the premiere and the finale of each season will run for 47 minutes, the average episode length in Season 4.

For the episodes in between, Weiner will have the option to deliver both 45- and 47-minute versions to AMC, which will then make the call (based on ad load, scheduling considerations and the like) on which version to air in its initial run. However, if it opts for the shorter version in a given week, viewers can see the longer one via on-demand and other viewing options.

As for product placement, Weiner will still have full creative control over what goes into the show, but unlike in the past, those brands will be able to play up their relationship with the Emmy-winning series.

It also appears that all of the reglar cast will be back for the coming season. AMC's press release name-checks all 11 regulars: Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse and Kiernan Shipka.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 8th, 2012, 05:05 AM
Season 5 debuts March 25th :woohoo:

Btw, did anyone "hear" ;) about the Christina Hendricks leaked cell phone pics ? :oh:

doni1212
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:15 PM
I was just about to look for a thread on this show. Yay! :bounce: I'm new to the show. I just started watching it in January or February. I'm almost done with season 3 so I'm going to read parts of this thread and come back later after I'm all caught up, :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:24 PM
I was just about to look for a thread on this show. Yay! :bounce: I'm new to the show. I just started watching it in January or February. I'm almost done with season 3 so I'm going to read parts of this thread and come back later after I'm all caught up, :yeah:

Cool :cool: You have a little over 2 weeks to get caught up through season 4 :lol:;)

doni1212
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Cool :cool: You have a little over 2 weeks to get caught up through season 4 :lol:;)

Oh I will. A couple days ago, I had 19 episodes to go with 19 days left until season 5 so I made a pact with myself to watch one episode a day until then. Of course, that didn't work! I just want to keep watching more and more! I finished season 3 episode 10 last night so I just read up until October 24, 2009 in this thread, :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Oh I will. A couple days ago, I had 19 episodes to go with 19 days left until season 5 so I made a pact with myself to watch one episode a day until then. Of course, that didn't work! I just want to keep watching more and more! I finished season 3 episode 10 last night so I just read up until October 24, 2009 in this thread, :lol:

I got into the show during it's 2nd season. I watched the entire 1st season in like 3 days :lol:

No spoilers, but I will say that season 4 is better than season 3 ;) My lips are sealed about anything else :tape::p

doni1212
Mar 8th, 2012, 06:46 PM
I got into the show during it's 2nd season. I watched the entire 1st season in like 3 days :lol:

No spoilers, but I will say that season 4 is better than season 3 ;) My lips are sealed about anything else :tape::p

I've liked the Mad Men FB page and I'm now following them on Twitter so the possibility of me running into spoilers is high. I should've did all that AFTER I finish season 4. Oh well. I'm excited! I think one of my co-workers accidentally gave it away that Joan and the doctor are no longer together. He tried to clear it up but I think that's something that happens. I still can't understand why she stayed with him after he raped her, :o

Right now, I want Betty to find out that Don is sleeping with the teacher and have an affair and fall in love with Henry. She might as well. She'll never fully be able to pay back Don for all his transgressions anyways, :shrug: That affair she had last year was stupid and a small act of revenge. She needs to have a full blown affair and see how Don will like THAT! Because yes, Don HAS to find out so I can see his reaction, :lol:

doni1212
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:13 PM
I finished season 4 last night and I was so disgusted with that finale. DON! You love Faye!!! WTF?! There is no way he is in love with Megan. No way. There is no chemistry between the characters and I had no idea where their "relationship" even came from. He loves her because she's good with his kids? Uh uh. I hope he didn't end up marrying her. We'll see tomorrow...

I wonder if Don will ever tell Megan about his past. The only lovers he's ever told were Betty (because he was forced to tell) and Faye (whom he chose to tell). I felt really badly for Faye. They had a genuine connection. I don't believe in soul mates, but they were pretty close to it. But Don never picks the right woman. I'm sure the thought of being with Faye scared him because she was just as strong as him, while he will be able to control Megan.

Exactly!!

I don't like Megan. I did back when it looked like she really wanted to work hard and get a position similiar to Peggy's, then she hopped into bed with Don and it was obvious she had other plans than proving to everyone how talented she could be with advertisement. Not to mention she has weird teeth.

I believe that was all a ruse to get in Don's bed. She came on to him and that was her plan all along. She didn't want to actually WORK, :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 24th, 2012, 09:47 PM
I finished season 4 last night and I was so disgusted with that finale. DON! You love Faye!!! WTF?! There is no way he is in love with Megan. No way. There is no chemistry between the characters and I had no idea where their "relationship" even came from. He loves her because she's good with his kids? Uh uh. I hope he didn't end up marrying her. We'll see tomorrow...



Exactly!!



I believe that was all a ruse to get in Don's bed. She came on to him and that was her plan all along. She didn't want to actually WORK, :lol:

I can't wait! I just found out it's going to be a 2 hour premiere :cool:. I may even watch the last couple episodes of season 4 as it's been a year or so since I saw them :lol:

Gonna get some movie style popcorn and some other snacks for the premiere :cool:

ImaVeggie
Mar 24th, 2012, 11:51 PM
I had never watched an episode. When I heard that the 5th season was finally coming on 3/25, I decided to watch an episode. Drum roll please... I watched all four seasons in a week. Yes, that's right. I have no life :)

Can't wait for tomorrow night!

PatrickRyan
Jun 7th, 2012, 07:50 AM
Anyone tuning into this season? Season finale is this Sunday!
What an amazing and emotional seasons this has been, probably the best season so far!

delicatecutter
Jun 7th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Best season so far? :unsure: I am two episodes behind though. Maybe something profound has happened.

doni1212
Jun 7th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Yeah, the last episode was CRAZY!!! Catch up Wally!

PatrickRyan
Apr 15th, 2013, 03:56 AM
bump :)

doni1212
Apr 28th, 2013, 01:57 PM
So what do you guys think of the new season? I like it so far. We all knew the real Don Draper would be back eventually, :lol:
Pete is still an ass but props to Trudy for kicking him out!
Poor Joan for not being respected because of what she did to get the partnership.
I want to see more of Roger! He's the funniest guy on this show!

Keaka
Jun 15th, 2013, 06:56 PM
Bump.

Keaka
Jun 15th, 2013, 07:01 PM
What's up?

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