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- Feb 3, 2004
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- Sam Favate
The premiere is tonight. Does anyone know in what year the new season is set?
Yeah I wish all shows did that.mattCR said:One thing I really missed about Mad Men is the "next week on mad men" with a trailer cut up so fine that you can't tell anything that's going on and none of it means anything.
I read a couple of reviews that say it's 1968. None of the reviews were very positive. Haven't watched the premiere yet. Gave up on this series a few years ago, but thought I'd try again.Sam Favate said:The premiere is tonight. Does anyone know in what year the new season is set?
It was a great premiere. Every review I read this morning (HuffPo and Rolling Stone, for example) was quite favourable, also.Stan said:None of the reviews were very positive.
I thought the episodes were great but for a laugh, I took a look at the comments section at Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo and other places and you can see plenty of intelligent criticisms like "BORIng!!!!! THSI EPISODE WERE TERIBBLE! SHOULDVE ENDED IT LASTY SAESON!!!". I chalk nearly all of that type of dopiness up to people wanting to go against the grain and say something critically lauded sucks or if they think these episodes were boring then they've forgotten that 90% of this show is talking and 10% is 'action'.Josh Dial said:It was a great premiere. Every review I read this morning (HuffPo and Rolling Stone, for example) was quite favourable, also.
I won't disagree that the scene at the table with Sandy wasn't well done, but I just feel like Betty and her world is so far removed from what the show is really about. To me, the only link Betty has to the core of Mad Men is that she has the kids with Don. It seems her story lines the last two seasons could just be on a completely separate show as a spin-off or something. To me, the core of Mad Men is Don, Peg, Roger, Pete, and to a lesser degree Joan. I'm not sure if there are clauses in January Jones' contract that she has to have a certain number of scenes, but in my opinion they would be best served to write her out of the show. I don't even mean kill her off necessarily, but if they just stopped giving her scenes would it really impact the show at all? They could still have story lines with the kids (when they're with Don). Hell, I wouldn't even have a problem with them re-casting Betty if they felt they absolutely had to have here appear in a few scenes throughout the season (and January Jones didn't agree to a drastically reduced role).mattCR said:Yes, I loved the moment with Sandy.. and you really get the feeling Betty is trending on becoming a bitter old woman who just sees the world as a giant let down. They brought up again her modelling career, and with her new body type she feels the sting.. Sandy dressed her down for her failure to hold onto anything "real" and to accept the illusion.
Avoid Game of Thrones, thenSteveSs said:I give you guys credit for seeing the positive. I've been with this show since day 1, and this is the worst I've felt about an episode. I found it very confusing. New year, new people, new jobs, ... I wish it had been more obvious what year it was. And what Megan's job was. And who the clowns in office are. And who Peggy's staff are. Of course, it might just be me. I have the same problem when I read a book. If the author introduces too many new people or ideas too quickly, I get confused and frustrated.
I will give credit to whoever dresses Harry, however. His outfits come right out of my dad's closet!
Last season left off in April 1967 so if it was now Christmas time, it was pretty likely that it was the end of 1967. The rest of your questions seem like things that will either become more clear over time or may just be unimportant. Peggy might really only interact with Ted Chauogh at her new agency and the rest of the people there might be glorified extras or who they are will become more important over the course of the season.SteveSs said:I give you guys credit for seeing the positive. I've been with this show since day 1, and this is the worst I've felt about an episode. I found it very confusing. New year, new people, new jobs, ... I wish it had been more obvious what year it was. And what Megan's job was. And who the clowns in office are. And who Peggy's staff are.
I hadn't even thought of that but that is strange. I don't think she's still that mad over Roger being of one of the guys who pimped her out to the sales guy from Jaguar but maybe it's as simple as she was holding down the fort at the office.Quentin said:I was surprised Joan didn't come to the service. Wonder what's going on there? I see him trying to make her and his new child more a part of his life.
To me, Don seems like he'll always be looking for something better but Roger might find happiness.Quentin said:Who will achieve contentment first? Roger or Don? Maybe neither...