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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Apr 29, 2013.
Can you say OCD?
Spotted Hamlin right away....
Seriously?! MM doesn't hold a candle to BB in my estimation....but they're two, totally different shows.
Seriously. Last summer I was deciding which one of these two to watch, since everyone raved about them here. I didn't really have time for both. I watched 1 1/2 seasons of BB and really didn't like it. I watched a few episodes of Mad Men and was bored for awhile, but dug the era of the show, and then started to like the characters. Sorry, I guess we have different tastes, in my opinion (remember, this is MY opinion, not some critic or anyone else), it wasn't for me. But I really have enjoyed Mad Men as I got into the show more.
I agree that Mad Men > Breaking Bad
I love both, and I would find them *very* hard to compare or rank. Two very different experiences.
I agree. But at the same time, I could see how someone would strongly prefer one over the other. Some people get turned off by the subject matter on BB. Others don't like "period pieces" or want to see lots of "action". Nothing really wrong with any of that.
same here. enjoy both, but probably enjoy the BB experience a bit more.
I like both very much but the styles are so different that I can see someone liking one but not the other.
Yes, until Pete totally made this about himself and not being able to be with his family. So it was really about what he was going through and not the death of MLK.
(With the sirens blaring in the background. Seemed very ominous.)
(Just watched this ep last night.)
Surprised there wasn't more discussion about this in this thread; Don being the central character. I thought he has been particularly distasteful in his personal this season. And then we see some real emotion about his kids.
He then has a moment of realization in his personal life about. Was it just for Bobby? Or did that include Sally and Eugene? I could actually relate to that whole bit. Not that I am saying that I didn't love my children, but that the time goes so fast and I certainly didn't really appreciate for what it was at the time.
Will this be short term thing or real epiphany? Seems to be any time he has a choice to do the right thing he does the opposite. Was it just a short time reaction to the death of MLK much like Pete's? I think he genuinely saw something in Bobby that sparked some feeling in him.
Pete tried to take advantage of the situation the same way others tried to (such as Peggy's realtor -- excuse me, Realtor), and avoided trying to (such as Ginsberg). But his call to Trudy was sincere underneath that. He needed someone to connect with in the wake of the event and she was the logical choice.
I think Weiner might have laid the groundwork to motivate Don's paternal growth for the rest of the season. For the rest of the season we might see Don spending more quality time with the kids - unless of course he feels his relationship with the kids is a lost cause and just give it up to Henry.
My bet is Don tries briefly, but then falls back into character. Don fundamentally is handicapped by his own failed, non-existent relationship with his own "parents." Don had no role models when it comes to parenting.
I think you are right. It is his flaws that make him interesting. The one thing we can expect is for Don to disappoint us with his personal decisions.
It's funny. This is in contrast to his professional life. He seems to be the conscience of the 2 ad agencies he has worked for.
I think it would actually be the 4th or 5th time he'd be punched in the face. Lane, his train buddy whose wife he banged, and the train conductor. I hope I haven't missed any - I rewatched the Lane fight at least a dozen times.
Harry definitely is sucking around for his first though.
My second favorite Mad Man scene.
classic...don closing the curtains!
Thanks for that! I love Roger's line. And you see Don start to get up and think he's going to stop it, but then he goes for the curtains. And Roger lights a cigarette. Funniest scene ever.