Mad MenCocktail and a cigarette pls
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
1. oh pete, pete, pete. just when you were starting to redeem yourself
2. lane challenging pete to a duel was hilarious. "you're a grimy little pimp!"
3. the end was my favourite of the season thus far, and paired with the song playing during the credits, gave me chills
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:56 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
John Slattery's directing was well geared toward the humour, which there was lots of this episode - he's getting experimental with the edits (the cut between Roger and Lane both opening a door) and nice touch including the dripping tap echoing in the end as Pete sits in class looking at the young lovers.
Also, they included England winning the World Cup! (the last time they did that )
And I'm glad Ken kept on writing his pulpy sci-fi stories. (I'd love to see a Mad Man equivalent of an up-and-coming Marvel Comics from the 60s)
Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:39 PM
And I'm glad Ken kept on writing his pulpy sci-fi stories.
I always thought Kinsey was the SF fan.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:40 PM
I'd love to see that. You'd think at the very least they could get some sort of TV movie out of it. A Stan biography would be great, but I guess these types of things need conflict and drama to make them work and maybe people aren't interested in exposing some of Stan's shadier history (or blowing things out of proportion to get viewers) until he passes away.
(I'd love to see a Mad Man equivalent of an up-and-coming Marvel Comics from the 60s)
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
Plus they'd be the underdogs with their finger on the (then) button against the big unfashionable company of DC. With characters like Stan, Jack, Steve Ditko, Steranko, Wally Wood etc - it would be fascinating.
Or they could hurry up and get Kavalier & Clay made!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:33 PM
I guess he has a few nom de plumes.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:12 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
The scene between Peggy and Ginsburg was really sad. I was very affected by it. I just got the connection to the title of the episode (Far Away Places) now.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
I think the newest episode was the weakest I remember in the series. I like what they were trying to do, but there were some odd shooting and editing choices that just left me cold. The three threads were pretty good, though, and were obviously setting up the three characters for where they're going. I'm glad Bert finally got in Don's ass about his behavior so far this season, though.Spoiler
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
And Bert's final sentence was a perfect way to end the episode.
At this point I would love to see some more creative episodes, as Whedon did with the musical ep of Buffy and so forth. There's been a part of me that would love to see a modern age episode. Same character, backstories, etc, just told through a post 9/11 gaze. Or a black and white ep. Or a silent ep. A musical ep would be golden, too.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:08 PM
At this point I would love to see some more creative episodes, as Whedon did with the musical ep of Buffy and so forth... A musical ep would be golden, too.
ugh, go away!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:15 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:08 AM
I liked the split stories with each of them dealing with their own drug and how conflicts their inner and outer selves (weed/LSD/new love - Bert Cooper even points this out to Don at the end). Interesting to see Don, the unreconstructed man, deal with how different Betty and Megan are - with the shit that they'll both take and accept with him. Megan is so much more self aware than Betty (who lives in her own fantasy) she even points out the reality of new love to Don, with her line about it diminishing a little it everytime they fight.
The movement of time within each story worked really well for me, for example - the disorienting jumps between cuts. And I'm quite liking the addition of Ginsberg, I really am curious to see his homelife with his Dad more - especially after that conversation he had with Peggy at the end.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:29 PM
I really enjoyed the narrative structure of it. I feel like the show has started to reflect the more experimental aspects of cinema that were happening at the time, which fits with what seems to be the theme of the season that everything is changing to something that a lot of the characters can't relate to anymore. I thought that theme was very well expressed in the scene with the bean guy who related to what Peggy was pitching but just couldn't imagine that young people could possibly feel the same way about things as he does.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:54 PM
anyways, solid episode.
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