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post #91 of 730
I really enjoyed the bar scene moments ago. The rye was Old Overholt.
post #92 of 730
dance scene wtf. white people are weird.
post #93 of 730
Much better episode this week than last. That blackface was really creepy. The soirée made me wish my Allen Edmonds Bel Air Spectators arrived sooner; at least before summer is completely out.

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dance scene wtf. white people are weird.

I'd have to disagree with you on that; Pete's dance scene was awesome. I wanna learn to dance like that. Does anyone know what style of music that was? Ragtime maybe?
post #94 of 730
My name is Peggy Olson and I would like to smoke some marijuana.
post #95 of 730
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I'd have to disagree with you on that; Pete's dance scene was awesome. I wanna learn to dance like that. Does anyone know what style of music that was? Ragtime maybe?
Charleston. 1920s. Ragtime is more 1890s-1900s.

The blackface scene struck me as a false note. The least racist whites in the country at that time were elite Northeasterners. Note how at one point they comment about how bad Goldwater would be and they all want Rockefeller for Prez in '64. And these are supposed to be big racists? Not plausible.

Overall, the show continues to go nowhere. Scenes don't add up. Episodes lack any pretense to coherence. And yet I am still watching. Must be Joan.
post #96 of 730
Oh yeah, was the drug dealer Christian Bale who was discussed in another thread who ruined "This Must Be the Place"?

For some reason, throughout most of the episode I was just waiting for the grandfather to wale on someone; either the nanny or the daughter.
post #97 of 730
correction -- see below.
post #98 of 730
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casttv.com is a good source for episodes fyi.

AMC does an encore at 11PM EST and I believe the most recent episode is played again on Monday if need be.
post #99 of 730
So far this episode has been the only one that has the momentum I had been anticipating all summer.

We got even more insight into all of the key characters this episode.

I liked the small storyline with Sally this episode.

ROBBie
post #100 of 730
Wow, Roger in blackface, Pete and his wife can really move on the dance floor and Peggy gets stoned. I don't know where the season is going, but great episode.
post #101 of 730
Was it talent night on MM?

lefty
post #102 of 730
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Charleston. 1920s. Ragtime is more 1890s-1900s.

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my wife said something intersting - the difference between the time that the charleston was popular and this scene is less than from when the various dances of the 50's (like the twist) and today.
post #103 of 730
Pot jokes, really?



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The blackface scene struck me as a false note. The least racist whites in the country at that time were elite Northeasterners. Note how at one point they comment about how bad Goldwater would be and they all want Rockefeller for Prez in '64. And these are supposed to be big racists? Not plausible.

Assumed we were supposed to think most people there were uncomfortable, but Roger was the host and got to do what he wanted. Maybe I'm just hoping that was the intent.
post #104 of 730
the show seems like it's losing focus and just becoming a diorama (and borderline parody) of 60s culture.
post #105 of 730
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Overall, the show continues to go nowhere. Scenes don't add up. Episodes lack any pretense to coherence. And yet I am still watching. Must be Joan.
Thanks for the quick history lesson. Your point above got me thinking about the overall progression of the season and the whole show in general. While previous episodes would have a well structured plot that followed from beginning to end, what I especially like about season 3 thus far has been how it is more character-driven rather than plot-driven. In the 3 separate scenes this episode, regardless of what was going on I think what we were seeing as a viewer where various character traits that will be integral in the development of the show. For example: - Peggy is starting to develop a wilder persona and is becoming more confident in her abilities to manage and do her job. Interesting conversation with her new secretary too. - Don's recent (?) attitude towards Roger towards the end of the show especially. I missed exactly why he didn't want to go to that party though. - Don is clearly still rooted in his past as revealed in the rags to riches story shared by him and the other gentleman behind the bar. - Pete and his clear connections to old money (I think) as demonstrated by his ability to dance the Charleston; presumably taught in private school. I was wondering how come he and his wife were the only ones who knew the dance. - Joan's relationship to her douchebag insecure husband and how she is trying to better manage it though compromise. - Betty's enduring (?) desire to hold her marriage together as demonstrated though her ability to forgive much more readily this time around. By not having a concise beginning, middle, and end of each episode, I think viewers get to see these characters on a more realistic perspective as we see how they react to their situations. Of course if I'm wrong than yes, Joan is a good reason to watch this too.
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