or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Mad Men Season 5
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Mad Men Season 5 - Page 9

post #121 of 702
I thought it was obvious he was dreaming the whole time. It didn't make any sense that woman could have found his new apartment, gotten in the building, etc.

Did anyone pick up the ominous music that queued up when Sally took that Seconal? Plus all the weird eating stuff she's been going through? Things are gonna get rough for her.
post #122 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron View Post

I thought it was obvious he was dreaming the whole time.

I mean, I called "fever dream" the second she came BACK to the apartment...but I didn't like that it was filmed to look real. MM's usual dream sequences are filmed and presented as obvious dreams...Betty's death, Betty walking peacefully during child birth, Don's childhood hallucinations/day dreams, etc.
post #123 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

I mean, I called "fever dream" the second she came BACK to the apartment...but I didn't like that it was filmed to look real. MM's usual dream sequences are filmed and presented as obvious dreams...Betty's death, Betty walking peacefully during child birth, Don's childhood hallucinations/day dreams, etc.

They likely wanted the audience to think that he really did kill the woman (if you're retarded).

I knew it was a dream the moment she came back, it was dark out (summer time), and Megan was somehow not yet home with her sick husband?!?! Obvious dream became very obvious.

My feminist friend said she shouted "YES" when Joan told Craig to leave....
post #124 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

I don't like the use of dream sequences...it's an easy cop out. Oh look Don's cheating again...oh look he's murdering this spiteful bitch...LOL JUST KIDDING.
Not a crazy exciting episode, given that the most exciting thing never actually happened, but it's only the 3rd episode....things should be picking up quick.

It's the 4th episode......the first was 1 & 2 together ...last week No.3 - this week No.4...

Seems to be all over the place with the plot in the mid 60's now - ok black riots and equal rights stuff - clothes getting more colorful / flamboyant - peggy standing up to Roger - but as far as story line -- what's going on with the main character Don?

Who gives a poopy about Betty...see you later
What about the world of advertising?

What's happening at SCDP??

Seems very loose and disconnected now - it's all out the office - what's going on in everybody's home lives....
post #125 of 702
The best storylines on the show right now are:

1) Pete vs. Roger
2) Office Peggy vs. Hippie Peggy
3) Lane vs. Modernity
4) SCDP vs. Bankruptcy
5) Megan's chest vs. the FCC

Everything else is boring and should be put to sleep.
post #126 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

The best storylines on the show right now are:
1) Pete vs. Roger
2) Office Peggy vs. Hippie Peggy
3) Lane vs. Modernity
4) SCDP vs. Bankruptcy
5) Megan's chest vs. the FCC

Everything else is boring and should be put to sleep.

Correct.
post #127 of 702
I don't like dream scenes, be it in Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, or Sopranos. They always feel out of place and come off as pretentious.
post #128 of 702
The MM dream sequences have been mercifully short compared the one's in the Sopranos. Remember the test dream? What was that, 40 minutes?
post #129 of 702
Sopranos dream sequences were so obnoxious. Mad Men was okay but gave me a false sense that Don's balls would drop again. the show has lost a lot of its mystery now that we know so much about Don, his secret is mostly out and they've cut back a lot on the business side. I wonder if the majority of watchers are women and they've found it the personal side interests them more? I doubt Matthew Weiner would run a show that way though
post #130 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I don't like dream scenes, be it in Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, or Sopranos. They always feel out of place and come off as pretentious.

Exactly.
post #131 of 702
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

They don't show Joan doing a lot of useful work, but if you listen to guys like Lane (and Don iirc), she actually does a lot of good work for the firm. It's all on the administrative end, but that storyline of Joan following the "old" path of maxing out the opportunities of being a secretary and Peggy following the new path was examined in one of the earlier seasons.

There's a reason when they were attending the Cleo award show that it was Draper, Sterling, Campbell and Joan. If there were problems to sort out, you'd depend on her. And Joan is more pleasant with the clients outside of an advertising pitch than Peggy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beetleything View Post

What about the world of advertising?
What's happening at SCDP??

From the Mohawk gathering, it seems they hired *some* people. It wasn't as empty as the season 4 finale. I wonder if Chaough will come back (or as Sterling calls him Chow-guh-guh).
post #132 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The MM dream sequences have been mercifully short compared the one's in the Sopranos. Remember the test dream? What was that, 40 minutes?

Wasn't the dream scene where Tony was suffering a rotting gut wound even a multi-episode?
post #133 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Wasn't the dream scene where Tony was suffering a rotting gut wound even a multi-episode?

I think it was the episode when Tony got sick and they didnt know if it was from the Indian food or Artie Bucco's clams.
post #134 of 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

1) Pete vs. Roger
5) Megan's chest vs. the FCC

Pete v Roger is some pretty funny shit, especially the office move payoff.

God I hope Megan wins.
post #135 of 702
The most underrated pairing on the show is Roger and Harry. Every time they have a scene together it's pure gold.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Entertainment and Culture
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Mad Men Season 5