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post #616 of 702
Notice the similarities between Peggy and Meagan as they get help from Don. Meagan will leave Don to act unless he does something to stop it
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For those in the UK, Sky Atlantic are showing Mad Men from the first episode starting next Tuesday at 9pm. Hopefully, by the time they get to the end of season 5 again, season 6 won't be far away.

 

Thin Betty!smile.gif

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Who else was sure that it the heavy breathing over the phone was Glen masturbating?

I thought so too
post #619 of 702

Who is a funnier character, Fat Betty Draper from Mad Men, or Fat Lee Adama from Battlestar?

 

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post #620 of 702
Lee Adama was fat for like two episodes and went right back to being ripped. Must have done keto.
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For those in the UK, Sky Atlantic are showing Mad Men from the first episode starting next Tuesday at 9pm. Hopefully, by the time they get to the end of season 5 again, season 6 won't be far away.

Speaking of the pilot episode - I just came across it by chance testing out my Netflix and I realized that Draper used the same "What's happiness" pitch for Dow Chemical when he was coming up with "It's Toasted" for Lucky Strike.

And someone here a few pages ago was talking about how Campbell wanted the same view and via extension the same position as Draper which also happened to be in the pilot.
post #622 of 702
Is "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" the pilot episode? I am in the process of watching the first season, which I had never seen before. I picked up sometime during the second season. I gotta say, if I would have watched just the first episode, I wouldn't have continued on. It seems so wooden and uninteresting. A lot of it seems to be focused on the superficialities: drinking at work, smoking everywhere and casual racism/sexism. But after a few episodes, it hit its stride. The characters are deeper and more nuanced. We just finished episode 9, which is where people are noticing that Peggy has put on a little weight.
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Re-watched the finale yesterday. Anyone notice that Boob Girl about to get shock therapy begs Peter to screw her exactly the same way Megan begs Don to screw her. Peter gives in, Don does not.

Then Boob Girl forgets all Peter entirely whereas Megan continues to be entranced by and dependent on Don.
post #624 of 702
The Alpha/Beta nuances between Don and Pete are often shown throughout the series. Another shining example.
post #625 of 702
Indeed. Plus the ep where Peter gets hit by two different men. laugh.gif
post #626 of 702
Personally, I don't think Don is an alpha male at all.
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Personally, I don't think Don is an alpha male at all.

If this is the case, then there are no alpha men in the show at all.
post #628 of 702
btw is it bad that i found myself identifying with Pete a whole fuckton? Forever beta, tries to play hardball but can't really do it, no idea what i really want to do etc etc.
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Is "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" the pilot episode? I am in the process of watching the first season, which I had never seen before. I picked up sometime during the second season. I gotta say, if I would have watched just the first episode, I wouldn't have continued on. It seems so wooden and uninteresting. A lot of it seems to be focused on the superficialities: drinking at work, smoking everywhere and casual racism/sexism. But after a few episodes, it hit its stride.

That's actually why I stopped watching it for a while. In fact, I posted as such on this here very forum and got pretty well flamed. I picked up some time early in season 2 and thought it had improved quite a bit. It's now so up and down for me that I don't know what to think or if I'll continue watching. I probably will, just to have something to look forward to on Sunday nights.
post #630 of 702
Yeah, there was a huge gap between me watching the first episode and finally picking up the rest of the show.

Maybe 6 months or a year(IIRC I watched the first episode right after either S1 or S2 finished and didn't start again until mid S2/S3)? Probably didn't help that I was watching it with a group of people, some of whom are easily bored....

Interesting thing though is that several of those people are now full mad men fans who have seen it all but only started watching more recently.
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