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Mad Men Season 3 Discussion

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Flambeur, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. robbie

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    That blackface routine was jarringly odd.


    I think most people were disturbed by it because everyone wants to like John Slattery's character.
     
  3. Flambeur

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    I think most people were disturbed by it because everyone wants to like John Slattery's character.

    Interesting. Perhaps. To me it wasn't even about being racist, just about being ridiculously stupid and acting like a highschool kid, which he's been doing ever since he's met what's her name..
     
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    Interesting. Perhaps. To me it wasn't even about being racist, just about being ridiculously stupid and acting like a highschool kid, which he's been doing ever since he's met what's her name..

    Bingo. I think they could have picked a better way for him to display that.
     
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    No one is seeding any of the eps 3 torrents on pirate bay. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU
     
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    I loved the scene when Don was putting together that Old Fashioned. There was something kind of magical about it. He made that drink with extreme precision and an experienced grace.
    That magic is the finest thing about the best bars -- the humanity of a craft performed and instantly appreciated, the authenticity of a fine cocktail a segue to a more authentic interaction of humanity, which that scene stood for. ~ H
     
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    No one is seeding any of the eps 3 torrents on pirate bay. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

    dude, just do a google search, plenty of sites out there post links to uploaded episode files...
     
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    No one is seeding any of the eps 3 torrents on pirate bay. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

    It's also on Youtube in several parts if you need to see it right now.
     
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    At the party, when Draper first encountered Campbell, he told him not to hand out any business cards. This shows Draper as being at a more sophisticated level than Campbell, who was born into that social level.

    When I look at where Draper came from, I can't connect the dots to put him from there to where he is now. How is it possible that Draper knows all the moves? He rarely missteps socially or when dealing with clients. His background would have given him street smarts, but realistically he would be very rough around the edges.

    I hope that at some point, some of this missing time is revealed and we will see a plausible way for him to have become the person he is today.
     
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    I hope that at some point, some of this missing time is revealed and we will see a plausible way for him to have become the person he is today.

    +1. i really hope we get to see his formative years at the agency and how he got to where he is.
     
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    What have we seen so far? He came back from Korea and was selling cars and got caught by the real Draper's widow? Is that it?
     
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    At the party, when Draper first encountered Campbell, he told him not to hand out any business cards. This shows Draper as being at a more sophisticated level than Campbell, who was born into that social level.

    When I look at where Draper came from, I can't connect the dots to put him from there to where he is now. How is it possible that Draper knows all the moves? He rarely missteps socially or when dealing with clients. His background would have given him street smarts, but realistically he would be very rough around the edges.

    I hope that at some point, some of this missing time is revealed and we will see a plausible way for him to have become the person he is today.


    +1. i really hope we get to see his formative years at the agency and how he got to where he is.

    Yeah, I guess he learned sales when he was selling cars, but definitely want to see how he ended up at that level.. Maybe we'll see it soon.
     
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    What have we seen so far? He came back from Korea and was selling cars and got caught by the real Draper's widow? Is that it?

    yup pretty much..
     
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    You have to watch from the beginning. As previously mentioned, the story lines are so character driven that you'd be scratching your head wondering what the hell is going on.

    The myriad of inside jokes in reference to an individuals' past is reason alone to watch from episode one.


    I jumped in mid second season, and I am enjoying it.
     
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    At the party, when Draper first encountered Campbell, he told him not to hand out any business cards. This shows Draper as being at a more sophisticated level than Campbell, who was born into that social level.

    When I look at where Draper came from, I can't connect the dots to put him from there to where he is now. How is it possible that Draper knows all the moves? He rarely missteps socially or when dealing with clients. His background would have given him street smarts, but realistically he would be very rough around the edges.

    I hope that at some point, some of this missing time is revealed and we will see a plausible way for him to have become the person he is today.


    He is a student of life. Anyone who could react in such a way after witnessing his superior's death has already learned a thing or two. I believe he draws on his hatred for his "former" life or early years as motivation to self-improve. He witnesses how others act, and he quickly assesses who and what traits are worth imitating.
     
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    Since we're focusing on Draper and his past, does the opening sequence of him falling off a building mean anything with respect to a sign of things to come?
     
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    He is a student of life. Anyone who could react in such a way after witnessing his superior's death has already learned a thing or two. I believe he draws on his hatred for his "former" life or early years as motivation to self-improve. He witnesses how others act, and he quickly assesses who and what traits are worth imitating.

    that actually sounds very plausible to me.
     
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    i think he hates his former life, but then at the same time he tried to get in touch with his brother after his callous dismissal. he talked about it with a lot of joy it seemed to the gentleman at rogers party, but then avoids it around betty, and speaks about it with such visible pain to rachel menken.

    i think his feelings towards his past are all over the place

    and then i remember him in someways opening up to his son Bobby in season one with his almost begging his son to be interested in him, and 'ask me anything' approach... and the apparent hurt in his eyes when bobby asked about ladybugs.

    i really want to know if/how they are going to approach the apparent lack of a father in dons life as the series progresses.
     
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    i really want to know if/how they are going to approach the apparent lack of a father in dons life as the series progresses.

    "we need to get you a new daddy"
     
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    i forgot about that line. i think it was my 'carousel' moment from last season.

    so far this seasons 'carousel' moment was peggys monologue this past episode... though i feel like whenever betty has her baby there is gonna be some hard core emotional scenes...
     

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