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Mad Men Season 6 (Begins April 7, 2013)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Imhoff, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I think this was a pretty good epi. We have Betty completely pull a Don on Don. She totally did a "fuck 'em and forget 'em" Don Draper style on him. However, prior to that, we had the scene with both Don and Betty singing along with the kid which was probably the most engaged and real family like scene those three have ever been involved in. Great juxtaposition between that little family scene and Betty totally freezing Don out the next morning at breakfast.

    Roger...poor Roger; he really is a child. Daughter bans him from the grandkid and he gets completely cock-blocked by the mystery man with Joan. Speaking of the mystery man...him and Joan going to the beach? Huh. Cannot wait to see how this character leaves the show and I feel we are building up to his demise/departure in the season finale.

    Peggy's outcome was predictable. That break up has been telegraphed all season and the boyfriend has now fully been radicalized along the lines of the Weather Underground. I about spit my drink when he said something about Peggy taking the cop's side. Yes, the cop taking the report on your stabbing had a "side" and it was in opposition to you, Mr. Stab-wound-victim.

    Almost had a lesbian scene. I had a sad we did not.
     
  2. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Don is trying to tell himself that he just wants to bone Betty but he knows its not true. He's attracted to her (who wouldn't be?), but he's also drawn to the possibility that he could be part of his family again. As a guy who had an on-again/off-again thing with the mother of my child for several years, I know how strong that pull is. Children hold bad marriages together all the time, and that force holding them together doesn't just disappear because the marriage ends.

    Does Draper really fuck em and forget em, though? Seems to me he falls hard every single time, even if it doesn't last. I know we don't see every Draper conquest, but the ones we do almost always seem to consume him.
     
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  3. GusW

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    Glad to see the show back on track after the previous episode. Good set-ups for interesting possibilities with Peggy, Don and others...
     
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  4. Piobaire

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    I think he follows a cycle which always ends with "forget 'em." He's very smitten at the start, usually gets a little obsessed, and then it's time to freeze them out and forget them. He's done exactly that cycle with the doc's wife this year with the final part of the cycle happening in the elevator last epi.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    That final scene with both doors being shut on Peggy, after Abe breaking up with her; something big is going to happen to her story line.
     
  6. gort

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    Happy to see Betty hot again. :embar:
     
  7. Piobaire

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    So is Bob Benson simply Don Draper (notice the similarity in the names) when he was first starting out? No discernible prior life, same sort of look (fit, tan, hair), Bob seems to be starting a similar relationship with Joan as Don had with the real Don Draper's wife, and we know Don can lie well and we've seen a few examples of Bob lying.
     
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    Interesting idea. He does have some similarities to Don the eager fur salesman.
     
  9. Stugotes

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    Hm, I think you guys ascribe too much importance to the character.
     
  10. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    This show is very deliberately written. There's no way they are spending this much time with Benson if he's not important.
     
  11. otc

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    Have we ever seen Benson alone? He might not be that important if the cameras have never followed him home.

    On the other hand, it may be immediately obvious why he is important the second you see him out of sight of the office.
     
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    It appears, for the first time ever, Piob and Rolling Stone are having the same thought.

    Rolling Stone - Who Is Bob Benson?
     
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  13. AldenPyle

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    It would be a nice parallel to Draper if Benson assumed his phony identity to dodge the draft (nice contrast w/ Greg, too).
     
  14. Piobaire

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    This is an excellent thought.
     
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    Not really, it would be rather pointless. Don's past and the way he presently carries himself are linked. What would that have to do with Bob Benson?
     
  16. lefty

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    Playing catch up so have only seen up to MLK. Not sure how you guys missed what "buy it in the room" meant.

    Anyway, still loathe the show, but this is fun.

    Way better pic that is NSFW but shows why ST was loved.

    lefty
     
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    If this turns out to be true then this show is on an even higher level of writing than I thought. Weiner is a genius man.
     
  18. lefty

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    He's many things, but genius ain't one of them.

    lefty
     
  19. Gorthaur Melwasul

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    To me Bob Benson is just the nice guy of the show.
    The only optimistic and caring about people. A change of pace compared to all the cynical characters of the show.
     
  20. whiteslashasian

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    That was one of my theories. He's just actually genuinely nice and the cynical business minded power and money hungry people of Madison Ave don't know how to handle that.
     

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