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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. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Ken is a master of the Tao.
     
  2. kryptonite1

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    Love the thread. Happy to discuss Mad Men intelligently anytime.

    Just a couple thoughts on Season 6 so far:

    Funny still watching Pete emerge into his own confidently from 9a - 5p while clumsily making mistakes post business hours (Trudy, Don - i.e my apt is open to you if you ever need it - LOL how fast Don shut down that half ass we're "friends" gesture

    Everybody including myself seems to be enjoying more Stan but I'd also include Dawn. I'm liking her character and experiences being fleshed out more. A working black woman trying to navigate within two worlds (her friends and life uptown vs. work) and trying to find a mate.

    Absolutely loved Ken checking Ben I wonder if the writing days are over and he's all business now and Harry while going over the line at Joan.

    Kinda over Don's affair already while Roger is Roger (my fav character) looks like the season is gaining momentum with Heinz vinegar and beans lost. Can't wait for more
     
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  3. Steve Smith

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    Stan cracks me up. He reminds me of Zach Galifianakis with his new look.
     
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    I loved Pete Campbell offering don his bachelor sex pad and Don's smug dismissal of the notion he'd need Pete's place to get some honey on his stinger.
     
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    I am finding the Dawn character too contrived. Her development is not very organic nor very subtle.
     
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    I think it's definitely the case of "white people writing scenes for black characters" that is causing the issues with Dawn.

    Overall I like her and am rooting for her.
     
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    I am afraid her character arc is ramping up into an Obama type "teachable moment" conclusion. I will never enjoy MM quite as much if they do that.
     
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    Dunno, if a man can write women characters, I don't see why a white guy writing a black character would be a problem. Blacks aren't aliens (as of today's news anyway).

    Don't care for Dawn's story line so far but we'll see where it goes.

    I thought Harry was on point calling out Joan's advancement.
     
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    Not saying they can't do it, but it's certainly going to be harder to come across as natural and believable.
     
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    It seems more like they're trying to cram a story line involving blacks in the show somehow.
     
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    The show has always done really well with incorporating social issues (divorce, hippies, the war, consumerism, etc.) and it's no surprise that they're working a civil rights angle into the 60s.
     
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    The show has always done really well with incorporating social issues (divorce, hippies, the war, consumerism, etc.) and it's no surprise that they're working a civil rights angle into the 60s.
     
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    • If the teachable moment involves Dawn taking Ginsberg to her friend's Harlem wedding, count me 100% in.It would be great if they got into advertising for Nixon '68.
    • Could cover counter-culture vs. reactionaries from the under-covered reactionary side and wrap in Henry & Betty. The new bootlicker dude looks exactly like a Nixon campaign aide, for good measure.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still waiting for this season to take off. Sunday was another let-down.
     
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    what do you mean by Obama type teachable moment?

     
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    Yeah, I'm confused how anyone is confused by this too...I guess if you don't recognize JWT as an agency (they are...maybe the biggest in the US? definitely top 3), it might be a bit harder to pick up, but it seemed pretty obvious that they were showing up at the bar for the same reason as Don.
     
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    I think it really goes to show that Peggy and Don were a good team.

    They were really both keying in on the same idea--Heinz = Ketchup, Ketchup = Heinz. Don's idea was probably more compelling, but they clearly wanted the bottle and peggy gave them the bottle. There might be something at play with the Ketchup guy wanting to be clear that it is *his* Heinz product that is being advertised and the combined powers of Peggy and Don might have figured that out.

    Maybe a two page set, spaced a page or two apart in a magazine, first page has Don's ad with "Something's Missing" and the followup page has Peggy's ad with "There's the Heinz"
     
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    Ted's line of "Mind if we join the Lonely Hearts Club?" was a dead giveaway for me.
     
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  20. Neo_Version 7

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    "Should we fire him before he cashes in the check?"
     
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