Re: MAD MEN series discussion
Spoilers I suppose, as I'm talking about last night's episode, and some people in here are just starting:
There have been plenty of things I've liked about these two episodes so far. I love the sets. The seventies thing is a very distinct boost. I like the time jump that allowed them to throw Don back into being Don so quickly. And it's been it's typically hysterical self. And it's somehow still incredibly hot without showing any nudity. First episode I actually liked a ton.
But man I'm I disappointed in this waitress storyline so far. The first episode I was ok with it. She sort of served as this stand in for Don's past, hard working blue collar woman. Sort of a call back to the cathouse of his youth.
But last night throwing in this backstory with her kids and her infinite sorrow. I'm sure there's something to be said about Don's sort of running from his responsibilities, regardless of his being more successful at it. But there's four episodes left, and introducing a character this late, with this much baggage, and then have her sort of occupy the majority of the time of what I thought would be the point of this last half dozen episodes, that being Don's conclusion with all these already great characters that have orbited him, and already have such rich relationships with him. It just seems weird.