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Mad Men "Out of Town" OAD 8/16/09 (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Mad Men is back!

    Season three starts just a few months after season two ended... by my estimation it's the spring of 1963. Betty's quite pregnant, the firm's British owners have swept away 1/3 of the workforce, and while some things have changed, some are still far too much the same.

    I love this show. Every line could be taken at least three separate ways. I love the way that Don and Sal seem to be discussing work when they're discussing each other's weaknesses. I love the fact that Don constantly has to confront the way he treats women through the most innocent interactions with his own daughter.

    I love the way that Peggy never seems like a witch as she tosses acerbic comments to her secretary. I love the way the new English secretary tries to convince everyone that "secretary" means something different in Great Britain.

    I was a little let down by the deus ex machina aspect of having a fire drill save both Don and Salvatore from making a huge mistake. Too convenient, I say, and unworthy of the otherwise excellent writing.

    Overall I think the season's off to a fine start, and a fine reminder (one the whole nation needs) of why scripted television at its best is better than unscripted television could ever be.
  2. compac

    compac Legend

    Oct 6, 2006
    Big fan, and re-watched season 2 on vod... but
    Was disappointed some what by the season 3 premier was hoping for more!

    ex. Seemed like all the wives that were on th edge were just too happy again.

    Still one of the top shows on TV.

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