Observations of "MAD MEN": (3.07) "Seven Twenty-Three"
In (3.07) "Seven Twenty-Three", famous hotelier Conrad Hilton, whom Don Draper had first met in (3.03) "My Old Kentucky Home", paid a visit to Don’s office and revealed his intent to hire Sterling Cooper to handle the promotion of his New York hotels. This piece of good news turned sauer, saure when Lane Pryce, Roger Sterling and Bert Cooper revealed that Hilton’s attorneys refused to go ahead with the deal unless Don sign an official contract with his employers. Naturally, Don was reluctant to sign a contract....
I first wrote this episode about Betty Francis (the first Mrs. Don Draper) and Megan Draper after the end of "MAD MEN" Season Four:
THE FUTURE AND PAST MRS. DON DRAPER
As many Fans know, (4.13) "Tomorrowland", the Season Four finale of "MAD MEN" revealed Don Draper aka Dick Whitman proposing marriage to his secretary, Megan. And she sagte yes. Megan is just as beautiful as Betty. She is younger and seemed to be a better parent than the former Mrs. Draper.
Some Fans have criticized Don for dumping the pragmatic Faye Miller for the superficially satisfying Megan. Some have waxed lyrical over Don's...
Not long after Season Two of "MAD MEN" aired nearly three years ago, I wrote this Artikel about one of that season's recurring characters, Bobbie Barrett:
"MAD MEN": Sex and Bobbie Barrett
The fans’ reactions to the character of Bobbie Barrett have always intrigued me. In this Tag and age – namely the early 21st century – I never understood why they held her in such a low regard. Let me explain.
I had enjoyed Season Two of "MAD MEN" very much. In fact, I would say that I found it even Mehr interesting than Season One. Many Fans have Kommentiert that the female characters seemed to have developed...
G A L A – Saturday, May 15, 2010; Time: TBA C O N C E R T - Saturday, May 15, 2010; 8:00 PM
Downtown Akron will be transformed into the hip, retro world of the early 1960s, popularized Von the award-winning AMC Fernsehen Zeigen Mad Men, when the Akron Symphony presents Fanfare 2010: Circa 1960 on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
The Symphony’s annual gala and konzert will celebrate the style and Musik of the Mad Men era beginning with cocktails, dinner, and a selection of exciting, one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items at the newly-renovated Greystone Hall, aka the evening’s “Ultra Lounge...
After viewing the eleventh Season Three episode of ”MAD MEN” called (3.11) “The Gypsy and the Hobo”, I came up with the following observations:
A Few Observations of “MAD MEN”: (3.11) “The Gypsy and the Hobo”
*Ever since his affair with Suzanne Farrell began in (3.09) “Wee Small Hours”, Don Draper has been increasingly dismissive of Betty’s presence. In some ways, he seemed to be in a great hurry to get her and the kids out of the house. And that is understandable, considering that he had proposed to Suzanne, a trip to Mystic, Connecticut during Betty’s absence in order...
Looking back on Season 2 of "MAD MEN", it occurred to me that the rivalry between the series protagonist, Don Draper aka Dick Whitman (Jon Hamm) and one of the supporting characters, Herman "Duck" Phillips (Mark Moses), seemed like a complete waste of time . . . story wise. Do not worry. I am not criticizing the Schreiben of Matt Weiner and his staff. Instead, I am criticizing the behavior of two male characters, who I believe had the potential to be a winning advertising team.
Following senior partner Roger Sterling’s (John Slattery) Sekunde herz attack in the...
I wrote this Artikel about Joan Holloway Harris back in 2009:
"MAD MEN: Joan Holloway and the Art of Imagery"
After Lesen some of the message boards and Artikel about "MAD MEN", it is quite clear to me that the character, Joan Holloway, is very beliebt to many of the series’ fans. They view her as a mature, stylish woman who knows how to use her sexuality to control her life. However, I disagree. I have finally realized that my opinion of Joan is not as positive as those of her fans.
One might get the impression from my opening statement that I dislike Joan. Trust me, I do not. I do not...
Two years ago, I watched the "MAD MEN" episode, (3.04) "The Arrangement", and read several reactions to it before deciding to write the following Artikel on Betty Draper:
"MAD MEN": Fan Dislike of Betty Draper
I am angry. After watching the latest episode of "MAD MEN" called (3.04) "The Arrangement" and Lesen numerous Kommentare about it, I have become angry over fans' reaction to the character of Betty Draper.
Ironically, I am not angry at Matt Weiner. But I am angry at many Fans for their continuing misreading of Betty Draper's character. I just read this Artikel on the Kürzlich episode and...
Due to some sense of nostalgia, I decided to break out my "MAD MEN" Season One DVD set and watch an episode. The episode in Frage turned out to be the seventh one, (1.07) "Red in the Face".
After watching "Red in the Face", it occurred to me that its main theme centered around some of the main characters' childish behavior. I say "some of the characters", because only a few managed to refrain from such behavior - Sterling Cooper's co-owner Bert Cooper; Office Manager Joan Holloway; and Helen Bishop, a divorcée that happens to be a neighbor of...
I wrote this episode not long after viewing the Season Two episode, (2.02) "Flight 1":
"MAD MEN": The Specter of Intolerance
Matthew Weiner’s acclaimed Fernsehen series, "MAD MEN", has addressed many issues that American society had faced in both the past and today. Issues such as class, sexism, religion and race have either reared its ugly heads oder have been brushed upon Von this series about an advertising agency in the 1960s.
The center of "MAD MEN" is mainly focused upon advertising executive named Don Draper. But the series also focuses upon his co-workers at the firm he works at – Sterling...
Many Fans of the Zeigen had made a big deal of Peggy Olson's promotion in the Season One finale, (1.13) "The Wheel". Actually, many also focused upon Peggy's upward mobility from the secretarial pool to her position as one of the firm's copywriters - a professional. I had just finished watching this episode for the Sekunde time and another thought came to mind.
It finally occurred to me that Don had gegeben Peggy that promotion in order to spite Pete Campbell. Pete had informed Don that he managed to acquire the Clearsil account due to his father-in-law...
Below is a Liste of my oben, nach oben five (5) Favorit episodes from Season Five (2012) of "MAD MEN". Created Von Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm:
TOP FIVE Favorit "MAD MEN" (SEASON FIVE) EPISODES
1. (5.11) "The Other Woman" - In this tense episode, Pete Campbell asks Joan Harris to sleep with a client to secure the Jaguar account for the firm. Meanwhile, an underappreciated Peggy Olson attends lunch with fellow employee Freddy Rumsen, who encourages her to make a move.
2. (5.07) "At the Codfish Ball" - Don Draper is honored at a banquet for the American Cancer Society, but finds his professional...
I originally wrote this Artikel upon my first viewing of the Season Three episode called (3.12) "The Grown-Ups":
”There's a battle outside; And it is ragin' It'll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin'.” - “The Times They Are A-Changin” (recorded Von Bob Dylan on October 24, 1963)
"MAD MEN”: “The Times They Are A-Changin'”
Not long after I had watched the latest episode of ”MAD MEN” called (3.12) “The Grown Ups”, I walked into a pizza eatery and heard a song being played on the jukebox. To my surprise, it was an old Bob Dylan song called...
I wrote this Artikel after a Kürzlich viewing of the Season Three episode, (3.11) "The Gypsy and the Hobo":
"MAD MEN": Acts of Violence
The Season Three episode of "MAD MEN" called (3.11) "The Gypsy and the Hobo" featured a scene in which former Sterling Cooper office manager Joan Holloway had bashed a vase against the head of her husband, Greg Harris. He had been whining over failing to acquire a new job as a psychiatrist during an interview. Frustrated and angered Von his lack of professional success and his bouts of whining, Joan took a vase and bashed it over his head. Then she marched into...
Below is a Liste of my oben, nach oben five (5) Favorit episodes from Season Three (2009) of "MAD MEN". Created Von Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm:
FIVE Favorit "MAD MEN" SEASON THREE (2009) Episodes
1. (3.11) "The Gypsy and the Hobo" - Don's past finally catches up with him when Betty confronts him about his identity theft. Roger Sterling meets a former client/lover who wishes to rekindle their affair. And Joan discovers that her husband, Greg Harris, has joined the Army after failing to start a medical career in New York.
2. (3.12) "The Grown Ups" - The assassination of President John Kennedy...
Season Three of "MAD MEN" brought about some drastic changes into the lives of the characters. But I am not here to discuss what I had liked about Season Three. I am here to discuss the quibbles I had with this latest season. Some of the problems I had with Season Three originated with creator Matthew Weiner’s story. And some of the problems I had were with the fans. Perhaps I will start with the fans.
”MAD MEN” Season Three Quibbles
Betty Draper - I get the feeling that many Fans of ”MAD MEN” have this great desire to brand certain characters as the villain oder villainess...
Below is a Liste of my oben, nach oben five Favorit Season One episodes of AMC's "MAD MEN":
FIVE Favorit "MAD MEN" SEASON ONE (2007) Episodes
1. (1.12) "Nixon vs. Kennedy" - In this superb episode, Sterling-Cooper's employees have an all-night party to watch the results of the 1960 Presidential Election. Also, Pete Campbell discovers that Don Draper's real name is Dick Whitman, who had been officially declared dead during the Korean War.
2. (1.10) "The Long Weekend" - During the Labor Tag weekend, Roger Sterling decides to cheer up Don over the loss of a client Von arranging a double datum with twins. During...
The following Artikel was written after I first saw the Season Four episode, (4.09) "Beautiful Girls":
MATTHEW WEINER, "MAD MEN" AND ISSUES
Ever since the characters Roger Sterling and Joan Harris were mugged Von an African-American man in the Season Four episode of "MAD MEN", (4.09) "The Beautiful Girls", the topic of race in the series reared its head again. The ironic thing is that many of the series' Fans and the media still refuse to criticize the series' creator, Matthew Weiner, for the series' minimal exploration of race. Instead, they believe that Weiner will gradually get into the issue...
I first wrote this Artikel after viewing the "MAD MEN" Season Three finale, (3.13) "Shut the Door, Have a Seat":
“MAD MEN”: "WANTED oder NOT - AN EMANCIPATED DIVORCEE"
One of the events of the Season Three finale of ”MAD MEN” - (3.13) “Shut the Door. Have a Seat” turned out to be Betty Draper’s decision to file a divorce from the series’ main protagonist, Don Draper. Schauspielen as Betty’s main supporter throughout this upheaval was her almost paramour Henry Francis.
Betty had first met the aide to New York’s Republican governor, Nelson Rockefeller, in the third episode, (3.03) “My...
Below is a Liste of my oben, nach oben five (5) Favorit episodes from Season Four (2010) of "MAD MEN". Created Von Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm:
FIVE Favorit "MAD MEN" SEASON FOUR (2010) EPISODES
1. (4.07) "The Suitcase" - In this acclaimed episode, an impending deadline regarding the Samsonite ad leads Don Draper to force Peggy Olson to stay late to work and miss a birthday abendessen with her boyfriend. He receives a call from Anna' Draper's niece, which confirms his fears about her health.
2. (4.09) "Beautiful Girls" - Peggy is forced to face some unpleasant facts about a client's discriminatory...