If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning. Or if you’ve ever spent an afternoon getting caught up on everything we’ve written (and why wouldn’t you?), you know that I love Mad Med. Or, more accurately, I love Don Draper . I’ll admit that my access to AMC is limited and so I’ve had a hard time keeping up this season. I watched the premier a few weeks ago and was disappointed. It was slow, and lacked the usual great writting. Something about it just wasn’t as sexy and compelling. But, I told myself it was simply because there was such a long break between seasons and they were trying to bring us back up to speed on what was happening. I had nothing but high hopes for the rest of the season.
I spent last night watching the next three episodes. And what can I say besides…’eh’? Don isn’t filandering enough, Roger Sterling is taking crap from Pete Campbell, and there isn’t much awesome advertising content. Part of the greatness of this show was always the imaginative and subtley meaningful ads. There hasn’t been one shining moment of Don Draper’s legendary creativity and persuasiveness. Even the moments of great tension like Lane and Pete bare knuckles boxing in the conference room, Don hallucinating the murder of his mistress, or Joan kicking out her surgeon husband somehow felt a little flat.
Am I being too harsh? Will the next four episodes bring back my loving feeling? Am I the only one who kind of wanted Don to smoke the joint while waiting for the Rolling Stones?
PS – I get that it’s because she doesn’t want to appear to sexy and fit in with the boys, but must peggy always wear neutral coloured boxes?
Her sex appeal could actually be key to success. You know, show a little let get the client all hot and bothered. Maybe it’s not very feminist, but it would work. We’ve seen her in some cute stuff once in a while before
but this season really seems to be a desert of ugly browns and greens on ill fitting skirts and blouses