Sunday, July 20, 2008

how "mad men" left me amazed and disillusioned

the first lady of steveohville and i just sped through all thirteen episodes of the first season of "mad men" and it is completely deserving of being the most awarded drama in the emmys this year. i mean, my god it's amazing, the characters are so rich, the storylines are gradual and compelling, the art direction is gorgeous, the writing dead-on, the acting sublime and each episode leaves you wanting for the next. you know you're hitting on something special when a show becomes an experience.

and season two starts in two weeks. sweet.

the only thing that did disappoint me was, well, the final episode. not the whole thing, but the completely ridiculous storyline involving...shit, you probably haven't seen this.

okay, look, if you haven't seen it, go do it. you can find it on on-demand on comcast and it's available on dvd.

if you have seen it, highlight the section below and read on:

c'mon now. this entire show was built on plausible storylines built on character studies that are smart, believable and fitting of the times. each detail of each character is demandingly well-stitched.

with all that being said, how did peggie not know she was pregnant?
and how did she not know that she was nine months?
she works with all women, and nobody picked up?
she lives with a female roommate, and nothing?

i have no issue with her being pregnant. i just have a BIG issue with her being nine months pregnant and rushing a baby through at the end. makes no sense to me whatsoever. and wouldn't it have been better just to have the impending birth hang in the balance between the seasons?

i really don't get it. and it left a foul taste in my mouth.

still, i can't wait until july 28th.

and now back to your regularly scheduled sarcasm.

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