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Old 07-10-2007, 05:24 PM
Mad Men

Has anyone else seen a trailer for the new AMC tv series Mad men? Watched it here (http://media.amctv.com/originals/madmen) after a couple of billboard ads peaked my curiosity. Looks pretty cool, and I really love that actor Vincent Kartheiser last from Alpha Dog.
I have high hopes for this one!
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:18 PM
this show is top! yeah i just got round to it
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:18 AM
Good drama
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:41 AM
Wow, this thread cam back out of nowhere. : ?

One of my old high school and college chums is on this (Rich Sommer, who plays the bespectacled Harry Crane). While the acting and writing are top notch and there have indeed been moments of brilliance here (plus I have a major crush on January Jones ), I still nonetheless have a few problems with it that keeps me merely admiring it instead of LOVING it:

- the narrowmindedness of that time that is often on display is sometimes hard to get past
- the overly dry tone the show has established itself with tends to keep one at a distance
- most of all, I have ZERO interest in the world of advertising; I buy things I want/need at the cheapest price...not via bribery with a calculatingly attention-grabbing commercial or ad. : P
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:43 AM
I've seen one episode, and I allready think It's great. will be sure to watch more.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:22 AM
I'm the only person I know who doesn't like this show. There isn't a single likeable or relatable character on the entire show. Granted, I only watched season 1, so maybe it gets better, but the first season didn't grab me at all. The acting is great, and it's cool how they tie advertising into some much bigger topics (like the Nixon/Kennedy race) but overall, I can't get into dramas if I don't like the characters. And the backstory of Draper at war was just corny. That's what he's running from? Really?
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Draper's new wife is sexy as hell. Her in that position, cleaning...oh yes.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:02 PM
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Draper's new wife is sexy as hell. Her in that position, cleaning...oh yes.
Yeah. Also, the whole party scene (especially her singing) was easily oene of the greatest things the show has ever done.

The two hour premiere put me in such a great mood when it was over. It was like seeing your best friends again after not seeing them for awhile.

Roger also had some great moments too.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
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Yeah. Also, the whole party scene (especially her singing) was easily oene of the greatest things the show has ever done.

The two hour premiere put me in such a great mood when it was over. It was like seeing your best friends again after not seeing them for awhile.

Roger also had some great moments too.
The whole scene with Harry talking about what he would do with Megan had me in tears.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:34 PM
Roger reenacting Megan's dance and song had me in tears.

You know how invested in these characters you have been after watching the past four seasons when you see a brief scene involving Peggy and her journalist boyfriend casually twisting by themselves and you just crack up. Then, someone who hasn't watched the show at all asks you "what's so funny?", while watching this episode and show for the first time.

Just a solid and hilarious return for Mad Men! This and Game of Thrones returning next week is just too good.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:55 PM
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Roger reenacting Megan's dance and song had me in tears.

You know how invested in these characters you have been after watching the past four seasons when you see a brief scene involving Peggy and her journalist boyfriend casually twisting by themselves and you just crack up. Then, someone who hasn't watched the show at all asks you "what's so funny?", while watching this episode and show for the first time.

Just a solid and hilarious return for Mad Men! This and Game of Thrones returning next week is just too good.
Yeah. Had a smile from ear to ear all of yesterday after watching the premiere with my family.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:36 PM
Anybody know how much $50 was worth back then? Apparently it was enough for an office. And more than enough to be found in a wallet.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:03 PM
I finally got into/caught up on this show. I have a couple questions hopefully some people may know the answer to.

1) How many seasons are they planning to do? Is this going to be the last season?

2) Why did they drop all the great background characters (Sal, Kinsy, etc.) and replace them with, in my opinion, less interesting ones when they moved to SCDP?

3) Why was there a 17 month hiatus? I know there were contract negotiation problems but what were they?

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Anybody know how much $50 was worth back then? Apparently it was enough for an office. And more than enough to be found in a wallet.
Fifty bucks would be, with inflation, about $350 now. However, in the episode I thought he was actually given a thousand dollars for the office, which was the same as his after-tax monthly salary.

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:27 PM
2 hours and no Betty? For shame...
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:50 AM
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2 hours and no Betty? For shame...
Betty is the worst written bitch in television history.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
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Betty is the worst written bitch in television history.
I agree. I hate Betty. More Roger and Joan scenes.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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I finally got into/caught up on this show. I have a couple questions hopefully some people may know the answer to.

1) How many seasons are they planning to do? Is this going to be the last season?

As far as I am aware, they are constracted to do another four, which would take them to season 8. I'm not sure if it's go one after that, but I'd be willing to guess no.

2) Why did they drop all the great background characters (Sal, Kinsy, etc.) and replace them with, in my opinion, less interesting ones when they moved to SCDP?


While I agree that the sudden disappearance of Sal and Kinsey was a bit crudely handled, it really was inevitable that both would be written out of the showe after what happened in S3. It would have been nice to see them in atleast a couple of episodes, to see how they handled it all. I don't think the new characters are less interesting, they just don't have as much screen time. I really did enjoy the scenes with the five boys (Campbell, Harry, Cosgrove, Kinsey & Sal) They were a good laugh.


3) Why was there a 17 month hiatus? I know there were contract negotiation problems but what were they?

Rumour is that they wanted more for production. I'm not sure why they need it, since the show has scaled down as it's went on. Smaller office, smaller cast and not as many appearances by once over regulars (Betty for example) so I really can't fathom where all the money is going. The production value hasn't improved as it was perfect to begin with.


Fifty bucks would be, with inflation, about $350 now. However, in the episode I thought he was actually given a thousand dollars for the office, which was the same as his after-tax monthly salary.

Yes, it was a $1000 that Roger gave Harry, not $50.

The first episode was very enjoyable, but I was suprised and disappointed that we never saw a glimpse of Betty. Gunslinger, can I ask why your feelings towards the character are that strong? Personally, I always felt Betty was one of the better written characters on the show, probably only second to Don. She was one of my favourite characters too, probably my favourite throughout season 2. I just cannot fathom why anybody would hate her so much.

The first 45 minutes was pretty much a recap, but the second half of the episode really got interesting. Especially the stuff with Lane, I think he'll be the shining star of this season. The song was fantastic, and Megan is absolutely stunning.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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She was one of my favourite characters too, probably my favourite throughout season 2. I just cannot fathom why anybody would hate her so much.
There's really nothing that salvages Betty. She's a little princess who expects everything in life to be just the way she wants it because she's at the center of attention for everything. She's whiney, insecure, selfish and demanding. I think she's complex enough to be a great character (as is every character on the show) but as far as personalities go, I can totally understand why someone would hate her. I can't really understand why someone would love her actually. And Don is much better off without her, IMO.

Anyway, LOVED the premier.

Bisous bisous bisous bizoooooo.

Loved it.

Though I can understand why so many people are turned off by this show and can't get into it.

As for me, I'm so happy it's back.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:21 PM
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There's really nothing that salvages Betty. She's a little princess who expects everything in life to be just the way she wants it because she's at the center of attention for everything. She's whiney, insecure, selfish and demanding. I think she's complex enough to be a great character (as is every character on the show) but as far as personalities go, I can totally understand why someone would hate her. I can't really understand why someone would love her actually. And Don is much better off without her, IMO.
This.

Plus I believe they've written her like what all housewives were like back then in that time which is what makes me hate her more.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:41 PM
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There's really nothing that salvages Betty. She's a little princess who expects everything in life to be just the way she wants it because she's at the center of attention for everything. She's whiney, insecure, selfish and demanding. I think she's complex enough to be a great character (as is every character on the show) but as far as personalities go, I can totally understand why someone would hate her. I can't really understand why someone would love her actually. And Don is much better off without her, IMO.
I think you're oversimplifying her character. Yes, she's had some moments of entitlement, but she can't be fully blamed for that; it's the way she was brought up. Again, she's no longer the put-upon trophy Stepford wife of the first 2 seasons. She finally started to grow a pair when she started discovering Don's womanizing ways, as well as his secret identity. Frankly, Don had it coming. He truly was a smug prick those first 3 seasons. Fortunately, his divorce seemed to have knocked him down a few pegs last season... though part of me still kind of wishes he'd stayed with Faye.

I still feel that deep down Betty definitely wants something more out of life and wants to break out of the stereotypical '50s/'60s housewife mold in which she finds herself, but she still doesn't really know how to do it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:11 PM
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2) Why did they drop all the great background characters (Sal, Kinsy, etc.) and replace them with, in my opinion, less interesting ones when they moved to SCDP?
A better question would be, of the 3 'Draper Disciples' who were initially left behind at the old Sterling Cooper, why'd they ultimately choose to bring back that douchebag Ken? : ?

I'm assuming Betty wasn't in the premiere because January was still pregnant at the time? I still don't get all the hate for her character. I think she's one of the more interesting people on the show. After being a mere put-upon Stepford wife the first 2 seasons, she finally started asserting herself and confronting Don on his womanizing ways and his secret past. Yes, she can be childish at times, but it just seems to me that she wants to break out of her former existence but doesn't really know how.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:13 AM
I have seen this tv show and i love drama in this show. This show is awesome.
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