Category Archives: Mad Men

Mad Men 7.4 and 7.5 – Sometimes Your Wife Suggests a Threesome

Last week (The Monolith) and this week (The Runaways), the dominant emotion was fear, mainly fear of being not needed. The Computer (aka the Monolith) threatens to wipe out the creativity of the office and eliminate jobs. Marigold (formerly Margaret) … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.3 – Bitchface Extraordinaire

Finally. Betty Hofstadt/Draper/Francis is back. She’s slim and trim and taking the path of least resistance when it comes to parenting in this latest episode of Mad Men (7.3 Field Trip). Bobby’s comment (after swapping her sandwich for gum drops) … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.2 – Stay Out Of It

Nobody was happy this week on Mad Men (7.2 A Day’s Work). People were getting and not getting flowers, being total jerks, and sort of going to funerals. The two African American actors on this show (Dawn and Shirley) are … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.1 – a world of assholes

Mad Men season 7 episode 1 (Time Zones) reminds us that whether you are in California, at a drug-fueled orgy, or punching the clock, the world is full of assholes. Peggy’s an asshole too. But to be fair, her life … Continue reading

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Mad Men 6.2 – Baby Making

This week’s episode was about making babies (sex). Joan’s reminded of her sexual encounter with Herb. Herb: “You have to admit there’s a part of you that’s happy to see me.” Joan: “You have to admit there’s a part of … Continue reading

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Mad Men 6.1 – Doorways…leading to pot.

Mad Men’s sixth season premier was all about the pot. Sure it was a bit about “doorways”, as the title suggests, as a symbol for how meaningless life is, blah blah blah. Thanks Roger. Please put down your milk and … Continue reading

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Life in the Pale

My genetic contributors were from Norway, Denmark and Prussia. Since I’m a mixed-bag regular Canadian, I prefer to say, like Betty Draper did when a dashing young man asked her why she always looked so sad: “My people were Nordic”.

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Mad Men 5.Sigh

Obviously I was too distraught about the fifth season of Mad Men ending to even write about it.  I kept the episode in my DVR until the slow march of time erased in to make room for the dumb reality … Continue reading

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Mad Men 5.12 An Elegant Exit

Before we dive into the meat of this episode, I wanted to offer up some food for thought.  This episode brought back memories of scenes from the first previous seasons and the comparisons to this episode: -Lane’s hanging vs Adam’s … Continue reading

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Mad Men 5.11 A Strange Stirring?

I believe we can announce that Joan is back at her fighting weight again. One of my favourite moments in this episode was when Pete was asked by the partners how he would feel if Trudy had been propositioned like … Continue reading

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