Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mad Men -- Episode 4:2

I thought this episode was brilliant; one of the best episodes I can remember (particularly to have come so early in the year). Here are a few highlights for me:

1. The woman researcher who tells Don that he'll be married in a year, and then says "I always forget that people don't like to think of themselves as a type."

2. The subtlety with which the Freddy/Alcoholics Anonymous storyline was handled.

3. The fact that Pete and Trudy were helping to lead the conga line.

4. Don's joke to Roger about whether he had enjoyed the Fuhrer's birthday party, and Roger's response that business would be great if not for clients.

5. The way they showed Don's boredom and emptiness, and the fact that he needs women to help take care of him.

6. The Santa letter from Sally to Don.

7. The fact that Glen referred to himself as "Stanley" when he called Sally.

Anyway, so far so good. I'm worried that next week's episode appears to be far too focused on Joanie and her hopeless husband, but I am confident that her husband will be getting killed in Vietnam relatively soon, so we just have to be patient.

1 comment:

  1. this episode was a terrific, terrific hit at our house, where we watched the original and encore airings back to back. the banter seems stronger than ever, and the resolution of the Don mystery seems to have lightened things. i wouldn't've expected to be delighted by these trends, but i am.

    i liked the helvetica poster, but i was disappointed to see no football references.