Monday, September 7, 2009

Mad Men 3.4 - A Depression Fest!

You know it's a bad sign when an episode of Dexter provides the yuks of the evening.

As for Sunday's Mad Men, I'm rating it 3.5 razor blades out of 5.

Is it because of a death in the family? The disintegration of Sal's marriage? Don's elementary school-aged daughter driving a car and having a (understandable) meltdown? Perhaps it's because of Betty's deplorable parenting skills? Or the client lamenting his grown son's existence ("We didn't know what kind of person we were making")? Or wait, maybe it's because Peggy's mom told her with contempt, "You belong in the city (where people are assaulted)"? Either way, the episode was heavy.

It's entirely possible it deserved a 4 on the Depressing Scale, but I was happy to see my friend Danny, who had a co-starring role in the Ann Margaret-type ad scene. Hooray for Danny. Also the prank call to Peggy was pretty funny (or, viewed in another light, also depressing, actually).

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