The tone of Mad Men hasn’t been the same for years. Season 6 was so disjointed and all over the place, it was hard to stay interested. Season 7 premiered last night and I wasn’t impressed. Things at SC&P has changed. They have a new guy named Lou. Who is no Don Draper, but people seem to like him. Well, except Peggy. Lou is making Peggy work hard for his praise. Ted has moved his family to California to get away from Peggy. Because he loved her too much. Hey, that’s kind of what he said. Pete is in California as well and he’s gone Hollywood. California is the type of place you have to embrace or you will hate it. Peter has embraced and made love to California.
We see Don arrive in California and he looks to be in great spirits. Megan is taking meetings and settling into her new home. Their sex life appears to have fizzled. But, Don is in good spirits through it all. He even turns down a young hot traveler on his plane back to New York. The old Don Draper would have took her in the bathroom and punched his miles high club card. Roger is being Roger. He has a young lady love that loves orgies. His daughter wants to reconnect. Probably for money. Joan is determined to make a name for herself at the agency.
I really didn’t find this episode interesting at all. So, I am going to spare you the rest. I hope the next episode is better than this one.
What did you think?