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?
Tags: AMC, don draper, mad men
I can admit I am a TV junkie. I used to be horrible and now I am not as horrible. It was a time I didn’t leave the house and scheduled everything around my favorite TV shows. If that meant staying in on a friday night or rescheduling a date… then so be it. Now I have grown and we have TiVo and the internet.
For a light weight junkie like myself it has become extremely hard to keep up with all the great shows out there. I hate when I see facebook status that says, *——- is the best show on television.” If it’s a show I have never seen before I …… I panic. Why am I not watching this show? If it is truly the best show on television, then I should know about it. For example; Mad Men. When Mad Men first hit the small screen I would hear the occasional praise about the show. Nothing too serious. But when it started winning Emmys, I started to get nervous. How did I miss this show? Why am I not watching it. Being the pretentious TV snob that I am, I rented the first season. Sure it started off slow for me. And I found it quite boring. But the snob in me kept watching. I forced myself to love it. And now I love it. The same happened with Glee. I love both shows now. Why? Well mainly because I grew tired of getting left out of conversations involving the shows while in social settings. It sucked.
So here are the shows I keep hearing about that I need to watch. Once I have seen the show I will give you my two cents and let you know if it’s made it into my TV rotation.
1) The Good Wife
If you know of any other shows I should watch, please leave me a comment. I will watch the show and then post a review.