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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:14 am 
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I think a curse was placed on their family... That, or they live somewhere terrible.



Well they did live in New Bedford MA when this all happened (my home town). It's been a shithole for a long time since they never replaced whaling as an industry. When whale oil was king, New Bedford was one of the richest cities in the world. I feel for my friends parents because they have lost both their children, one to suicide, and my friend Jeff to cancer.

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Gotta wonder how much of the show's budget goes for licensing songs.

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After all of the excitement this season, that episode was kind of a let down. Still, it's nice to see Peter getting smacked around again.


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Indeed, after after several outstanding episodes in a row, this one was only okay ... right up until the last ten minutes, which were excellent.

Especially good was the great, GREAT final shot of Don at the bar after he left Megan behind at her commercial shoot. KILLER. He hinted at it with Peggy, that odd fear he has. "You help people and they move on." So he caved in and helped Megan, and in his mind she'll now move on. By helping her, he has also decided that he'll start treating his marriage like trash.

The old Draper will be in full force next season.

Also, the five partners standing before the windows of their new floor was spectacular, and Don and Peggy in the movie theater, awesome.

Those last ten minutes made up for the other lukewarm 30.

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Can I motorboat Hendricks' titties yet?

NSFW.... Mad Nips

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Eternal Sunshine of the Mad Men Mind... 'Cause you know, back in the swinging electroshock therapy era, you didn't just braintoast Nicholson into submission, but could perfectly erase (aka "grey-clowd") SPECIFIC people and SUPER SPECIFIC events in your life. Still, we all bought it, no questions asked, since the Bledel never looked cuter (not that I have seen her in anything other than as a dick-cutter in Sin City), as with any woman making it on MM. Just the milfisation of Julia Ormond alone is genius worth of Fellini.

As Shoe said, KILLER ending. I watched the last 15 seconds 15 times in a row. How MEN can you get?! Killer...

FutureFuckYouUngreatfulWhiningWifeFuck "I'm sorry, but my friend down there..."

[Cut to middling brunette nobody gives a shit about and will never be seen again]

FutureFuckYouUngreatfulWhiningWifeFuck "...she was wondering... are you alone?!"

[The Draper contemplating for FULL 700 felt-seconds]

[Contemplating a further 1340 felt-seconds]

[Turning his head to FutureFuck in the MENliest way not even possible before this episode]

[Cut to black]

[End of fucking season]

[Best season of the best show ever bukkake]

Don't think of the danger or the stranger is GOOOOONE
Thiiiis dream is for yoooooou, so pay the priiiiiiice
Make one dream come truuuue, you only live twiiiiice...


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Best awkward-hug in TV historrry.

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Best awkward-hug in TV historrry.

:lol:


No shit! Wow Joan, way to comfort!

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-What are you doing?

- Waiting for you to tell me to stop.

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTT

I've waited SEASONS for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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Rock. Bottom. Finally.

Next season shit gets real.

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Rock. Bottom. Finally.

Next season shit gets real.


GREAT season this year. Can't wait to see how it all pans out next year. Sally's attitude towards Don since "the incident" has been nothing short of spectacular. Loved the Hershey pitch!

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No, everything is not OKAY BOB!

Pete's wtf mom subplot is fun.


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brian wrote:
No, everything is not OKAY BOB!
His standard shift shaming of Pete was fucking righteous!

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Pete's wtf mom subplot is fun.


I like it, but was a bit disappointed at how quickly they decided there wasn't an issue. Also did Manny disappear as well, or just Pete's mom?

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Surf Monkey wrote:
Rock. Bottom. Finally.

Next season shit gets real.


GREAT season this year. Can't wait to see how it all pans out next year. Sally's attitude towards Don since "the incident" has been nothing short of spectacular. Loved the Hershey pitch!


No kidding.

Seems Don is going to come clean about EVERYTHING, so I'd expect him to be single next season. Looking for a 3 year jump in the timeline, but I could be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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Looking for a 3 year jump in the timeline, but I could be wrong.


Not gonna happen...this series is indelibly linked to the 60's, and if next season is the last, it'll be set in 1969. Look how the last, like, four seasons of That 70's Show were set in 1979.

Great season. Think Don will be completely off the sauce next year?

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Great season. Think Don will be completely off the sauce next year?

It could kill him if he quit cold turkey. He has the shakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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Great season. Think Don will be completely off the sauce next year?

It could kill him if he quit cold turkey. He has the shakes.


Yeah, but if there's another time jump, it won't be "cold turkey" by the time we re-visit him, will it? He might be able to wean himself off it given time.

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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I read an post by someone on the who thought it would be interesting to have Don finally be happy at home and at work by 2001, only to end the show having him working at the World Trade Center. It might have worked if Don wasn't already 40 in the 60's, but it won't since the show is so ensconced in the 60's. I can't see it jumping too far ahead in time for the last season.

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I read an post by someone on the who thought it would be interesting to have Don finally be happy at home and at work by 2001, only to end the show having him working at the World Trade Center.


That would certainly add a morbid tone to the opening credit sequence... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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I read an post by someone on the who thought it would be interesting to have Don finally be happy at home and at work by 2001, only to end the show having him working at the World Trade Center.


That would certainly add a morbid tone to the opening credit sequence... :shock:


I think the opening credit sequence is probably the reason that person came up with that theory.

The other related theory I read was that Don commits suicide by jumping off the building in the final scene.

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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The other related theory I read was that Don commits suicide by jumping off the building in the final scene.


I think people are being way too literal in theorizing that Don is going to fall off a building by the series finale based solely on the opening credits sequence. That'd be like expecting to see silhouettes of naked, gyrating women floating by in the background for the entirety of a James Bond movie (then again, some punk kid let out a derisive laugh during the opening credits of Skyfall when a drowning 007 gets pulled down father into the water by a giant woman's hand the second time I saw it, so maybe people really are that stupid).

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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Prediction for how Mad Men will wrap up:

The agency will be bought out AGAIN.

This time by rival McMann and Tate. Draper will have to compete with a newcomer, who seems to have some magic up his sleeve, Darrin Stephens. What secrets are Darrin and his wife hiding? Did I really just see an elderly woman in the office levitating?









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Prediction for how Mad Men will wrap up...
It does kinda make sense. Darrin has a wife that is infinitely more talented than he is, but he demands she stay at home and not use her talents, because . . . he's the man, and he said so.

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I'm a season and a half behind but

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I read an post by someone on the who thought it would be interesting to have Don finally be happy at home and at work by 2001, only to end the show having him working at the World Trade Center.


Isn't that the plot of Remember Me starring Robert Pattison?

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 Post subject: Re: Mad Men
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Prediction for how Mad Men will wrap up...
It does kinda make sense. Darrin has a wife that is infinitely more talented than he is, but he demands she stay at home and not use her talents, because . . . he's the man, and he said so.

I always thought that was bullshit. If I had a wife that could do magic, I'd be all for it.


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As they ALL do, this season got off to a slow start, but the last two episodes have been excellent. Last night's was especially good. They started to lead us down a path we've been down before -- "Oh look, the gang is going to pull off a last-minute coup and save the company!" -- only to pull the rug out from underneath them.

Also, great work emphasizing that in a visual way, too. Love the contrast:

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I have noticed on a lot of discussion boards people wondering what the big finish will be. Makes me wonder what show they've been watching. Mad Men will NOT have a big finish. That's not what this show is. Never has been. It will have a soft, open-ended finish that offers little to no closure -- and that's because one of the core themes of the show has always been that life goes on, whether or not you take part in it.

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I can't wait for the new Mad Max.

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Yeah, I don't see a big finish, either. I think the characters will have some closure, at least some of them, but ultimately, we won't know for sure what happens with all of them.

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Wow, talk about the very definition of "one episode too many."

Except for Peggy and Stan, there was nothing redeeming about that finale. Last week's would have been a GREAT finale episode. This was just ... blah.

I expected something slow and contemplative. I did not expect big twists and turns, nor would they have been appropriate. But what I didn't expect was something so, well, completely uninvolving. One of the lesser episodes of the entire run of the show.

Great series. Terribly disappointing finale.

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I mean, the single longest monologue of the episode, and in fact THE FINAL MONOLOGUE OF THE ENTIRE SERIES, given in the closing minutes of the show just prior to the closing montage, was delivered by a nameless character who had never before appeared in the show.

WTF!?

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I mean, the single longest monologue of the episode, and in fact THE FINAL MONOLOGUE OF THE ENTIRE SERIES, given in the closing minutes of the show just prior to the closing montage, was delivered by a nameless character who had never before appeared in the show.

WTF!?

Having never watched much since it started, I thought it was a great episode.

I think you're too close to the other crap.

Don obviously brought the Coke and a Smile campaign. His realization that he's just an untouched item on the shelf of the universal fridge was amazing. Mind-blowing, really. Totally wonderful.

Very unexpected.

Far better than I thought it would be.

Loved BBC America's tie-in to the series finale, too.

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Don obviously brought the Coke and a Smile campaign. His realization that he's just an untouched item on the shelf of the universal fridge was amazing. Mind-blowing, really. Totally wonderful.

Very unexpected.

Far better than I thought it would be.
Same sentiments here.
Don hugging the polar-opposite of himself, literally and figuratively was all kinds of awesome.
The only episode I chopped onions twice.

Bring on the Harris-Olson spin off!

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There's nothing wrong with the events of the finale. Everything unfolded in a natural way, and even the idea of Don birthing the Coke campaign was natural enough so that it had been predicted by several outlets (here's another, and another, among others). On paper that all feels right.

It's just that tonally it was messy, especially coming on the heels of two excellent episodes. Spending so much screen time exploring the problems of a side character who had only appeared twice before while Don fucked around on a commune, all the hippy bullshit that was clearly outside his comfort zone. The show has played with that kind of stuff many times before, usually in its experimental episodes. Doing it in the finale is a weird choice. ESPECIALLY the choice to spend so much time on Stephanie.

We're supposed to contrast Stephanie's problems with Don's -- abandoning family, disappointing people, etc. -- but the last episode of the series is kind of a shitty time to take that approach. Screen time should be devoted to the core cast, not side characters and nameless extras.

Besides, it's not as if that isn't thematic ground they've tread many times before. All Don's bullshit had been thoroughly mined already. Underling it at the very end is expected and appropriate -- we knew he wouldn't have some sort of an awakening; that would have felt forced -- but to explore it again via another character? Again, weird choice for the finale.

Roger, Harry, Ken, Pete, Trudy, they all got token appearances, but their stories had already wrapped up. Nice to see them, though, and especially nice to get Funny Roger back again.

What worked best was the two female leads. Peggy and Joan had a nice role reversal, with Peggy choosing love and Joan choosing career. Everything about their scenes was very well done and completely rescued the relatively weak Don material.

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Totally disagree.

Don's finale was perfect - from his abandoned breakdown to the rescue of his soul by a nobody.

Don was a nobody and the only one that could rescue him was another nobody.

The realization how nobody he was allowed him to finally become somebody.

I don't know how much stronger the imagery for his life could have been.

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