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December 12, 2008

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sybil

Love it, love it, love it. I started watching at the beginning of this season and caught up on dvds from netflix immediately. The sixties touches are perfect; they got all the details just right. The cans of frozen tropicana orange juice, the Lanz pajama's......

whjohnson

I absolutely love your description of Mad Men. I also came late to the program but the episodes I have seen certainly ignited lost brain cells. At night my father would take the Long Island Railroad home from Wall Street. My mother would get dressed up, put on some perfume, and pick him up at the station. (He always smelled like the N.Y. Times and the Herald Tribune he read on the train.) They had Martinis or Manhattans and cigarettes and then, at 8 o'clock, we all ate by candlelight -- him still wearing jacket and tie. I don't know how they endured.

mysterywriter

I think Peggy is supposed to be a female version of Don. She's putting the past she doesn't like behind her, treating her family like a backdrop to her "show", and quietly, almost effortlessly, rising to the top.

Rumor has it that when the show returns, like last year, two years will have passed. It will be 1964, effectively skipping over JFK's assassination. This has gotten a lot of negative reaction, but I think it's smart of Matt Weiner. What more can be said? Also, at this pace, the show can have more fun with the changes in social mores, let alone fashion.

You should check out Entertainment Weekly's online breakdown of the show each week. It sometimes points out parts that you didn't notice and always has pages and pages of comments from the fans.

Jabber

You convinced me. We're adding it to the TV line-up.

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