SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t seen every single second of every single episode of Mad Men Season 5. You’ve been warned.
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Posted by MR on June 15, 2012
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1. Lane punches Pete Campbell:
Posted by MR on June 11, 2012
SPOILER WARNING: This post contains details through the most recent episode of Mad Men, “Commissions and Fees.”
Two weeks, two bombshells. That’s perhaps the quickest way to sum up the most recent episodes of Mad Men. Following the latest developments, Season 5 has abruptly switched gears, exchanging Howard Johnson-sponsored vacations and glorious Roger Sterling acid trips for scenarios once unfathomable to even the most cynical viewers.
Peggy quit and Lane committed suicide. Just writing that sentence truly, devastatingly hurts.
Now that we’ve picked our jaws off the floor and finished our requisite mourning, however, the folks at PPC are finally ready to react. And there’s no shortage of questions. Namely: Entering Sunday’s finale, what does it all mean?
Posted by MR on June 9, 2012
“When did music get so important?”
Don’s question to Megan on this week’s Mad Men is one all our grandparents must have asked, and the answer is an in-joke to music snobs everywhere: right now. That is, 1966, the year when four of the greatest albums in the history of popular music — Blonde on Blonde, Face to Face, Revolver (central to this week’s “Lady Lazarus” episode), Pet Sounds (featured prominently in “Far Away Places,” i.e. the Roger acid trip one) — were released within four months of each other.
If Mad Men was going to splash $250,000 for one Beatles song and one only, it couldn’t have chosen better than “Tomorrow Never Knows,” maybe the greatest closing track in the history of pop (sorry, Prince), which, despite not being heard until the end, was Sunday’s thematic centerpiece. Listen to Revolver today. You can try to deny it in an attempt to seem less obvious, you can point to a lot of other groups that are just as important — but, really, can you say anyone did this any better?
Posted by Jimmy Chairman on May 8, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: The following entry contains information through the most recent episode of Mad Men: “At The Codfish Ball” (Season 5, Episode 7).
We’re seven episodes into the new season of Mad Men, and the larger picture has finally begun to unfold. Megan’s Zou Bisou Bisou-ing has subsided, and we’ve been left with several key takeaways: Don and Megan’s marriage can’t last; Peggy is reconsidering her priorities; Michael Ginsberg is a full-blooded Martian; and perhaps most important, Glen and Sally still keep in touch!
All of these developments could change by next Sunday. But one thing won’t. In a span of just two episodes, Roger Sterling has transformed from a depressing, weary old man into the brazen, witty egomaniac we’ve come to know and love. He’s once again the spectacular Silver Fox of old. He, unquestionably, is this season’s MVP. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 3, 2012