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Oryus
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3/27/2012 8:20:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Mad Men? Anyone? Bueller?
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3/30/2012 3:38:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/27/2012 8:20:00 PM, Oryus wrote:
Mad Men? Anyone? Bueller?

I like it, but it's very predicatable, and at times it's just tedious when you see a pretty girl and Don, and you can pretty much wrap up the whole episode from there. I also wish they wouldn't zoom ahead from the early 60's to the 70's. It was better when they stayed in the early 60's.
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4/1/2012 3:40:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/30/2012 3:38:50 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/27/2012 8:20:00 PM, Oryus wrote:
Mad Men? Anyone? Bueller?

I like it, but it's very predicatable, and at times it's just tedious when you see a pretty girl and Don, and you can pretty much wrap up the whole episode from there. I also wish they wouldn't zoom ahead from the early 60's to the 70's. It was better when they stayed in the early 60's.

Well, they're definitely doing the time change on purpose. The show is kind of a critique of the culture of the 60's, not just a show that takes place during it.

But yes, it can be very predictable sometimes. I agree. Then other times- it throws you a crazy curveball. Enough to keep me interested anyway. I'm not much for dramatic television shows but I really like Mad Men.
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innomen
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4/1/2012 3:46:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/1/2012 3:40:45 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 3/30/2012 3:38:50 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/27/2012 8:20:00 PM, Oryus wrote:
Mad Men? Anyone? Bueller?

I like it, but it's very predicatable, and at times it's just tedious when you see a pretty girl and Don, and you can pretty much wrap up the whole episode from there. I also wish they wouldn't zoom ahead from the early 60's to the 70's. It was better when they stayed in the early 60's.

Well, they're definitely doing the time change on purpose. The show is kind of a critique of the culture of the 60's, not just a show that takes place during it.

But yes, it can be very predictable sometimes. I agree. Then other times- it throws you a crazy curveball. Enough to keep me interested anyway. I'm not much for dramatic television shows but I really like Mad Men.

I watched like 56 episodes streaming on Netflix, which is a good way of indulging in it, and I agree with you, but still don't know why they need to speed up the history to take a critical look at the times.
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4/1/2012 4:14:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/1/2012 3:46:24 PM, innomen wrote:
At 4/1/2012 3:40:45 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 3/30/2012 3:38:50 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/27/2012 8:20:00 PM, Oryus wrote:
Mad Men? Anyone? Bueller?

I like it, but it's very predicatable, and at times it's just tedious when you see a pretty girl and Don, and you can pretty much wrap up the whole episode from there. I also wish they wouldn't zoom ahead from the early 60's to the 70's. It was better when they stayed in the early 60's.

Well, they're definitely doing the time change on purpose. The show is kind of a critique of the culture of the 60's, not just a show that takes place during it.

But yes, it can be very predictable sometimes. I agree. Then other times- it throws you a crazy curveball. Enough to keep me interested anyway. I'm not much for dramatic television shows but I really like Mad Men.

I watched like 56 episodes streaming on Netflix, which is a good way of indulging in it, and I agree with you, but still don't know why they need to speed up the history to take a critical look at the times.

Yeah, I'm not sure why. They did have a very abrupt change of time between 4th and 5th season.

And I wasn't super impressed with the first episode of the new season but I reallllly hope they know what they're doing because I love the characters. I'd love to see more.
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: : The Fool: It's my English writing. Either way It's okay have a larger vocabulary then you, and a better grasp of language, and you're a woman.
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: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
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4/3/2012 2:17:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm a huge Mad Men fan. Love the characters, the acting, the writing.Everyone feels....real. There's nobody who you say"Oh come on, nobody acts like that" It gets trumped only by one other show however, and that's Breaking Bad. Holy f*ck that show is awesome.
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4/3/2012 2:22:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 2:17:29 AM, MarquisX wrote:
I'm a huge Mad Men fan. Love the characters, the acting, the writing.Everyone feels....real. There's nobody who you say"Oh come on, nobody acts like that" It gets trumped only by one other show however, and that's Breaking Bad. Holy f*ck that show is awesome.

Breaking Bad is a very good show. No doubt. But Mad Mens variety of characters makes it pretty alluring for me. And the variety continues to grow. That's what the latest episode seemed to be hinting at, anyway.
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: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
Noumena
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5/1/2013 10:26:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Love everything about it.
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5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.
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: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.
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6/14/2013 10:24:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.

He also smoked pot in about the least cool way possible in either last week's episode or the one before. And more balding.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/14/2013 10:35:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.

He's going to snap eventually. No way they make his life so terrible without making him snap.
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6/14/2013 10:40:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/14/2013 10:35:21 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.

He's going to snap eventually. No way they make his life so terrible without making him snap.

Meh. He's prone to wild reactions to things he doesn't like. I don't think he'd actually snap (i.e., do something drastic). Maybe he'll find another firm this season or next. I remember some recent episode alluded to it as a possibility when he visited Duck "just to see what his options were".
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/14/2013 10:48:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/14/2013 10:40:35 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 6/14/2013 10:35:21 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.

He's going to snap eventually. No way they make his life so terrible without making him snap.

Meh. He's prone to wild reactions to things he doesn't like. I don't think he'd actually snap (i.e., do something drastic). Maybe he'll find another firm this season or next. I remember some recent episode alluded to it as a possibility when he visited Duck "just to see what his options were".

I know but I mean... he's been kind of flat. If he doesn't snap I might feel let down.
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6/14/2013 10:56:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/14/2013 10:48:30 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 6/14/2013 10:40:35 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 6/14/2013 10:35:21 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 5/3/2013 4:31:57 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/1/2013 10:37:11 PM, Noumena wrote:
It's ridiculous how balding Pete is.

Everything about Pete is ridiculous; but that's coming from a guy who has to fight an urge to throw something at the TV every time he has a scene.

He's going to snap eventually. No way they make his life so terrible without making him snap.

Meh. He's prone to wild reactions to things he doesn't like. I don't think he'd actually snap (i.e., do something drastic). Maybe he'll find another firm this season or next. I remember some recent episode alluded to it as a possibility when he visited Duck "just to see what his options were".

I know but I mean... he's been kind of flat. If he doesn't snap I might feel let down.

If he does snap methinks it will be on that fellow Bob Benson. That scene between them was a bit tense.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/14/2013 11:13:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll say that Ginsberg has been one of the best (non-major*) characters this season.

*Referring to characters other than Don, Roger, Peggy, and maybe Pete.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/14/2013 11:51:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/14/2013 11:13:20 PM, Noumena wrote:
I'll say that Ginsberg has been one of the best (non-major*) characters this season.

*Referring to characters other than Don, Roger, Peggy, and maybe Pete.

Yeah he's interesting.
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6/27/2013 11:24:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The finale was rather interesting. I wonder what this means for next season? A juicy sub-plot for Bob Benson? Getting rid of Don's wife (who's name escapes me)? Don being more open about his past?
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/27/2013 11:27:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/27/2013 11:24:53 PM, Noumena wrote:
The finale was rather interesting.

I haven't seen it yet. It's saved a la DVR.

I wonder what this means for next season? A juicy sub-plot for Bob Benson?

Possibly... that could be interesting. But I thought this was the last season?

Getting rid of Don's wife (who's name escapes me)?

Meghan, and I hope not. She's the first of Don's "women" I haven't disliked.

Don being more open about his past?

Doubtful.
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6/28/2013 12:05:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/27/2013 11:27:47 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/27/2013 11:24:53 PM, Noumena wrote:
The finale was rather interesting.

I haven't seen it yet. It's saved a la DVR.

I wonder what this means for next season? A juicy sub-plot for Bob Benson?

Possibly... that could be interesting. But I thought this was the last season?

Dear god no.

Getting rid of Don's wife (who's name escapes me)?

Meghan, and I hope not. She's the first of Don's "women" I haven't disliked.

Don being more open about his past?

Doubtful.

I would debate but spoilers.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/30/2013 1:48:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/28/2013 12:05:50 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 6/27/2013 11:27:47 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/27/2013 11:24:53 PM, Noumena wrote:
The finale was rather interesting.

I haven't seen it yet. It's saved a la DVR.

I wonder what this means for next season? A juicy sub-plot for Bob Benson?

Possibly... that could be interesting. But I thought this was the last season?

Dear god no.

Getting rid of Don's wife (who's name escapes me)?

Meghan, and I hope not. She's the first of Don's "women" I haven't disliked.

Don being more open about his past?

Doubtful.

I would debate but spoilers.

Can we debate yet?
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6/30/2013 5:55:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/30/2013 1:48:46 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 6/28/2013 12:05:50 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 6/27/2013 11:27:47 PM, YYW wrote:
At 6/27/2013 11:24:53 PM, Noumena wrote:
The finale was rather interesting.

I haven't seen it yet. It's saved a la DVR.

I wonder what this means for next season? A juicy sub-plot for Bob Benson?

Possibly... that could be interesting. But I thought this was the last season?

Dear god no.

Getting rid of Don's wife (who's name escapes me)?

Meghan, and I hope not. She's the first of Don's "women" I haven't disliked.

Don being more open about his past?

Doubtful.

I would debate but spoilers.

Can we debate yet?

Ask YYW ;)
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.