Monday, July 28, 2008

Mad Men Season 2 Premier

Was a little anti-climatic.

What did rock my socks was the cinematography of the show. It's magnificent, but I feel like the story fell a little flat.

...but even without a thrillingly interesting storyline - I love the characters, and setting on this show.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen it before, I'm gonna talk about the show and possibly spoil it for you. You've been warned...Dumbass.

Questions the season premier spurred in me:

Are we going to see Don Draper have a dramatic fall due to health issues similar to boss Roger Sterling?

WHERE can I get Meditations in an emergency [poems]by Frank O'Hare?? I want to see those poems! (Get thee to a library! It's out of print according to Amazon.com...though it seems to be available via Alibris.)

What exactly are the pills Don's on, are they going to alter his state?
I looked this one up, and they are:
Phenobarbital
and
Reserpine

How much do I love the female roles? (Ok, so this is more of an exaggerated rhetorical.)
Betty Draper - The former model turned housewife with too much free time is back to trying to act as frighteningly close to perfect as possible.

The voluptuous Joan Holloway who's obvious queen bee mentality within the secretarial pool and over the most powerful man in the office (the aforementioned Roger Sterling) makes her a delightful power woman of the '60s to watch.

And, the creative mind and strong young woman Peggy Olsen, (her character's name is such a throw back to Clarke Kent's (Spoiler Alert: Clarke Kent's Superman) wide-eyed co-worker Jimmy Olsen, but season two finds her growing much stronger, and colder. The surprise baby of last season has somewhat made her focus on her position all the more. It doesn't hurt that she's Draper's appretice, which makes me giddy, mostly because Don chose her over the snarky-brat Pete Campbell (a character I Love to Hate).

So, was the season pemier of two exciting?
No.

Was it the start of something good?
Absolutely.

Stay Tuned.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The character's name is DON Draper.

Sue Funke said...

Thank you for pointing that out. That's the last time I huff paint and post.