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Sat Jun 26, 2021, 09:53 AM

I'm watching Mad Men again!

I haven't watched it since it originally aired. I own all of the DVDs. My wife and I are going to watch an episode a night.
I remember when I first saw it. Season one had already aired. But AMC was running it in a 24 hour loop just prior to the start of Season 2. I was flipping channels one Saturday afternoon, came across the middle of some episode and decided I would watch for a few minutes. I could barely tear myself away six hours later.
I aspire to be Don Draper but I'm afraid I'm really Roger Sterling.
Now where did I put my martini shaker?



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Reply I'm watching Mad Men again! (Original post)
Tomconroy Jun 2021 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2021 #1
Binkie The Clown Jun 2021 #2
Tomconroy Jun 2021 #3
underpants Jun 2021 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #5
Tomconroy Jun 2021 #6

Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 10:03 AM

1. I am too... Streaming on IDMB via Amazon Prime.

I always found it fascinating how they incorporated factual events and radio/tv footage from the time period into the episodes. The reactions to JFK assassination, just one example.

Of course, the blatant misogyny, constant smoking (tends to make me nauseous just watching), drinking (I clutch my liver--lol), and racism of the time are tough to relive, but the show is well done and casting was superb.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 10:16 AM

2. Me too! Haven't watched it in a long time.

I just watched season 5 episode 1 last night. Episode 2 coming up next. (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

I'm surprised at how many familiar faces I'm noticing that I didn't notice the first time around. Actors I remember from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Gilmore Girls, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Handmaid's Tale (obviously), and others. The real surprise was when I realized why Bert Copper looked so familiar. In 1967 I saw him in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. A memorable performance in a great movie.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 10:26 AM

3. I would highly recommend

'Tru', Robert Morse's one man show portrayal of Truman Capote. As well as being incredibly entertaining, it demonstrates what a talented actor Robert Morse is.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 11:05 AM

4. I just finished it last night

On Hulu. My wife watched the whole thing while I just caught most of the shows. Wow that was a really well done show. I love that Draper never changes his dress or appearance thru the years. The intro is really about him and that the whole show is really him falling apart but keeps going simply with determination and talent. Every time he checked out he came back with money falling into his lap.

Draper is a fantastic character. Many excellent characters. I could go on and on about this show.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. I like it a lot. I even own all of the DVDs.

Without any plot spoilers, I think that it ended poorly. I just couldn't buy it, so if I ever re-watch the entire series, I'll not bother with the final episode.

There are some minor inaccuracies, none of which I can recall right now. But I'm old enough to remember those times quite well.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:49 PM

6. Yes. I wanted to see how Don returned to the agency

And witness his creative triumph with the Coca Cola ad. The way it ended did seem kind of tacked on

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