Sep
01
2008

Mad Men

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I sincerely hope you have been watching Mad Men, and that you have not waited as long as I did to discover its addictive charms. Sean and I raced through Season One (courtesy of Netflix, that devilish dealer ) and are now catching up on Season Two (courtesy of OnDemand, that wily enabler). Soon we'll be at the point where we have to watch it on Sunday nights like the rest of the world, complete with (gasp!) commercial breaks, but for now we're gobbling it up greedily---two, three, four episodes a night---like it's the best thing since sliced bread. The writing is stellar, the characters are compelling, and oh, the clothes, the clothes! I defy you not to watch an episode without logging on to eBay afterwards and searching for "dress from 1962 that makes me look like Betsy Draper." I swear, I do it every time without fail. 

13 Comments

1
Camels & Chocolate
Sep 01, 2008

HA! You guys totally talked me into watching it; I went home on Friday and downloaded the first 8 eps! Currently only on #2, due to a heavier-than-average workload, but already hooked!

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Mir
Sep 02, 2008

I gobbled up season 1 in reruns, thanks to my DVR and summer's free time, but now I spend a lot of time getting excited for Sunday night and then afterwards turning to my husband and saying, "Wait, what? What just happened? OH MY GOD. I HATE THIS SHOW."

Until the next Sunday, when I watch it again. I'm hopeless.

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ellbee
Sep 02, 2008

Can I just say how absolutely ludicrous it is that I am proud of my Mad Men addiction? "Oh yes", I tell people, "my husband and I have been watching it from the beginning of season one."
*smiles modestly, preens*
Bleh. However, we adore the show! Although...most of the time is spent trying to figure out what the HELL just happened, much like Mir. Makes us feel sophisticated, it does.

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Annabelle
Sep 02, 2008

I am TOTALLY right there with on on tearing through season 1 via iTunes and being completely obsessed with the writing and the clothes. I just watched "Long Weekend" and think that might be the best episode from seaon 1 yet. So good, that show.

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mj
Sep 02, 2008

Okay, so I watch it, and I love the styles, but it doesn't suck me in like it seems to for everyone else. There are at least 4 unwatched episodes on my Tivo now, some of which were re-recorded because I didn't watch them the first time before they were deleted for space. Maybe once I start watching them again I'll get into it, though- mostly I just want to know what everyone else is talkinig about.

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Georgia
Sep 02, 2008

I've been doing the exact same thing during the past few weeks with my boyfriend, whom I've now broken up with, which means I'm going to have to find another way to watch season 2 as I don't have a telivision. Do you think it's okay to stay in a relationship you're not happy in for the sake of knowing what amazing frock Joan will be wearing that episode?

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anna
Sep 02, 2008

I LOVE Mad Men! Such a great show! What is the deal with Joan's butt, though--is it me or is it getting bigger and bigger every week? Are they doing that on purpose?

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jennifer in sf
Sep 02, 2008

I too love the Mad Men. I've been watching it since nearly the beginning, and waiting for season 2 to start was SO HARD.
It's also been making me want to stalk vintage dresses, and the hair!! How do they get their hair like that?

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Annabelle
Sep 02, 2008

I have a platonic crush on Joan, bootay and all. The bigger question is what's up with ever-plumping Peggy? Do they go back to that in Season 2? No, wait, don't tell me, I'm still catching up.

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Rhi
Sep 02, 2008

It really is the BEST! SHOW! EVER! Bill and I love watching it and more importantly discussing whether or not they bad Joan Hollaway's gargantuan boobs. I maintain they do.

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transienttravels
Sep 02, 2008

I LOVE Mad Men.

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Lady S
Sep 03, 2008

Totally loved this show since day one. The language is amazing. I love the set. I totally want to be Joan.

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Moose
Sep 04, 2008

I just can't bring myself to watch any TV shows that are still on the air. Because once I've plowed through the DVDs on my laptop, I'll remember that I DON'T OWN A TELEVISION. And therefore can't watch the episodes that aren't on DVD yet. And my world will crumble at the edges.

That said, I might have to check this out. Good writing? VINTAGE DRESSES? Sign me up.