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If anyone cares, the Mad Man DVD sets are $10 per season at Best Buy today only, I think.

SharonDee, this is my first time posting in this thread, just so that you know.
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Our long national nightmare is almost over. Just eleven days more until season five starts. :wriggle:
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Community tomorrow and Mad Men this month? What did I do to deserve all this? :aww:
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:17 PM
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:coolness: I've been watching on the Netflix. Good to hear that it is still going. It seems to just keep getting better.
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There's an interesting interview with Matt Weiner on Salon. There are no spoilers whatsoever (Weiner wouldn't even let her say what year the new season takes place in).

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Do you feel complimented by all the ersatz-”Mad Men” period-shows [like "Playboy Club" and "Pan Am"] that have popped up?

The compliment for me is that the companies that are making them all hated my script! They were so incredibly dismissive to me. Some of the people who were involved in one of these new shows literally rejected me four times. And to see them jumping on the bandwagon, and to see their perception of why the show succeeded, that it was somehow about haircuts and bra cups. On the other hand, part of me is like, I’m in TV, and there have been plenty of period TV shows.

When I grew up, the biggest TV shows were “Happy Days” and “MASH.” I don’t own this concept. And from a writer’s standpoint, any writer who goes through that entire process with a major network and ends up with the show on the air, all they have is my heartfelt congratulations. It is a hard road to hoe. And they don’t need me sitting out here wishing failure on them. I don’t.

But creatively, I’ve got to say, why don’t they take a risk doing something else? This was a huge risk for AMC. No one thought that anyone would give a crap about this show. It had no stars, and we were on a channel with no time slot. It had no audience and this is what happened. I bet most networks have a dozen scripts hanging out there that are bold and amazing and new and they never want to do that. They try to make people do stuff that is already out there.
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This is the most interesting thing Eleanor Clift has ever written, imo. It's about her early days at Newsweek where she started out as a secretary Peggy Olson style. Also holy shit she married Montgomery Clift's brother!1
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Dude.

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Turns out that the Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) is from Minneapolis and is a big fan of the local public radio station, The Current. Props to you, dude!
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So good! I covet the apartment, obviously.
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Now that I have finished my marathon of season four and watched the new episode, I can say that I disagree.

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There is an article about Betty Draper on Tiger Beatdown that might be of some interest to you nattering ninnies.

Tiger Beatdown: Betty Draper Francis Needs Your… Ice Cream? A Few Notes on the Evil TV Ex-Wife
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I'm not sure I entirely buy the premise. She didn't steal that ice cream, for one thing, and I actually found her rather sympathetic, especially in that scene with Henry's mom.
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Sady Doyle is SO EXTREMELY HYPERBOLIC THAT SHE WILL LITERALLY BLOW YOUR FACE OFF, so you gots to read the STEALING ICE CREAM thing with that extreme grain of salt.

I have to say, I don't trust that my judgment is relevant because I never got all the hate for Betty Draper. She is a mean, miserable character, but I've always found her sympathetic, because she has plenty of good reasons for it. As such, I'm a little disheartened at the prospect of her undergoing some kind of transformation, which I am scared is what this is all leading to.
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I don't know where it's all leading and I'm a terrible predictor of plots, but it seems unlikely to me that Weiner would give up on subtlety and blend the character into a contemptible puree, particularly since the whole storyline was a result of January Jones' unexpected pregnancy rather than a planned out narrative arc.

He's said before in interviews that he has an idea of where things are going, how the show will end. I don't really see him fuxoring that up just to make Betty a fat joke.
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I don't get the whole article there, largely because I don't even know what that other show she's talking about is, and also because I don't trust my character and story-parsing because I regularly find the wrong characters sympathetic. In this case, I don't find Don Draper sympathetic at all. When your boyfriend was being all tormented on that show, Id' be like, "No, please, CRY MORE, YOU BIG STUPID BABY. HAHAHAHA." And I always found Betty way more sympathetic, and totally justified in being mean to everyone. So my concern is almost the opposite of hers--I'm worried they're ramping up to give her some Grinch treatment where her heart is going to grow three sizes.

Like I said, though, I do not trust my assessments to have any relevance in the outside world. I'm happy just knowing that I am secretly right.
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I like your new user title or whatever they call that shit, lisarea, lifted from Ayn what's his face in Mommy's basement, but then I also liked the old one and kind of miss it. :sadcheer:
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Yeah, I have to say I have loved and sympathized with Betty since the beginning. My personal idea of hell is being a smart, talented woman whose opportunities are limited to keeping her house and raising her kids, especially when one doesn't necessarily even like raising kids. Remember how appalled we all were when her shrink started calling Don after their sessions? And then when the other doctor talked her out of getting an abortion, because nice married ladies don't do that, and a year later she was divorced? I think every crazy, bitchy thing she's ever done was a totally obvious cry for help or otherwise some kind of lashing out against this situation she is in because she's expected to be, not because she wanted to be.

Putting the fat suit on her only serves to make her even more sympathetic to me, if you can imagine that.
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I'd love to see Betty comment on Don getting Megan the copyrighting job. He was such a prick he was to Bets when she wanted to model again.
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I just caught up with the last two episodes.

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I almost shit myself when mom said, "You know, Joanie plays the accordion."
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