Mad men

Mad Men Season 5

Even though Mad Men previewed the other night with the highest audience scores ever, most people I speak to haven’t watched it. They are missing out!

Last night, Episode one opened up with a great, all round recap of the characters adn what they had been doing for the last year or so.

Don seemed to have been made into a changed man, he is pleasant and gives compliments to staff and Peggy gets rather annoyed by this!However, by the end of the episode, we can see that Don is back to his old tricks of being confused, moody and difficult. Will he ever be happy? Will his marriage to little one, Megan last? Will be ever age? No, I would think if the answer to all of these questions.

Joanie is a frumpy mum in a dressing gown with her little baby. Trudy, Pete’s wife is a frumpy mum in a dressing gown with her little baby. We don’t see her baby for some reason. Does it look like Pete? Let’s hope not as one of the characters points out that Pete is balding.

Oh dear.

Pete hasn’t changed and in fact has became more perplexing git-like. Love his character. I’m predicting this will be the year of Pete in the company and his love life.

Speaking of Pete’s love life, Peggy is a pretty, confident girl now in pastel, cute dresses. What a development she has made over the years. My favourite girl character who has worked hard to get where she is and is super intelligent and sussed about the men in the office.

Finally, let’s talk about Roger Sterling. Everyone loves him, his quick quotes. I heard that the actor that plays him went for the Don Draper role but couldn’t imagine him as anything else.

I’ll leave you with a gem. Watch this video of Megan flirtingly offering her birthday present to Don. Roger speaks to his wife after and says:

“Why don’t you sing like that?” His wife answers “Why don’t you look like him?” Obviously, he is well suited to his wife, who has learned to be as quick to control.

Am saving episode 2 for tonight. Life has meaning again. Sounds dramatic but slight truth to that statement!

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Poor Don is mortified and quite annoyed though he doesn’t show it here.

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