Don’s hungry.

 Posted by on April 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm  Characters, Mad Men, Season 4, Season 7  34 Responses »
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Maybe I just need a “Brooklyn Avenue” from Canter’s, but what stuck out to me in last Sunday’s Mad Men episode, Time Zones was Don taking healthy bites of food, not once but twice.

Sorry, I couldn't find one of him taking a bite :)

Sorry, I couldn’t find one of him taking a bite

First meeting with Pete for the aforementioned pastrami where they put coleslaw right on the sandwich.  Unemployed Don takes a huge bite. Continue reading »

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The Marriage of Pete

 Posted by on October 1, 2013 at 9:15 am  Characters, Mad Men  17 Responses »
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"Hands and Knees" Pete & Trudy

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The other day, Melissa and I went to a baby shower in Connecticut, and on the way back we passed a sign for Cos Cobb. It was an epic poem getting home from there. Naturally, we started talking about Pete and Trudy. I think there’s a part of their marriage and separation that has been under-discussed.

Of course, it’s very easy to point to Pete’s deplorable infidelity, dishonesty, and self-centeredness and find much to blame. Pete is meant, in many ways, as a parallel to Don, and we’re seeing the trajectory of that John Cheever man: Up the ladder of success, into the suburbs and misery. But I’d like to approach the Campbells differently. Continue reading »

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