Posts Tagged ‘Don Draper


Mad Men Chat finale – Now in podcast form!

The Mad Men chat finally comes to you in audio form!

That’s right: instead of a long chatlog, we here at Extended Play have finally – after something like a month of arguing and cajoling and maybe one bribe – gotten together and discussed Don Draper, Roger Sterling, et al. Listen in as Heather, Jenn and I argue and agree and, at least once, give me the cold shoulder when I suggest the dog from Lost was wicked.

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Mad Men Chat, Episode 11: Where we’ve already quit tobacco

Mark: Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is bottoming out. They’ve been fucked over by Lucky Strike and new clients are keeping away like they have bedbugs. “We’ll see you in six months” seems a polite way of saying “sorry, but we know you’re fucked.” Is there any way the company can pull out of this death spiral? Continue reading ‘Mad Men Chat, Episode 11: Where we’ve already quit tobacco’


Mad Men Chat, Episode 11 – “Since when do we have donuts?”

Mark: Roger is really sneaky when he goes and covers his tracks: the pretend phone call, the lies about flying to see Lucky Strike, trying to seduce Joan once again. It’s a real low point for a guy who, frankly, has always been a little slimy. I feel like this season is starting to see him fall where Don goes through similar problems but has the wherewithal to kind of even himself out. Continue reading ‘Mad Men Chat, Episode 11 – “Since when do we have donuts?”’


Mad Men Chat, Episode Six: “You said ‘welcome aboard’.”

Mark: First off, the Glo-Mop ad. I think it’s kind of funny that for something so well touted in the show’s universe – it’s played a big role in showing Sterling Cooper Draper Price’s successes thus far – we still haven’t seen it beginning to end.

Heather: I wonder why that is. I’m only noticing this now seeing as you’ve pointed it out.

Jenn: I think we’ve seen the whole thing by now – just in snippets. At least I hope we have, how long can that damn commercial be?

Mark: And I think it’s double neat that Peggy seemed to have such a big role in it’s creation, although I’ll be the first to admit we all like to take credit for a little more then we actually did. After all, look at Roger. He says his job is to find people like Don; but Don basically found him, I’d argue.

Heather: I loved that was almost the whole premise of the episode, Don finding him. I love how Don was that excited geek standing there in front of Roger for his big break. Roger shunning him and then claiming in this episode that he found Don.

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Christmas in July

This season’s Mad Men is all about how the times, they-have-a-changed, and last night’s episode highlighted it in the best of ways – by bringing back the old and having it clash with the new.

In some ways it was like a return to form. The office had a big wild party, everyone was drinking, Roger started hitting on Joan like crazy, it almost could have been season two (if it weren’t for the stylish new office and Don passing out alone in his hallway). But anyway,

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A Very Special Mad Men Christmas

For one Don Draper, it is certainly not the happiest time of year.

More and more this season, Draper’s life is caroming out of control and into the gutter. He’s divorced and his ex lives with her new husband in his house. He doesn’t get to see his kids every day and when he does, not all of them are there. His work life sucks. A new client came in to speak with him specifically and then soundly rejected everything he proposed.

And that was all in the first episode. In Sunday’s episode, shit got a lot more real. Continue reading ‘A Very Special Mad Men Christmas’


Thoughts on “Public Relations”

The fourth season of Mad Men began airing on Sunday night.

Want a recap? Here’s a great place to start. Want some commentary and reaction? It follows after the jump.

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