100-Word Premiere: “Mad Men”

I’m not Mad Men’s greatest fan, intrigued by its characterisations but frustrated by its pacing and distant story-telling – yet its premieres always give me some kick. Reintroducing characters who’ve been absent for some time, some have kids, some have new jobs, and some – like newlyweds Don and Megan – are beginning to wonder if they know what the hell they’re doing. Highlights include Joan’s imminent return to the workforce and a nod to the show’s ongoing incorporation of the civil rights movement, but the show remains an elusive charm. Interesting, but history tells me I may not follow.

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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