Musing Review: Mad Men – Tea Leaves (S5, Ep3)

This is a hearing of Mad Men Season 5 Episode 3 entitled Tea Leaves.

By now many of we have substantially hearing reviews of this season’s third episode. It took me some time to be means to lay down and watch so here it goes roughly one week late. As we remarkable in my hearing of a deteriorate premiere there were a integrate characters clearly missing, namely Betty and here’s where we got to see her. The part was decent, we wasn’t quite tender yet we wasn’t let down either. Here is what we think.

We non-stop adult with a initial demeanour during Betty and she was not a same lady final saw during a finish of final season. Betty let herself go, to contend it bluntly, she got fat. There have been countless reactions to this on a interweb and I’m not unequivocally adult in arms about it. we hearing that Jan Jones was profound when they started filming a deteriorate and instead of censor her behind a bag or a ideally placed flare they’d use her physique change in a show. we consider it worked. You could see how most this weighed on her (no joke intended) and we could unequivocally see how distraught she was over it. She mislaid cognisance with her father and even Sally started to disregard her (about food). She used to be a indication of course. we totally get this feeling from personal knowledge when I’ve had weight fluctuations and we know many people who’ve left by it.

It’s not something they understanding with most on TV, customarily everybody is usually so flattering and perfect. Mad Men dealt with weight benefit before when Peggy had gained weight due to her “uknown” pregnancy yet they usually had a group creation fun of her. This time was different. They tackled a problem “head on.” Betty had to understanding with Henry who happened to be smashing and desired her usually a approach she was. She also had to understanding with her mother-in-law who is also portly and did not provide her well. It wasn’t fun yet it did set her on a march to understanding with her weight gain. She attempted to take a easy approach out by removing diet pills yet a alloy insisted that he perform a full examination. Unfortunately a examination found a nodule in her neck and it could have been a carcenogenic tumor. Now that positively threw Betty off. She hardly has a ability to understanding with anything and she had a tough time traffic with this. She ran true to Don (interesting) and told him. She had her tests done, found some support from a associate lady and done it by a episode. Thankfully a growth was soft yet it gave her a strength to confront her feelings. She gained behind some cognisance with Henry and it seemed that she’s on her approach behind to her aged self. Maybe not her aged terrible self yet we’ll see where a deteriorate goes.

Not usually did this cancer shock chuck Betty off yet it threw Don off as well. He was unequivocally rapt by this. He was positively endangered about his kids not flourishing adult with a mom yet we consider he caring equally about Betty. As most of a bad father he was he positively always cared about her. Now interestingly adequate he didn’t tell Megan right away. It took him compartment he unequivocally got dissapoint and she confronted him about because for him to mangle a news. He had his reasons, we didn’t determine with them. we suspicion he should have common with his mother right divided yet we theory that’s not Don. Megan was unequivocally good though. A bit angry (and justly so), afterwards she got past it. we unequivocally consider she’s carrying a certain outcome on Don.

Elsewhere in a universe on SCDP a association is growing. Mohawk airlines returned as a customer and a organisation needs to grow. Peggy was put in assign of employing another copywriter. Not a best of stories in Mad Men history. The claimant was overly repulsive and they wrote Peggy as some-more of a infirm impression than she unequivocally is. He was also a small too over a tip stereotypically Jewish. They finished adult employing him on so we’ll get to see how his impression develops.

The tragedy between Roger and Pete continued to feverishness adult in this part as well. Pete publicly flustered Roger when announcing a new business to a whole firm. Roger was not happy during all and left in a huff. Don attempted to console him yet it didn’t work too well. we consider this is going to continue to expand until we strike that hot indicate and a genuine showdown occurs. In a meant time we design some-more mind games.

Of additional note there was a stage where Don and Harry attempted to go find a Rolling Stones’ manager to try and pointer them onto a commercial. It didn’t strike a mark. Don showed adult in his suit, didn’t let lax and Harry is usually removing annoying. He’s got this whole tragedy thing with Don over a lude comments he done about Megan. we don’t consider Don reciprocates. Either approach we usually didn’t like that and it could have been executed better.

So not a bad delay of a storyline. I’ll still contend they’re environment adult a lot of storylines for a season. More Mad Men on tonight and we’ll see where it goes.

Watch Mad Men Sundays during 10:00PM on AMC.

Titanic in 3D – The Boat Still Sinks

“Promise me Jack, you’ll never let go.”  That’s usually one of 3 things that we remember from a movie.  To be satisfactory we was usually a immature teen when James Cameron’s Titanic came out in a theatres.  I remember going to see it yet we don’t consider we unequivocally grasped it behind then.  It’s themes were a bit too formidable for teenage me.  All we did is fun about how a vessel sinks during a finish (sorry for a spoiler).  Now 15 years after it’s behind in theatres for a singular rendezvous now this time in 3D!

Yes he did it.  James Cameron, a colonize of good 3D cinema (Avatar – if we do contend so  myself) has taken his large epic vessel and 3D-ified it.  To be honest this awaiting unequivocally didn’t excite me during all. That was until we came opposite this examination essay during Vulture that touted how good a film is.  It wasn’t that a author suspicion a film itself was good though he touted how good a film looked in 3D.  In fact a author certified to not caring too most for a film tract 15 years ago.  Apparently a work James did to reconstitute a universe in 3D usually truly extended all of those scenes.  You can review all his sum by clicking a couple above.  I’ll give another curtsy to a film for a dual leads.  Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet were flattering fantastic in their particular roles and both have had really successful careers given then.

So I’m not accurately using to a entertainment to see this new rendition.  It’s usually been out for one day (re-premiered Apr 4th) so there’s some time.  It might or might not fit into my schedule.  When we do get to see it maybe I’ll remember some-more than those 3 things.  Oh, by a way, a other dual things we remember are carriage automobile sex (teenage boy) and “My heart will go on.”

What do we think?  Going to see it or not?

The 10 Commandments – A Passover / Easter Tradition – VIDEO

“Let my people go!”  It’s one of my favorite lines from one of a many classical cinema of all time.  Yes, we guessed it.  It’s Cecil B. DeMille’s glorious biblical epic.  The revelation of a story of Moses from a baby floating in a Nile, by princedom, by exodus from Egypt all a approach to receiving a 10 commandments.  It stars a gloriously absolute Charleton Heston as Moses, Yul Brynner as Pharaoh and Anne Baxter as Queen Nefretiri.  It’s one of my favorite cinema of all time.

It’s also a yearly staple.  The 10 Commandments is to Passover / Easter as It’s a Wonderful Life is to Christmas.  I remember examination it when we was younger always vehement for it, nonetheless we never utterly finished it by a whole film behind then.  I usually adore a movie.  It’s not a eremite thing during all, we can’t widen that indicate enough.  It’s usually good cinema and we adore good cinema.  For 1956 a visuals were amazing.  I would always be in astonishment each time we saw Moses partial a Red Sea.  Charleton’s clever description of Moses in all tools of his life was usually so good done.  The film is usually smashing in so many ways.  No consternation it is an Academy Award winner.  Though it usually won one 1956 endowment for Best Special Effects  it perceived a sum of 7 nominations for Best Picture, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Sound and a difficulty it won.

I remember it always airing on Sunday nights on ABC, yet we could be wrong.  We’re removing a yearly sip of a film tonight, Saturday Apil 7 during 7:00pm ET.  It’s a prolonged film (especially when aired on TV with commercials) so it will run we roughly 5 hours.  It’s scheduled to finish during 11:44 pm ET.  It’s all function on ABC.

Watch a trailer for a film next and we  hope you’re as vehement as we am.  I’ll be DVRing it usually in box we skip parts.  Happy Passover and Happy Easter everyone.  Enjoy!

Amazing Walking Dead Mad Men Mashup – VIDEO

First AMC done central Walking Dead themed Mad Men Season 5 commercials.  (They were flattering cool.) Now we have a full fledged mashup of a dual shows pleasantness of a organisation called The Key of Awesome.  After examination it a integrate times I’m going to have to determine with a organisation name.  This video is all kinds of awesome.

If you’ve been a fan of both shows you’ll find this impossibly funny.  I had a series of giggle out shrill moments.  It overwhelmed on only about each bit of absurd benefaction in both shows.  One of my favorite lines is “Where’s Carl?  … He wandered off about an hour ago, pronounced something about poking a hiker with a stick.”  Zombie Don Draper and a satire of Herschel are by distant my favorite impression in this spoof.  There’s even a full fledged ad representation about brains.  I wish we enjoy.  Video after a jump.

Musing Review: Battleground Season 1 So Far – Hulu Original Series

After Hulu sent me an email about their new strange array Battleground (not to be confused with a film formed on a house diversion named Battleship) we motionless to check it out. Maybe I’m only a fool for email marketing. Yes we am (sometimes), however in this box we was honestly intrigued. Not so most about a uncover in sold (I unequivocally suspicion it was about naval warfare), some-more so about a fact it is loyal strange online programming. we had been vehement about a strange programming awaiting for utterly some time given Netflix initial announced Lilyhammer. we hadn’t watched Netflix’s incursion into strange programming so because not Hulu’s venture.  It’s been 8 episodes out of a probable 13 partial deteriorate (though I’m not unequivocally sure).  Here’s how we see it.

The uncover is unequivocally most a singular camera comedy a la The Office or Parks and Recreation yet not utterly a same.  It’s filmed as a mistake documentary of a U.S. parliament debate in a bridgehead state of Wisconsin.  We follow a liberal, approved stream state senator, her conniving husband, her wag step-son, a debate manager, PR woman, debate writer, amicable media consultant and interns via their day and see their wacky shenanigans.  It’s utterly an engaging crowd.  They unequivocally do all have good repoire with any other and it works good to prominence their interrelationships.

The initial 8 episodes have been rather funny.  There were a integrate peace episodes in a beginning, episodes 2 by 4, yet it got better.  They get a lot of their amusement from a conditions and some quirky characters.  I’ve never been partial of a domestic debate so we don’t unequivocally know how picturesque any of a domestic “stuff” is yet it clearly works in context.  I’ve had a series of “a ha” and giggle out shrill moments.

As partial of a mistake documentary they have interviews with their destiny selves.  Most of them anyway.  They’ve been means to do a satisfactory volume of indication and gives adult some slow questions that we wish answered.  Yet another reason to continue watching.

The casting is not too bad.  I have no thought how a financials work with this uncover yet I’d suppose that they don’t have a outrageous budget.  There are positively no large name actors, substantially can’t means them.  The masculine lead (“Tak” Davis – a debate manager), played by Jay Hayden, can totally lift a show.  He’s charismatic and can unequivocally act. we contingency also give a important discuss to a novice characters Ben and Lindsay, played by Ben Samuel and Lindsay Payne respectively.  Ben is unequivocally personification dual opposite characters and does a good pursuit during it.  Lindsay unequivocally brings home a good lady subsequent doorway yet she is a stronger womanlike impression as well.

So we contend give it a shot if we haven’t finished so already.  It’s not that bad and I’m going to keep going. This is Hulu’s initial incursion into strange programming and they have most some-more in a pipeline.  It’s firm to get improved (though it could get worse).  As some-more and some-more strange programming shifts divided from a normal networks to a web formed height we’re going to see improved and improved shows.

Watch Battleground on Hulu.  8 episodes are accessible right now and they put adult new ones each Tuesday.  Enjoy!

News Team Assemble: Anchor Man 2 Announced – VIDEO

The other night Will Ferrell done a large dash on Conan when he came out in full Ron Burgundy regalia to announce a Anchor Man sequel.  In standard Ron Burgundy conform he was personification a shriek and  his beard was perfect.  Now this is a supplement we can get behind.  I desired Anchorman when it came out and we still adore it.  At a time we don’t consider we satisfied that a news group could be that funny.  The garb expel was great. we adore any comedy with Paul Rudd and I’d even try to contend it highlighted a early film career of Steve Carrell.  More sum to come later. I’m not even certain when a recover date will be yet.

I wish they arrange a whole news group again.  Thank we for a proclamation Team Coco.  Enjoy!

Musing Review: Game of Thrones – The North Remembers (S2, Ep1)

This is a Musing Review of Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 1 – The North Remembers.

A red comet heralded a entrance of Game of Thrones Season 2. It was a stately partial and a smashing approach to premier a season. It was enchanting right from a get go starting with a opening credits (they’re updated btw). The story started right where a final deteriorate left off and we got to see all of a favorite characters all over a opposite tools of Westeros and beyond.   They weaved a storyline together unequivocally well.  The visuals were fantastic and a behaving was tip notch. It lived adult to all a expectations we had and we wish it lived adult to yours too. Here’s how it all went down.


I’m not certain if we can dislike a sold impression more. we never favourite him in a books nonetheless saying his impression come to life on shade for a second deteriorate usually finished it even worse. Hats off to Jack Gleeson for personification such a hate-able character. It’s Joffrey’s name day and we got a glance of how terrible a ruler he is. We see a Hound hit someone to their genocide in a flattering good scene. Ser Dontos is introduced as a dipsomaniac fat horseman incited into a dope during Joff’s hand. Thankfully Sansa was there to move a small sequence to a chaos. She’s unequivocally got a deferential act down now.


She is positively a mom of dragons and is starting to learn how to be one. Her story starts with her khalasar erratic by a dried looking for food and retreat with no finish in sight. Ser Jorah is there to assistance and yield her advice. When her equine dies, a one from Khal Drogo (sad scene), she sends her bloodriders out to opposite easterly directions to find refuge. There was a morally prolonged rotate in Dothraki and we was tender with how most they’ve grown a language. Will there be courses taught in a denunciation soon.  The baby dragons looked cool.  One was sitting on her shoulder for a while nonetheless they’re not utterly so large … not yet.  She’s going to have to learn what form of beef a like to eat.  Viserys didn’t know.


The King in a North is flourishing adult quickly. So is his direwolf, that looks officious scary. He has Jamie Lannister hold serf and tries to make a understanding for a emancipation of a north. He’s entrance into his possess as aristocrat as he commands his mom to try and make assent with King Renly.




Beyond a wall is white and dour usually like you’d design it.  Jon and a brothers of a Night’s Watch find themselves during Crastor’s residence looking for answers and shelter.  Why have a wildlings deserted their camps?  Is anyone going to hold Crastor’s daughters?  They improved wish not.  Lord Command Mormont pronounced so and totally scolded Jon for vocalization out of turn.  Castor was expel as one vicious looking dude and played that partial unequivocally well.  I favourite a brief stage when Sam says that he hasn’t seen a lady in 6 months.  Foreshadowing …


King Stannis and Dragonstone are new additions to deteriorate 2 and they’re not a usually ones.  We also see a beautifully voluptuous / frightful red Melisandre (the red priestess) and we get a initial glance during Ser Davos (the onion knight) as good as other new characters.  They’re blazing a 7 gods on a seaside as a scapegoat to a Lord of Light (R’hillor – nonetheless we don’t remember them regulating a name).  They unequivocally finished a visuals work in each stage with Stannis.  The gods blazing and Stannis pulling a fiery sword out looked utterly surreal.  When a Maester attempted to poison Melisandre and it backfired a visuals looked accurately like how we graphic from a books.  Stannis was expel unequivocally well.  He has a clever aura nonetheless is not utterly likeable (just like in a books).  We’ll see how he works out for a rest of a season.


Bran is duke of Winterfell now nonetheless he does not like his duties.  He doesn’t like to hear is hermit talked about negatively and would most rather be out climbing or walking nonetheless he can’t.  You can see how most of a fee it’s holding on him.  He’s starting to have a wolf dreams (skin shifting) and it was unequivocally good done.  Looking down onto a H2O and saying a wolf’s face was perfect.


Cersei is apropos utterly a vicious character.  Yes, some-more than she was before.  She slapped Joffrey and threatened Littlefinger.  She even went as distant as to have all of Robert’s bastards wanted and killed.  It was roughly a small bit too most when they killed a baby illegitimate child nonetheless GoT does not skimp out on a reality.  She’s usually going to get some-more vicious as they come nonetheless all she wants to do is strengthen her children.


I’ll contend it right now that Tyrion is my favorite character.  He was might favorite impression out of book 2 and was one of my favorites from deteriorate one.  For a small chairman he usually has so most presence.  He’s good created and good acted.  He command’s each stage he’s in.  Tyrion shows adult during King’s Landing to turn Hand of a King in his father’s deficiency and is positively creation waves.  He is intelligent and deceit and we trust unequivocally usually wants to do a right thing since he’s been neglected all his life.  He does, however, move his prostitute Shae to court.  I don’t censure him for revolting opposite his father and who doesn’t wish a small somethin’ somethin’ all a time.  Hats off to Peter Dinklage, we positively warranted those awards and we can see we in a using again.

So some characters were absent in this partial or we usually haven’t had them introduced yet.  There we did not see King Renly or Brienne.  We won’t see Ygritte for a while nor Mance Rayder (the King over a Wall).  It was a unequivocally good start to a deteriorate and we can’t wait for subsequent week.  I’m not unequivocally going to summation a lot of storyline since I’m going to assume that we all generally know a story.  I’m usually going to continue to tell we what we favourite and didn’t like in context.

Watch Game of Thrones during 9:00PM ET on HBO.  You can locate adult On Demand or on HBO GO if we have it.


April Fools Day Adventure – VIDEO

Have we taken your Apr Fools Day journey yet?  If we haven’t afterwards we need to conduct over to Google Maps and start immediately.  I’ve got to palm it to a folks during Google nonetheless again.  Their doodles this year have been tip notch. we quite like a leap day one.  This year’s Apr fools fun takes a Google Maps that we adore and turns them into what they would demeanour like on your aged 8-bit NES.  It creates me feel like I’m personification an aged Zelda game.  On tip of that they’ve even rendered travel perspective in 8-bit as well.  I’m not certain we can contend that 8-bit graphics give we most fact though they did compensate courtesy to fact when they combined a whole map schema. we quite like how they finished a dump in blue pin a small journey man.  So go forward and check it out.  After a burst see how it looks and watch a video on how it’s done.








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Game of Thrones Season 2 Excitement – The Cast “Undressed”

Game of Thrones Season 2 premieres in dual days!  That’s right.  It’s this Sunday (4/1) during 9PM on HBO.  I came opposite this cool feature (courtesy of a friend) during called a expel “undressed.”  No, they’re not naked, though they are out of makeup. This is good if we ever wondered what they looked like out of costume.  It’s cold even if we only wish to see.  All of a actors could flattering most be models themselves.  The one trustworthy here is of Harry Lloyd/Viserys Targaryan (SPOILER ALERT – DEAD), Emilia Clarke/Daenerys Targaryan and Richard Madden/Robb Stark.  For all a rest check out a source couple above.  There are some good ones.  Don’t forget to review all a approach by for an “interesting” George R.R. Martin video of him reading children’s angel tales.  Hope you’re as vehement for a deteriorate to premiere as we am.  Enjoy!

Michael Bay May Be Ruining Another One of Our Childhood Memories

Michael Bay might have busted Transformers for some of us (well during slightest with a second dual movies) and now he might be out to hurt another one of a childhood memories, a Ninja Turtles.  Yes, those turtles in a half bombard (turtle power!) are entrance behind to a large shade underneath a instruction of nothing other than title large blast CGI effects himself.  Now what’s upsetting people is a fact that he’s perplexing to change a backstory of a turtles.

We all know how a story goes.  Ooze (a poisonous immature liquid) causes some normal domicile turtles (and a rat) to mutate, grow, and spin into full distance articulate turtles.  They learn how to turn ninjas and afterwards turn a Ninja Turtles fighting immorality for truth, probity and a bigger cut of a pizza.  So unequivocally American and so unequivocally 90s.  The cartoons and a strange cinema all followed this backstory.

Apparently a book for a new film has a turtles being from an visitor planet.  What?!?!  How could they be quintessentially American (loving pizza and trite locate phrases) if they’re aliens?  Well that’s the dilemma isn’t it?  Michael Bay doesn’t wish we to burst to conclusions nonetheless and to “chill” out.  Yes he indeed pronounced “chill out.”  He went on to contend this, according to a article, ”Our group is operative closely with one of a strange creators of Ninja Turtles to assistance enhance and give a some-more formidable behind story. Relax, we are including all that done we turn fans in a initial place. We are only building a richer world.”

So what do we think?  Outraged that nonetheless another childhood memory has been taken away?  Do we unequivocally care?  Do we even wish to see another Ninja Turtles movie?  Maybe Vanilla Ice can get on a new soundtrack?

90210 Recap – Blue Ivy – Show and Tell Blog

This is a repost from Jeni during the Show and Tell Blog as partial of a partnership. Here’s the link to a bizarre post during her site. Check this out and some-more good recaps.

Season 4, Episode 20
Blue Ivy

Before we dive into tonight’s new 90210 episode, we usually wish to indicate out that months ago we named a shred of my summation “Blue Ivy”—and it was even some-more timely given a birth of Beyonce’s baby. But, 90210 motionless to call this whole partial Blue Ivy given it focused on a issue of Raj’s death.

  • P.I. for P.J.: Naomi is still questionable from her sister’s deceptive warnings about Preston, a.k.a. P.J. So she apparently spazzes out and decides to follow him like a P.I. when he has to bail on their couples massage. She catches him in a untrustworthy parking lot receiving a package. She doesn’t wish to open it—do we know how many times she has been arrested usually this year—but is relieved to see they are usually cigars. Since that can’t be a large secret, she presses him serve and learns he is picking them adult for Arnold, that creates him a Republican. Apparently Jenn hates Republicans—which we have problem believing—but Naomi claims she is totally cold with this. But now Preston sees another side of Naomi that he doesn’t like. Annie gets a genuine mud on Preston’s conditions when he tells her that if he is not married by a time he is 28 (which is in 2 weeks) he will remove his whole trust fund. He claims that he doesn’t wish to tell Naomi since he has genuine feelings for her, so he doesn’t wish Annie to contend anything either. Even yet he tells Annie that he will wait a dual weeks until his birthday to see if a trust account can be adjusted, he turns around and proposes to an overjoyed Naomi!
  • PILF: Annie is still bummed that her prohibited proffer surfer dude, for whom she has a hots, is a “priest I’d like to f**k.” But she does still need him as a crony who can speak to a anguish Ivy. Annie comes tighten to admissing her feelings though chickens out. Not most else to report, other than that Caleb is instrumental in organizing a arise on a beach with an bootleg fire.
  • To be or not to be: Vanessa is dynamic to make Liam a critical actor who can do indies. She even snags Liam a crazy large partial in a film notwithstanding Liam being deserted initially. When confronted, Vanessa admits that she blackmailed a film exec “for Liam and their future.” FINALLY Liam wakes adult and realizes that Vanessa is one hulk liar and pimp and tells her to leave. Wahoo!!! Unfortunately, we don’t consider this lady will leave though a sinister plot. Liam immediately realizes that Vanessa stole all a income in a income register and took their prolongation association money. Sorry dude, though meaningful what kind of chairman Vanessa is—and violation adult with her—you should have seen that entrance and prevented it. But we do consternation if this is a final we will see of a schemer, or usually a commencement of her revenge.
  • Back from Back East: Navid earnings for Raj’s arise and he is unequivocally harm that so most play has left down among his friends and no one remembered what a dungeon phone is to worry job him. Navid generally confronts Silver about her removing tested for a cancer gene and they get into a large fight—exactly what Silver didn’t want. She assumes Liam spilled a beans, though a dual fast comprehend that it contingency have been Vanessa. Later after a wake, Navid and Silver finally have a heart-to-heart and he tells her that he wants to be there for her. He is contemptible she had to go by her problems alone, though Silver’s eyes simulate that she was not alone—she had Liam by her side. Silver runs home to finally face a mail and review her fate. Upon reading a bad news, she runs into a arms of…Liam. Yeah, this was a prolonged time coming, though still ridic that Vanessa literally left a stage like 5 mins ago.
  • Music of a Night: Dixon continues to keep his new recording agreement a tip from Ade since he doesn’t wish to harm her feelings. Meanwhile, Ade doesn’t wish to press Dixon on his bizarre function since she is disturbed a highlight will means some-more health scares. Adrianna eventually marks Dixon down during a bar where he will be behaving with Haley Reinhart. Ade confronts Dixon usually before Raj’s arise and things don’t go so well. He finally tells her about his agreement and she is unequivocally harm that he chose his career over her. They never get a possibility to solve things since Dixon takes off on debate with Haley. Not accurately a best approach to save a relationship.
  • The “Waking” Dead: Caleb a soon-to-be-priest is means to get Ivy to speak about Raj, and she admits that a arise was so off-putting since it didn’t simulate who Raj unequivocally was. Since her mother-in-law gave her a ashes, Ivy agrees to a some-more celebratory use for her late husband. The squad gives him a drunken-Irish arise to truly respect his personality. It is a good stage and a good approach to contend honest goodbyes by pity memories. Too bad we (the audience) have to take all these memories during their word—because we never gifted any of these moments. Therein lies a disproportion between this “spinoff” and a bizarre series: in a bizarre array we common their memories; in this series, we are told their memories. Ivy brings it to a tighten with another good bit of acting—this time her annoy during Raj withdrawal her—and that creates Ivy two-for-two in a play department! Just when we suspicion that Ivy done swell in removing her grief out, she ends a partial by doing some dangerous night surfing.

And so we stay tuned until Apr 24!

Musing Review: Mad Men – A Little Kiss Parts 1 and 2 (S5, Ep1 Ep2)

This is a oblivious examination of Mad Men Season 5 Episodes 1 and 2 entitled “A Little Kiss”

We were all vehement to see what was going on in a star of Mad Men final night after over 500 days of being off a air.  So AMC treated us to a dual part, rather over dual hours deteriorate 5 premiere.  I’d contend for many people a bar was set high for one of their dear dramas, cave was not set utterly as high (relatively speaking) nonetheless Mad Men positively strike their symbol final night.  It was a jam packaged part that fundamentally did a lot of throwing adult for us and was means to set adult a lot of storylines that we’re firm to see via a residue of a season.  The uncover looked great, it sounded great, a costumes were good and we consider a behaving was flattering tip notch.  I’m going to try and be as spoiler giveaway as probable in this examination and I’m going to take it flattering many impression by impression after a bit of a star intro.

The star was indeed a-changin’. It was commemorative day of what we trust to be 1966. The uncover non-stop to a picket line of black people (I wish that’s a many politically scold tenure in this sense) and priests outward of a Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce (SCDP) competitor. The stage had comparatively immature white employees of a aspirant dropping H2O bombs on a protestors.  Its purpose was unequivocally to set adult a feeling of this time duration and illustrate a injustice and angst surrounding a polite rights movement.  This stage indeed becomes flattering pivotal to finish of a episode.

Our initial demeanour during SCDP shows a healthier chronicle of a association than when we left in deteriorate four.  They’re positively not in apocalyptic straits nonetheless they’re not doing as good as they could be.  They’re still rather downsized as secretaries are pity duties on mixed people.  The partners are not utterly as bustling when their calendars are display adult as flattering empty.  The association still occupies a same tiny space and things are a small bit chaotic.


Don had utterly an engaging story this week.  We non-stop adult a part to a Don being woken adult by Sally, who now looks and sounds all grown up.  We saw his new bride, Megan, exposed underneath a covers subsequent to him.  He’s in a new residence (NYC penthouse by a looks of it) and all of his kids are there.  These kids adore their father and we can see how their attribute energetic has changed.  Sally seems a lot some-more grown adult and is not a hasty small lady anymore.  They spend a day together and when he drops them off we can unequivocally tell (at slightest we can) that he’s grown adult as a father and unequivocally desired his kids.  He didn’t move them to a doorway to see there mother, maybe he’s gotten past some of a play and no longer wants to quarrel with Betty.  We’ll see, it wouldn’t be a good deteriorate of Mad group yet a Don/Betty fight.

He seems unequivocally happy with his new bride.  They are still unequivocally many in love.  They transport to work together and can’t keep their hands off of any other.  Megan is no longer a secretary and is operative for Peggy creation coupons.  Don gets to examination her work (with a small bit of dispute of seductiveness I’m sure).

It happens to be Don’s 40th birthday (not Dick Whitman’s though) and Megan is throwing him a warn party.  Don doesn’t like surprises, we all know that.  He’s a unequivocally waste guy.  The celebration gets thrown and Roger happens to hurt it right before they travel in and we can tell Don is displeased.  The celebration looks fun nonetheless and is going “well” until Megan gives Don her birthday present.  She performs a French “burlesque” strain “Zou Bisou Bisou” and does it unequivocally good (apparently we can buy it on iTunes).  Her singing and dancing was tip notch.  Everybody desired it nonetheless Don, he felt embarrassed.  He ends adult going to bed, unfortunate and is meant to Megan (surprise, surprise) and she of march gets unequivocally upset.  I suspicion it was a unequivocally honeyed thing to do for Don nonetheless Megan usually didn’t get him in this sense.  He’d never had a birthday before and was dissapoint that he was 40 and that he (Dick Whitman) was indeed 40 for half a year.  This gathering her away.

It didn’t assistance her that many of a bureau was “making fun of her” or during slightest now treating her as some-more of a sex object.  Harry Crane was a misfortune law-breaker and pronounced unequivocally lude things right in front of her.  That day she went home unequivocally dissapoint after a examination with Peggy.  Once Don found out he went home and fought with Megan.  I suspicion this was going to be another one of Don’s “I can’t describe with we since I’m emotionally immature” moments nonetheless we was agreeably astounded when it didn’t spin out that way.  They done some ardent adore and had a genuine heart to heart afterwards.  It was a loyal expansion impulse for them.  At a finish of final deteriorate we was doubtful of this matrimony nonetheless now I’m kind of rooting for it.  I’m unequivocally starting to like Megan.  She’s embodying this giveaway suggestion that a lot of people are relating too.


Roger seems to be a many out of hold with existence of a whole show.  He has zero to do, drinks a lot, scours other people’s calendars to occupy himself. He throws income around like it means nothing.  He is clearly adding zero to a association possibly nor is he happy with his marriage.  This part he unequivocally served as some arrange of comic relief. He unequivocally has a purpose to play, I’m usually not certain what it is yet.


Pete has been on a arise for utterly a while and from what they showed us this week he is a reason that SCDP has been doing as good as a doing.  He’s been signing clients, operative tough and is unequivocally pissed during Roger (seemingly for not doing anything).  He’s a father now and lives in a suburbs too.  He’s got himself a small cackle of other commuters that he commiserates with on a train.  I don’t consider fatherhood is operative out for him like he’d thought.  Maybe that’s since he’s been operative so hard.  Trudy doesn’t wish to leave a residence and all of it is creation him disenfranchised.

I’m guessing that his quarrels with Roger will be a lot of his storyline this season.  They’re always creation snarky remarks during any other.  They’re pulling pranks. we wish it doesn’t get  too absurd means it’s so easy to go overboard.  Pete even done a play for Roger’s office. Of march Roger didn’t give it adult nonetheless he did make a understanding with Harry to have him switch offices.  Roger might not like Pete (although I’ll contend that is to be determined) nonetheless I’m flattering certain he does know Pete’s value to SCDP.  I consider Pete will shine, nonetheless will make mistakes along a way.  He’s still a comparatively immature male and hasn’t schooled all a tricks of a trade that Don Co. know.


Lane has always been a impression of seductiveness for me.  It contingency be since he’s British and loves America so much.  (I also occur to adore British TV shows – e.g. Doctor Who.)  His mom is behind in America, during slightest for now, and he seemed to have it together.  Then we saw he had some income troubles and he started flattering over a lady he’d never met.  Yeah, weird.  He found a wallet inside a cab cab and motionless to lapse it to a owners himself.  When he went looking by he found a design of a unequivocally flattering lady named Dolores who in fact called him to get a wallet back.  He was muck muck eyed usually from conference her voice and would have many slept with her right afterwards and there.  Don’t consider it didn’t cranky his mind.  I consider he’s going to step out on his mom this season.  In further to that he’ll continue to offer as a voice of reason among a partners and safeguard things are hold together.


Peggy didn’t seem to have altered much.  She’s still a workaholic, captious who is driven to success.  She’s also bitter.  Bitter over a approach she feels she’s been treated.  She snaps during Don after a representation goes bad afterwards she snaps during Don again during his party.  She feels like she’s a core of a universe.  I consider she resents Megan who started on Peggy’s lane since she married Don, not since of her possess merits.  I also consider she’s sceptical of Megan since she wants Don to concentration his courtesy on her.  I favourite that she still had that same boyfriend, it showed smoothness of her character.  I’m indeed not certain where her storyline will go (yet) nonetheless I’m certain it’ll means some play in a office.


In contrariety to Peggy Joan’s life has unequivocally changed.  She had her baby and is lifting him by herself.  Her mom is there to assistance nonetheless it’s causing many struggle in a household.  Note that a baby was unequivocally cute.  Joan resents a fact that her father is portion in a army and that she’s not working. She unequivocally loves SCDP and a family it brings her.  She freaked out when she suspicion that she was being transposed during a agency.  The stage where she finally went into a bureau was good in so many ways.  You could unequivocally see how many she missed a place and in spin how many a place indispensable her.  Lane went on to contend how she was a “glue” that unequivocally hold a place together and that they’re hardly removing by.  I desired how they usually upheld her baby around.  It was many ungainly to see Peggy and Pete have sell of baby custody.  My foresee for her is that she’ll go behind to work, have struggle with her father and be a flog donkey woman.


I’ll usually pile everybody else together.  Basically Bert Cooper could have been a dog this episode.  I consider he had 6 lines and served no purpose.  Harry and Ken were also flattering irrelevant nonetheless they did get some shade time.  Other than Harry’s bureau barter they had no poignant additions to a story.  I have no thought what will occur to a 3 of them.  Trudy usually showed adult as arm candy during a celebration and one other stage so not a whole lot out of prior lady of a week vanquish Alison Brie.  We didn’t even get a glance of Betty and her father this episode.  I consider they’re going to wish to move behind Betty in a large approach and this part was usually too ful to do that.  Anything’s diversion when Betty comes back.

So to finish this examination on a note it started (with race) we tell we how Roger and Don played a antic on a competing group by fixation an announcement job SCDP an equal event employer.  It was a poke during a other group nonetheless a series of black field showed adult to apply. One of a final scenes had a partners deliberating what to do with a applicants.  Roger didn’t wanted to flog them out (he’s usually arrange of your grandfather’s extremist – not that it was hatred filled – nonetheless it was his norm), Cooper was frightened and Pete was usually unsure.  In my opinion Don unequivocally stepped adult in a impulse when he pronounced “why don’t we usually sinecure one?”  It was usually so matter of fact, it wasn’t a polite rights crusade, or anything like that.  Don usually didn’t see a disproportion in skin color.  That wasn’t a normal of a 60s and that can tell us a lot about how we should all act today.  I adore how Don acted that way.

After essay that whole examination I’ll still contend we favourite a episode.  A lot went on and a lot has been set adult for a season.  The visuals were great.  I’ll supplement that we desired a SCDP logo.  I demeanour brazen to a subsequent epsidoes.

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