Monday, April 6, 2015
In Which I Review Mad Men (7x8)
--"Is that all there is?" Basically the other theme of the night that fits in with the "go live the life you want" theme.
--While I love Peggy and Joan tag-teaming and being badass business women, it's still very hard to see Joan being treated the way she is. Sexism has always been a motif in this show and I didn't expect it to stop here at the end, but poor Joan. She did sleep her way to the top, but she has also proven that she's damn good at handling accounts. She is more than the sashaying secretary with big boobs; she's actually incredibly competent but to to hell if men can see that. The fight between Peggy and Joan was rough to watch, but these are two women who do respect each other but often have a hard time showing it because their approach to life is always going to be different. Remember, 10 years ago (show time), Peggy was a little slip of a girl with a big box on her fist day and Joan was the towering figure of secretarial authority. Now, look at them. Joan is still treated like a sex object while Peggy gets treated "like a man" who more or less hates being reminded that she was once a secretary and not a copy chief.
--Now forget everything I said in the above note because "I want to burn this place down!" was my line of the night.
--Of course Don becomes obsessed with a woman name "Di" whom he treats like a whore. Of course.
--Let's all take a moment to appreciate Roger and Ted's epic 1970s 'stache.
--When people die, things get mixed up. Dick Whitman "died" many years ago and things got mixed up. Fix your life Don. Before it's too late.