Mad Men on AMC • Fifth Season Thread

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (4159 of them)

they always seem to show the previous season in reruns prior to the start of the new season.

Jaq, Friday, 1 April 2011 22:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've been waiting since I heard that the show was only supposed to last five seasons, I was going to ride out the network run until it was over and watch through Netflix. Now that it's running for seven seasons I'm not so sure that I care because shows tend to dip in quality after S5 anyway.

Simpsons Christmas Boogie (MintIce), Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I've completely forgotten what happened in those four seasons

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

thank goodness its all on netflix streaming now

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

i just started watching on netflix. can you get cancer from watching people smoke all the time? i wish it focussed more on advertising and less on sex and smoking. not sure it's worth watching episode 3. women will be treated poorly, men will smoke inside and race relations will be tense. please tell me those themes aren't the main themes for the rest of the show.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

no, there's also the terrible parenting theme!

Jaq, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, episode 2 some little girl is playing in a plastic bag. there's too many good shows to devote 50 more hours to this.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

okay!

max, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

You're shaking my foundations brotherlovesdub

Number None, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I am pretty sure that I have never known anyone who watched, say, all of season 1 of Mad Men and then lost interest. People either find it deeply unpleasant based on the first couple episodes, or they are fans.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

they do tone down the lol 60s stuff after a while

sea jasper, a meteor, rose quartz and quartz (reddening), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

except for like the times when they just pander to it, gloriously

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

brotherlovesdub: Virtually every mad men thread ever is peppered with new watchers coming in and (justifiably) complaining about the lol60s shit. That stuff goes away, though, so stick it out until the end of the season and see how you feel. It's a great drama. You won't be disappointed. There really aren't many shows better than this at the moment.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've completely forgotten what happened in those four seasons

ad agency, marital infidelity, father hits his grown son with a cane iirc

sea jasper, a meteor, rose quartz and quartz (reddening), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, i meant what gubke said

Number None, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol I totally forgot about the cane

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

gets way better after the first few episodes. then season 2 drags a bit. then it gets all time great TV for seasons 3 and 4 imo.

the wheelie king (wk), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just watched episode three. Think I'll keep going. I just want the women to triumph over the men and for Draper to get killed/humiliated/die of cancer. I guess he's the star so that won't happen. He's scum though. Guess I should check out the other Mad Men threads.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 05:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I am pretty sure that I have never known anyone who watched, say, all of season 1 of Mad Men and then lost interest. People either find it deeply unpleasant based on the first couple episodes, or they are fans.

I watched the first 3 seasons and 2-3 episodes of the 4th season and then lost interest

iatee, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 05:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah was just going to post that i checked out somewhere around the middle of season 3

idk why im reading this either but yknow

Monstrous TumTum (Lamp), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 05:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah I mean I don't hateee mad men...I like the *idea*, I like the lol60s shit...but it's just toooooo slowwwww and repetitive for me and I realized I was pretty much forcing myself to sit through every new episode.

anyway I have no interest in trolling this thread.

iatee, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 06:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Season three is the worst one IMO. Loved season four.

But to any newbies: When I started watching I thought it was merely interesting until about halfway through the first season, then I realised I love it. Persevere, watch it in order, it's a slow burner.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 07:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i find myself thinking of that NYRB crit of it whenever i think of this recently, maybe because it charged the show with being soap opera-ish & i have reduced don draper to being a moody, glowering, tall dark handsome soap opera figure

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 08:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like this show but i kind of dont miss it

max, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

good riddance to agreeable television drama

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man, Sally is going to look like she's 20 when it comes on again.

*tera, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, they've already had her masturbating, so she is growing up. S5 is shooting now, right?

Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

yep.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Since season 4 was 1964-65, I would think season 5 should be around 1967-68...?

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

i would've thought they'd try to go a little slower than that, but that's not based on/might be contrary to whatever's been customary until now. like i woulda thought 66/67. it depends how long the guy envisions it living on for i guess?

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I missed one episode last season, the one where don and peggy get drunk together. My gf summed it up for me at the time so I was able to watch the rest of the eps during the season, and when I watched it for the first time a few days ago, it was alright, like I could see that the only reason I really watched all the eps was momentum

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I met weiner once at the beverly hills hotel, kinda surreal because I was lost and out on the pool deck area when it happened

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Season three is the worst one IMO. Loved season four.

wth

Simon H., Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp feel free to post that in the posts w/o context thread

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

this show is pretty great when you can watch 2-3 eps at a time and pretty excruciating on a week to week basis. like, the story arc to season 4 is pretty good (if maddening and depressing) but also pretty annoying when its coming in drips and drabs.

ryan, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I missed one episode last season, the one where don and peggy get drunk together. My gf summed it up for me at the time so I was able to watch the rest of the eps during the season, and when I watched it for the first time a few days ago, it was alright, like I could see that the only reason I really watched all the eps was momentum

I know what you mean about momentum, but I also think "The Suitcase" was the best episode of the season!

jaymc, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

^ yeah, all-time ep right there

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

it was a really good episode compared to other eps, and I liked it somewhat, and thought there were brilliant parts with brilliant bits of acting, but a lot of the episode, perhaps more than others, I don't know at this point because I haven't seen the show in a while, was don yelling at peggy for work related reasons, and when I was watching it, I guess, because I was removed from the mad men world, I couldn't help but think that I was glad I wasn't exposed to its world as much

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw a little girl out to dinner with her family at a mexican restaurant last week that was a dead-ringer for sally. it was so uncanny i almost said something to the parents but i told myself to forget it and finish my nachos.

 (gr8080), Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

"hey uh I dunno if you know this but your daughter looks a lot like a child star that some nerds on the internet really can't wait to see grow up into a teenager!"

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah nachos was probably the better move

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (silby), Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

FYI I recommend that everyone into this show watch the movie version of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" with Robert Morse

satisfying punishment for that thing he said about lesbians (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 22 August 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

LOL

¯\(°_o)/¯ (Nicole), Monday, 22 August 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha

 (gr8080), Monday, 22 August 2011 20:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahaha burn

Vaginalogue Bubblebath (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 22 August 2011 20:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

FYI I recommend that everyone into this show watch the movie version of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" with Robert Morse

Yeah, the parallels are pretty funny. Morse is great in The Loved One too. Mad Men also reminds me of The Sweet Smell of Success.

the wheelie king (wk), Monday, 22 August 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

predictions on the degree to which dialogue this season will be "on the nose"?

Do not go gentle into that good frogbs (silby), Saturday, 27 August 2011 00:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I loved it when Mad Men referenced The Apartment (season and episode escapes me). In season four Roger is on the phone speaking to a Louise about a Larry...the Tate's no doubt, finally acknowledging the comparison's to Bewitched.

*tera, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sorry about that pesky apostrophe.....blush.

*tera, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Apartment ref was in the first season, near the end I think. Joan was chewing Roger out about using women and told him he should see the movie and change his tune.

Status Update...in my Seether? (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

to lots more happiness!!!

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Season 6 is happening next spring/summer right?

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think they've said yet, but hopefully they'll keep going with the spring season so I don't have to wait over a year for new eps.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think AMC is sticking w/spring rollouts for this show from here on out. I just hope they don't split the last season into halves like Breaking Bad.

Instagrams of Lily on My Facebook Wall (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not as plot intensive/obsessed with tying up loose ends as BB, so you'd think a thirteen ep final season should be fine.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought there were two more seasons planned

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah there are 7 total seasons planned iirc

Clay, Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

yum spring rolls

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Donkamole Marvin (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 11 March 2013 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

o man

balls, Monday, 11 March 2013 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks! I’m a lazy ILXor who relies on Bookmarks.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ugh, fat betty

j., Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

fat betty was amazing. i think the scene where she goes to sneak a little whipped cream from the fridge, aerosols it into her mouth, gets disgusted with herself and spits it out in the sink is maybe the best scene in the entire series

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

best scene of the series tbh vv

my god i only have 2 useless beyblade (silby), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

Gukbe, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fat Betty was solid, I thought. Better than hiding the pregnancy by holding bags and pots of flowers or what have you.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^it also allowed them into an early Weight Watcher's meeting.

Vol. 3: The Life & Times of E. "Boom" Carter (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Bob Benson - Cuban refugee?

Jaq, Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wrong thread. Damn.

Jaq, Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Accidentally posted some stuff about the first few episodes on the Season 4 thread...Finished last night. The last three episodes were very dark--convincingly so. (Peggy quitting, Joan's partnership, Lane.) Arguments between Don and Megan aren't as interesting as arguments between Don and Betty. Kinsey's return was less than what I'd hoped for. Sally and Greg continue to be compelling. There was a scene that I thought might have been the worst yet: Don's meeting with Dow chemical, where he tries to rah-rah them into wanting 100%. (I would think any client would have laughed him out of the room, yet even Leland Palmer seemed impressed.) Loved Peggy's little smile at the elevator as "You Really Got Me" started up at the end of the one episode--resurrected the song for me. The Lovin' Spoonful were great too; didn't know "Butchie's Tune" at all, had to look it up.

"Tomorrow Never Knows" was, of course, spectacular. I really regret not following the show when that first aired. (Hearing about it was possibly the first thing that made me decide I had to watch the show eventually.) I'd looked briefly at a YouTube clip already, but the sound was low, and I didn't know any of the context. "When did music suddenly become so important?"--that set everything up. I think Don meant the question purely in an advertising context, but the Beatles answered it in a much deeper way.

And Roger. If I could have chosen anybody to drop acid, he would have been my first choice by far. The way he asked Megan's mom "Would you take LSD with me?", he was like a little kid on Christmas morning. And the final shot of him naked at the window was brilliant.

clemenza, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:20 (5 months ago) Permalink

Kinsey's return was less than what I'd hoped for.

aw c'mon this episode was incredible. the star trek script! Harry unable to resist the sexual wiles of hippie chick!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:23 (5 months ago) Permalink

I don't know, I just didn't care for him in that guise. I liked the woman, and I thought Harry's gesture of sending him off to California with $500 was one of his better moments.

clemenza, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:56 (5 months ago) Permalink

Kinsey being a Hare Krishna is one of the best jokes the series has ever done.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:07 (5 months ago) Permalink

Buried in one of the episodes was one of my favorite lines yet (Roger, of course): "Joan wanted to have baby...I figured, why do that to anybody?"

clemenza, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

(Jane, I meant, not Joan.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

Harry's gesture of sending him off to California with $500 was one of his better moments

I generally hate Harry, such a schmuck, but agree about this bit

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

harry's an interested character, like you can see him morph over the seasons from this somewhat put-upon nice guy to this careerist slickster who at his core remains a nice guy, but he's covering it up with this strained douchebaggery, like this effort at being a don or a roger but only copying their worst surface qualities that he's learned from their nights out or something, but never developing as he's aged their genuinely decent qualities. and i like how his success is happening in the background and everyone is missing the boat he seems to have caught. he's basically the type of guy who runs listicle sites in the 21st century.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:46 (5 months ago) Permalink

he's not a nice guy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:48 (5 months ago) Permalink

well he started off as one but the thing is that core of a nice guy is shrinking rapidly with every season and now he's becoming more and more this empty douchebag, but in the first season or two he was a "nice guy" but in the way we talk about those creepy indie rock nice guys who end up being assholes. seems to me he wasn't exactly a natural asshole, he has decided to become one.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

creepy indie rock nice guys who end up being assholes

haha yeah this sounds about right

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:52 (5 months ago) Permalink

Shakey's rabidly anti-Harry stance still bemuses and delights me

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

it's true, I want to see him run over by a bus full of hippies or something

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

just recalling that Wire-style montage at the end of Season 5; that was great. actually i wonder if it's fair to say The Wire 'invented' that particular style of montage at the end of seasons of TV, sorta feels like they did.

piscesx, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:17 (5 months ago) Permalink

"Butchie's Tune" is an old favorite that I didn't realize anyone else cared about, it put that episode over the top for me, totally devastating.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:22 (5 months ago) Permalink

I go back and forth on Harry. He's been rotten at times, other times an okay guy just trying to do his job.

I was playing "Butchie's Tune" in class, found the whole scene posted.

Glen really deserves a spin-off show. Once an episode at a key moment, he'll turn to the camera, smile, and deliver his beloved "See? It all turns to crap" catchphrase.

clemenza, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:37 (5 months ago) Permalink

ugh I hate that recap montage style - surely other cop shows did that before the Wire?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 19:46 (5 months ago) Permalink

"Butchie's Tune" previous fit of exposure

Antonioni had some English session guys do these two Spoonful covers.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 20:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

Didn't Sopranos do a similar style of montage at the beginning/end of a coupla seasons?

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 20:18 (5 months ago) Permalink

def

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 20:19 (5 months ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.