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episode:  1.4 Au Courant

Summary of what happened.


I should have known things would be bad when Mason's daughter appeared. She's the girl who played Luke's daughter on Gilmore Girls. I hated her there and I found her annoying here. I had HUGE problems with Mason seeking advice from her. I mean come on. He has to know that she isn't the typical teenage. If he is that out of touch... they deserved to be fired from Mark Shale.

Mason tries to defend his daughter and mentions that he set up her facebook page. Um, if you had to set up her facebook page that should have been your first clue not to use her for market research. And a teenage with only 3 friends, one being her math teacher, I don't buy it unless the page was created 5 minutes ago.

(The same was true later on with Mason having no friends. He's supposed to big a big shot in an agency and he has no friends? Please.)

Leonard Cohen. Um again... really? Come on. Not a choice for a hip teenager.

I wasn't overly fond of the Sarah's rumored to be a lesbian story. I feel like that's been done before. 

The thing with Spike Jonze... again. Spike is a well known. A smart Creative Director wouldn't have picked someone as well known as Spike Jonze. 

The advertising stuff just really bothered me this week. And maybe its because I have a family member who works for an agency in town and I work closely with two guys who have their own agency after working for some bigger firms in town. They just aren't that out of touch. Even if they are married and live in the suburbs.

There were some funny lines here and there but overall, I liked last week's episode better.

 

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tomfoolery815
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
And yet the reason I liked the look on his face was something that you might not be able to fully appreciate. In the way that gatz can, ifyaknowwhatImean.
I did know what you meant when you wrote "Guh." :-) I was just indicating that it's an appealing moment for men, too.

I think that people can see that she's beautiful, but she inadvertently works against it with slightly odd clothes and her very indelicate manner.
Yes, MP has done a great job conveying this, too. When Mason shows up, and JO'H's character before him, she's a sprinter coming out of the blocks, flying at somebody who just walked in the door, insisting that they address her needs right NOW. It doesn't make her needs illegitimate -- she'd earned the status of her own office -- but you let somebody put down his or her briefcase before you start demanding things.

Also, I thought it was a little contrived that Conner offered to take her out, then she said she considered that a date and nixed it, then she went to the Geek Boys to get a date to the party. Did I miss something? I must have missed something.
It was. If you missed it, I missed it, too. I think it wasn't until she realized that everybody who's anybody will be at this event, and therefore, she (feels she) has to show up with a man.

I have a feeling that they're going to put Conner and Sarah together at some point.

I just didn't think they were meaning to make Conner a soulless jerk. And to get Mason out of something that was totally Mason's fault in the first place!
Yeah, fair point. Maybe it's supposed to indicate Conner's arrested development, his continuing adolescence? I don't know.

If he were willfully playing with her emotions, using her to help Mason and get laid, then yes, soulless jerk. But perhaps it's meant to indicate that Conner doesn't think these things through, that it wasn't until he heard himself saying "in the morning" that he realized how these machinations make Amanda feel.