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mad men: "love among the ruins"

It's so nice to come to the end of the weekend and look forward to something on tv. I love this show.  This week's episode for those of us that don't have the iTunes season pass and didn't get the release last Monday:

Episode 2: Love Among the Ruins
Betty gets a visit from her father. Sterling Cooper grapples with a very specific client request. Roger makes arrangements for a wedding. Peggy becomes personally affected by a campaign.

Roger planning a wedding? The writers love us. Grab your martini and join in the discussion.


Aug. 24th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the enlightenment on the scene at the bar, Tommy. The sound mixing was pretty poor--I just couldn't hear what they said...
I had the volume pretty far up. ;-) Maybe the distortion was deliberate: Peggy was looking to hook up, but she just wasn't getting through to Mr. Brooklyn College until she grabbed his burger and took a bite.

This episode seemed to be about Peggy taking another step in her Sterling Cooper assimilation: She uses Joan's line about it being crowded like the subway, since she'd watched Joan get a laugh from men with it. Then, she walks into the bar to find somebody with whom to hook up, since that's what the other account execs do.

I like the portrayal of her inner conflict over "Bye-Bye Birdie." She's right: Ann-Margret does sing shrilly. But Ken and Harry only see "hot woman acting sexy." Peggy notices that, too, so there she is singing -- better than Ann-Margret, by the way -- to her mirror.