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mad men: 'my old kentucky home'

Another Sunday, another episode of GOOD tv.  Tonight's installment:

Season 3 Episode 3: My Old Kentucky Home
The writers fight off boredom when they are forced to work after hours. Roger hosts a party while Joan and Greg host a party of their own. Sally has a run in with Grandpa.

I may have to hide my remote because I have a feeling I'm going to want to throw it at the tv at Greg, the rapist.

You know the drill, grab your cocktail and come in and chat about Don and the rest of the gang at Sterling Cooper.


Sep. 1st, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
It seems like they're saying Peggy really is creating her own destiny.
Let me start by stipulating that we essentially agree. :-)

So while the boys did present the opportunity of marijuana, and the boys did demonstrate how to get laid, she seems to be doing those things consciously and purposefully...IDK if I'm saying this right. I'm leaning toward Peggy NOT mimicking the guys or trying to have what they have (and what she SHOULD wnat) and more toward Peggy trying to have what she actually does want, both short-term and long-term.
I never meant to suggest that I thought she intended to mimic the guys. She wants the trappings of her status as a Madison Avenue copywriter to a degree, but that's not, IMO, about mimicking the guys. She hooks up with a guy and tries pot because she wants to, but also as a means of applying Don's post-natal advice to her to move forward. Moving forward, in Peggy's eyes IMO, means taking what she wants, regardless of what conventional thinking in early-'60s America says she should want. Rejecting that conventional thinking, actually.

I'm reminded of her Season 1 blind date in her hometown, when the Utz Potato Chips truck driver is slagging on Manhattanites. She says "Those people aren't better than you and me. They just want more than they know."

I think life, for Peggy, has become about wanting more than she knows.