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episode 8: the summer man

Last week's episode was easily in the top 5 of all Mad Men episodes. Words cannot express just how much I enjoyed that episode.

So the big question is how will Weiner follow up last week's epic episode? 

(And how long until Weiner finds a way to fire the person who accidentally posted the clips to episode 8 on the AMC website instead of episode 7.)

Episode 8: The Summer Man

Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.


Sep. 13th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
What I find interesting is the stepping-up of overtly misogynistic and hostile-workplace-environment behavior. As we move into the mid-sixties, and the role of women is slowly changing, it's as if the men who might most be threatened by this (men like Joey, in particular) seem like they need to lash out more and more overtly.
Excellent point, A. In Season 1, early 1960, the men at Sterling Cooper knew that all the women were subordinate to them, and that that was the way of the world. Here in '65 it's starting to change. It's a nonviolent parallel to white-black relations in the South at the same time: Those who'd had primacy reacting with hostility to the idea that the lesser ones now have equal footing. It could get worse for working women before it gets better.