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Fausta used to do weekly Mad Men updates, but no more: “I’m just not interested in the characters anymore.” Among the failings of this season’s characterizations: “Peggy’s living with Frank Zappa’s little brother.”

Now I’m imagining FZ doing an orchestral (sort of) suite based on Abe Drexler’s “Nuremberg on Madison Avenue.”



  1. Roger Green »

    30 April 2013 · 3:44 pm

    I’ve never seen Mad Men, but TV writer Ken Levine doesn’t like it this season either…

  2. Tatyana »

    30 April 2013 · 4:03 pm

    Roger, you have to start with Season 1, pronto.
    Chaz: regretfully, I agree with Fausta. I was waiting and anticipating and …puff, nada, zilch, a pale shadow of former self.
    Don looks less like a decadent superman, more like a banal indecisive drunk. Betty is like a walking (or, rather, permanently reclining) memento mori, Roger is consistently losing adjective in “charismatic bastard”, and …the over-ripe apple of our collective eye, Joan, lost her spark (or spunk?).

    I found myself clicking back and forth to Borgias even before commercial breaks.

  3. Fausta »

    30 April 2013 · 4:44 pm

    Thanks for the link!

    Hmmm. . . Borgias . . .

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  5. McGehee »

    30 April 2013 · 5:03 pm

    My wife insists on watching “Mad Men” and so I either get brought along for the ride or I hide in the back room playing games on my other computer.

    I’ve never really cared for the show — I’m not sure how I’m supposed to like characters I can’t respect.

  6. CGHill »

    30 April 2013 · 5:24 pm

    I’ve seen only a couple of early episodes, though I know enough chatty Mad Men fans to keep me at least somewhat updated on what’s going on. (For that matter, this was how I kept up with Seinfeld after it ran on entirely too long.)

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