I’m lucky to have an unconventional weekend. Instead of battling with crowds of shoppers and diners who have Saturday and Sunday off, I have Sunday and Monday to roam the city, run errands and recharge my fem-bot batteries. This weekend was no exception.
- I don’t like Don Draper when he’s happy. I know he’s still slightly moody and twisted, but his killer instinct seems to be gone and I just can’t stand for that. A man like Don lives for his work and no woman- no matter how young and beautiful- can keep him distracted from his job for the 15 months (or however long it’s been) since we last saw him. Back to work, Don! I want you to WOW us again.
- Megan is a poor-man’s T-Mobile girl. No one who sleeps with the boss, marries the boss and then gets promoted to their “dream job” is allowed to be that naive about the cynical underbelly of their chosen profession. I can’t wait for her to quit her job, get pregnant, and for Don to start resenting her as he focuses all his emotional energy back where it belongs, on his work.
- I cared for the painfully awkward phone conversation between Lane and the lingerie-clad hussy about as much as Don cared for Megan’s silly song-and-dance number.
- Across the board, the characters seemed to have lost some depth and briefly become caricatures. For example: Joan’s mom = bitch, Trudy = tired housewife in an ugly house coat, Peter = petulant and whiny career hungry account manager, Harry = sleazeball, Roger = handsome sleazeball, and Lane Pryce = secret (& British) sleazeball. Barring Joan and Peggy, I really didn’t feel as if anyone had a genuinely dynamic emotional storyline. Though I found it to be a little one-note, I must say the characters sang their single note relatively well (especially Megan, ughhhhh) and I have high hopes that they’ll regain their depth as the season goes on.
And so concludes my first (and maybe last) television review. Did you watch last night’s episode? If so, what did you think? Like me, are you dying to see what Betty’s up to?
p.s. I mailed my UK visa application today. Eeeek!