MAD MEN those creative advertising whiz’s on Madison avenue.
Don Draper (Jon Hamm) main character on the show, shared the screen with the other actors that pulled us in and let us know them. Some creeped us out, Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) along with Roger Sterling (John Slattery) the boy in all of us men, Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) whose bangs drove me fu*king nuts and finally found her way at the new agency (without the bangs) and new (waiting in the wings) man Stan Rizzo (Jay R. Ferguson), Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) the over the top vavavoom girl, Salvatore Romano (Bryan Batt) the hidden gay creative, Rachel Menken (Maggie Siff) one of the many conquests of Don’s who didn’t even care if it was the client, etc. My apologies for not talking about the whole cast, but you know how it is.
￼But as Don was the main character on the show, he also was the main character in his mind and heart. His wife’s really stood no chance. Betty Draper (January Jones), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) basically dismissed them at a moments notice when it didn’t fit with his needs. Oh yeah and his kids Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka), Bobby Draper (Mason Vale Cotton) and Eugene Scott Draper (Evan Londo) where his heart opened and showed us that he can love, even if its for a short time.
But, that bad boy, the good looking guy is forgiven (how shallow of us). A selfish person, who knows how to advance his career by looking into peoples needs and desires, his evaluation is so crisp, yet he has such a hard time figuring out what to do for himself. People want to be like him (me included). How can you not, great career, able to pull himself out of the hole before his career is tarnished, pulling in great money, good looking…oh I said that already. Does this shows popularity tap into our own selfishness?
I recorded the AMC marathon on our DVR so we can watch it in order, so this weekend was filled with…Wait, we saw that, lets delete it cause our DVR is at 98% and it will start erasing the older ones we may have missed. So, my wife and I were going back and forth, “remember this one?”, yes, erase it. This one? “I don’t know” Very annoying. But I guess we really missed the beginning, like we do with all series. When there is too much hype I tend to stay away. It’s almost like I can see the marketing and public relations and lets not forget the advertising agency telling us that its the greatest show, even though it hasn’t even aired yet.
Sorry for talking about us Don, ok back to you.
He tried to make amends at times usually with people not so close to him. It’s easy being nice to people you don’t have a history with. But I was glad to see that he wanted to make up for the fact that he stole Don Drapers identity, even though he didn’t think of the possible ramifications of others in that mans life, like his wife. He did buy her a house though. But we are made from where we come, and the boy who’s childhood was so bad, that he told his brother Adam Whitman (Jay Paulson) to get lost, a blow so bad to his brother that he hung himself.
So in the last episode he is pulled into a self help hippie type retreat, that heals all that ails you. And he is brought out of his depression, by seeing himself in someone else, where he goes and gives him a hug and cries. His salvation was always his career. And in the end he finds his way back, by producing that famous Coke commercial.
For blogging out loud)) did it have to end.))