Monday, May 18, 2015

FAREWELL, MAD WOMEN . . . AND DON

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

No spoilers, please. Don't give away anything about the finale of Mad Men or even the last season. Quite a few people won't see the show till it's available on DVDs or streaming.

I liked the finale. That's my spoiler.

I already told you in THIS POST that my favorite character on Mad Men is Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss).

But I love a number of other women on the show, too, so I must pay tribute to them.

Has an actress ever used her eyes better than Christina Hendricks as Joan?

You better believe big is beautiful.
Don't ever call ME fat ass again.
I have a Joan butt.


Betty, Betty, Betty: What a complex, sad character. She's compared to Princess Grace more than once. January Jones is gorgeous, and she proved she can act.




Sally! The dry cleaning that was in that bag had better not be on the floor!


Sally, child of the sixties.
Why didn't I look that good growing up?
I think I have a permanent awkward stage.


I hope Kiernan Shipka has a bright future. Her name is certainly memorable.

And now Don's true friend, Anna (Melinda Page Hamilton). Don took his commitment to Anna more seriously than any other with a woman . . . or a man, for that matter:


One more look at Peggy:


Bye-bye, Don. For some reason, Jon Hamm isn't as good looking as you are:

Hamm, stop pretending you're Draper.
Stay off the booze.
Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


Oops! I almost forgot Trudy (Alison Brie). Willy Dunne Wooters has a crush on her. He gets this funny little smile when he sees her in a baby doll nightgown. Guess who bought some baby doll nighties of her own?



22 comments:

  1. We enjoyed how everyone's stories turned out, except for Peggy's and Don's. I think those endings were contrived and out of character. But the final commercial shown was BRILLIANT.

    I don't think I've given anything away, but if you do, then just don't post my comment.

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    1. I don't think your comment provides the specifics that would be a spoiler. I disagree about Don, probably because his ending made me happy.

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  2. Okay, I'm clueless, but that's nothing new.

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    1. I'm clueless most of the time. Maybe we should change our names to Cher and Dionne.

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    1. Thanks! I hope thehamish likes it. I have a bit of a crush on him.

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  4. I didn't see this show, but I enjoyed your post.
    WDW is a lucky man.

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    1. I lead a blessed life. I know because the Vietnamese woman who gave me a pedicure last week told me so.

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  5. I may have to give in and actually watch this as some point... you are as persuasive in your Mad Men fandom as John Grey is about his Walking Dead fetish.

    Thank you for your kind words Janie. Oh, and Geraldo, aka Mr. Fluffletail, is half Chihuahua and half Pomeranian - we think it's his talent for mischief which balances all that tail.

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    1. If I had a tail that big, I'd be off kilter and fall over. I love John, and I know he loves Walking Dead, but I feel no interest in it.

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  6. Uh...I liked Seinfeld, does that count? I just didn't commit to this series...

    Forgive?

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    1. No need for forgiveness. You are allowed to watch what you want. I love Seinfeld. I believe every situation in life can be related to a Seinfeld episode.

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  7. I had always missed the show and would see parts of it half way through the series. It is a great series. My goodness is Hendricks built! Of course I wanted the last 6 episodes and saw the ending. I enjoyed the ending very much.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the end, too. It made me happy.

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  8. Now I will have to binge watch Mad Men. I saw KS interviewed once. Beyond mature for her years.

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    1. A few years ago I saw part of the cast on Inside the Actors Studio. Kiernan was adorably polite and professional. She said she was allowed to watch parts of the shows, but never an entire episode because it wasn't appropriate for a child. A heck of a lot happened to Sally, though.

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  9. i liked the finale too. life goes on. will miss the show.

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    1. We're going to watch it again on DVD.

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  10. Peggy was my favorite female character, hands down. And although I think Don Draper was super sexy, I loved Roger Sterling's character!

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    1. I think the show was about Peggy as much as it was about Don.

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  11. I agree with Debra. Though Elizabeth Moss is a fabulous actress, I think they tied up Peggy's storyline a little too neatly. Don's daughter did do a lot of growing up. BTW, did you know that Roger is married to George Clooney's first wife in real life? Talia Balsam also played Roger's wife on the show. I'd much rather discuss the finale, but I'm trying to be a courteous guest.

    Julie

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    1. I read one article that said Peggy's "conclusion" was meant to make the fans happy. You are right about Talia Balsam. George Clooney said for years that he would never get married again because divorce is so horrible.

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