Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mad Men s3.12

Mad Men Season 3, Episode 12
The Grown Ups
Sunday night on AMC

A candidate makes an impression on Don; Peggy's taste in men proves questionable; and Pete faces a major decision about his career.

My thoughts
-my (kinda) weekly segment
-for a great recap go to What's Alan Watching?

Don - totally undone, totally

Betty - while I'm glad that she finally knows the secret behind Don and is taking action, I don't want her to break up the family. I do realize she has to grow too and with that will be the pains that go with it.

Joan - brief scenes showing her true self with Roger. Hope she comes to finally fix her personal life like how she fixes everything else.

Book tie-ins
With the season 3 end of Mad Men I'm inspired to stay in the genre a bit longer and plan on reading and watching things related. Starting with...

Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates

and to watch the 2008 movie version starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.

With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.

I also plan on re-watching...

Far From Heaven (2002) film
starring Julianne Moore
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

*Bravo! for Mad Men 2009 Emmy award wins for Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series!

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