T: And I’m still bored. (At this point, I’ve dug my grave, might as well go with it). 3.5MM viewers watched the long awaited season premiere. And I was certainly one of them. I was just disappointed. I thought it was the most boring episode the show has ever done. 2 hours and 10 minutes wasn’t needed. EW message boards would eviscerate me for saying this. Just as I’ve been pummeled for my Hunger Games review. But I stand by it.
Anyway, my whole point was, despite the wealthy audience watching, these ratings continue to pale in comparison to The Walking Dead. 9MM, folks.
That said, I don’t want Mad Men going anywhere, and lucky for us, it’s locked in for two more seasons. It was AWFULLY nice not to have to see January Jones last night. For that, I’m grateful.
Surely it will get better. It’s been one of the best shows ever on TV. Matt Weiner bugs the shit out of me, though. We shall see.
M: I disagree. I thought the premiere was strong. I like Jessica Pare’s character as Don’s new wife (although that Zou Bizou Bizou performance was such an ODD thing for the hostess to do at a party, right?) — she’s standing up for herself in situations where Betty would have just stewed. And she certainly has a healthy sex drive. ”I’m so mad at you, I’m going to clean in my underwear. Stop looking at me! (Look)” Hot sex w/Don ensues…
Watching Roger’s decline and petulant Pete’s rise (what a weenie that guy is!), however sad, should make for some good drama. I hope Peggy swings back into the slightly more likeable zone, though. Yeah - it’s total BS that Megan is getting special treatment, but come on! They dismissed all the men at that “interview” for a non-existent secretary position, and they call their administrative assistants/coathangers/coffeemakers “girls!” It’s a man’s world in the 60s, Peggiepoo.