Saturday 14 August 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
Territorial nesting gannets fight for space on Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland [HARRY EGGENS / SOLENT]
So…last night I watched the first 3 episodes, one of which was the pilot, for Mad Men… I thought it was stunningly good. Especially by the last of the three, entitled Marriage of Figaro, when the series seemed to glide into its own space… for anyone who has watched it, the episode where the blonde wife sees a shrink, Draper and Rachel Minkes kiss on the roof top with the caged German Shepards, the little birthday party for the Draper daughter takes place.
Intead of returning the disc, I am watching the episodes over again with the various voice commentary… 2 more discs come in this afternoon…
As I watched it, because of the obviously preliminary references to taking on the advertising account of Richard Nixon in his 1960 run, I was placing the events around 1958…. however, it was pointed out in a commentary that a calendar is shown (in the OB-GYN office) indicating March 13, 1960.
Thru the episodes I kept seeing things that would make me think, Oh when people see THAT, they will think: things have changed.
A lot has changed… it has. But people are still so trapped. So very trapped.
Much much longer political campaigns tho… in fact they never, ever end.