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Mad Men Update
2007-07-26 22:50
by Jon Weisman

The second Mad Men wasn't as good as the first, mainly because the focus on the (justifiably) phlegmatic wife of Don Draper sucked some of the zing out, but there was still much to draw from it, and I'm still hooked.

2007-07-27 07:33:14
1.   Bob Timmermann
I've always hated the word phlegmatic because it never means what I think it should.

I expect to see phlegmatic people sneezing and coughing all the time. "Phlegm" was one of my mom's favorite words.

This could explain a lot.

2007-07-27 11:09:59
2.   bryanf
I watched the first episode last night (and told everyone I know to start watching) but haven't seen the second one yet. I really liked the first one, so thanks Jon for recommending.

The "Making Of" special did talk about how the focus will be on the people, and certainly they didn't go into his wife very much in the pilot.

2007-07-27 13:42:56
3.   Penarol1916
I missed the first 15 minutes. I'm mildly disappointed in the wife's story just going to someone who is feeling trapped by staying at home. It's just such a cliche and falls into the problem that CanuckDodger had with the pilot. What I really love though is the interaction between the two secretaries towards the end of this episode.
2007-07-27 15:46:53
4.   underdog
I enjoyed the first episode, not as much the second, but will still keep watching for now to see where it goes. Love the period flavor. Even if most of the men in the show are piggish.

Off topic: On Monday I am participating in a conference call interview with the original animator/art designer for the Underdog cartoon show. (Appropriately enough.) Anyone have any questions they'd like me to ask? (Doing it with other bloggers so I may not have much time.)

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