Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mad Men... "The Other Woman."

Finally. The return of Mad Men! It seems like I was the only one to find the writing uneven this season. Weird humour. Strange "act outs". But "The Other Woman" a return to the great writing of earlier Seasons... or at least a return to the pleasure I felt at watching the first couple of seasons. The interconnectedness -- yes! "interconnectedness"!-- of the episode's theme was beautiful and felt organic and truthful. It wasn't just interesting observations, or great moments, or terrific lines, or terrific performances-- it was everything. And the truth is, there are so many chances for things to go wrong it's a miracle when something great happens. That was some truly great TV. Game of Thrones on the other hand...

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