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Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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Peggy and Joan are forced to deal with some rambunctious office shenanigans.


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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

^Fuckin' Don Draper. He always gets the ladies.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Damn, even Peggy looks incredible. Nice job, Rolling Stone.

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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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Damn, even Peggy looks incredible. Nice job, Rolling Stone.
They 'shopped her one hell of an alien hoof, though.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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They 'shopped her one hell of an alien hoof, though.
I have no idea what that means.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

He means they photoshopped her. I think she just cleans up well. She can be pretty at times.

Damn, January Jones is all kinds of sexy on that cover. Tough to peel my eyes off Christina but Jones is just dripping sexiness in that photo.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Damn you Jon Hamm.

What I would give to be in that car with those 3 lovely ladies. And yes, Elisabeth Moss looks great.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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I have no idea what that means.
Look at the inhuman shape at the end of her leg.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Joan and Peggy in the elevator. All kinds of awesome.

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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Being a cab driver in the 60s must have been incredibly uncomfortable.
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A bit more hillbilly in this ep than the usual for Mad Men
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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Being a cab driver in the 60s must have been incredibly uncomfortable.
<--not invented yet?
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

I thought it was a really solid episode. I liked that the episode was Don-centric and really focused on his state of mind after last week's gut-wrenching revelation. Also glad to see that he seems to be cutting back on his drinking. Oh, and is dating that hot blond consultant. He really seems to be changing his ways turning her down in the cab.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Pretty solid episode. They pulled off the noir thing pretty well, almost wish it was filmed in black and white.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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Oh, and is dating that hot blond consultant. He really seems to be changing his ways turning her down in the cab.
It seems like he actually has some sort of a connection with the consultant and he doesn't want to ruin it. He has opened up to her on several occasions and vise versa. As far as the other blond hes dating, hes attracted to her but also bored by her.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

I figured after last week's emotional fireworks we'd get a quieter episode, and this ep was nicely done. Jon Hamm continues to do great work this season.

Joan's lashing out at Peggy seemed out of character. She used to be able to exert her power effortlessly - now she seems to be struggling. I wonder how she'll react to the inevitable fragging of her shithead of a husband in Vietnam (or maybe even boot camp).


Don: "That was my ex-wife and her new husband. And some slob who's about to have the worst dinner of his life."
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

I wonder how much the Stones song set them back - it's gotta be pricey for a basic cable TV show.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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As far as the other blond hes dating, hes attracted to her but also bored by her.
The writers do a good job of not really letting us in on what Don is feeling, but I'd never get bored of a girl that would blow me in a cab. That's girlfriend on the side material right there.
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Joan's lashing out at Peggy seemed out of character. She used to be able to exert her power effortlessly - now she seems to be struggling. I wonder how she'll react to the inevitable fragging of her shithead of a husband in Vietnam (or maybe even boot camp).
As far as the hens were concerned, Joan ruled the roost at SC, but never had any power over the roosters, and it appears that things are the same at SCDP.
Back at SC, Joan probably could have gotten her way by hinting and whispering sweet nothings in Roger's ear. At SCDP, she can't even convince Lane to get rid of the vending machine.
I think it bothers Joan that Peggy was given the opportunity to demonstrate that her former underling now has a power that she does not.
I think the elevator speech was a mix of Joan's real anger and the clear-eyed analysis of office politics that Joan has always had.
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The writers do a good job of not really letting us in on what Don is feeling, but I'd never get bored of a girl that would blow me in a cab. That's girlfriend on the side material right there.
When he wrote in his journal "shes a sweet girl and she wants me to know her but I already do". Sums up pretty well what he thinks of her. The consultant on the other hand intrigues him because she isn't an open book. Shes a puzzle that he has yet to figure out.
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As far as the hens were concerned, Joan ruled the roost at SC, but never had any power over the roosters, and it appears that things are the same at SCDP.
Back at SC, Joan probably could have gotten her way by hinting and whispering sweet nothings in Roger's ear. At SCDP, she can't even convince Lane to get rid of the vending machine.
I think it bothers Joan that Peggy was given the opportunity to demonstrate that her former underling now has a power that she does not.
I think the elevator speech was a mix of Joan's real anger and the clear-eyed analysis of office politics that Joan has always had.
I also think there has always been a bit of tension between the two of them. Mostly coming from Joan, who I think is still Jealous of what Peggy has been able to accomplish and none of it was by being on her backside. Joan puts Peggy down pretty much every time they have a conversation.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

Really good episode and I especially enjoyed the fact that it was mostly from the perspective of Don. And it was great to see Don tone down on the drinking.

1st of all, I was shocked at how much of an arrogant dick Joey was and my draw dropped at that nasty comment he made to Joan about her walking around trying to get raped. Women back in the 60's weren't respected in the work place, so I was kind of glad to see Peggy stand up to the douche, however I understood Joan's perspective when they had that confrontation in the elevator. It was a lose lose situation for Peggy either way.

One of the things that I absolutely loved was seeing Betty pissed off at Don having a good time with Bethany. I know she hates Don for cheating on her all those years, but in a way I think she still has some feelings for him and a little bit of jealousy when she sees him happy with other women.

I really surprised to see Don being such a gentlemen with Faye and not take her to his bed room on the 1st date. I hope she sticks around awhile and they continue to develop the relationship. You could see that Jon Hamm and Cara Buono have great sexual chemistry.

I had to laugh at Henry when he purposely crushed Don's shit with his car.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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I wonder how much the Stones song set them back - it's gotta be pricey for a basic cable TV show.
Yeah the DVD and BR just went up $10 because of that fucking song.
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Re: Mad Men -- "The Summer Man" -- 09/12/10

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When he wrote in his journal "shes a sweet girl and she wants me to know her but I already do".
I thought the rest of that statement was going to be "I was married to her."

That girl seems like Betty probably was 10 years ago. Which is another reason why I think Betty was so jealous of her. She told Henry "we have everything", but really I think Betty wishes she was single, unattached without children and being courted by men.

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