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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #330 on: May 18, 2015, 10:35:27 AM »
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After the finale, I recall an early episode where everyone is stoned in Peggy's office. Paul Kinsey starts to shout  "This is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends - not with a bang, but a whimper." Kinsey's character really summed up the 60s as he followed every trend/movement/thought of the era. The 60s ultimately ended without a bang. A show about the 60s was going to end the same. I think It's been obvious the show was going to end the same way it began: with the end of one decade/era and with the beginning of a new decade/era.

I really wish they would have had the failed SCD West pitch as the mid season finale. It would have been more shocking rather than when they had a few episode ago. You realized before it happened that they can't do this again and were going to fail. 

I really like Don's "On The Road" episodes. I wish it would have lasted the majority of the last 7 episodes.

The show was well aware of the viewers' expectations of someone falling to their deaths. Don checked to see if his windows in his new office would open, Roger talked about jumping off a 2 story ship, and having the retreat next to a cliff shows the writers were playing with us.

Don keeps getting rejected by anyone he tries to attach himself. His real family doesn't want him around. His adopted Draper family don't want him. The only one that wants him around is Peggy and the agency. And that's the family he returns to in order to create the coke commercial.

I love how subtle it's been leading up to Don was behind the iconic commercial. In the failed pitch, Don is offered the coke account. Peggy mentions coke to him on the phone. He has to fix a coke machine at the motel. Bob Dylan said of his song Tangled up in Blue that it took him"ten years to live and two years to write." We've witnessed the last decade of Don's life. We witnessed an entire decade. The commercial is a swans song for the 60s and of course it would be Don who creates it.

If you think this is going to have a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #331 on: May 18, 2015, 01:31:49 PM »
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THIS guy! Give this man some bigger roles!


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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #332 on: May 19, 2015, 03:08:37 AM »
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He's like the Coca-Cola of people. Perfect casting.

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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #333 on: May 20, 2015, 05:31:06 PM »
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Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #334 on: April 19, 2017, 08:05:06 PM »
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Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series Will Be an Anthology About the Romanovs
March 2, 2017
via Slate

Until now, all that was known about Matthew Weiner’s upcoming Amazon series was that it would be an anthology. But with the writers’ room now open for business, Weiner is finally willing to spill the beans and gave the Hollywood Reporter a sense of what the Mad Men creator’s next act will look like.

The series, he told the Reporter, is called The Romanoffs, and its eight episodes will focus on people who believe themselves to be the descendants of the last Russian czar. He clarified that the show will be a genuine anthology, with each episode standing on its own: “Black Mirror is a different genre,” Weiner said, “but if you enjoy the idea of seeing a new story every week, that will be part of it.” The Romanoffs’ staff includes Mad Men alumni Semi Chellas, Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and Blake McCormick, and although Weiner has not yet begun the casting process, Weiner says when asked if any of that show’s actors might make an appearance, “I definitely would not rule that out.”*

Weiner also explains the reason for his choice of subject:

The reason that I picked the Romanovs is that in an era where we have social media and so much theoretical connection to each other it really seems like we’re further apart than ever. And I love this idea that these characters believe themselves to be, whether they are or not, descendants of this last autocratic family who are part of one of the great true crime stories of all time. I also love that it’s the chance to talk about nature v. nurture, what they have in common and what is left of a grand heritage.

Weiner also said that he planned to direct four of the eight episodes himself and that half would be shot in the U.S. and half abroad. While The Romanoffs has no set air date, he said it “should be available for streaming this time next year, maybe a little earlier.”

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Re: Mad Men
« Reply #335 on: April 20, 2017, 08:26:55 AM »
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I was lucky enough to talk with Weiner a few months ago and he said that an episode will be shot in Paris. Here is your Xixax scoop!
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