I miss Game of Thrones! JK. I mean, I do. Game of Thrones is so great. But I am an adult, I can handle there not being new episodes of a show I like for awhile. Not to mention that there are other things to do in life besides just watch TV all of the time, and maybe we can use some of this post Game of Thrones time to figure out what some of them are because I have no idea. The stuff of legends and song! It was a little painful last night, though, since Mad Men wasn’t very good. Right? Do you feel me on this? I have been enjoying this season of Mad Men more than any other season. The only other season that I think you could argue was better would be the first season because it laid the groundwork for the series to come, but I didn’t really like the first season. Blaspheme! It took me awhile to get into this show. But this season: A++ would do business with season again. So what was up last night then? Everything was just…off. The timing was super weird. Everything was hit really hard on the head. Like, it is amazing to open the show with Ken Cosgrove getting shot. Wow wow wow! Everyone is like: wow! Wait, wow. Wait, what? Wow. They killed Kenny, etc. Then the show just weirdly ignores it until after the first commercial break, which is an intense choice. It makes you think every time the phone rings that someone is going to report the news that Ken Cosgrove is dead, because isn’t he dead, because didn’t we just see him die? But no, it is just goddamned Harry Crane calling about juice commercials. Then they finally reveal that Ken Cosgrove isn’t dead, just shot up and possibly blind in one eye, and the first thing he says is, “Chevy is literally killing me.” Gah. And then you have dumb dumb Pete’s face, which is all like, “This gives me an idea so crazy that it just might work.” Oh, I hated that scene. You are going to shoot Ken Cosgrove in the face right in front of my eyes just so that he can deliver the line “Chevy is literally killing me”? DO BETTER.
Then you’ve got Bob Benson who is the new Don Draper, but like Happy Don Draper, I guess? OK, sure. But so now we are in an office with two different people who are lying 100 percent about their identity? And it’s becoming a thing that other people (Pete) are expert at navigating and are finally learning to use to their advantage or something? OK. But are there so few stories in the world? I liked him better when he was just a mysterious, over-eager, possibly gay guy whose job I did not understand who wore shorts at Joan’s house and was in charge of the office’s male nurses. We’ve already got a Don, and he mostly sucks.
The teenager stuff made me uncomfortable.
During last night’s episode I actually turned to my friend Andrew and asked: why is everyone so angry all the time? Which is a very good and funny question to ask in the second to last episode of the sixth season of a TV show. “I can’t believe I just noticed this, but everyone is so crabby!”
The good stuff was the Peggy and Ted stuff. That was pretty well done. BUT EVEN THERE, I don’t like how we went from literally married Ted telling Peggy you are not allowed to look at me in a meeting, or whatever, to married Ted grabbing Peggy’s butt all over the office in front of everyone. Is there no middle ground? I haven’t worked in a proper office in awhile. Is there for sure no middle ground? Please have a middle ground on my desk by the end of the day.
I don’t know what to tell you guys. This season has been so so good. And I am excited for next week’s finale. But last night’s episode was mostly bunk. Oh well. It happens. I guess.