Happy Memorial Day!! A few brief thoughts since today is a holiday and I’m ready to get outside and enjoy the beautiful day: Unless I misheard, Peggy had the line of the episode talking about Ted vs. Don and the navigating she and the rest of the agency are doing to accommodate the two giant egos. “The difference is that he’s interested in the idea, and you’re interested in your idea.” That is the truth nougat right there. And it’s

Another episode filled with flashbacks to Don’s childhood. What’s interesting about Don and his obsession with his less than Norman Rockwell childhood is that he’s so ashamed of it and yet it’s something he had no control over. However, he’s not the slightest bit ashamed of his adultery, his failure as a parent, or the way he manipulates and even bullies those around him to get his way (poor Sylvia) all of which he has complete control over. That opening

In honor of the triumphant return of ‘Arrested Development’ later this month, I’m reminiscing about some of my favorite moments from previous seasons. In a show this consistently hilarious, it’s impossible to pick only a few favorites, so this is a fool’s exercise. My favorite episode is ‘Pier Pressure‘ with its non-stop hilarity: J. Walter Weatherman, Hot Cops, Maeby being singed by her Gangy’s brittle wit, and that scene between G.O.B. and Michael when G.O.B. is partaking of the spoils

Don’s scorecard: Don and Ted – Team Ted for the win! I have liked the idea of Ted even before getting the chance to meet his fully fleshed-out character. Because he had all the pizazz of Don: ideas, charm and tons of swagger. And there was the hope that he could be the counterpoint to Don who wasn’t decaying with increasing speed from within. I think we need a character like Ted to gain focus at this point. Don is heading

NOTE: Spoilers Below Watching the play of expressions on Don’s face when the doc came to the back door in his bathrobe for some wrapping paper was fun. I like it when Don is uncomfortable and trying to figure out the meaning of something that is innocent but because of his proclivities seems to Don as if it may not be. My guess is the doc knows what’s going on and is trying to jerk Don’s chain. But that’s purely

NOTE: Spoilers Below Abe is a nice foil to the rest of the male characters that we spend time with in ‘Mad Men’ world, and I really love the glimpses into his character. It’s too bad there’s no real passion in his and Peggy’s relationship because there’s a nice easiness there. There seems to be something more than the professional between Peggy and Ted. In that scene between Peggy, Ted, and Ted’s wife, I got the distinct impression that Ted might