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Old 04-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #196
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As for the lighter, that one is a HUGE anvil. It is symbolic of Don's whole charade, and the method by which he became Don Draper. In the incident in Korea, he and Draper experienced a near-miss mortar attack. Afterward, Dick Whitman (our Don) was terrified and shaking so badly that when he went to light a cigarette he accidentally dropped his lit cigarette lighter -- into a large puddle of spilled gasoline. It was the gasoline explosion that killed the real Draper. Now another soldier has Don Draper's army lighter, and Don got one that "demoted" him back to the rank he had when it all happened: Private (as opposed to the Lieutenant that the real Don Draper was, and that the fake Don Draper became when he took on his identity.)
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Ahah! Thanks for the insight into the lighter.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #197
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What no comments on -

NOT GREAT BOB.

Priceless Pete.

Many lines from the finale. Peggy's "it must be nice to have decisions". And her rise to the seat so to speak. Unreal where they've taken her. From insecure secretary to possibly the big office. And how they placed her like the intro and had her in pants.

The finale, the last minute, Sally and her father touched me greatly. Still think about it. I honestly think that minute might be top five for me TV moments ever. No dialogue just a look. No better for me. I sat someone down, who doesn't even watch regularly, just to share that last minute.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #198
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What no comments on -

NOT GREAT BOB.

Priceless Pete.

Many lines from the finale. Peggy's "it must be nice to have decisions". And her rise to the seat so to speak. Unreal where they've taken her. From insecure secretary to possibly the big office. And how they placed her like the intro and had her in pants.

The finale, the last minute, Sally and her father touched me greatly. Still think about it. I honestly think that minute might be top five for me TV moments ever. No dialogue just a look. No better for me. I sat someone down, who doesn't even watch regularly, just to share that last minute.

One of the best lines of the season!!

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #199
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One of the best lines of the season!!

I have it available still on demand. And I rewind it just to hear that one line again. It gives me great joy.

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Old 07-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #200
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I see Mad Men and House of Cards both got nominated for Emmys. I'm torn, love them both!

I can't wait for Mad Men's last season to be released on Netflix. I want to see them again, sans commercials.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:47 PM   #201
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I just watched the season finale again this week.

And got to relive NOT GREAT BOB.

Well, aren't you lucky to have decisions. (Peggy to Ted)

The good is not beating out the bad. (Betty to Don)

And I don't know if it was the second last one but I loved the scene where Peggy phoned Stan to come and kill her rat and he says "I'm not your boyfriend" and hangs up. Sometimes it's the little scenes that really add up.

I was also thinking that all of Don's most precious and intimate relationships are with women that he isn't/wasn't sleeping with - Peggy, Anna, Joan. Even his intimacy with Betty is better now that they aren't married.

I also loved seeing this beautiful last scene again. It just pulls me so many places emotionally every time. To see someone so clearly. (They've added extras at the end but the first part but I can't find just the scene on its own)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4uXj5cB_I8

I wonder where we'll be when it returns on April 13. Who's in California? Who's not. Will Don be already back at work? There? Very curious. Should be interesting. The earlier seasons were the best but it was a great finale to the season.
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MAD MEN FINAL SEASON SUNDAY APRIL 13, 2014 on AMC!!!!
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I am In!!

Are there any previous Season Highlights online? I have to re-remember last season
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:51 AM   #204
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Are there any previous Season Highlights online? I have to re-remember last season
Tons on youtube.

Also, there's a contributor called Orange Couch that does recaps as well on there. Every episode I believe. I haven't watched any of them but here's a link:

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I just watched the season finale again this week.

And got to relive NOT GREAT BOB.

Well, aren't you lucky to have decisions. (Peggy to Ted)

The good is not beating out the bad. (Betty to Don)

And I don't know if it was the second last one but I loved the scene where Peggy phoned Stan to come and kill her rat and he says "I'm not your boyfriend" and hangs up. Sometimes it's the little scenes that really add up.

I was also thinking that all of Don's most precious and intimate relationships are with women that he isn't/wasn't sleeping with - Peggy, Anna, Joan. Even his intimacy with Betty is better now that they aren't married.

I also loved seeing this beautiful last scene again. It just pulls me so many places emotionally every time. To see someone so clearly. (They've added extras at the end but the first part but I can't find just the scene on its own)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4uXj5cB_I8

I wonder where we'll be when it returns on April 13. Who's in California? Who's not. Will Don be already back at work? There? Very curious. Should be interesting. The earlier seasons were the best but it was a great finale to the season.
I loved your observations about Mad Men. And you nailed Don and the women in his life!

I also loved that last scene with Joni Mitchell's music playing. That series had some great music.
My personal favorite song was the last scene, first episode of season 4, Tobacco Road.
A great song that I hadn't heard in almost 50 or so years!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybthPsE4ld0

So, is the last season, entire episodes playing anywhere? I (foolishly) thought Netflix would have it!
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Season 6 just hit netflix if any subscribers care for a refresher. :-)

Two more weeks!!
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My personal favorite song was the last scene, first episode of season 4, Tobacco Road.
A great song that I hadn't heard in almost 50 or so years!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybthPsE4ld0
Memories. When Don was accused at not selling himself enough and then voila!

Man, I will miss it Muushka. These type of shows - well the characters seem so real that you miss them. Well I do. It took me awhile to get over not seeing Claire Fisher of Six Feet Under. Crazy but true.

I saw a montage of all the seasons and Sally was so young that first season. Just a wee one. And Betty, I forgot that she was a totally different energy. Her voice even sounded different. Less firm/confident of herself, higher toned. I think they nailed it with a woman that was intent on being a good wife. I remember that in my own mother. And then seeing that it couldn't really work if Don wasn't even there so to speak. That she was working on something that was futile with him. There simply was no winning. A lot of people saw her as this or that, negative slant, the first few seasons. I saw her as a character perfectly played and totally of the decades. I enjoyed watching their marriage and the aftermath. Apparently, her character was originally going to be a bit part and January Jones, well it just worked. I'm very happy that it did.

And thank you on the other. This show, so many of the characters, has really impacted me.
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And what I have loved about it was that it has touched a lot of men. I remember watching Pardon the Interruption and here are these two sports guys going down the list of the day in sports. And there is Mad Men on their roll call.

And they are very different men and both were taken in by the episode where Don just breaks to Peggy when he finds out that Anna is gone. No words are needed between them - the moment perfectly played in intimacy.

These two guys were both going back and forth, none of the usual fun, brash fighting , and saying that that was "the best hour of television". And you could see that they were both very affected by a television program. Smiling and sighing.
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