26 April 2012

A Mad Men Question

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 - 60s dress via Etsy
 - Zara sandals
 - vintage Coach purse
 - thrifted belt

Have you all been watching Mad Men this season?  I always hesitate to say too much about the show because I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet but... I do wonder what you all think about this new season.  It just feels so different from the last ones.  Stranger.  Every time I watch a new episode I find myself saying, "that was the weirdest episode yet".  Don't get me wrong, I'm still loving it.  It's just... strange.  What do you think?

17 comments:

kater said...

I don't know how I feel about this season. I feel like it's lost momentum, like that break for all that time really changed something. The pacing is very strange, off, they're not using their time as wisely as I think they could to give us the best time with characters, I think. It's weird, I can't decide how I feel about it anymore! I still love the way it looks but it seems so disconnected from itself somehow now! Ahh! We'll see!

Loving your hair lately! Such soft curls!

Nadinoo said...

Haha, I watched the latest episode yesterday and was thinking the same! I have to say though earyI quite like the new eerie/mind bendy feel, it leaves me thinking about it for much longer. The latest episode left me feeling a little trippy too, for a good few hours!

Anywho thats my tuppence Jen, hope you enjoyed it x

P.S. I owe you an email with London info, will get my skates on promise ; )

Marlena said...

I like the was Don is going, how he's desperate to keep Megan in love with him. That's a nice change. But I know what you mean, I'm not really sure where the plot is going.

Love the dress by the way, I like the silhouette of it

Sierra said...

Definitely strange. First Betty. Then Don's dream. Then Lane & Pete. Then Don & Megan's "getaway." Then Roger's "trip." (I'm trying to be as vague as possible here so I don't give away anything, but I think you know exactly what I'm referring to.)

Some of that strangeness has been awesome, though (Lane & Price again). Although I will admit that I am a bit worried about what's in store for Pete this season. I don't see greatness on his horizon...

Not sure if you read Grantland, but they have an awesome series called Mad Men Power Rankings that is pretty entertaining:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/48209/mad-men-power-rankings-episode-506-far-away-places


I'm always up for some Mad Men convo:

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

eme said...

it is!
Like, from nowhere, "stuff" it's happening! I kind of like the way this season is taking, but it's weird for a show where apparently nothing never happend (and I was ok with it)

Elsie Larson said...

totally agree. last episode we noticed there was a LOT of deep purple in every scene. it had some david lynch vibes almost... but not too much. :D i think it's the best season yet... love where the writers are taking it!

Hugs and Fishes said...

I coldn't agree more. Although I am missing Betty Draper. Get it, she's preggo, but they made her "fat" Betty might as well use it. Plus, it's almost TOO dark for me...

Emma said...

I have absolutely loved this season so far, it definitely feels different, a lot stranger and bolder. I don't know if this is a new direction they are taking but it's been amazing so far (apart from the Betty thing,which was just amusingly bad!)

Emma x

Julia. said...

lol. It's not just you. My sister and I keep calling each other after the episodes and saying, "Huh. That was the weirdest!" I don't know WHAT the heck the writers are doing.

Caitie said...

that dress + those shoes = amazing!

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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I had only ever seen one episode and it wasn't my thing, but I love the outfits and your dress is gorgeous. I like how you did your hair too. Usually you have it straight and down. How cute.

sweet harvest moon said...

I know what you mean...
Ofcourse I watch it BUT there is something weird/missing/strange.
I don't know what it is, maybe the time gap between the seasons, i don't know..

Lovely look!

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gleeps said...

I think the strangeness/differentness is a reflection of the changing era -- moving from the American-dream pie-in-the sky early 60s era of U.S. history into the trippy/the-times-they-are-a-changin' era. It's interesting to see how the characters are dealing with the changing times. Love how Megan is embracing the looser silhouettes and shorter hemlines of the mid-60s Will Don allow her to focus on her career? Can't wait to see how that story line progresses.

Jamie Rose said...

Beautiful 60's dress! It looks so nice and summery. I'm loving your purse too.

Leah said...

Unfortunately, I have yet to catch up with mad Men, and I'm waaayy behind. But I was even thinking it was headed in an odd direction from where I left off..

Rachel said...

It totally has become . . . strange. I like it, but it's different and weird. It kind of feels like a different show, but with the same characters.