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'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:51 pm

Adore the programme. Been with it since the beginning.

McF: you seen it? Just wondering what you thought/think, being a Septic? And anyone else for that matter...
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:09 pm

NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!! I believe you may have reached the end of Season 4 in the States. In the UK, we are half-way through.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:05 am

Sorry, Purv, no cable service at the moment and I'm not sure what it's about. I think I have seen it to rent in the video store.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by HE Bates » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:08 am

I've given this a try, but it doesn't catch.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:42 pm

If you have a fetish for the mid 20th Century*, this is the show for you. And if you love character development and slow-burning storylines - I suggest you play catch-up with the DVDs. Being set in a similar period and with more intelligence than the average TV show, I thought 'Withnail' fans would like this. Am I wrong?

*1950s, 1960s.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:45 am

I will look into it, on your recommendation. I'll get back to you after the weekend.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:00 am

Please watch at least half of the first season, McF, not just one episode. It's strength lie in it being a slow burner.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:13 pm

I've finished the first 3 eps, and have disc 2 waiting for the weekend.

It is unusual, and I like unusual. So tired of the same old crap spewed out by Hollywood.

I liked the Walking Dead too.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by HE Bates » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:34 pm

I'll try again.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:54 pm

McFuck wrote:I've finished the first 3 eps, and have disc 2 waiting for the weekend.

It is unusual, and I like unusual. So tired of the same old crap spewed out by Hollywood.


"Got anymore...?"

Well - have you? Have you seen Disc 2? If you have, and you have now seen six episodes, you will have an idea now as to whether you may stick with it.

You will be half-way through the first season. Four seasons have been screened (in the US). I don't regret a second I have spent with this programme. For those who stick with it, it rewards in spades.

I understand there is talk of one season per year set in the 1960s (Season Four is late '64/1965). If that is true (or even if it turns out not to be the case), once they have finished the final season, I will lap it up in one big Blu-Ray boxset binge.

You have been warned.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:52 am

not so entertained with the second disc, but I'm sticking with it. Disc three arrives this weekend.

also trying Flash Forward, on the recommendation of a friend who likes Walking Dead.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:06 pm

@McFuck:

Fair comment. If you get to the end of Disc 4 (and therefore the end of the first season) and find you are not in the least bit intrigued as to 'what happens next', it may be best to stop.

I actually think the first season is a taster... and it gets better by each season.

A 'real grower' (as they say).

Intrugued as to how you get on...
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:06 am

maybe it was a slow few episodes, or I wasn't quite in the mood.
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:16 pm

I'll level with you: the show is not about pace. Yes, there are episodes which are 'faster' than others. But it's no '24'.

It's about observation, character, history, ethics, morals, gender, the American dream, story arcs - blimey! - the slow-burns which pay off in spades.

So it's not one for the under 30s (or at least those who don't have the attention span).

*booming voice*"From the people who brought you 'The Sopranos'", I think it towers over any television of the past five years.

But then you knew I thought that. :wink:
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Re: 'Mad Men'

PostPosted by McFuck » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:37 am

I'll admit, I am distracted by the thought of upcoming holidays and being forced to camp with relatives. I dislike relatives, mine in particular. However, if I want to keep them away from my house I shall have to go to theirs. Bugger.
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