Mad Men countdown

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Kor, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Warped9

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    I didn't say his creative vision was shit. Hell, his vision gave us a fantastic series. I was expressing that him coming out after the fact and saying what he thinks the ending should be in face of the ambiguous one filmed was shit. I meant to express emphatic disagreement.
     
  2. marillion

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  3. Karzak

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    Nope.

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  4. Dick Whitman

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    Some of the reactions to this finale remind me of those to the end of "The Dark Knight Rises". That based on Nolan's previous film "Inception" that Bruce must have died and it was all Alfred's dream or imagination. Which ignores all the build up and clues that Bruce survived.

    So in this case some assume that given Weiner worked on The Sopranos, though not even the creator, this ending is ambiguous too. But this ending was being foreshadowed for a long time. Anytime Coke was mentioned this season.
     
  5. Karzak

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    There does seem to be a little bit too much being read into that particular inter-connective tissue (and thus the assumption that the end must be similarly be ambiguous, if only by reason of association), that's for sure.
     
  6. Green Shirt

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    I find it entirely possible that while Don was re-evolving back to Dick that he could have found peace with himself and still have created the Coke ad. The two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive events. Whether he's DonDick, or DickDon, he's still a Mad Man at heart. Its what he is.
     
  7. Karzak

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  8. Beagleman

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    I would have liked Sal but there really was no logical place for him in what we got.
     
  9. Karzak

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    Sorry for the bump, but this is sort of relevant. Yesterday apparently was "Mad Men" day in Los Angeles, and the cast and crew gathered to commemorate the fabulous show they created.

    Los Angeles Was Matthew Wiener's Muse For 'Mad Men'

    Neat!
     
  10. the G-man

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    ... and ties in nicely with Don's attraction to, if not outright need for occasional contact with, California.
     
  11. Karzak

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  12. Kor

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    Well, Mad Men has been over for a while.

    Is it time for a spin-off show? AMC seems to like doing that lately. Perhaps the adventures of the Campbells in their new abode...

    Also, those who watch older movies may find the following to be interesting.

    Tony Curtis starred in the farce "Don't Make Waves" in 1967, as an East Coast business executive who moves out to California to get away. Misadventure ensues.

    Imagine that Mad Men's season 7 (part 2) never happened, and instead, imagine that Tony Curtis's character is actually Don. :vulcan:

    Kor
     
  13. the G-man

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    There already was a "Mad Men" spinoff. Pete and Trudy's daughter converted to Judaism, married a fellow named Edison and then had a daughter named Annie, who enrolled at Greendale College ;)
     
  14. Karzak

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    Frankly, I'd much rather see a show about Sally growing up in the '70s and '80s.
     
  15. Kor

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    ...and to tie in with other AMC properties, in the early 80s she gets involved in the burgeoning industry of personal computing, and, using those Madison Avenue business tactics she learned as a kid, leads a company that provides cutthroat competition to Lee Pace and co.

    And then the zombies arrive.

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  16. the G-man

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    Sally was about 16 when the show ended in 1970. She'd be fully grown and out of college by about 1975 and a full blown member of the "Big Chill"/"thirty-something" generation by the mid-'80s.
     
  17. Karzak

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    So?

    Growing up might not be the most accurate term, but it conveys the message. (Were you done growing up by the time you were sixteen?) The point is, I think a show about Sally living in the '70s and '80s would still be worth watching.