Mad Men (Season 7.1)
Mad Men returned this past Sunday to low ratings. Really wish that AMC would not break the show up over 2 seasons. It’s doubtful that there is this large reveal at the end or that it is driving towards some type of final finish like there was with Breaking Bad. Weiner has already said that he’s had the ending in mind since season 4 or 5 and that it’s challenging to him b/c the last season will leave the characters where they will be forever.
Any way – It was good to have the show back. Definitely the smartest and most thought provoking thing on TV. Boy was it dark though. Peggy is stunted (as usual), Ken is turning into Pete, Roger is still in some type of counter culture haze, and Don/Megan are living bi-costal lives and holding onto their sham of a marriage. It was good to see that Pete has adjusted to SoCal life and was happy. It will be interesting to see where things go from here. I’d like to see a happy ending but am not counting on it.