Monday, April 9, 2012

'"Mad" World' - The struggle to change



Dissatisfaction is a symptom of ambition.

Since we are essentially four episodes -- or one third -- into Season Five of Mad Men, I figured it'd be worthwhile (or fun!) to sketch out some of what I think is going on and where the show is going for the next nine episodes. Also, I simply thought last night's episode - "Mystery Date" - was absolutely incredible, and wanted to talk about it some.

Spoilers for episodes one through four follow.

Monday, April 2, 2012

(Who Cares) Who Killed Rosie Larsen?

By now, you've heard the complaints.

The Killing is boring. It goes nowhere. It's not interesting. It's flat-out ridiculous. It's even disrespectful storytelling.

I stayed away from AMC's overwhelmingly protracted crime mystery for a year, with friends waving pleas not to waste my time on it. I was put off a lot by how its tagline is essentially identical to Twin Peaks' "Who Killed Laura Palmer?"

But then it went on Netflix Instant Watch. And then I had Spring Break.