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cory64
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(09-06-2010, 08:29 AM)
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and i must agree with the ALL CAPS statement

I doubt they'll mess that up. It's not UST and it should never be UST(or RST, i guess).
giga
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(09-06-2010, 08:31 AM)
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Newfound respect for Peggy after this episode. So many striking scenes of her reacting to Don that were just executed perfectly.

"I have a toothbrush and toothpaste in my desk"



And right after the phone call.

MisterNugNug
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(09-06-2010, 08:53 AM)
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Matt Weiner and his staff of writers are fucking geniuses. This episode was pitch perfect. Incredible.
squicken
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(09-06-2010, 08:55 AM)
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Fucking amazing. I don't want to be reactionary and say it was the best the show has done, but it is on the short list. I felt like I had spent an entire evening with Don and Peggy, but it was only 45 minutes. Great emotion in so many scenes. The phone call. Don chewing out Peggy. The bar.

Duck trying to shit in Roger's office was hysterical. I had to pause it so I could laugh and not miss the follow up dialog. Same with Roger and the guy who killed someone with his boat. Something like "you get over something like that by drinking!"
Wads
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(09-06-2010, 08:59 AM)
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I found it very amusing that you can actually hear Duck break off a fart too.
maharg
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(09-06-2010, 09:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Viewt

Though I gotta say, damn, Don got fucking punked by Duck Phillips. That's low.

Duck was by far the most pathetic character this episode (and that's saying something with how pathetic Don has gotten). He didn't punk anyone.
Jeels
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(09-06-2010, 09:19 AM)
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I almost cried. I watched the episode again just now. It's still good the second time.
cory64
"Yeah, but I don't know anybody named Ruby!"
(09-06-2010, 09:21 AM)
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AMC
It's not TV, it's perfection.
hamchan
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(09-06-2010, 09:45 AM)
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Well that was one of the best episodes ever. I expect Mad Men season 4 and Jon Hamm to win the emmy next year. Jon Hamm freaking turned red during that shouting match!
AgentWhiskers
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(09-06-2010, 09:50 AM)
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Jon Hamm's got next year's emmy on lock. Especially considering Breaking Bad won't be eligible. Even if it were, his performance this season has been iconic. Rarely does a TV character give me goosebumps. And the writing and overall production holy shit. Such an incredible season of one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
Tucah
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(09-06-2010, 09:53 AM)
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What an absolutely fantastic episode. Even for a show as consistently great as Mad Men, this season is the best yet and, although it's only a little over half over, definitely in contention for one of the greatest seasons of television if it can keep up the momentum from the past few episodes.

Peggy has been one of the most interesting characters this season, and her relationship with Don has always been one of the most intriguing aspects of the show to me. This episode only confirmed that view and was easily one of the best episodes of the show. There were so many incredible moments scattered in this episode. So great. Again, what a spectacular show and perfect season so far.
LCfiner
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(09-06-2010, 10:08 AM)
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I’m glad Peggy’s done with that pill of a boyfriend.



TV doesn’t get much better than this. I was cringing during the yelling match between Don and Peggy. There’s so much history between them and having all that raw emotion out there. just… goddamn. it was painful.
AgentWhiskers
Loser slave of the system :(
(09-06-2010, 10:11 AM)
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I'm still shaking. I can't help but feel privileged to be caught up with what I believe to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time. It doesn't get any better than this.
Rookje
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(09-06-2010, 11:12 AM)
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I can't believe how fucking good this show is. I mean, wow. Holy shit. That was probably the best episode of the show so far, next to The Mountain King.

It truly is a privilege to be able to watch this show.
Barrett2
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(09-06-2010, 12:14 PM)
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Last night was one of the best hours of television I have ever seen. Hamm was goddamn telegenic.
Sumidor
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(09-06-2010, 12:16 PM)
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Wow. Not much else needed to be said.
etiolate
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(09-06-2010, 12:17 PM)
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I kind of liked the constant threat of Peggy leaving. I think this episode puts the nix on that.

Really great shots of her and Don through the whole episode. My favorite was them at the bar.
S. L.
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(09-06-2010, 12:34 PM)
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Peggy rocks so hard <3 <3 <3
AnkhWeasel
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(09-06-2010, 12:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by cory64

I'm also watching The Wire for the first time (I'm on season 2), so between the two, television has surpassed film as the best medium.



Yup.
Arnie
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(09-06-2010, 01:02 PM)
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Jesus fucking christ, that was the best 45 minutes of television ever.
Wads
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(09-06-2010, 01:05 PM)
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I can't believe I didn't gross anybody out with the feet pic!
Dabanton
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(09-06-2010, 01:24 PM)
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Ahh i have to wait until later to watch this weeks episode, cannot wait. :D
Waikis
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(09-06-2010, 01:25 PM)
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What do you guys think about the samsonite ad? sure it's a play on an iconic moment, but every companies will be doing the same and what's gonna make the samsonite ad so special compared to the other ads?

The ad seems to be just as bland and uninspired as Peggy's pitches.
VeryGooster
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(09-06-2010, 01:33 PM)
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Caught it last night, but was too tired after the encore to post, but yes, a stunning, incredible one last night. I almost expected the return to the status quo by the end with Don and Peggy, and thankfully that wasn't the case.

Also: Drunk Don vs. Drunk Duck = Win.

I still feel like this season just got started. How many episodes left?
Wads
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(09-06-2010, 01:36 PM)
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That was 7 of 13 (didn't check but every other season has been 13).
Meatpuppet
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(09-06-2010, 01:58 PM)
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Starts tonight on BBC for UK-Gaffers
Ignatz Mouse
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(09-06-2010, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by maharg

Duck was by far the most pathetic character this episode (and that's saying something with how pathetic Don has gotten). He didn't punk anyone.

Agreed.

Don's "uncle" was, if anything, opting out of doing more stupid shit. His wake-up for the moment.

I cheered when he went to defend Peggy though. Even if he missed.

I also think that *finally* we're seeing the bottom. Don admits he has a problem, even in passing. Peggy's broken through her anger at Don at confronting him on a bunch of shit, and she's gotten a real answer about her ability. (I didn't get the sense that Don was dismissive of her as he's been in the past, but rather that her gave her an accurate assessment and corrected her over-inflation of her own abilities.) And after that, they got in synch working well. And he's opened up to her. So he has somebody who can tell him to straighten up, that he trusts.

Damn, that was good.
Cohsae
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(09-06-2010, 02:28 PM)
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I don't have much to add that hasn't already been said, but wow. Just wow.
Empty
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(09-06-2010, 02:35 PM)
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that was sublime. that's all i really have to say. so perfect that it really just speaks, nay shouts, lauds and celebrates, for itself. masterful.
Myoclonic Jerk
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(09-06-2010, 02:48 PM)
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Hi Madmed fans,

I'm almost done with season 3, and I'm new to iTunes

I just went on iTunes store and it had only the odd numbered episodes for season 4!! 1,3,5,7..etc


why is that?

and if I buy the whole season from iTunes would it include all the episodes?
VeryGooster
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(09-06-2010, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by almokla

Hi Madmed fans,

I'm almost done with season 3, and I'm new to iTunes

I just went on iTunes store and it had only the odd numbered episodes for season 4!! 1,3,5,7..etc


why is that?

and if I buy the whole season from iTunes would it include all the episodes?

Not sure what those numbers are, but those are definitely all of the episodes of season four so far, including last night's.
Myoclonic Jerk
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(09-06-2010, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gooster

Not sure what those numbers are, but those are definitely all of the episodes of season four so far, including last night's.

here is a screen of what I see



Myoclonic Jerk
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(09-06-2010, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by almokla

here is a screen of what I see




ok ok I got it.. my bad..

the numbering on the left is not the episode number :P

sorry about that
VeryGooster
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(09-06-2010, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by almokla

ok ok I got it.. my bad..

the numbering on the left is not the episode number :P

sorry about that

:lol No, I actually got confused for a second too when I opened iTunes.
Ignatz Mouse
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(09-06-2010, 03:10 PM)
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Alan Sepinwall: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-al...r-to-the-greek

AV Club: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-suitcase,44857/

And they don't have an article up yet, but I recommend Project Rungay for good reviews as well as their excellent Mad Style series. http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2...f-stories.html
hiryu
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(09-06-2010, 03:15 PM)
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Just want to add my admiration for this episode. Easily one of the best episodes of television ever.
tabsina
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(09-06-2010, 03:22 PM)
There is nothing much to add to the episodes praise, that was just.. wow
VeryGooster
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(09-06-2010, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by AV Club

"And they're self-so-righteous!"

I am SO glad I am not the only one who caught that. :lol
Ignatz Mouse
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(09-06-2010, 03:38 PM)
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Anyone note the vermin sub-theme?

Mouse
Roach
Duck
VistraNorrez
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(09-06-2010, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

TV doesn’t get much better than this. I was cringing during the yelling match between Don and Peggy. There’s so much history between them and having all that raw emotion out there. just… goddamn. it was painful.

But also necessary. And as much of an asshole he was during that, he did make some valid points, which makes it all the worse.
Cornballer
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(09-06-2010, 04:51 PM)
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[IMG]http://i52.************/2qvvy9d.jpg[/IMG]
sixteen-bit
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(09-06-2010, 04:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Jeels

I almost cried.

The phonecall :(
Sapiens
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(09-06-2010, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornballer

[IMG]http://i52.************/2qvvy9d.jpg[/IMG]


Donald really fucking missed Duck.
KolosLazar16
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(09-06-2010, 05:12 PM)
My favorite scene was the phone ringing loudly and fear entering Don's face, until he realizes it's Peggy's phone that was ringing.

Perfectly done.
anaron
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(09-06-2010, 05:17 PM)
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[IMG]http://i55.************/b4g476.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i52.************/2j0mgjr.jpg[/IMG]


Originally Posted by _dementia

i love your avatar

Thanks! I've meaning to say the same for yours. :)
Cornballer
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(09-06-2010, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ignatz Mouse

Alan Sepinwall: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-al...r-to-the-greek

AV Club: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-suitcase,44857/

And they don't have an article up yet, but I recommend Project Rungay for good reviews as well as their excellent Mad Style series. http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2...f-stories.html

A few more:
- memles
- Maureen Ryan
Empty
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(09-06-2010, 05:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by anaron

[IMG]http://i55.************/b4g476.jpg[IMG]
[IMG]http://i52.************/2j0mgjr.jpg[IMG]



Thanks! I've meaning to say the same for yours. :)

:o

didn't pick up on that piece of symmetry. amazing.
Amir0x
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(09-06-2010, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empty

:o

didn't pick up on that piece of symmetry. amazing.

gosh this show is so incredible. I really almost feel bad for all other shows for next year.
CajoleJuice
(09-06-2010, 05:41 PM)
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Shit, forgot to watch last night. NOOOOOOOO
Wads
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(09-06-2010, 05:43 PM)
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A nice gem from Sepinwall's blog...Roger had sex with Mrs. Blankenship when she looked like this:


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