Last night I watched the most recent episode of "Mad Men."
Which can only mean one thing: Despite my lack of cable I'm only a day or two behind the live viewers!
I really like this show, but desperately wish I had someone to watch it with. Considering the bf hates it and hasn't watched an episode since season one, that's out of the question.
And despite my best efforts to talk to it with my girlfriends, I've had to explain "what it's about" to each of them. Same with family members. No one watches.
Sunday's episode revealed what's been brewing since the beginning - Betty is starting to unravel Don Draper.
This Slate analysis is interesting and hits on a few good points about how much Betty Draper knows. True her anthropology degree (conveniently brought up just a couple episodes ago) may give her an upper hand in comprehending what she's found. But the divorce papers from the "original" Mrs. Draper are definitely what gets her so shaken.
Since the introduction of Miss Farrell, Sally's former teacher, it was obvious there would be something between her and Don, but it doesn't really make sense. It's also a lot riskier than other affairs Don's had.
Here's another really good overview of the episode.
My favorite character was always Joan, but now that she's not as front-and-center as she once was (though the preview for next week seems to bring her back a bit), I'm really loving how Peggy is developing. And there's something really intriguing about Betty - she's a little hard to figure out, which could be high forms of either complexity or simplicity.
But on a whole, the "mad men" are all a bunch of pigs - the only saviors being, perhaps, Mr. Cooper or Harry Crane.