Monday, October 27, 2008

Caren Explains "Mad Men"

I only watch four TV shows regularly:
- The Office
- Gossip Girl (don't judge)

And it's been a long time since a TV show made me cry... last season during LOST, perhaps, when Desmond and Penny finally reconnect in the past-present-future?

But alas, the season finally of Mad Men was so powerful that I was tearing up. If you haven't seen it before, it's a dark, serious and phenomenal portrait of an advertising agency in the early 1960s, and the complicated lives of the employees. It rightfully won the Emmy for "Best Drama" this year.

The scene that moved me this week was when Penny makes a confession to her colleague (and one-time affair) Pete:

"One day you're there, and then all of a sudden, there's less of you. And you wonder where that part went -- if it's living somewhere outside of you? And you keep thinking maybe you'll get it back... and then you realize it's just gone."

Here's an insider video about Episode 1 of Season 2

And also, an SNL bit from when Mad Men's lead actor, Jon Hamm, hosted this week...


Amanda, Ben and Harper said...

Sounds like you just have a soft spot for characters named Penny...

Caren (CK) said...

I hadn't thought of that... hmm... maybe that's why I love "Penny Lane" so much, too.