Certainly, on a superficial level, we can say that all of the major Mad Men characters journeyed forth through significant life changes. But as much as these characters gained scars and wisdom through their journeys, none of them actually changed over the course of a decade.
She overcame that resistance rapidly, as she did her desire not to play more wife-mother combinations. "I had to overcome
Don Draper famously said, "If you don't like what's being talked about, change the conversation." That is precisely what we must do to address the problem of gun deaths and injuries in our nation.
She wasn't the perfect mom. Maybe she was the anti-mom. But I loved Betty Draper for all her contradictions and imperfections. And she doesn't deserve her fate. If you're a longtime fan of Betty Draper, raise your hand! No takers? OK, I admit Betty has a lot of flaws. A lot of big flaws.
Now that Betty's story is literally ending, we see her going back to school -- but it is no coincidence that her efforts for self-fulfillment are going to be cut short.
"Good Kill" opens May 15. Other than Betty, which "Mad Men" character will you miss the most? Don. Cliché. Do you see any
The tragedy of King Draper is that now that he is "ready" (as he tells "Di"), the tough new girl in his life reveals that she is not. She needs to suffer a bit more for her past misdeeds. And so it goes. The heaping mess of karma, born long before Dick Whitman even entered this world, is still inflicting its vengeance on our late-blooming ad man.
Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.
That seemed a little extreme, and, given that "Mad Men" has generally given its female characters nuance and depth, it's
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That golden light, that perfect coif, that tantalizing cocktail -- Betty Draper sure knows how to drink her problems away
"Peggy Olson, you are the song in my heart." "If I ever start a riot grrrl band, I'm calling it Sally Draper." When season
Now that Don is back, he appears determined to make SCDP succeed