Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Player And The Pro
We finished Season 2 of Mad Men yesterday. And it's getting good. I still feel that it's more beautiful than brilliant, but I might be persuaded to change this opinion after Season 3. We'll see.
But here's what I don't get: Don Draper. The lure of the Drape. What are you all swooning about? He sure is handsome, and troubled, and a lot of women go for that kind of thing. But still. Intriguing is one thing, but a guy who never smiles? I dunno. I mean, I get the whole Player/Bad guy/Tough childhood appeal. I've been twentytwo, I've done that. But this? Nah.
Roger Sterling on the other hand. Silver fox with no morals, chauvinist pig with three cardiac arrests? That I totally see. You gotta love a guy who can down oysters and secretaries like there's no tomorrow. And clearly be enjoying it.