Posted June 12, 2012 by Bev Barker | 1 Comments
"It takes discipline and daring to maintain just one theme over 13 episodes" in "Mad Men" Season 5, but it featured "women's role in business and at home. The transformations hitting the three main female characters, Joan, Peggy and Megan - were exquisitely depicted and complicated with compromise and contradiction," reported Matthew Creamer, Advertising Age.
"We see Joan, once the office eye candy, assuming the role of the partner with operational conscience, counting the money and searching for new space for the now rapidly growing firm."
"We see Peggy at her new job, barking at quivering subordinates in (Don) Draper-esque fashion and beginning her new assignment: The naming of the forthcoming 'ladies' cigarette' from Philip Morris." (Virginia Slims and the tagline to come, "You've come a long way, baby.")
"We see Megan, finally realizing her calling as an actress...when she wins work in a shoe commercial made by her husband's (Don Draper's) agency.
Will "Mad Men" win a Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Drama Series" for the fifth year in a row? Stay tuned. What's your guess for Season 6 theme? Race? Woodstock? Hippies? Revolution? Don Draper becoming "Old Fashioned" like his drink in the last second of the season's last episode?