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Playing TV Catch Up with MAD MEN, SWINGTOWN and PYSCH

August 11, 2008 by  

Last night I played a little catch up with my old friend, DVR.  It was nice to get reacquainted.  Lately I feel that our friendship has been a little one-sided with DVR doing all the work, and me stopping by to say Hi only occasionally. Here’s a little bit of how I spent my time with good ‘ol DVR last night.

Mad Men

We haven’t discussed MAD MEN much around these parts.  I guess it’s because I fell off watching after about 5 episodes last season.  But let me tell you that I am all kinds of caught up on that show and I am passionately in love with it.  The look, the feel, the characters…everything.  Hell I like it so much that I even found myself missing the smarmy Pete Campbell last night.

I have something to confess and I don’t know if I’m alone in this or not. I realized that I just don’t like Don Draper.  Am I supposed to?  Is this a guy that I should be pulling for, because really I just want to smack his smug mug most of the time. I know it was the times, but come on…can’t you stay faithful to your wife for at least a week, Don?  She’s a looker and she’s on to you. Bravo to Betts for standing up for yourself with the men in your life.  I know it’s a bit of a double standard, but I kind of want Betty to get it on with the horse guy, only because Don needs a little taste of his own medicine.

And is anyone else dying for the Peggy/Pete/baby storyline to resurface.  When last night’s “previously on…” touched upon the pregnancy storyline I thought for sure we would have seen something other than Peggy’s discomfort during the abortion discussion.  I’m not suggesting that Team Mad Men forgot about it, not at all, I just find myself really interested in the inevitable fallout.


This show is so much better than its first batch of episodes.  What started off as a smarmy look at the sexual lives of the suburbans has really fulfilled on it’s promise to be more of a show about the changing moral and social issues of that time period.  The lead women: Molly Parker (Susan), Lana Parilla (Trina), Miriam Shor (Janet) and Shanna Collins (Lori) really are fantastic actresses and carry the show with such depth. Last night’s episode was major in terms of pushing the enigmatic Susan and Roger storyline forward.  There is just no way that can end well and it’s just something that these friends and neighbors should just run from.  Come on, Roger…Janet is so trying.  And as for Doug and Lori – let them be.  That boy is too fine for words and I’d like to keep him on the show as long as we can.


How funny was this week’s episode?  Cheers to guest star Steve Weber for his great role as Uncle Jack.  If I were to host a dinner with my favorite fictional TV characters I think I might have to add Shawn and Gus to the evite list.  These two just crack me up with their old married couple shtick.  And while we’re talking about the PSYCH boys may I just add that I think the little cartoons with Lil Gus and Lil Shawn are just adorable.  Maybe in part because I still think of Shawn and Gus as little kids…they haven’t quite grown up yet, but that’s fine by men.

So all you MAD MEN, SWINGTOWN and PSYCH fans…let’s discuss.  

Filed under Mad Men, Psych, Swingtown


6 Responses to “Playing TV Catch Up with MAD MEN, SWINGTOWN and PYSCH”

  1. Playing TV Catch Up with MAD MEN, SWINGTOWN and PYSCH on August 11th, 2008 5:33 pm

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  2. Ryan on August 11th, 2008 7:03 pm

    I think this season of Psych has really well done. Each episode has been a home run–except maybe the one about the daredevil.

    Between Psych, Burn Notice, and Monk (which i don’t watch, but know plenty of ppl like), USA has put together a nice little lineup.

  3. John on August 11th, 2008 7:12 pm

    USA also has “In Plain Sight”. It isn’t has good as Psych, but it is good.

  4. Patty on August 11th, 2008 10:56 pm

    It was so a DVR weekend! (ok and DVD too) I watched all of Damages – thanks to the marathon – and started on Burn Notice.

    I am loving Swingtown and will miss it when it’s gone.

  5. luxbydroogie on August 27th, 2009 1:05 pm

    The reason Peggy didn’t look uncomfortable is because Don told her to forget and for the most part she does. Also, I don’t think she wants to bring any attention to herself when the pregnancy subject comes up.

  6. luxbydroogie on August 27th, 2009 1:13 pm

    P.S. I hate Don Draper most of the time too. What bothers me about it is that at times I love him too. He can be a good guy, but most of the time he isn’t. Also, It makes me hate him even more when he has the moments of “guilt” like when he is shaving and his daughter says, “Don’t worry daddy, I won’t say a thing, I don’t want you to cut yourself”. Am I to feel sorry for you Don? Well I don’t cause you are going to get right back out there and do it again!