Originally Posted by Reaper16
That's probably not true. I don't think its fair to say that I have a history of overreaction.
The show, over the past 3 or 4 episodes really, has been moving towards being in favor of awesome, entertaining moments. Towards a grander scope. The larger in scope the show gets, the further it moves away from the small, human drama that it was.
That's not a bad thing, exactly. It's going to be ****ing awesome to watch, and it will still operate as one of the supreme character studies in the history of television.
I just think this direction, if followed through, will cement Mad Men (and probably The Sopranos and Deadwood) ahead of it in terms of lasting artistic merit.
There are still 15 episodes left and you're moving it to "The Shield" as far as greatness is concerned because of the last couple episodes.