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Old 07-26-2010, 12:51 AM  
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Season 4 premiered tonight. I would have bumped the season three thread but I titled it "season 3," which no longer seems appropriate.

Who saw it? It was a stupendous hour of television. All sorts of shit has happened in the eleven months that have passed (in-story) between the formation of Sterling Cooper Draper Price and the beginning of season 4. The premeir was stepped in the juices of the sexual revolution. It also had a lot to say about the increasing role of the media in the success or failure of things. It was great to see Don fail a little bit, and it was exciting to consider the future implications at the end of Don crafting a public/media persona that is completely unlike his actual personality.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #286
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #287
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He sure seemed ****ing hammered at the bar. He was his old drunk charming self for a glimpse...
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #288
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When I'm doing shots, sure.

When I'm sipping whiskey - no, not really.

Shots will give you that delayed smashed effect because it's a lot of alcohol in a small window, but when you're just relishing a highball, as Don appeared to do (and you're the experienced drinker Don is), the delayed drunk just doesn't hit you like that.
I dunno. It's never been an exact science with me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #289
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I did some reading. During this time period, the British income taxes were up to 83% and WERE assessed on those living abroad. Plus an additional 15% for unearned income PLUS capital gains. And Lane would likely have also been responsible for US taxes. No wonder he's going broke.
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I'm unsure right now as to whether that was one of the very best episodes of the series or if it was a possible jump-the-shark moment.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:21 AM   #293
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I'm unsure right now as to whether that was one of the very best episodes of the series or if it was a possible jump-the-shark moment.

ditto

i watched it twice last night...the set up was crude, and I kept saying 'gross....gross'...
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #294
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i watched it twice last night...the set up was crude, and I kept saying 'gross....gross'...
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So much of that episode is great. The acting is superb. The themes (though not presented subtly at all) are ones that speak to the very core and purpose of the show (it's always been the most feminist drama in TV history). It makes the audience feel absolutely disgusted and disgusting, which is a good thing; it speaks to the power of the episode.

But I'm still undecided as to whether the episode made its characters act out-of-character for the sake of the plot. I need to watch it a couple more times.
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I agree...I was totally shocked.

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