Out of sync, the whole lot of them. Trying to dance together and everyone’s on different rhythms.
And that’s all she wrote! Meet us here next week where we see more NYC depressives dream about California and make half-steps in their lives, moving along with the times like a stubborn animal that makes the same mistakes. (Besides, California’s dead, baby. There’s a Joan Didion essay for that feeling of the Santa Ana winds and decay. Let it go.) Will Don and Megan break up? Will Don cheat again with a gal who’s pretty open to threesomes, famously? Can Peggy find happiness, and stop hitting her head on the glass ceiling? Or is Joan going to snatch the throne? What’s going on with the Francis family and the epic bitchface of Betty and Sally, anyways? All this and more when Mad Men: Matthew Weiner’s final fourteen hours about the change of the 1960s and how that reflects America and the way we live now continues.
Your homework: marinate on this quote by Matthew Weiner, in the latest issue of The Paris Review:
These men don’t take no for an answer, they build these big businesses, these empires, but really it’s all based on failure, insecurity, and an identity modeled on some abstract ideal of white power. I’ve always said this is a show about becoming white. That’s the definition of success in America—becoming a WASP. A WASP male.
See you next week!