Mad Men from day one, I cannot express the happiness Sunday’s episode The Strategy brought me – and probably every other longtime fan out there. I always tell people what sets Mad Men apart is that each episode is not an episode, but rather a visual essay. There’s always a point that’s so perfectly driven home through the lives of these characters in the workplace and their personal lives. Sunday’s episode touched heavily on the breakdown of the traditional American family…and the birth of a new family unit. And, oh no, that family isn’t a family sitting, smiling at each other around the dinner table notes Peggy. The new family is in fact unrelated people brought together by relating to something else.
And there’s also a new family table, and it looks like this:
And I knowwww these posts aren’t supposed to be about the show in particular, but it’s oh so beautiful the arch Pete, Peggy and Don have taken from the first episode to now, laughing together over burgers while throwing out the rule-book. That as different as they each are, they come together as a family. They’re like the anti-family family. The anti-American dream family, somehow living the dream.
So honestly, I do stress you watch Sunday’s episode. Even if you’re not a viewer of the show you’ll find merit in it. I guarantee.
But, not only was it a GREAT episode for the characters – it was a super great fashion episode with more looks this week than the average episodes. Plus, there’s two shirtless men – including Jon Hamm, and therefore it’s fashion gold.
Who was your favorite?