Did you see the season 6 finale of Mad Men?
Did it now blow your mind?
First, go to The Bastard Machine at the Hollywood Reporter and read Tim Goodman’s recap.
Then go to Tom and Lorenzo for their also awesome take. (Note: I only discovered this site last week. I have really been missing out on some great writing here!)
Finally, an interview with series creator Matthew Weiner. Go, go go!
A couple of thoughts of my own:
1. I really really hope that for next season they don’t pick up right where they left off. One of the best things they did in the past was to skip ahead a few years. In this case, I don’t want to see the minutiae of Don post-1968. If anything I’d like them to flash forward to 1970 or 1971, for a few reasons.
First, there’d be a lot that will have happened they don’t have to outright explain it’ll just come through in the circumstances of Don’s life at that time we start watching S7. Second, by then the beloved Chevrolet account of SG&P will have turned out to be one massive turd bomb, as the Chevy Vega was a class-A piece of Detroit crap. Let’s see how SC&P spins that disaster.
(Side note: LOVED how Chevy/GM execs come off like pompous assholes this past season-this was the era of Shitty American Cars after all. Also: hippies really got it too - we had two classic “Meathead” types this season.)
2. While this will never happen, personally I’d love it if they threw caution to the wind and had Don restart not in LA (which hey, no hate to LA but thinking crazy here) but in….San Francisco. Preferably as the creative director at the agency that invented the Munin worm logo. I know this won’t happen but hey! a guy’s gotta dream.