Archive for October 27th, 2008

Don "you-can-drape-yourself-all-over-me-any-time-love" Draper


TV rarely gets me all excited, but I’ve just watched the Season 2 Finale of Mad Men and will be glued to it later. Spoiled for choice, this will be followed by Charlie Brooker’s Big Brother Zombie send-up Dead Set, which kicks off tonight on E4. But back to Mad Men. This series has been so much darker than Season 1, with the emphasis on lots of other characters apart from Don Draper, particularly the office women. Peggy has been stamping her slightly frumpy heels against the glass ceiling and Joan Holloway has been shimmying her own way up the ladder with a fiancee in tow who’s a bit of an Albatross. There better be a third series, that’s all I can say.

Saturday Night Live, who’ve been excelling themselves of late with Tina Fey/Sarah Palin sketches bid adieu to Season 2 with ‘Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women’ – it won’t embed, so here’s the clip – total genius. Particularly love the bit with Amy Poehler (“Let’s get me out of this skirt!”) and I’m wondering if doing a scene with smoulder-tastic Don contributed to her going into labour?

WARNING! If you haven’t seen Season 2 of Mad Men, there are spoilers in the comments section below.

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