Is anyone excited about the Mad Men premiere this weekend? Scanning through this Guardian piece, my main thought was that the actress who plays Sally must be about 20 by now, but apparently she’s only 12.
For me, the squabbling over the contract that caused an extended hiatus turned me off a bit, just as I lost some interest in the Sopranos when David Chase decided that the breath and scope of his greatness dictated that some episodes needed to be a few minutes longer than an hour. If you’re so ready for your closeup that you can’t fit your TV show into the allotted time, and if you can’t settle your shit enough to run your show during its usual season, then you’re at the point where you’re too big for TV.
But maybe I’m in the minority here, and the rest of you are excited to see Sally’s loss of virginity to the low-IQ neighbor boy, Betty’s new tryst with an economy-size bottle of Miltown, and Don’s inevitable second divorce.