Mad Men 04x04: The Revenge
This week, we see Don get taken down another peg. During a focus group discussion headed by Dr. Faye (who I feel Don will want to sleep with at one point this season), we see the poor Allison totally break into tears over her not-quite affair with the Don. And what does Don do? Totally brush it off like it's nothing (again) and light up another cigarette. I really feel bad for Allison. I know it's her fault she jumped into
And he couldn't even write her a recommendation! I mean I get his point with her writing it and he'll just sign it but Don, this woman thinks you're heartless! No need to drive the point home with this?! I like that he at least tried to apologize. I know it's still not an apology but from the Don, this is a HUGE step. I hope he grows a heart for others around him (other than his kids). Also, I missed the kids!
Don, you heartless drunk asshole!
I still want you though
Pete's Gonna Be A Father!
And though there's a tiny bit of me that wants some Pete/Peggy, I'm really happy for Trudy! I hope she doesn't lose the baby because it seems like she really wants this. Also, if she does, I'm scared her dad will pull out all the accounts from Pete (or something silly like that). But really, for now, I'm just happy Pete's going to have his baby and raise it too.
But really, I'm just glad we saw some Ken Cosgrove again! I miss him and some of the old guys. Look at Pete stand up for himself or try at least. I wonder how else we'll see the old Sterling-Cooper employees this season.
Smack That Head Pete
Because Peggy Got High
It's funny to see her so defensive over Allison thinking she slept with Don to get to where she is though. So much for helping Allison out. You could totally tell she meant to comfort her, but I guess her defense mechanism is still pretty alert. I love the visual of Peggy peeking at Don after the showdown in his office. Oh Peggy, I know you're curious what happened in there.
Hit That Head Too Peggy
But really, the look on her face when she's informed that Pete's expecting a child with Trudy. You can see how her expression totally changes and how she's ready to congratulate Pete to get it over with but at the back of her head, she's probably thinking, "what about our baby?" I know it was her decision to not let Pete support the kid, but I'm sure it's brought back memories now.
Could there be another chance?
Sherlock 01x01: A Study in Pink
And I'm so glad I did. From the quirkiness of Sherlock, to how amazing Watson compliments him; to the handsome Lestrade to the mystery and the sights of London, I am hooked. I especially loved scenes with Sherlock/Watson in it, because their banter and chemistry are just spot-on perfect.
I am amazed at Sherlock's ability to deduce things and I find myself saying "that's amazing" just like Watson did. In the cab, and when they're trying to solve the serial suicides. I love all the smaller characters too! Like their landlady (not their housekeeper), Molly and her lipstick and Anderson and even Sherlock's brother.
The camera shots and the production design and how they edit this is so stylized and I love it. It would be so fun to see the behind-the-scenes of how this came to be from the script to pre-production to the shooting and editing! It's such a solid show, it actually makes me go back to my interest in my college course and dissect how they did this.
The plot line for this one was pretty simple but also convoluted (I guess, it got more complicated as the episodes went on). The taxi cab driver was pretty damn scary so I'm glad that Watson got his clean shot. Imagine if Sherlock was wrong. I'd like to think he got it right, cause Sherlock always does, but there's still that what-if.
I don't know how many episodes we'll get for season 2 but I cannot wait. I don't know how I'm going to last an entire year waiting for this again.