Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Christmas in August

Christina Hendricks

Mad men's second episode was nothing less than weirdly awkward. But at least it was an improvemnet from last weeks somber, sober, boringness. That unpleasant feeling of being in a difficult situation overwhelmed the show. It is difficult to describe that feeling in words, but that is why the show is so fine, it utilizes the emotional and visual to convey that which would be pathetic depiction otherwise. "Ill at ease" comes to mind, also embarrassed and uncomfortable, but I'll take Peggy's confused gaze over these words any day.

The sophomoric behavior of a number of characters was unnerving and upsetting but hopefully will lead to complicated story lines. I do love the chubby disturbed Glen and hope he becomes a regular creepy character.