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Wednesday
Oct202010

Tivo Catch up and Mad Men Finale

Last time I went to Berlin, I shut down my cable and Tivo. This trip, with my new Tivo premier in place and a shorter stay, I left them both running and managed my To Do List from a continent away. It wasn't the best experience, as it was while I was there, you could only add new things, not delete old ones. There's since been a big update to the web site, but I'm home now and so haven't bothered to look and see if it is indeed better.

Some shows, like Mad Men and Rubicon, were just starting up when I left, so I bought episodes of those on iTunes for a few weeks, knowing that my Tivo's hard drive wouldn't hold everything. I lost 4 episodes of both No Reservations and The Closer, but that's not a big deal. The important thing was, I came home to a full DVR, which I've been slowly working my way through for the past week.

Since I'm still weeks behind on shows like Castle and The Event and The Mentalist (which is to say, OK shows), I'm not up on current events. But Sunday I went ahead and watched four episodes of Mad Men in a row because A) the show is awesome, and B) I wanted to be part of the discussion.

I know people hated it or thought it was slapdash. Amanda over at Pandagon really didn't like it at all, although she liked the core ideas of it. I didn't have any of the problems she did, though. I think the sort of ambling weirdness and sudden big surprise event really worked. I liked that the surface story of the romance unfolding on screen restrained itself from having too many (or indeed hardly any) winks and nods about what a terrible idea it is for Don to be doing this. This was one of those things Mad Men does great – leaves you with enigmatic moments where you can read a lot into them yourself but there aren't many easy answers.

Anyone else have thoughts on it? Love it, hate it?

Some shows, like Mad Men and Rubicon, were just starting up when I left, so I bought episodes of those on iTunes for a few weeks, knowing that my Tivo's hard drive wouldn't hold everything. I lost 4 episodes of both No Reservations and The Closer, but that's not a big deal. The important thing was, I came home to a full DVR, which I've been slowly working my way through for the past week.

 

Since I'm still weeks behind on shows like Castle and The Event and The Mentalist (which is to say, OK shows), I'm not up on current events. But Sunday I went ahead and watched four episodes of Mad Men in a row because A) the show is awesome, and B) I wanted to be part of the discussion.

 

I know people hated it or thought it was slapdash. Amanda over at Pandagon really didn't like it at all, although she liked the core ideas of it. I didn't have any of the problems she did, though. I think the sort of ambling weirdness and sudden big surprise event really worked. I liked that the surface story of the romance unfolding on screen restrained itself from having too many (or indeed hardly any) winks and nods about what a terrible idea it is for Don to be doing this. This was one of those things Mad Men does great – leaves you with enigmatic moments where you can read a lot into them yourself but there aren't many easy answers.

 

Anyone else have thoughts on it? Love it, hate it?

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