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Had higher hopes for ‘Mad Men’

April 23, 2013 - Bennet Goldstein

The sixth season of AMC’s “Mad Men” is now three weeks old and I have to admit it hasn’t hooked me in just yet like it has in the past. I think the third episode was the best of all three, but that’s not saying much. The two-hour season opener seemed to drag on, then the second episode focused on marriage infidelity — which is kind of a worn out theme on the show. Episode three this past Sunday had a little more depth to it. We had Don Draper upset with his wife for kissing an actor on screen all the while he is cheating on her in real life. Then we had the ad agencies duking it out for the sought-after Heinz ketchup account. This most recent episode had more of the old “Mad Men” that we loved in the past. Maybe this past week is a sign the season will start to build momentum. I hope so, because so far it hasn’t been appointment television for me this season.



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