TV is used symbolically throughout Mad Men and it was a big part of Sunday’s opener. Don buys Megan a big console TV, which just seems to piss her off. We see him watching Richard Nixon’s inauguration speech, placing the start of the season in January of 1969. There’s a glimpse of the Joey Bishop Show, ABC’s attempt to program in late night opposite Carson. Another time a wide awake Don and Megan are in bed, watching a fairy tale.
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The choice of words seem too telegraphed and false. Draper finally bares his soul and he sounds like a character from “As You Like It”? Her earlier pronouncement that her hubby “died of thirst” also seemed a reach. Maybe people just were that much more eloquent in the ‘60s.