Oh, this week. I have a couple of things to get in to, but let me start with Mad Men
and I have been about 2 seasons behind since we watch the show on Netflix. Well, we caught up to only one season behind not too long ago and the new season is out on April 7. Then, great news happened. We discovered that Comcast is doing a thing where they're giving away seasons of episodes for free to advertise a particular service this week. One of the shows of which they were giving away seasons is Mad Men
and I have been mainlining at least 2 episodes a night to catch up before the promotion is out and before the new season starts. We'll soon be caught up.
Well, I don't know if it's because I couldn't handle the awesomeness or what, but the last episode we watched tonight, "The Other Woman" (Season 5, episode 11) just wrecked me. I watched the end completely sobbing. It helped that my two favorite characters, Joan and Peggy were featured and it showed how Don can be a dick, but still do right by them. Oh, my girls. Tonight they both broke my heart.
Joanie is just gorgeous and Christina Hendricks who plays her with such integrity (when she could so easily be played as a dumb cliche). Her decision in this ep (I won't spoil it) annihilated me. She did what she had to do, and it may be for the best, but still. My Joanie. I love you and you shouldn't have done it. You deserve so much more.
And Peggy. I feel like I could have been her in the early 1960s. Her non-romantic "break up" with Don was far and away
the saddest, most touching moment I've seen on this show where numerous marriages and friendships have dissolved. She was so brave, though. And I don't think I could have done what she did in spreading her wings. Like Joanie, she deserves so much more, but she's actually going out and getting it. Part of my sadness, and Don's I'm sure, is that I don't know when I'll be able to see her again.
This show. Ugh. It's a kind of perfection you rarely see on television anymore. I am looking forward to next season like I cannot even explain.
In other news, the college I interviewed at last week told me that they'd make a decision this week. I haven't heard anything. The chances of me working there are slim (their pay scale is not what I had hoped for), but I was still expecting to at least be able to try and negotiate. Now I'm wondering if they're going with another candidate. I was so sure I had this offer. Again, not that I would take it (it's not quite right, in any case), but I still wanted to be asked.
Now, I think I'll go wreck myself with some more television series pathos. Maybe I'll watch the commentary on FMA episodes. :)