To me highlight was Peggy. I loved her working on the radio recording and really bringing the woman she wanted to sound confident to tears. One is very happy for her promotion. Even though it happened because Don wanted a revenge on Pete. It was a pretty amusing scene. Only now I am worried for Peggy. Her surprising birth (which also explains her weight gain) might ruin her chances. We'll see it in the next season
A more important conflict though is the one between Don and Pete. Don facing his secret while Pete wanted to use it against him was a great scene especially when waiting for Bertram Cooper's reaction to it. And it turns out that he doesn't care. So let's see how it will affect Pete now. Was also an episode to show us how exactly Don Draper became Don Draper.
Peggy once again has the funny part of the episode. This whole weight losing machine that is actually a vibrator was a fun idea. I am looking forward to see what she will make out of it.
The movie is pretty good in itself. A sad story including ab lot of abuse but still shown in a way that one gets to laugh from time to time due to mockumentary style and the interviews. Paul Walter Hauser was the funny character in it. I was surprised that this Shawn for for real.
I think all actors were good although Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie seemed a bit too old for their parts. They were supposed to be just out of high school at one point and one couldn't see it. But this isn't as important as that their performances were great. The best performance though came from Allison Janney as Tonya's mother. Really award deserving!
Roger Sterling having a heart attack was a big part of the episode. The best is the scene of him in the hospital with his wife. It is also shown how it had affected Don. It goes that far that he tells Rachel about his past when he got to her.
Another great scene in that where Joan's roommate confesses her love to her. Perfectly acted, so much was said without words in that scene. Joan has another great moment when finding out about Roger's heart attack.
The campaign ads were an interesting part of the episode. Was that Kennedy ad a real one???? Wow, those times were different.
Peggy's story was a fun addition to the episode. There isn't really much in this story, just that she is gaining some weight but it gave us a moment of Pete punching a guy for making fun of her and a great scene with Joan where Peggy understand that she was just being nice to her.
The rest of the cast is also great. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley have an exceptional chemistry. They were so sweet together. John Travolta's character James is also such a nice guy! John Travolta performs him in a way that makes all viewer fall in love. There is humor and romance and it is an absolutely refreshing movie to watch even though it is 30 years old.
I am also looking forward to more of Peggy and Peter's affair. I sure like them together. He must have been jealous at her party. Otherwise I liked the way they looked at each other.
So is Salvatore gay? Not sure about that part yet.
The good thing though is that the show sucks without her. Not surprising. There is no Roseanne without Roseanne and there are no Conners without her. It isn't funny anymore. Darlene isn't Darlene anymore. Most of the acting is awful. It will sure be cancelled soon and I will be happy because they deserve it (again, besides John Goodman)
Besides this scene I couldn't remember much about the movie and it ended up being pretty good. I just watched Scream a few days ago so I could get most references. They were done really well. The parody scenes were done perfectly when compared to the original. The character of the mentally challenged police guy was pretty funny even though the guy in Scream was pretty sweet.
References to other movies that I haven't watched in a while but could still recognize. Dawson climbing into the window was also a hilarious moment.
Really good parody movie catching the essence of the horror movies of the 90's and the humor of that time.
The movie has a great cast, we know the names of most of the actors very well, It is even amazing how young they were. Courtney Cox was filming it while she was also doing Friends. Drew Barrymore was only 21. They all fit very well in their roles.
It has some amazing scenes that are real classics. One is definitely the Drew Barrymore one in the beginning. The scene of Tatum is also memorable. And the scene at the end where it all becomes clear is great and pretty unique. The rest of the movie also keeps one on the edge.
One thing that is also great about this movie is a bit of humor when they refer to other horror movies and make fun of the genre by mentioning horror movie "rules". All in all it is worth watching.
I actually thought there will be more problems between Don and Roger but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Their climb up the stairs was also a great part of the episode.
A pretty good episode. The whole Israel thing was pretty symbolic. I especially liked the conversation Don and Rachel had.
It is also interesting where Peggy's story turns. Her clever sayings give her an opportunity to write. This can develop in a pretty good story for the character. The whole lipstick scene was actually very well done with all women trying the lipsticks.
Don and Midge going with her friend to that art show made me think those weren't even 60's. Reminded me of today's left and their art which I feel pretty much like Don does about.
Peggy finding out about Don's affair was also a good part of the episode. We'll see how she will end up dealing with it. And there was also some humor in this episode with everybody being jealous of a guy who got published. Was a good addition in a very otherwise serious and sad episode.
Betty looking after Helen's kids was also interesting. What is wrong with that boy. He kinds of seemed pretty creepy, especially for a child. Was cutting off one's hair and give it to someone a thing back then? Anyways, her session with a psychiatrist was also good. I wonder if she is really feeling sorry for Helen. It seems she is suffering because of being home so much.
Don and Betty's relationship was also shown well in this episode. All the tension at the end. I have some trouble understanding why he did this.. The divorced neighbor Helen was a good addition. I liked that character. The conversation she had with the women in the kitchen was really well written.
We also continue following Peggy on her new job. All the men being interested in her now. Her reaction was pretty well done although it seems she is interested in the newly married Pete. We'll see where this is going.
And one of the themes of the episode was Don trying to figure out what women want. Both for his wife but also for another ad.
The topic itself was pretty interesting. Cigarettes. The time when one just started saying that they are unhealthy and everyone smokes them everywhere. On the bus, in the office, even a doctor when making an examination. This was pretty interesting to watch. As well as how they were trying to come up with an ad. I also loved Rachel Menken. Interesting character. Would like to see more of her. The conversation her and Don had at the bar was really well developed with a lot of memorable quotes.
In addition to that we have pretty nice characters. Not an extraordinary high school story but one that one wants to follow. Acting is lacking in some cases but Jahi Di'Allo Winston does a pretty good job.
The adults on this show were also great to watch. Actually I think I preferred them. Sherry and Ken were both very sweet characters, really well performed and it was a joy to see the both of them together.
Good way to end the season. Kate gets her first kiss. But it breaks Mcquain's heart. And what is great is that Luke having recognized his mistake got his mom and Ken back together. I was rooting for the two, glad they didn't leave it for the second season.
They also ended it in a good way, having the father knocking on the door at the end. Too bad we won't see how this will go.
A pretty strong scene at the end. Considering that the show got cancelled, I hope we get to see a happy ending for this story before the end of the season.
Weird that Emaline is now feeling she is lesbian too. I am more curious in McQuaid getting to her. Definitely wonder what his outfit at the premier will be.
Great episode. The moment between Kate and Emaline was pretty good.So was McQuaid getting his kissing scene.
Luke going to meet his father was heart wrenching. I kind of feel bad he couldn't really talk to him. Poor Kate he wanted to do the best.
And all this episode we heard It's a beautiful life, a true description of the 90's!