Sunday, May 17, 2015
Tonight: "Mad Men" Concludes (No Spoilers)
This past Friday evening was spent binge watching the last three episodes of "Mad Men" in anticipation of tonight's series finale. For the most part, this final season has been disappointing, and we have found ourselves saying things like "I'm ready for this show to be over." However, the penultimate episode last week seemed to be setting up conclusions to the stories of Joan, Pete, Betty, and, possibly, Peggy and Roger. Still not sure where Don is headed, and I am betting that when the show ends tonight, we STILL won't know, which will lead to endless kvetching across the Internet about such an unsatisfactory conclusion to this long-running series. Series creator Matthew Weiner and AMC will, of course, defend this as "art", but long time fans of the show will be left with a sense of dissatisfaction. This seems to happen more often than not when long running series are sent off with a "Grand Finale".
Of course, the series could conclude with an open-enough ending so as to set up a "Mad Men" feature film to bilk fans of their money one last time.
I could be wrong on all of this, of course. We'll just be watching - in real time; not gonna wait to see a DVR'd recording - to see how it all ends.
I will say this, though - I am going to miss the spectacular Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris).
And that isn't the type of picture of Miss Hendricks that you thought I would post, is it?