In general I favor throwing in really in-your-face symbolism and weirdness in a television show, because you have compensatory things to support that, like the strong performances or generally handsome filmmaking. Don ordering an old fashioned would be fucking terrible if it were boldfaced in a word balloon in a Scott Snyder Vertigo comic, but that’s not what this is. Hell, it might be terrible in two-hour Mad Men movie, even, but that’s not what this is, either. The amount of time you can spend with characters in a television show lets them get away with murder, thematically speaking.
Sean T. Collins
, from the Mindless Ones’ review of the finale of Mad Men Season Five. Collins and the Mindless have done the best weekly analysis/recaps of this season on the Internet, so it’s particularly cool to see them join forces.