Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday Speculations- Disrespect by Don Draper

Curb Your Enthusiasm
I'm not going to lie, it was a little disappointing that there was no Seinfeld action in this week's ep. That being said, I think this episode, The Hot Towel, was much better than The Reunion ep. I know that everything that happens early on in a Curb ep is meant to set up something later, but when Larry interrupted Jeff's daughter's horrible singing, I had no idea it wasn't going to be the funniest song stopping of the ep. When LD stopped the fantastic opera singer at the restaurant, I lost it.

More hilarity related to the singing...Larry complaining about how bad a singer Jeff's daughter was to everyone at the party, while she was attempting to sing Frankie Valli's Can't Take My Eyes Off of You. The next morning after LD spent the night at Jeff's, the girl wakes him up with her awful rendition of the same song and Larry yells at her to SHUT THE F*CK UP!! Unbelievably genius, but no one would ever do that.

Finally, I have a bit of a beef with the bit about Larry not being able to go righty with his move on the couch. Didn't they do this same thing on Seinfeld, or am I imagining that? Maybe it's time to wrap it up if you're going to start repeating jokes.

Mad Men
Are we, the viewers, supposed to like Don Draper? They continue to make it difficult for me to respect this dude. It would be one thing if he were a playboy and was proud of it. If he was honest with himself and everyone else, cheated again and again, I might be like this dude is just a stud. He does whatever he feels like. But there's something in the way he acts that is just so cowardly. He never learns his lesson. He just continues to cheat and cheat again, even after Betty confronted him on it. It seemed at one point that he had had an epiphany, but nope he's back at it this week with the new flavor of the week. This time it's a school teacher. Ho hum, another day, another affair.

I continue to enjoy Betty week in and week out, because although she may be going through with an affair of her own at this point, at least I can see that it is taking a real toll on her state of mind. It's like Don cares about nobody on Earth. He proved it two-fold in this episode after he fired Sal for being gay. I know it's the 60s, but many of the characters in the show and people of the time, were respectful of others, but Don just isn't. Oh you're gay and didn't let that Lucky Strike dude take advantage of you? Uhh, you're fired (in the voice of Michael Scott impersonating Donald Trump). That makes it really hard to sympathize with his problems.

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