Friday 18 September 2020

Episode 2 - Steve and Dave Visit the Ladies Room


Look, not really, I'm just being clever with the titles.

So we're on episode 2, and we see some new characters.  Or, we see characters speak, and see some new actors.

Hey, the actor playing Mona, Roger's wife, that's John Slattery's actual wife.  Also, she's Martin Balsam's daughter, which is cool.

The themes this week are social roles and structure, along with the mystery that is Don Draper. 

Oh, thanks for all of the kind words from people who have been listening.

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  1. Hi guys, I was born in 1960 and when I started watching this show, I had to turn it off after a few episodes because it was SO triggering. I remember my parents doing this dance. I have since watched the whole series and it is one of the best shows I've ever seen. "Mad Men" has nailed that entire era and its outrageous sexism. I would watch episodes and have to actually breathe through my anger. My mother was trapped into her role and was happy about it. As Steve would appreciate, it is cultural hegemony to the max. Enjoying your discussions immensely. Great podcast topic. Have a good one, Linda

  2. Hi Linda,

    Thanks for the comment. My wife had the same reaction, she bailed out early in the pilot because of the sexism.

    Also, thank you for the kind words!

  3. As you would guess, Linda, I'm all over the cultural hegemony comment!


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