Good to see another fan of the show here, mac!
Spoiler, OK? Warning!
So, after episode 2 (very early days!):
Some interesting "blast from the past" moments:
- Don Draper's wife (name?) driving the kids with no seat belts on! There they are, jumping around, making lots of noise, enjoying themselves! They fly around the car when she loses control, because of her "hands problem". But hey, there they are, cutely strewn on the floor of the car. No worries. (A 2009 almost-heart attack in my loungeroom! Phew!)
- Don's wife again. Chastising her daughter (who is busily wandering around the house - face, everything
covered in a big plastic bag(!) Eeek!
) for removing her dry cleaned clothes from the bag. There'll be hell to pay if her clean clothes are all over the place!
- The discovery that the first "divorcee" has appeared in the suburban neighbourhood. So worrying for the wives discussing it in hushed tones. The looks on their faces.
Loved Don Harper asking just about everyone
he came across "What do women want?"
For advertising "research" purposes, mind. What will entice women to buy a radical new product (aerosol deodorant!) for their husbands? His genuinely earnest bewilderment at trying to fathom women & how to manipulate them .... & the answers he received, from folk with different perspectives. Wonderful!
Very clever & very funny.
But a really chilling moment (which almost made my hair stand on end!) , right at the very end of the episode: after an expensive dinner in the city with his wife (who seems so
happy to have been wined, dined & charmed by her concerned husband ...& away from her usual suburban domain for the first time in ages) ... he sends her off to bed .... & rings her shrink for a report on his wife's first appointment with him! Who obliges, naturally. Incredible.