This week on Mad Men, Roger Sterling tried LSD, Peggy performed a lewd act in a movie theater, and Don Draper got into an argument at a Howard Johnson’s. That’s a pretty broad range of human experience right there. But before we begin, we have an announcement to make: It’s going to be a beautiful day!
I feel like this season, at least so far, we’ve been treated to a refreshed and revived Mad Men, one whose pace has picked up and addressed the issue of its famous “slow burn” storytelling style. There’s been some sort of major happening in each episode, and different approaches with each hour. This week, the story unfolded a bit like a Tarantino film, with three different experiences that occurred during the same 24 hours or so. And they all featured things we didn’t expect to see.