Anyhow, on Thanksgiving I had a few glasses of wine, and then got an email from CanadianSimon on my Blackberry alerting me that the BluRay for Seasons 1-3 were on deep discount at Amazon, and I figured "well, Mythbusters isn't on every night. What the heck. Also, Christina Hendricks." And so I am now the proud owner of Seasons 1-3 of Mad Men on BluRay.
So, wow, apparently I had only ever seen the first 3 episodes of Mad Men from Season 1 in any kind of organized fashion. Its amazing how well conceptualized the show was from episode 1, from character, design, historical and other standpoints. I think they managed to deal with some of the things that people were talking about so much with a bit more nuance by Season 3 (it seems like the fact that people drink and philander is played up less for shock and more for story), but its hard to ignore the impact of Season 1.
|I had not, for example, seen Peggy do "The Twist". And we should all see that at least once.|
We're almost done with Season 1, so I expect we'll cruise right into Seasons 2 and 3.
At any rate, its a lot of fun to start over, and I guess I'll have seen far less of Season 2 then I believed I'd seen. Either than or I am flat out suffering from some form of Mad Men Amnesia.