I have spent the last several months trying to catch up with one of the shows that I believe to be one of the best ever. I am not generally a fan of binge watching. I don’t like overloading myself with shloads of episodes at one time. However, sometimes a show is gripping enough to keep you slamming down the episodes like you’re in an eating race with Takeru Kobayashi or Joey Chestnut on July 4. It was that way with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Once I got started it was hard to stop. That was already off the air and it was more of a “you need to see this classic” from people like Eugene. Thank you Netflix.
Then there are shows that have been on a while and are nearing the end of their run. Like Breaking Bad. I’ll admit, I didn’t see the big deal with it when it first started. That is until the “turtle.” I’ll not say any more, if you saw the show, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t once you do, you’ll never forget it. I tried my best to get to the end before the final episode. I watched FORTY hours of BB in 10 days. I couldn’t quite get to the end. The show ended on a Sunday and I finished it at 11am on the Wednesday after. But, at least I was there. I had made it while the talk was still heavy and the electricity was still in the air. By the time I was finished, I was exhausted Again, thanks Eug. I did it with Justified to get caught up and we’re 2 weeks away from the series finale. Again, thanks Eug.
So back to my original statement, I’ve been binge watching a show that I think is one of the best, ever. I had heard people talk about Mad Men and at first I didn’t get the big deal, but once I got threw the first bit, I was snared. I was invested with the lives of these characters, the companies, the womanizing, the smoking (although I don’t smoke), the drinking (I love me some drinking) and the 60s. I wasn’t even born until 1970 but I love the 60s in pop culture. And, again, thank you Netflix!!
So tonight, on AMC, starts the last seven episodes of this show that I got myself enthralled in. The last 7 times I get to crush on Joan and Peggy and the last 7 times I get to be somewhat envious of Don Draper’s lifestyle even if he’s a very troubled man. I love this show and I made sure I caught up because I want to watch the last of it “in real time.” Complete with commercials and talk on social media (still, please no spoilers). My DVR is set but I plan on watching it when it airs.
Anyway, for “Silent Sundays” I became quite verbose explaining the silence. Sorry/not sorry about that. Watch Mad Men and talk to me about it!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“What do you want me to say?” – Don Draper