So, did you watch Mad Men on Sunday. I did. I couldn't miss it after being invested in the first 4 seasons. I had to see what the writers had in store. You know what....it wasn't that much. I thought the show was good, but not great. Don Draper had his 40th birthday and his new wife Megan sang him a sexy birthday song! That was one of the highlights on the episode. There were civil rights protests going on during parts of the show, which shouldn't be a surprise because this show strives to mirror the time that it takes place in.
Roger Sterling was asked to give up his cushy office where he sits and does very little except plan his next 3 martini lunch. Pete Campbell wanted Roger's office because he couldn't fit very many clients in HIS office. Pete, you see, actually does work at the agency. The solution? Roger bribed another guy $1100 to let Pete have his office...and it worked. Roger was also jealous of Don's wife. What else is new?
It was typical of Don to feel embarrassed and not appreciative of having a surprise party thrown for him. His new wife Megan was really sweet to do it, I thought. I think she's already seeing that Don is "different." She was mad at him for a little bit, but they really made up near the end of the episode.
Joan made an appearance with her new baby, feeling like she wasn't wanted at Sterling Cooper anymore. She was wrong and Mr. Price played a huge role in reinforcing her value to the agency.
Betty Draper wasn't in the premier episode, but I saw her on the preview of next week's show. I also would have liked to see MORE of Peggy Olsen, one of my favorite characters.
So overall, a good start to Season 5. I would have liked a couple more tense moments, but we're just getting started. I know they're coming. I am really glad Mad Men is back!