11 Responses to “Mad Men “The Strategy” Review (7×06)”

  1. louisoc May 19, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    “The Suitcase” 2.0? Fuck yeah. Now I just have to try avoid spoilers until I get a chance to watch it.

    • polarbears16 May 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

      I don’t think it’s as good as “The Suitcase”–not much other TV is, for that matter–but it’s certainly up there. The stuff they explore in this episode is definitely reminiscent of “The Suitcase”. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. bobby927 May 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Best line of the episode: Ken Cosgrove (eyepatch guy) talking about his kid, says “you’ve really got to keep an eye on him.” I really did a LOL.

    • polarbears16 May 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

      Haha yes, I forgot about that one. That was hilarious.

  3. Pop Eye May 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Couldn’t agree more with your review and, like you, I dread the hiatus. Why, AMC? Why?

    • polarbears16 May 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      AMC must be dreading the end of the show, especially if Halt and Catch Fire doesn’t fare well. They’re not in a good place right now, even with Walking Dead (at this rate, we’ll have a season 35 consisting of 52 episodes).

      Also, I feel like Mad Men’s one of those shows that takes a bit to develop and craft its stories, so the hiatus doesn’t seem like it would work as well as it did for Breaking Bad. I mean, imagine attempting to split up a Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire season. I have faith in Weiner and so far, season 7’s been great, but it also just reeks of desperation from AMC.

      • Pop Eye May 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

        I agree. When it was first announced though, Matthew Weiner said the following: “We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience. The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.” This is all PR speak of course, but let’s hope the story is constructed in such a manner that it could work as two smaller seasons, instead of one season brutally torn in half.

  4. Mel May 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Losing Mad men is going to leave a hole in the TV landscape. There is nothing on ANY channel that is even as close to as well-written as Mad Men. I will miss it immensely.

    • Pop Eye May 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      It’s an entirely different genre, but I think Hannibal is up there. Fargo’s writing is also excellent.

      • Mel May 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

        Fargo is awesome but it’s an event. It’s a one-off. It won’t last. That cast is amazing. Billy Bob, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks. Hannibal is good too. (I’m surprised that it’s on NBC especially this last episode) I’m loving the overlap with the movies/books but I’m still nervous that Will is gonna end up doing bad things with people’s skin… like Hannibal wants. But Mad Men will absolutely go down as one of the best written shows in the history of television. I would compare it to other AMC shows Breaking Bad, Walking Dead or Turn (which is really good even though it’s taking them a while to get all the pieces in place)

      • Pop Eye May 20, 2014 at 3:20 am #

        I think Mad Men is AMC’s best show by far. Breaking Bad was definitely up there (even though I think it’s a tad overrated), but the other AMC shows can’t hold a candle to it, in my opinion. I’m doing weekly Turn reviews now and did those too for Walking Dead’s last season and well… Not great, Mel!

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