Well, I've finally dived into Mad Men. I knew, from everything I'd heard about it, that I would more than likely fall in love with it. But I also knew that I just didn't have the time to devote to it. Before now.
I just started on Friday, but at the rate I'm going - one episode to go in the first season (yeah, it's been a slow weekend) - I'll be all caught up and watching the new episodes live by next week.
Thing is, it took me a few episodes to really get into it. I thought the pilot was good - really good, even - but it didn't quite bowl me over. I kept watching, though, waiting to get really sucked into it. And I can't really pinpoint the exact point in the first season where that actually happened, but somewhere between episode one and eleven I got hooked.
i'm hoping people will post about scenes where they see a bit of the Sopranos side of Weiner's influence- its really noticeable sometimes when you keep an eye out for it.
Exactly. There's a familiar rhythm to certain scenes, in the writing and the direction. Often, it's in the lack
of dialogue. Several of the episode endings, in particular, felt very "Sopranos"-esque to me. The quiet, little moments between Don and Betty that close the show, the way the music swells in. I feel like there's definitely some "Sopranos" in there.
Seeing 'Father Intintola' make an appearance was a treat, too.