Exploring the world of film with Jonathan R. Lack
Wonderful commentary and insight on the show. But it was "Cool Whip" dessert topping they were pitching, not Miracle Whip (that's a mayonnaise-based dressing). ;) Lol
what was the name of the song that was playing before it went off? can anyone help me?
The Beatles' song? Tomorrow Never Knows.
Thanks for the Cool Whip tip. It's been fixed. That's the risk of reviewing so late at night, I suppose, haha. The song is "Tomorrow Never Knows." Says so in the first paragraph of the review. It's Track 14 of the Beatles' "Revolver."
thank you so much.
Sensational commentary- I didn't know what to make of Don trying to catch up with Megan at the elevator, I wonder if you're right and he was going to confess insecurities- just doesn't seem like Don though
I agree whole-heartedly with your points up until you start talking about Pete. I think labeling Pete a sexist is incredibly lazy, short-sighted, and doesn't at all match the evidence the show has given us. Pete is to Betty what Being Male in the 60's is to Being A Woman in the 60's. His issues are just as deep, troubling, and heart-wrenching as Betty's.
I see where you're coming from, but the fact is, Pete is hurting women through his actions. If you swayed by nothing else, just remember that he came to Bledel's house without warning her, and personally, I saw that scene as a form of sadistic punishment. He is mistreating and looking down on the women in his life to feel powerful. I think that is what Weiner is saying about what it was to be male in the sixties, that masculinity unfortunately relied on putting women down.
"Lady Lazarus" is a Sylvia Plath poem. It ends with a sort of rebirth. I also liked the line like "no one can get the Beatles". Because to get TNK must have been a mighty task - I am guessing both Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney had to agree. Heck their probably fans of the show. The Beatles usually refuse to let their songs be used which is why they don't turn up on ads or period movies.
Didn't the Beatles sell their catalogue a long time ago?