'Mad Men' Recap: Christmas in New York Season 4, Episode 2


This week's Mad Men was surprise, surprise about keeping up appearances. In order to impress the face of Lucky Strike, Lee Garner Jr., SCDP needed to throw a splashy Christmas party complete with bunny hop (thank you Joan). While I was excited about another holiday themed episode, I can't say I loved this one as much as last week's premiere, although I know with a series like Mad Men, getting the establishing shots of the characters is equally as important as story and plot.


The Good Son


Anyone remember that disturbing Macaulay Culkin movie from the 90's with Elijah Wood? I was reminded of The Good Son last night when Glen, the world's creepiest little boy neighbor (played by creator Matthew Weiner's son, Marten Holder Weiner) came back into our lives. Apparently Betty's hair wasn't doing it for him anymore and he's moved on to Sally. While I realize some of his actions are supposed to come off as sweet, he'll always be the little boy that walked in on Betty in the bathroom on purpose and since Betty is no longer seemingly available, Sally is next in line to seduce. That shot of Glen on his stairway balcony calling Sally was laughably frightening, although his allegiance to her in the face of parental dysfunction was kind.


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