History Series / MadMen

4th Nov '17 10:49:36 AM DavidDelony
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** Don Draper and Megan. After they get married and Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, we find out that Don is forty while Megan is in her mid-to-late twenties. Don is not super excited about Magan's younger friends and her modern ideas.

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** Don Draper and Megan. After they get married and Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, we find out that Don is forty while Megan is in her mid-to-late twenties. Don is not super excited about Magan's Megan's younger friends and her modern ideas.
3rd Nov '17 7:33:30 AM XFllo
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* AgeGapRomance:
** Office manager Joan Holloway and one of the partners Roger Sterling have a long love affair. She's in her early thirties, he is in his mid-to-late forties. Most people in the office don't know about it. Bert Cooper advises Joan she could "do a lot better" -- She thinks he means a professor she had a date with and Joan explains "he's just a friend", Cooper insists, "that's not what I'm talking about, my dear. Don't waste your youth on age."
** Betty's second husband Henry Francis is about two decades older than her. Henry met Betty when she was married and pregnant with her third baby and he was simply charmed with her beauty. His mother doesn't approve of the relationship, thinking he need not marry her.
--->'''Pauline Francis:''' Well, I know what you see in her. And you could have gotten it without marrying.
** Roger started an affair with Jane Siegel, a college graduate and new secretary, and later they got married. One day she told him that their souls were the same age. At a country club party hosted by Roger to help Jane socialize with his colleagues and friends, Jane becomes wildly drunk and expresses her frustration at not being accepted. Roger's mother confused Jane with his daughter from his first marriage Margaret. Margaret was very upset by Jane's attempts to befriend her and she did not want Jane to attend her wedding
** Peggy Olson had an affair with Duck Phillips. She was a young talented copywriter at her early twenties and he was a middle-aged guy. They met at Sterling Cooper and he later tried to get her to work for another company. She refused, but they started to sleep together in secret.
** Don Draper and Megan. After they get married and Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, we find out that Don is forty while Megan is in her mid-to-late twenties. Don is not super excited about Magan's younger friends and her modern ideas.
15th Oct '17 4:28:54 PM Blackie62
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* ThreateningShark: Both of Pete's parents die at sea and within the respective episodes for each death someone makes sure to point that it was possible, nay, probable that they were eaten by sharks.
28th Sep '17 1:31:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SexSells: Don describes this expression as over-simplifying things ("people who say that think that monkeys can do this"). Basically, he argues, people want to be the product.

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* SexSells: Don describes this expression as over-simplifying things ("people who say that think that monkeys can do this").[our job]"). Basically, he argues, people want to be the product.
11th Sep '17 5:38:32 AM XFllo
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* SecretRelationship:
** Don Draper's first mistress is a bohemian artist Midge. Her friends know about them, but people in Don's job don't, and he keeps it secret from his wife. His secretary Peggy evenually finds out he has a mistress when she overhears a phone call.
** Don Draper sleeps with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper. Rachel starts falling in love with him, but breaks it off when Don offers to run away with her without any consideration for his wife of kids.
** Don has an ugly affair with Bobby Barrett, a wife/manager of a comedian hired for an ad. Peggy has to be their SecretKeeper when she is tasked to hide her in her appartment after they had a car crash together.
** Don dates Sally's teacher Susan when still married to Betty. Her brother finds out, but they break up quite soon.

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* SecretRelationship:
SecretRelationship: The series has lots of secret relationships, often involving an OfficeRomance and/or YourCheatingHeart:
** Don Draper's first mistress is a bohemian artist Midge. Her friends know about them, but people in Don's job don't, and he keeps it secret from his wife. His secretary Peggy evenually finds out he has a mistress when she overhears a phone call.
wife.
** Don Draper sleeps with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper. Cooper advertising company. Rachel starts falling in love with him, but breaks it off when Don offers to run away with her without any consideration for his wife of kids.
** Don has an ugly affair with Bobby Barrett, a wife/manager of a comedian hired for an ad. Peggy has to be their SecretKeeper when she is tasked to hide her in her appartment after they had a car crash together.
** Don dates Sally's teacher Susan when still married to Betty. Her brother finds out, but they break up quite soon.
or kids.



** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP. They kept it secret from all people in the office, and not many knew about it because Faye left the job when SCDP lost their tabacco account.
** Megan starts at RSDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical-nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer. Many people are so surprised when he annouces the engagement that they don't even know who Magan is.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her and Penny is very hurt by his treatment of her.

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** In season 2, Don Draper has an ugly affair with Bobbie Barrett, a wife and manager to an obnoxious comedian Jimmy. The relationship started as professional but they soon begin sleeping together. Jimmy strongly suspects they slept together, and Don's copy writer Peggy also finds out about the affair. Don ends their relationship after he learns she's been gossiping about him.
** Don Draper, still married to Betty, romantically pursues Susan Ferrell, his daughter's young idealistic teacher. She resists -- at first. Later she is sorry they can't date publicly for fear that they would be seen. Susan's brother visits her when they are together and figures out something is off. Don breaks it off when his marriage starts crumbling.
** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP. SCDP, and probably the healthiest of Don's post-divorce relationships. They kept it secret from all people in the office, and not many knew about it because Faye left the job when SCDP lost their tabacco tobacco account.
** Megan starts at RSDP SCDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly very soon Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical-nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer. Many people are so surprised when he annouces announces the engagement that they don't even know who Magan Megan is.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her and deeply, but Penny is very hurt by his treatment of her.



** Don Draper sleeps with Sylvia Rosen, a beautiful but older housewife of a doctor who live in the same building as Don and his wife Megan. Don is disgusted with himself when his daughter Sally accidentally sees them in bed.

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** Don Draper sleeps with Sylvia Rosen, a an older but beautiful but older housewife of a doctor who live in the same building as Don and his wife Megan. Don is disgusted with himself when his daughter Sally accidentally sees them in bed.
6th Sep '17 1:09:40 PM TrollBrutal
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* CastingCouch:
** When the agency is casting the commercial for a double-sided aluminum ad, Roger takes it upon himself to pick out the set of twins he likes best for himself and Don.
** It's also implied that Harry, head of the television department, uses his connections to broker dates with actresses (or tries to).
** Betty outrights accuses Megan of being out doing this when the children are left alone and a burglary occurs.
** Megan worries that it will mean career trouble when she and Don decline to swing with her show's head writer and his wife.
4th Sep '17 10:08:44 PM 2dzfox
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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She instead waits for him to pull away, opens the office door, and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."

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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She simply indulges him for a moment (leaning her head with his instead waits for him to pull away, of pulling away immediately), opens the office door, door afterward and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."Pete]]" - as if to tell him he doesn't have to apologize for kissing her.



*** Her calmness in handling it, including responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,

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*** Her calmness in handling it, including appearing to return the kiss for a moment and responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,
4th Sep '17 6:50:14 PM 2dzfox
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** Lane makes a pass at Joan before killing himself. Later, a remorseful Joan wonders why she didn't go along with it.

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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She instead waits for him to pull away, opens the office door, and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."
** Lane makes a pass at Joan before killing himself.[[spoiler:killing himself]]. Later, a remorseful Joan wonders why she didn't go along with it.


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***Her calmness in handling it, including responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,
30th Aug '17 2:55:49 PM AcidicDinosaur
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* Woobie: Ken Cosgrove from season 4 onward. He's left out when SCDP goes rogue. Once he rejoins the agency, he does all the same work at Pete, but gets none of the accolades. He writes science fiction under a pen-name because his boss won't let him write under his own name. During the campaign for [[spoiler:Chevy]] he gets crippled in a car accident and then [[spoiler:shot in the eye]] and no one cares. And right before he [[spoiler:finally gets the satisfaction of quitting the agency to pursue his writing career, he's fired.]]
30th Aug '17 2:53:32 PM AcidicDinosaur
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* WrongGenreSavvy: It's soon clear that after being assigned as Don's secretary, Maureen labors under the belief the two are going to engage in a series of bantering that will culminate in an epic romance and Don is just "playing the game" to be professional in the office. The truth, of course, is that Don has no idea of Maureen's feelings and is baffled when, after a bad deal, she gives him a kiss and says "we'll get through this together."

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* Woobie: Ken Cosgrove from season 4 onward. He's left out when SCDP goes rogue. Once he rejoins the agency, he does all the same work at Pete, but gets none of the accolades. He writes science fiction under a pen-name because his boss won't let him write under his own name. During the campaign for [[spoiler:Chevy]] he gets crippled in a car accident and then [[spoiler:shot in the eye]] and no one cares. And right before he [[spoiler:finally gets the satisfaction of quitting the agency to pursue his writing career, he's fired.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: It's soon clear that after being assigned as Don's secretary, Maureen labors under the belief the two are going to engage in a series of bantering that will culminate ultimate in an epic romance and Don is just "playing the game" to be professional in the office. The truth, of course, is that Don has no idea of Maureen's feelings and is baffled when, after a bad deal, she gives him a kiss and says "we'll get through this together."
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