- 8:20 PM, Sunday,
May 17th, 2015:
- Ohhhhhh they did
it. I still can't believe they did it. They somehow
answered a million questions and little things that
annoyed me about the show by showing what the entire
series was about. What, a brilliant,
- He goes back...
and he turns it all into a commercial. The best
commercial of all-time. I'm sure some people won't get
that and it will be argued (it literally ended 5
minutes ago), but it's as clear as can be. Hell the
people in the commercial are dressed and look exactly
like the people at the retreat. In the end, although
Don spent a decade trying to find out who he was
through women and alcohol and drama... in the end he
was always a really good ad man. Able to turn life
into little snippets that sell dreams. That never
really left him. He just didn't value it before
because it came to him so easy. So he spent the entire
series trying to find who he
- ...he was always
an ad man. One of the best. It's perfect.
- Now understand
that every goddamn moment leading up to them playing
the commercial? I was so fucking annoyed. Who was
this Don?!?! Suddenly becoming a hippie? Ohm???!!?
REALLY? What the fuck? Who is this sad sap crying in
therapy!?!? I knew how much time was left in the
episode and I kept thinking -
HOW CAN IT END LIKE THIS!
Then they play the hippie commercial and well...
thankfully I recorded ALL of those reactions
because I'm bored and alone in a hotel room (oh that
call to Betty when HE was alone in a hotel room
literally ripped my heart out) and figured I'll tape
it just in case it's awesome. It was:
- So glad it
connected with me. So glad Weiner stayed true to the
character (you don't really change at that age even if
you try and fight who you are - you're you) and
although it's probably a little disappointing for
people hoping for him to find something? It's honest.
And you all know how much that means to me. You're
you. You're not curing cancer, you're making ads to
sell products. So what. It's what you're good at. Don
accepted that. Accepted that he did this and did it
well and that even sub-consciously that is how his
brain works. He uses his life to influence his work.
He can't escape it no matter how hard he tries. So he
accepts it. And ends up making the greatest campaign
- So, so, so,
brilliant. The other thing I absolutely
LOVE is that you don't NEED to see the
literal SEASON'S worth of episodes/scenes that it
would take to show the road to that commercial -
because we've already seen it. We've already seen how
they react when he comes back. We've already seen him
work his way back. We've already seen what happens so
we can ponder it forever and basically watch the whole
thing play out: INSTANTLY. In fact, it's like
there was already an 8th season in my mind. Has any
show ever done that? That well? Wow. I cannot wait to
re-watch that series again and again throughout my
life. Simply wonderful.
- Sooooo happy. Now
I'm gonna go get some footage of Vegas with my drone.
What a night!