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25 May 2008

Tissues at the Ready, Then

Sez the Radio Times of the Mad Men season finale:

This has always been a perfectly crafted, searingly intelligent drama; but it's moved subtly from cold-eyed period allegory to an unbearably poignant look at everyday heartbreak. In this minor-key finale, as past mistakes take their toll, Don's pitch for a Kodak campaign will leave you in pieces.

Oh dear. On the bright side, at least the finale of Gossip Girl wasn't especially sad, even though pretty much all the couples broke up, except for S's mom and C's dad who got married, but as S's mom really wanted to be with D's dad, it wasn't exactly the happy ending for which she had been hoping (reminiscent of Jude's I Do, much?). Things aren't looking so hot for Anne Boleyn in The Tudors either when she suffers a miscarriage and then a miscarriage of justice, after spotting Henry getting hot and heavy with Jane Seymour. Oops. Her brother, meanwhile, isn't exactly making friends and influencing people after his wife catches him in the act with Mark Smeaton (having already caught him in the act of "consoling" his sister). This can't end well.

There is some good news, though, as the new season of MM starts in July, so I won't have too long to wait to find out what happens after the inevitable heartbreaking cliffhanger ending.

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