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  1. I thought it was interesting that both Mark and Abe were the ones who ended up having to dump Peggy, even though she clearly was unhappy in the relationships. It was like she refused to admit failure, even after she was so discombobulated in her relationship with Abe that she ended up accidentally stabbing him! And seriously, future Abe must be kicking himself for walking away from that property. He and Peggy would be millionaires several times over just from the resale of that property (providing they held onto it into the 1990s/2000s). I think Peggy does have status anxieties in that she sometimes feels excluded due to gender. I think she does want to be with someone ambitious, but I don't think she necessarily cares about the money. In her family alone, I'd bet she's already the most financially secure person. Yes, she was a huge snobbish jerk to the truck driver back in the first season, but I don't think she'd behave that way in 1970.
  2. Angry Dan was scary. When he found out that David and Darlene were secretly living together, that was an extremely tense and scary moment because Dan seemed entirely out of control.
  3. Here's a picture of the Times Square area from the mid-70s, showing both normal theaters (showing a Richard Pryor concert and a Bruce Lee movie) and the porn theaters right next to one another:
  4. My parents have told me that Times Square was definitely that seedy, and you'd have to go through that area if you were coming from the Upper East or West Side to go to the theater. There was a multitude of porn theaters, trash in the streets and adult entertainment. My father said he thought it was even worse in the 1980s. I also kind of loved the terrified looking family who was trying to just have breakfast in a diner full of belligerent, profane pimps and their ho's. You know the mom was going to rip the dad a new one the second they were out of there for ever choosing that place to eat.
  5. I think you are talking about Nicho Lowry. My poster was looked at by someone else. I did see him (or at least I thought I did), but I think he was talking to someone else about whether to put something on camera. It's kind of a rushed process. You spend a lot of time in line, and the appraiser maybe spends a minute or two with you depending on their level of interest.
  6. It's a much different dynamic, and it's kind of a subculture within a subculture. These aren't "good girls," that people might care about, they are prostitutes. They are already living outside polite society, and are in a business that "normal, respectable" people want nothing to do with. The normal social checks are not there, so instead you get the situation you get here. I did find it fascinating that you see the pimps being abusive and cruel to their women, but you also see situations where the pimps are essentially the only ones looking out for the women. I mean, I presume whatever her name is would have likely been kidnapped, raped and killed by the fake cop if not for her pimp's intervention. But you know the second she gets out of line, her pimp would be the first one to physically remind her of her place.
  7. I've been lucky in that I've been to other Roadshow events that they have done in convention centers. This felt a little bit less organized, in that I didn't get the sense they were entirely prepared for an outdoor event when the weather was bad. You had to take a shuttle from the parking lot to get to the event, and that was a little cramped as everyone was carrying their antiques with them. Don't get me wrong, everything ran smoothly, and it was lovely. As with my other experiences, this one involved a lot of standing in lines and speaking to people around me. That part is always fun, as people bring in all sorts of interesting things. I had travel posters, but was not chosen for television!
  8. Newport was an experience. It was outside, and it was a rainy day. They did have tents, and the location was one of those Gilded Age mansions they have in Newport.
  9. I just realized we still have 14 more episodes this season. I've never understood why this particular show aired so many episodes during the year. It's not as if they were still doing what they did in the first two or so years where the episodes were airing during the summer as a way to hook new viewers. Just listening to the recaps now, it's obvious they didn't have enough material to sustain 22 episodes, much less the 32 they are packing in every year. I had also completely forgotten about the Samantha/Chancellor Arnold romance. It's very cute, and it makes me question the dramatic revelation that is made about Samantha in Season 9 or 10.
  10. That's my main issue. Don is not a bad person, and he appears to love his children, but he's shown time and again that his main priority is himself. Don't forget this is the same guy who was ready to run away forever with Rachel, and essentially the only reason that didn't happen was because she was absolutely horrified with his behavior and broke things off.
  11. I don't think it's that William and Judy would necessarily want to take on the Draper kids, it's more that they provide stability (what appears to be a long term marriage, a mother and a father who are present and they are close relatives who presumably would have the kids' interests in mind), and in a situation like this, it's the "right" thing to do. I think with Don, while he initially fought Betty on this, he realizes that she's right. He would have to drastically alter his lifestyle to take the kids on full time, and I think he's smart enough to realize he doesn't really want that to happen. Heck, it's hard to argue you are going to be able to provide stability for your kids when you are in the middle of a cross country road trip you randomly decided to take after essentially walking out of your job.
  12. My guess had been Don would provide support for the kids, but William and Judy would have them. He seemed to give in when Betty asked him when was the last time he had even seen them.
  13. I agree about Don's enlightenment. Dr. Faye had him dead to rights in saying he only liked the beginning of things. In terms of his kids, I doubt he sees them much. Betty said they were going to stay with her brother and sister-in-law, and I see Don keeping a schedule similar to the one he has now where he sees them every other weekend, if that.
  14. Seriously. If the show started flash forwarding, Betty is dead within a few months, Don and Roger probably both die in the 1980s (or early 90s for Don), and that's a bleak way to go out. And I can't even imagine the horrors of Peggy in late 70s fashion, or with shoulder pads, a perm and some terrible business lady power suit in the 80s. Though I do like to imagine when Pan Am went bankrupt, Joan took over the the building and the sign now says Holloway Harris.
  15. Eh, there were a number of slasher flicks that had the killer make creepy phone calls to his potential victim before Scream ever came out. I always think of "When a Stranger Calls..." with Carol Kane, which uses that gimmick and produces by far what must be one of the creepiest, tension filled and flat out frightening opening sequences I have seen. It's one of those situations where the writing for Tracy is so bad that she's essentially a blank slate whose main character trait is how boring she is.