"Mad Men" and Some Betty Draper Love
By sharongreenthal on May 14, 2012
I’ve been watching “Mad Men” since the pilot, and I’ve been a huge fan from the start. As far as television dramas go, there’s none that have characters as compelling as this show does. If you are a fan, then you know – gorgeous, mysterious Don Draper, luscious, secretive Joan Holloway , tortured, under-appreciated Pete Campbell, brilliant, angry Peggy Olsen, entitled, suave Roger Sterling – and all the rest. Each of them has a rich back story, a well-defined persona, and a plot line that twists and turns more than a roller coaster at Palisades Amusement Park, where Don and Megan would most likely have taken his kids for an afternoon of fun – if only Don could relax a bit and enjoy himself.
In the Huffington Post there was an article criticizing the May 13 episode featuring poor, fat, down in the dumps Betty Draper. Betty is the ex-wife of the aforementioned Don Draper. She’s now remarried and living in a house right out of “The Addams Family,” as Don inappropriately mentioned to his daughter Sally on an episode earlier this season – oh how that Mad Men gang loves to be inappropriate! Betty used to be thin, gorgeous and glamorous, but she’s put on a few pounds – ok more than a few – since the birth of her third child. Though it was her choice to end her marriage to Don, she apparently has some very mixed emotions about it, and those feelings are magnified when, on the May 13 episode, she sees the glamorous apartment where Don and his new, young, spectacular wife Megan are now living.
(On a side note, the apartment brings to mind the home on the classic 60′s show, “Family Affair“).
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