Another weekend, another finale, as MadMen's morbid 5th season came to a close. There is a ton to discuss this season, mostly Don's power struggle with himself, his age, and his all-too-quick evolving world, but I give kudos to the season finale for making me laugh at something normally reserved for an eye-roll: two dogs humping. Sure, Peggy's business trip to tour a tobacco company isn't exactly traveling to Paris, but it is a baby step in the growth of her career. When she looks out the window of her shabby motel, hoping to see an Eiffel tower-esque view, the sight of two dogs humping makes for a poor substitute. But it's something. She knows this is one of those things she'll one day laugh about while sharing the distant memory during a cocktail party at some fancy European hotel in a fancier European city.
Speaking of distant memories, I'm excited for AMC's lesser show, The Killing, to become one. I stick around because
Another good episode of Girls last night! HBO's logline for the episode was "Shoshanna goes out on a date." The simplicity of the line was intriguing, and any fan of the show could understand why, but the episode really wasn't about Shoshanna at all. In fact, I think she only appeared in one scene where she not-so-casually mentioned she's going on one.
Big Sports Weekend:
Miami Heat in the finals: LeBron's great play bought him a couple days of critical silence. I'm sure they'll be back to blast him after the Heat's next loss.
Manny Pacquiao: I didn't watch the fight, but did see the highlights of him controlling it. I also saw that he outpunched Bradley in virtually every round. So ... how did Bradley win the decision? I don't know why I'm constantly surprised by boxing's corruption.
Los Angeles Kings: They came into the weekend up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup final series, and leave it up 3-2. I look forward to the Kings completely blowing it, and LA pretending to be upset for a while before they forget about it.
Euro 2012: I'm surprised I'm interested as much as I am.
My neck hurts.
It's been an exciting weekend.