Category Archives: Television

No sacred

Line from House of Cards. Where Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, as the Vice-President, meets clandestinely with a Chinese businessman at the spot where Underwood’s ancestor was killed, fighting for the Confederate cause. Contempt in disagreement: There is no sacred ground … Continue reading

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House of Cards Theme

Found the intro music to House of Cards to be quite effective: Found little in terms of background explanation (no need for “Extras”, in a Netflix presentation), other than composer Jeff Beal on Jeff Beal, which may be understandable: Though … Continue reading

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Maggie Siff

Don’t know much about her beyond Mad Men. All this cool self-confidence in the character: Friend quoting from some song, “Don’t gimme no bullsh-t baby, don’t gimme no jive.” Seems to fit the character here: Turns out she is in … Continue reading

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Less of you

So many ideas, and where they come from. Such as Mad Men, in the episode “Meditations in An Emergency“, as spoken by Peggy Olson: One day you’re there and then all of a sudden there’s less of you. And you … Continue reading

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“It never happened.”

Found this to be a principal life approach of Don Draper in Mad Men. He sees this as a survival strategy, for both himself and others: Have written about the blockage, which seems to be a common subconcious psychological reaction. … Continue reading

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Hang on to

And there ain’t nothing I can do about it From the conclusion of the Mad Men final season premiere episode, “Time Zones”, where Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) are hit by a particular emptiness at the … Continue reading

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Alleviate

People will do anything to alleviate their anxiety. Comment from heart surgeon Dr. Arnold Rosen (Brian Markinson) to Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in “The Doorway“, as Dr. Rosen prepares to ski down the street in a snowstorm, to an emergency … Continue reading

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