Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh Dear

Via Chris Hayes' twitter:
My wife and I both thought last night's Mad Men was flat, and that the writing has gotten really stilted. Anyone else feeling that?
Marti Noxon finally gets to write a Halloween episode. As long as we're passing around the Halloween congratulations, the woman who made sure Buffy kept fighting the good fight while Joss was adding Angel and Firefly to the Whedonverse co-wrote the "Halloween episode" of Mad Men that aired last night.
The combo of the two thoughts makes me even more nervous for her proposed new feminist show.

5 comments:

MediaMaven said...

FWIW, I thought Sunday's episode of Mad Men was one of its best, and the scene between Don and Betty was absolutely riveting. This is the first negative reaction I've seen. Also, Marti was one of three writers for this episode, along with Cathryn Humphris and creator Matthew Weiner, so it's very unfair to put all the blame on her.

petpluto said...

it's very unfair to put all the blame on her.

I'll just blame her for the sucky bits then.

Honestly, I have very little confidence in Marti Noxon, having watched a lot of her previous work. She consistently does my least favorite episodes of things, and though I want her new show to be good and do well, I am - frankly - more nervous about her ability to create a new, good show with nuance than I even was about Eliza Dushku's acting abilities when I first heard she was starring on Dollhouse.

Moreso, though, is this: I thought the combo of thoughts was interesting. I went to Hayes' twitter page, read that about Mad Men, went directly to Whedonesque, and saw that. The direct connection between the two remarks was one that caught my fancy.

John said...

It does indeed bode ill for folks like you and me. Marti Noxon's episodes of Buffy were my introduction to the series, and it took re-runs of the Angelus arc for me to actually get into the show. She did a decent job with her Dr. Horrible cameo, though.

petpluto said...

Marti Noxon's episodes of Buffy were my introduction to the series, and it took re-runs of the Angelus arc for me to actually get into the show.

Tell me you found those on your own and didn't have someone show you them on purpose!

She did a decent job with her Dr. Horrible cameo, though.

Yes, and as Traffic Ticket Girl. Maybe she should try a run on Broadway.

DaisyDeadhead said...

It was nice to see Joan whack him a good one. :)