Sad Don Draper is so sad…and funny!

Poor Don Draper. He’s so sad! He lost the only person who really knew who he was (OR DID HE, PEGGY OLSON!?) so now he cries and is sad all the time. IT’S SO SAD.

Sad Don Draper, the incredible blog I wish I created, is both a testament to the man himself, and a satire of a wonderful show that maybe needs a few extra laughs here and there. Here are a few of my faves, but be sure to check out the site for yourself for some extra fun.

He’s so SAD.

All jokes aside, Mad Men‘s episode last week was mindfuckingly radical. “The Suitcase,” an episode largely revolving around the characters Don Draper and Peggy Olson and the relationship between the two, was probably one of the best hours of television I have ever witnessed. Besides the entire series of Six Feet Under. And besides the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But right after those…right under those 207 episodes is “The Suitcase”. And 208 isn’t a bad place to be in! We’re talking about the history of television here people!

Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss have this chemistry down to a tee, and their portrayals must, just must earn one or both of them that golden statue come next Emmy season. Draper and Olson’s will-they-won’t-they (let’s hope not!) love for each other is so precious, so forbidden, yet so sincere that the entire show, in my opinion, is really fueled behind these two powerhouses.

Don’t get me wrong – I’d absolutely loathe a Don/Peggy showmance (I mean, have you seen The Office post-Jim/Pam hookup? It’s terrible!). But dammit, I wish every episode walked the tightropes this one did. Not only was Peggy and Don’s relationship further examined, but Don was coping with the death of Anna while Peggy was struggling to stay vested in her relationship with Mark. Both characters, throughout the  course of the series, know what and who they should be…but they still struggle to find inner harmony and happiness. It was such a subtle, and perfect, and amazing episode that I want to coddle it, snuggle next to it, and scream my love for it from a mountaintop.

Also, any episode without Betty or Sally Draper is a huge plus in my book.

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2 Responses to “Sad Don Draper is so sad…and funny!”

  1. Sad Don Draper and sad Keanu should hang out!

  2. Please, God, Do not let Peggy and Don boink. Amen.

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