“Isn’t This Suppose to Be Scary?”

Due to the Hollywood’s hosting of the H.P. Lovecraft Festival, our weekly screening of Mad Men moved venues for the evening over to Sam’s Billiards, thankfully just one block from the Hollywood Theatre.

The evening’s dress was made by my mum in 1970 during her senior year at college.  I paired it with lots of blue accessories, since I think yellow and blue (in lighter sides of course) are a wonderful color combination.

Scarf: Thrifted
Dress: Made by my mum, circa 1970
Brooch: Antique Alley, Portland
Bangle: Was also my mum’s
Shoes: The Clothes Horse, Eugene
Purse: Gift

Other Episode Outfits
501/502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 510, 511, 512, 513

A few thoughts on the episode, which may contain spoilers

It wasn’t a stellar episode, but it wasn’t totally lackluster either. There was a lot going on, and honestly, a lot going on that I didn’t much care for.  Everyone in the episode was just plain annoying.  From Megan’s inability to handle Sally to Betty bitter attempt at sabotage to Sally’s rudeness to Don’s selfishness to Roger’s inability to keep it in his pants to Michael’s boasting to Pete’s wretched affair to Jane blaming everything on Roger.  I’m bored with many of the plot lines going on (mainly Betty and Megan – now that we’ve found out her little “secret”), and am more than ready for a shift back to Joan and how she’s handling being a single mom as well as Lane.  The highlight of the episode was Megan helping her friend rehearse for an audition for Dark Shadows (where the episode gets its namesake).  I loved her friend’s dramatic, over the top-ness, and Megan’s accusations that the show was “crap” and argued that the show was “suppose to be scary”.  I ended up being the only person in the room to giggle during the scene.  I guess maybe I was the only audience member who has actually watched the series.

Here’s hoping next week brings more Joanie.

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