Monday, April 8, 2013


Forgive me, non-Mad Men fans, I have to talk about...Betty! [spoiler alert for those who haven't yet seen last night's S6 premiere)

First shock to me that the writers left her plus-size. (Does one of them have a grudge against her?) I thought for sure that her added weight, a (brilliant) cover for pregnancy during shooting last season--so she wouldn't have to walk around behind laundry baskets--would have been done away with, now that a cover's not necessary. Or is it? Are Xander's days as an only child numbered?

And then--the hair! Is her Marilyn-to-Jackie move an attempt to spice up her marriage? Clearly she's NOT good at pillow talk, given her awkward attempt to turn on a distracted, straight-edge husband by initiating role play using fantasy--of all things--child molesting! Or perhaps it's an attempt to prove to the world (and herself) that there's more to her than a strung-out druggie on St. Mark's assumes. Speaking of which--didn't that scene make you just want to reach into the screen and tell her to buy the building, it'll be worth millions someday!?

OK, now back to our regularly scheduled programming...