"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Girl of the Day - Jessica Pare

The character of Megan Draper, Don's second (or is it third?) wife, played by Jessica Pare, just keeps getting better and better this year.   It's a great, unexpected swerve in the show, which also keeps getting better and better.   As we're watching the fifth season, we have also gone back and re-watched the four earlier seasons with the Regular Son... the build-up of Megan's character through the year was so gradual, no one could have predicted that she would end up, this year, being almost the central character.   Last Sunday's episode, in which we meet her dysfunctional parents, we learn that she had grand ambitions that didn't include advertising, and yet we also find out that she is a natural-born ad-man (or ad-girl, as the case may be), was spectacular.   And, something we never would have expected, but which is clear after the cleaning the carpet in her black underwear show, and the running away from the HoJo show, and now the Megan saves the Heinz account show... she has Don Draper wrapped around her little finger.   At this point, and please excuse the language, she can basically lead him around by his pecker.   Wow!   Who would have called that?   And what will Don do now?

Best show on TV.

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