8th 2010
Mad Men season 3 review coming soon…

Posted under: art, fluff, unhappy endings

Captain Black

. . . as they say in the trade mags:  watch this space!

I just have to make one observation:  for most of this season, especially in the last four episodes as Don’s deep, dark secrets are revealed to Betty and his marriage unravels, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Captain Black, the bad-guy Mysteron agent from the Captain Scarlet TV show.  For a handsome man, actor Jon Hamm has an extremely unfortunate  5-o’clock shadow problem.


8 Responses to “Mad Men season 3 review coming soon…”

  1. Janice on 08 Apr 2010 at 6:36 am #

    Oh, my husband will be over the moon that someone besides himself is viewing the world through the lens of Captain Scarlet!

  2. Historiann on 08 Apr 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Janice–just do a search on “Captain Scarlet” in the search box above left. Captain Scarlet comes up pretty frequently!

  3. figleaf on 08 Apr 2010 at 10:47 am #

    “For a handsome man, actor Jon Hamm has an extremely unfortunate 5-o’clock shadow problem.”

    Srsly? “Unfortunate?” “Problem?”

    I’m pretty sure you didn’t mean it that way but your phrasing sound as though you’re making a blanket judgment about a physical characteristic that individuals can’t control instead of an assertion of your own personal preferences. (Actually I guess men with heavy beards can control it by shaving multiple times a day, getting laser hair removal, wearing covering makeup, etc. but I doubt you’re endorsing that either.)

    There’s probably just a better way to say it. Like maybe stopping at “his 5-o’clock shadow bears an uncanny resemblance to Captain Black’s.”


  4. Historiann on 08 Apr 2010 at 10:57 am #

    I’m pretty sure that it’s stage makeup!

    (But in any case: I don’t find it attractive. Others may disagree!)

  5. Knitting Clio on 08 Apr 2010 at 11:15 am #

    I’m one who disagrees — the 5 o’clock shadow contributes to his hunkiness. When he’s been on “30 Rock” it’s even more pronounced and he’s cuter still.

  6. Historiann on 08 Apr 2010 at 11:26 am #

    I forgot that he’s been on 30 Rock–he plays such a dope there. In the latest MM season, the 5-o’clock shadow is meant to enhance his fervid desperation to try to hold everything together. (So it’s not meant to make him sexier–but, chacun a son gout, right?)

  7. Fratguy on 09 Apr 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Anything wrong with a 1985′oclock shadow ?

  8. Historiann on 09 Apr 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Ha-ha! I think if it’s vintage 1985, you can braid it and wrap it around your head.

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