Mad Men Review: Dueling Pitches (4/23/2013)More on Megan, the mis-carriage was also well done. Her character seemed a little too perfect last season but giving her goals and dreams, which she's determined to stick to, has really given her some depth. Stan shouldn't have told Peggy anything, but going for Ketchup was all on Pete. Pete seems to have lost his edge when it comes to business. His stunt with Jaguar has stuck them with a client who thinks he can ask for the moon. Don was right, they didn't need to win it like that. Now he's double crossing a client, badly, because he found out. Stan working on Ketchp in a closet? Really? Think people wouldn't notice? Come on! I remember when they stole a company out from the people they sold it to. But they can't manage one secret pitch?
Mad Men Review: Dueling Pitches (4/23/2013)My question about Don is this, why is he suddenly feeling bad? He never felt bad about cheating on Betty. I think he was more truthful in the last ep, when he was explaining very clearly to Sylvia exactly what they were doing. The look in his eyes over that tense dinner was more Don-like than we've seen him in a while. Don thinks of his life as 3 separate parts, work, home, and play. He's never mixed the 3, until Megan was at work with him and now with Sylvia living in his building. I think when those worlds collide, despite his best efforts, is when the drama happens. Like when Betty finds out that Bobbi Barrett has been sleeping with her husband. Megan needs to find out about Sylvia, it's so close to home. It's the only way to save this slow moving season in my mind. Sidenote, Jessica Pare has won me over on a difficult character this season. Megan had very little substance last season but the scene after Don storms her set was wonderful. She sold me and I'm now hoping for sweet revenge for her.
Mad Men Review: Dueling Pitches (4/23/2013)I agree that Joan should have talked to Harry before firing Scarlett but she should have been fired, she DID steal from the company. She clocked in for wages she did not earn. That's stealing. The office management has always fallen to Joan, hence her surprise when someone interferes. She doesn't realize that she's in different territory now. She's basically taken Lane's job, she's a female partner and men will get jealous. Harry has the hots for Scarlett, which was part of his reaction but he's been fuming for a while now. I understand his response, he is under valued but acting like a child and storming into a meeting is NO way to earn respect.
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Yay, Im glad people have noticed that Puck is a great guy after all. But Im not shipping Quinn and Puck as a couple...At least not anymore. I used to want them together back when Quinn was pregnant but I've changed my mind. Quinn's behaviour in these last couple of episodes has changed my mind. She's a really bad cheater (as if there's every a good one but you get what I mean) and she should know better by now. BUT that's not my problem with her. Quinn and Puck started on the same path, both super popular and both bullies. Puck changed for the better after his fall from grace but Quinn put on a uniform again and did the same thing she always has. She's mean to Rachel even though Rachel was the only one that would give her the time of day when she was pregnant. Also while on the Cheerios she was sucking up to Sue, the woman that kicked her while she was down. Not cool.
Rachel and Puck are cute together, he's the only one that's ever given her any positive feedback on a consistant level. Hmmm...Maybe I don't want them as a couple. He's a good friend to her and in high school you're lost without someone that cares.
In Season 1 Puck was a jerk. More than a jerk, a bully. He was the ring leader of the football bullies and poured cruel, cruel ice drinks on helpless outcasts. He locked Artie in a porta pottie and then purposely rolled it over. He was awful to his best friend Finnn, sleeping with his girl friend and insulting his choice to join Glee club. He also slept with anything that would lie still long enough. He tossed people with low self esteem into the dumpster, signafying he felt like they were trash to be thrown out. Noah Puckerman was a f**king asshole.
But I've noticed over the course of the last two seasons Puck has slowly been pulled from the Dark Side and now is the only guy with any integrity. This spot was left vacant by Finn, who used to be the some what confused moral compass of the group. Now with Finn after Quinn, doing what Puck did to him but without the following remorse that Puck showed, Puck has taken over that role. You all might think I'm insane for saying this and I might have said the same thing last week but hear me out.
Lets start with Bully Puck. Puck joined New Directions for reasons that were less then honest. He dennied being friends with anyone in the Glee club and was just as mean to them as he was before. He even spray painted Finn at one point. All bad, his behavior is not being excused here. But after he joined Glee and got to know Artie he stopped the football players from rolling him over in the toliet for a second time. After his "rep" went down he started dating Mercedes, again for all the wrong reasons. But again, what she said to him really came through. She broke up with him for throwing kids in the dumpster and since then, Puck hasn't tossed a single kid. At least there was no mention of it. I can't remember if he ever apologized to Jacob (kid with pouffy hair) or if that was a different convo but I think he did. Im not peticular on that point though. Now about the slushies, something he started and became his trade mark, after being hit by one and realized how much it hurt both physically and emotionally, he stopped. He apologized to Rachel and brought her a slushie. Not to throw at her but to drink. Also, he's gone out of his way to defend the Glee kids. He lead the charge against Jesse when he had his entire team throw eggs at Rachel. It was his idea to flatten the tires, stupid but his heart was finally in the right place. He defended Kurt and not out of obligation because he was his step brother but because he saw scared he was. He stood up to the team that he used to lead and told them to stop. He befriend Artie, even though it was for comunity service, he was attemtping to do the right thing. He went back to his old ways with Satanna and Brittany around but he later apologized. Considering his rather altered personality against the bullying he used to perpectuate, it's a pretty minor relaspe. He was also the only one to defend Rachel when everyone else told her that she wasn't liked. He's not even in love with her so that wasn't a motive for him. Also about Rachel, he was very sweet to her when she was playing on the football team, knowing that she was overwhelmed. He also sang with her, not expecting anything in return. Unlike the last time he did a duet. Puck went from the worst bully in school into the guy trying to convince the football team to give Glee a chance.
Now I'm going to address Slut Puck. His way with females made me cringe. He knocked up Quinn then insulted her and then cheated on her. All while behind his best friend's back. He only dated Rachel because of some Jewish wet dream. He only dated Mercedes beccause everyone liked her and he was in the dumps both literally and metiphorically. BUT, but he owned up to having a baby and come on, who wasn't thinking that Finn was an idoit for beleiving Quinn? He was with Quinn when she had Beth and he wanted to raise her, but left the choice to Quinn. He gave her money when she needed it, although it was stolen but willing admitted that was a dumb move on his part. He also didn't out Quinn to Finn even though any other guy would have. I mean come on! She was acting all loving to him when Finn wasn't around while meanwhile lying to her boyfriend. That's enough to piss anyone off!!! Also, Puck apologized to Finn and owned up to his mistakes. He refused to do the same thing to Finn again with Rachel and pulled away mid make-out which is hard for anybody never mind a teenage boy. In contrast Finn is going after another buddy's girlfriend just after being all high and mighty with Rachel for doing the exact same thing, except like Puck, she owned up. Finn has not. Will not, he doesn't even see himself as wrong. Now Puck has cut Satanna lose and is looking to form an actual relationship with a girl that doesn't buy into the "bad boy" crap. He's really terrible at being a romantic but is looking to be better. All his old tricks aren't working and he's relazing that he wasn't as hard core as he thought he was.
If you consider the changes Puck has gone thorugh as well as his current actions towards the people around him, you might be able to see why I've decided to start thinking of him as honest. He's a good guy at heart and I think he's a lot more talented then Finn. Finn is slipping as the hero. His pep talk to Rachel about being a star was condesending and was basically something he did to ease himself of the guilt he felt for going after Quinn. Not once did he stand up for her when anyone was around. Quinn and Finn deserve each other in my opinion. I used to like them both but in reality they're fame seeking bullies. Puck has become one of my favourite male leads, it surprises me because I used to hate him. Now, I'm kind of cheering on Puckleberry...Wow, never thought I'd say that.
Anyone else out there seeing what I am? Or is Puck to you the same jerk he always was? Comments? Thoughts?
Does anyone not like Sam? (11/25/2010)
I don`t like Sam. At all. He`s not very smart, deffinatly full of himself, and is determind to be cool just for that sake of being cool. He`s only with Quinn because she`s the head cheerleader. After all Quinn went through during her pregnancy I wanted to see her with someone that wasn`t worried about being popular all the time. Because that was a serious problem with Puck.