Mad Men season 2 got panned by a lot of critics (including myself) for not living up to the standard set by the first year. But looking back on it, things were just so much more exciting right now. The first two episodes of season 3 seem more like an introductory video to Mad Men for new fans than anything that will advance the storylines or progress the program in any way, shape or form.
Peggy got way too much screen time here and her awkward scenes just do not appeal to me in the way they do most viewers. The fact that Elisabeth Moss is now an Emmy-nominated actress is mind-boggling.
And the scene at the end was completely unnecessary as well. We know Don likes women, but having him finger the ground while seeing his son's instructor is just so not needed. It's almost as if Matthew Weiner and Josh Schwartz from Gossip Girl are having a contest to see which of their characters gets more women this year Don Draper or Chuck Bass.