Mad Men

Season 2 Episode 3

The Benefactor

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 10, 2008 on AMC

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  • Don and crew have to deal with an immature spokesman.

    TV's most critically-acclaimed drama starts off slow and revolting and ends just as slowly and even more dreary. The weekly humdrum that receives high ratings and universal praise is truly starting to take a toll on this reviewer. In just the second season we have already entered into a seemingly irreversible slump with shoddy storylines and forced acting. What many hailed as one of the best casts on television seems to have lost its passion with the majority appearing as if they are only there doing it for Ken's paycheck, and anticipating the day a production studio calls with a major movie offer so they can get out.

    Jon Hamm continues to appear as if he is reading off cue cards, showing zero emotion and muttering his lines like a buffoon. The supporting cast is even less charming and leads me to believe that Mad Men's casting call was hardly a rigorous process. In just a few weeks networks will be returning with a plethora of hackneyed shows as well as the few good programs that somehow manage to slip through the eyes of imcompetant executives and get greenlit so just be proud that there will be superior shows on Sunday evenings in no time.