We don’t like what we’ve been saying lately, so we’re changing the conversation. That’s right, we’re back this week to discuss Episode 2 of Season 3 of Mad Men, titled “Love Among the Ruins.” This is an episode all about replacing the old with the new, whether it’s the sound of Ann Margaret’s voice selling you Diet Pepsi or Peggy doing something new. Having sex! Well, almost. Elsewhere in the Mad Men universe, we see Don going toe-to-toe with one of his oldest rivals, Betty’s father Gene. But he’s been warming up on awkward conversation thanks to a double date with Lane Pryce and his wife Rebecca.
In case this is your first time digging into Mad Men Men, our humble little baby podcast recaps Mad Men from the perspective of someone who hasn’t really watched the show, someone who went through it once a long time ago, and a superfan who watches excessively it instead of having a functional social life. You can find our conversations about the first season on our podcast feed, as we are now on a new website.
Extra credits for “Love Among the Ruins”
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and aired on AMC from 2007 to 2015. This episode, “Love Among the Ruins,” was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and written by Cathryn Humphris and Matthew Weiner. The show stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, and many more. The opening instrumental theme heard at the beginning of this podcast is “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. Podcast illustration is by Jon Negroni. The podcast is hosted by Jon Negroni (Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts), Will Ashton (cohost of the Cinemaholics podcast), and Michael Overhulse (The Original “Negroupie” and inventor of dogs interrupting podcast conversations).