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Comment 18 May 2015

"Great ending for me...would be one more scene where he calls Peggy. Then one would never know (for sure) if he gives the idea to Peggy and stays in the commune or if he returns to NYC."

A few things make a spinoff or spinoffs possible: Don is superficial (the final scene hints at this) and so were the 70's (The "Me Generation"). Women's Lib hit the "glass ceiling." This could go on through the 80's, with its conservative repudiation of the 60's and 70's.

Comment 18 May 2015

I don't agree Mad Men is "one of the greatest TV dramas of all time": It could have been.

Its biggest flaw was in casting the leads. John Slattery should have been the male lead. Jessica Paré should have been cast as Peggy. Jon Hamm would have been much more effective in a secondary role, as Roger Sterling's onetime protégé and shadowy competitor.   

From seasons one-three, the directors and writers were their strongest in developing stories and juggling characters. In season four, the writing was muddled and there were too many characters. The show devolved into a prime time soap (too much drama and too little advertising). This continued through season five, with season six being somewhat of an improvement. Season seven sustained the momentum regained in season six, for the most part.

Weiner - who worked on The Sopranos - brought with him some of its devices, like ending shows on credits, over blackout, with musical commentary, beneath.

It makes we wonder if he was trying to one-up, David Chase and/or inspired by that show's controversial ending.

Mad Men ends with the same device. But, its use and the ambiguity of it make it a better fit, I think. Maybe, I'll change my mind about The Sopranos ending, someday. 

It feels like a Mad Men spinoff might be in the offing: Mad Women.

Comment 15 May 2015

Thanks for letting us know. Your fellow Buckeye fans appreciate it!

Now, this is fair. Let the highest bidder win. I am confident Woody would tip his hat to tOSU:

Comment 13 May 2015

And I agree with you: The "Power 5" model is a mess, with the 2014 b12 regular season as its proof. The simpler math of the Power 4 would be easier to manage. Getting there will necessitate the disbanding of the b12, in my opinion.

The Power 4 model could start with 4 conferences of 16 teams or maybe 20. But, some teams will be left out. However, I think the Power 4 will draft an agreement that includes a calculus for future - deliberate and organized expansion (Perhaps, considered and up for vote every 2-4 years.) - that sets certain goals for entry (i.e. annual profit, size of fan base, etc.) for these teams to meet.

Comment 06 May 2015

There was a strong wave of female artists rising around that time and they had an impact on rock. They also covered a lot of musical territory: Meredith Brooks, Paula Cole, Fiona Apple, Jewel, Saffron (Republica), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Veruca Salt, etc.