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Day 106: Macresarf1's Year of the Apocalypse 2012 -- THE BORGIAS and Other MAD MEN

Up early for a workaday Sunday.  Things were going well.  My leg was in good shape.  I finished my Emails.  Guy was still asleep.  I lay down for a nap a little after noon -- and slept for nearly four hours. Doodled a little more on the computer, then settled down to Sunday News and Cable Favorites.

   In my mind on a Sunday evening, recently, is the QUESTION:  Will I watch THE BORGIAS  first or MAD MEN?  Usually, I watch MAD MEN and THE BOGIAS later.  Tonight, I did the opposite.  Trivial as that may seem, I'm not sure if I liked the new order.

    MAD MEN tonight was not so compelling as last week, but more action was on display.  The episode focused on Don Draper (John Hamm), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), and Lane Pryce (Jared Harris).  Pryce attended a boozy football (soccer) afternoon, and accidentally stumbled upon an opportunity to sign up Jaguar, Ltd, for Sterling Cooper.  The rest of the show devolved from that chance, with a dinner given by the Campbells,  dinners with Jaguar's man in New York, a visit to a highend hooker joint (which ended in the English rep getting laid and Pete Campbell committing adultery), and a fistfight between Pryce and the extremely jealous and competitive  Campbell, which Pryce won handily. The continuing theme of brutality toward women and mass murder was on a low burner.

   I learned that Jared Harris is the son of Richard Harris.

  THE BORGIAS did not impress me tonight.  Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia is always excellent, but the drama grows a bit monotonous.

   Macresarf1 would write no more this day.