Sunday, April 26, 2015

12641: Mad Men Racial Recaps.

Decided to review the second and third of the seven final episodes of AMC series Mad Men by simply reading the recaps posted at the show’s website. New Business apparently provided another token cameo appearance by Shirley—the last Black secretary standing—who assisted Roger Sterling’s White secretary. The Forecast didn’t seem to feature any people of color, at least based on the recap transcript. Joan Harris visited Sterling Cooper & Partners’ LA office and met Dee, the receptionist. Can’t tell from the text is Dee is Black, but it’s unlikely, given the agency’s past opposition to letting Black women work in reception. Must admit that reading the recaps versus actually watching the episodes is a quicker and more efficient waste of time.

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