Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Season 4 'Mad Men' Cast Photo: What Do You Read Into It?

The folks over there at the New York Times are crowing about the fact that they've received a season four promo package for my favorite show on television, Mad Men. Included among the goodies is the season four cast photo above.

Writer Dave Itzkoff noted that, while he wouldn't divulge any spoilers, the 10-year-old actress who plays Sally Draper, Kiernan Shipka, has been promoted to a series regular. That's a great development, as far as I'm concerned, because I thought she kicked some serious butt last season. I'm also hoping she'll provide a realistic depiction of what it's like to be a child of divorce, particularly in that era.

Other than Peggy's new 'do and Kenny Cosgrove's appearance in this photo (note, no Paul Kinsey who, like Cosgrove, wasn't invited to work at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce), what potential plot developments do you draw from this cast photo?

Image credit: AMC via the New York Times.

1 comment:

Cooley Horner said...

I basically surmise that it's going to be an awesome season. I might be reading wayyyy too much into it, but Peggy's proximity to Pete makes me hope they might push that relationship a bit more in season 4. I was really rooting for Pete and Trudy at the end of season 3, but Pete and Peggy seem to have many skeletons in their closet that they never discuss. One of my favorite subtleties from season 3 was when Pete just said, "Your decisions affect me," so I hope we see more of them this year.

And WOW does Betty Draper look fierce.