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Mad Men Review: "The Collaborators"

All I'll say about Pete's marriage is; GO TRUDY. It's about time. She kicked ass. Also, can we PLEASE get updated on Joan! I feel like they keep bringing her in and teasing us, only to cut to Don being a miserable prick. We get it. More Joan please. I'm not asking for anything more than a couple of scenes to check in. I have to say, this season seems a little aimless. Like there's no real stakes. We all know that Don is a cheater, we've seen this played out. Where's the story of this season? Don and Pete eat up all the screen time while being miserable assholes?

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Mad Men Review: "The Collaborators"

I have to say, I'm over Emo Don. He's treating Megan pretty badly. I get that he's sick of her, but what the hell brought this on? It can't just be her career, she's literally just as sweet to him as she was before, even though she's quite ignorant of his darker nature. Don has never been the greatest husband but he even treated Betty better. When Betty got pregnant, he stood by her, placing his hand on hers as a symbol they'd do it together. Megan tells him that she lost a baby, pretty scary for a 26 year old woman, and he doesn't even change expression. In previous seasons, you could root for Don, because even though he screwed up a lot, he had a heart. This new Don is cold.

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Mad Men Review: "The Collaborators"

I like that there's attack on men in this
review, when in fact, Sylvia is just as much
to blame as Don. She could have said no at
any point. But, as many have before her, she
put in the order. So to speak. She should
meet Rachel Menken and Faye Miller, those
are two opinionated women that both
got screwed over by Don. Side note, did
anyone else find it heartless that Sylvia
listened to Megan's heartbreak, only to
make the concious choice to screw her
husband the next evening? In that case,
both men and women are pigs.

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Switched at Birth Review: Retreat!

Noah's storyline is cool. And I can understand why he didn't want to tell anyone about his ailment, after Bay found out she started neurotically worrying about him. That would get annoying really fast. He's obviously going to fall for Daphne while Bay falls for him. Which is great because Daphne and Bay always have great love triangles. Those two actresses do a wonderful job with drama. Just as I was starting to like Melody. Her speech to Daphne was badass. I get she's hurt that her friend can't sign but to say that she's doing it on purpose was WAY over the line. Melody's hate of hearing people is becoming over the top. Isn't acceptance amongst hearing and deaf people the goal of any teacher or parent? Guess not.

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Switched at Birth Review: Retreat!

Angelo lied to Bay directly, after she defended him. He also lied about being a fugitive. Adrianna doesn't like him because her daughter used to get drunk with him, an old bias. Angelo also failed to tell Regina that he impregnated another woman, while trying to re-new a relationship with her. I think the point the writers are trying to get across is that Angelo isn't honest. He's the guy that looks like he's going to deliver all of these amazing things and fails to do so. We get that he's trying but he just doesn't seem to be able to be truthful. Ignore Kathryn and John, they're always judgmental. Remember what they used to say about Regina? I think Bay has every reason to hesitate about getting back together with Emmett. They just started being friends again. I thought it was very mature of her not to jump into a relationship she wasn't ready for. I understand Emmett's hurt but Bay's got a lot going on.

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I think you guys missed the point. John's an idiot, so ignore him. But Daphne's hand outs backfired. Just because they were from a poor neighborhood, doesn't mean they appreciated it. The businesses suffered more from her help than they gained from it. Not everyone who needs welfare sits on their asses and not all of them are unemployed either. Sometimes people just need a little bit of help but pity is not something they want or need. As Travis demonstrated. I think Daphne is feeling like she's losing part of her identity. She used to live where they were. She wanted to help. I don't think we should discourage awareness for those who are struggling just because we aren't sure how to fix it. Maybe you're Republican, maybe you're Democratic but the bottom line is that normal, hard working families are having a tough time. The stigma that you have to be a lazy, drug addicted, waste of skin in order to need some kind relief is a stigma that needs to end

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I think you guys missed the point. John's an idiot, so ignore him. But Daphne's hand outs backfired. Just because they were from a poor neighborhood, doesn't mean they appreciated it. The businesses suffered more from her help than they gained from it. Not everyone who needs welfare sits on their asses and not all of them are unemployed either. Sometimes people just need a little bit of help but pity is not something they want or need. As Travis demonstrated. I think Daphne is feeling like she's losing part of her identity. She used to live where they were. She wanted to help. I don't think we should discourage awareness for those who are struggling just because we aren't sure how to fix it. Maybe you're Republican, maybe you're Democratic but the bottom line is that normal, hard working families are having a tough time. The stigma that you have to be a lazy, drug addicted, waste of skin in order to need some kind relief is a stigma that needs to end. How we fund that relief, how we give it out are two very complicated questions but I don't think we should give up on figuring it out. No matter who you vote for.

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Switched at Birth Review: A Fresh Start

As for Daphne, have you ever been in love with the wrong person and then let the rest of your life fall to pieces over it? Yup, so have I. I was never the biggest fan of Melody but her wake up call to Daphne was great. Daphne's blow up to Travis was natural, she was hurting. I think Travis get's that and Daphne not only apologized but she actively tried to make it up to him by making him his first home cooked meal in a long time. Bay, was pretty funny this week actually. I liked her attempts at being the "good girl". BUT the girl needs friends for crying out loud. Other than Emmett. I guess filming kids at a private school location was getting expensive, because she's making the switch. Regina, for the love of God! Get it together. Kathryn and John, in politics. UGH. Toby felt like he owed it to his sister to tell her the truth. Angelo had no right to put that kind of responsibility on a teenager. Also, Toby's loyal to his sister first, not just some man he met a couple of months ago.

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Switched at Birth Review: A Fresh Start

Angelo left Regina because he thought she was cheating on him, makes sense. Daphne was proven not to be his and they didn't have much trust for each other back then. Fair enough. But the kicker in this one is that he's refusing to take responsibility for yet another child. DNA test, fair, trying to buy the mother off in order to avoid raising a baby he helped create, deadbeat. He's trying to hide the fact that he's going to have a child so he can jump on the "Happy Family" wagon when he never earned it. He's pulling a Gatsby, trying to re-create a memory and then live it out like the past never happened. I don't think he's this evil monster but I can understand why they'd all be overly sensitive to his actions. After all, he's lied to them before. He was a fugitive for crying out loud!

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Cute Dan and Serena Picture

Penn's not acting, he's just trying to keep a straight face when looking at what Blake is wearing. Either that or he may be in physical pain from trying to look at her.

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