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Old 11-10-2018, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Matthew Weiner's #MeToo episode of The Romanoffs was depressing and unnecessary

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/the-...ew-weiner.html

Last week's episode was clearly in response to former Mad Men writer Kater Gordon's sexual harassment allegation against Weiner. As Matt Zoller Seitz explains, "It’s depressing to watch The Romanoffs obliquely address the Gordon–Weiner situation after having watched Mad Men deal in similar material over the course of seven seasons in much richer and more imaginative ways, weaving psychology, sociology, history, and pop-culture into the mix, creating a series of dramatically charged confrontations that never resolved themselves in a simplistic way. The worst part of it is that The Romanoffs seems spineless in comparison, retreating into 'we can never really know what happened' hand-waving, and encouraging us to sympathize with the poor man who only wants to be 'the key that unlocks the mystery of talent,' in another parent’s words — and a man whose life was nearly 'ruined' by scurrilous talk, unbeknownst to him." ALSO: “Bright and High Circle" doesn't seem compelled to imagine what it’s like to be on the receiving end of unwanted advances.
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