The Mad Men are back tonight on AMC at 10PM Eastern.
Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks On Cover of InStyle Weddings. The irony is that the beautiful Christina Hendricks plays Joan, who was raped by her boyfriend prior to their wedding.
Last night’s “Mad Men” had an all-too-rare subplot involving Joan and her betrothed, The Handsome Doctor . In a previous episode, Doc’s abusive, douche-tastic tendencies were barely hinted at—“Didn’t you say you were getting me a drink?!”—but this episode confirmed it for any doubters. In one of the most disturbing scenes to have been featured on “Mad Men”, the good doctor forces Joan to have sex with him on the floor of Don Draper’s office despite her repeated protests and attempts to physically dissuade him. Perhaps the saddest and most resonant part of all is when she stops fighting and turns her head to stare fixedly at Don’s coffee table, resigned to her fate.
I wonder whether the series is setting up Joan’s character as a prospective abused wife.
We shall find out, won’t we?
In more shameless waste of time pastimes, you can Mad Men yourself. Here I am with Draper and a martini (Draper better be Really Tall),
The WSJ’s “Mad Men” Season 3, Episode 4: TV Recap has it all for you.