Is 'Mad Men' obsessed with death?
Are the inhabitants of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce consumed by death? The fine folks over at The Daily Beast make an excellent case for it. Season five of "Mad Men" finds Don Draper and his cohorts navigating their way through the upheaval of the latter half of the 1960s and pushing aside the permeating sense of doom both inside and outside the office walls.
Sunday's episode found Draper staring down a vacant elevator shaft, just two steps shy of certain death.
Anyone have flashbacks of "L.A. Law"?
Pete made reference to his insurance policy's suicide clause and that's not even half the grim references being uttered this season. Between Betty's cancer scare, the Chicago Speck murders and the riots in Harlem, Pauline Francis should start peddling her Secanol stash to the whole crew.
The Daily Beast put together a morbid montage to drive their point home. Are you convinced?