things differently but they don't really want to." Though season five may haveopened with its characters relatively content, to quote Roger Sterling, "It woreoff."This fits in neatly with one of "Mad Men's" dominant themes this past season:
"Not knowing when something is good”. It began before its first episode even
aired: not in the controversial "falling man" ads (which we will address later)but in the one seen here.
Through a glass darkly/ Don, in rare moment of self reflection
In the photo, Draper stares at his own reflection in a department storewindow. The image is mysterious and alienating; but what may be moreinteresting is what appears behind him. A close look above his hat reveals asign that reads simply "S Nicholas".While this may seem inconsequential at first, it relates directly to somethingWeiner said in an interview earlier this year. When asked whether this past
season suggested there’s a trade
-off between happiness and success, this iswhat he said:
"Right, (Don says) happiness is the moment before you need more happiness.That is not a healthy way to think. I know he sold the hell out of it and the