‘Mad Men’ Season 6: 10 things we want to see this year
The time has come. After waiting, waiting, and waiting some more, "Mad Men" returns this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC for a two-hour dramatic extravaganza.
The era? Late '60s. The clothes? Colourful. The sideburns? Growing. And between the civil rights movement and Vietnam, the gang at and around Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are in for quite the experience... we assume. Here are ten things we hope the season will deal with.
1. Peggy's professional rivalry with Don
The student becomes the teacher? We desperately want to see Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Don (Jon Hamm) go head-to-head in the wild world of advertising. That, or the opposite: not that we're championing a love story (their platonic love is what makes them great), but to explore a changing personal dynamic between them would be a gift to us all. Especially if we see Peggy shepherding Don the way he once shepherded her.
2. Sally Draper rebels
But not in the way we've seen before: rebel in the full-on teenage sense of the word. The hippie movement is upon us, so imagine Don's horror if he saw Sally (Kiernan Shipka) morph into a younger version of Midge's (Rosemarie DeWitt) friends from Season 1? Minus the hard drugs and sex scenes, though, obviously. (Seriously, Matthew Weiner, don't even try.)
3. Pete's receding hairline
Vincent Karthesier has revealed in the past that he actually shaves his hairline back for the role, so forgive us for wanting to see exactly how far back he's willing to go. Will he use sideburns to overcompensate? And if so, will he begin wearing tinted aviator glasses? These are the questions we ask every day.
4. Joan's newfound power
Joan (Christina Hendricks) has always been powerful, but by the end of last season she was finally viewed as equal to her (horrible) male bosses. As the '60s progress, women only get stronger, so will Joan make up for the injustices she herself has faced (e.g. years of sexual harassment, assault, and being paid less), or will she use those injustices to inspire change among the younger women at the office?
5. The search for Bobby
Since the premiere of "Mad Men," there have been four Bobby Drapers. We can only hope that Season 6 is the one in which every character bands together to find Don's three missing boys.