20110926

if i invite a boy some night to dine on my fine finnan haddie

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fact: when it comes to television, i'm a sucker for anything that vaguely resembles a plot. even if every other aspect of the show is subpar, all i need is a bit of sexual tension or dangling threat of scandal to keep me tuning in indefinitely. gossip girl lost its luster seasons ago, how to make it in america arguably never had any to begin with, and don't even get me started on pretty little liars, but until each and every character's conflicts are resolved, i will stick with these shows like captain edward john smith and the rms titanic.

i should never have watched the playboy club in the first place. aside from the setting, nothing about the buildup to the show really sparked my interest. i'd already planned on using pan am as my period piece placeholder to tide me over until the return of mad men, but when hulu basically offered up the playboy club pilot on a scrolling main menu platter, i took the bait. expectations weren't exactly high, but the visuals were surprisingly lackluster. in fact, my aesthetic lust radar only flared up during one scene in the entire episode: the bunny meeting in which the girls are seen in their street clothes. i'm pretty sure i saw some orange ladypants in there, but with nothing but tight shots to work with, my interest dissipated pretty quickly.

between the eerily similar voices of nick dalton and don draper and the hearty sprinkling of quaint, pointedly un-pc remarks just to drive the whole "back in the day" thing home, i've gotta say - the whole thing was pretty meh. who am i kidding, though? what they lacked in costumes and script, they made up for with a big old mob boss murder and a gay liberation subplot. i guess i'm in it for the long haul, unless of course, the bunnies have anything to say about it.

[via time]

11 comments:

Margaux said...

I've been wondering if I should check this show out

Eider said...

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Ali said...

I started watching this online but it stopped loading halfway through and I can't decide whether it is worth finishing the episode. I'm obsessed with the 60s and playboy though, and I'm also a sucker for trashy tv so I'll probably end up addicted...

Vivid Virginia said...

It sounds great,I will check the show :)
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STEFANIE said...

Seems like I'm not the only one wondering if this show is worth checking out... I guess not then?

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Wynne Prasetyo said...

never watched this before but reading this post i'm interested to!

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Lucija said...

I adore your blog - the photos are so pretty and the whole blog is fun and edgy and chic!!
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darmayoga said...

nice post ... i like the blog so much ... :-)

Novelty Pens said...

It seems that network TV probably limited the storyline. This show may have done much better as a Cable series.

Night goggles said...

I began viewing this on the internet but it ceased running almost through and I can't choose whether it is value completing the show. I'm enthusiastic about the 60s and playboy magazine though, and I'm also a fool for trashy tv so I'll probably end up dependent...