[edit: Kelley, I love your country self when it is Bee related but just saw the episode with blackface which is 3×03. It is cringe-inducing and anyone who thinks otherwise is CRAZY!]
[edit #2: AWWWW Betty & Don. But does anyone else think Roger & Jane need to break up??? ]
Black Girl Blogging is a Mad Men fan. I found out about this through Basket of Kisses, the pre-eminent Mad Men fan site online. Elle at BGB has written some pieces on the new episodes of series 3 of the critically acclaimed series. Through one feature I read on BGB, I learned today that Roger had on blackface. A big WTF moment surged through me.
I really do like Mad Men. It’s a clever, cerebral show, but the one place the show has failed is in how it has refused to tackle the race issue head on. There have only been glimmers and touches about race (as seen through Sheila, Hollis & Carla).
I think the way the writers are treating it is a bit of an anti-climax. Sheila & Paula’s relationship is barely developed at the end of series 2 yet Roger is marching around in blackface in series 3?? WTF?
Okay, I am going to need to see the episode before I judged granted, but I can’t help thinking this is slightly lazy on the part of the writers to an extent.