AMC’s Mad Men is a slow burn. Very few, if any, of the character’s motivations are spoken explicitly, and it can be hard to tell exactly what anyone is thinking at any given time, which gives the show an ominous vagueness.
The vagueness even carries over in to the show’s post-credits promos previewing the following week’s episode. The preview is so vague it might as well be performed as an avant-garde interpretive dance.
In this article, we will show you how to make your very own vague, in-no-way-informative preview for an episode of Mad Men.
Step 1: Have a central character say something that seems vaguely important:
Step 2: Have two key characters share a moment (that will turn out to be nothing):
Step 3: Show something provocative paired with dialogue apropos to nothing:
Step 4: Show someone getting emotional while saying literally anything:
Step 5: End it all confidently by having a character say something that seems deep and profound but ultimately useless:
And don’t forget to tell people to go to AMC.com to see a longer preview of next week’s episode, which will probably feature a shot like this…
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