In my ongoing effort to get through the work week despite the summer doldrums, all this week I’m counting down to Sunday’s “Mad Men” Season 4 premiere. I’ll happily admit that it’s not the best show on television, but that doesn’t stop it from being my favorite.
Today’s honoree: Roger Sterling, played by John Slattery. Roger’s probably my favorite character, because he’s lived his life the way I would have liked to: drunk, well-dressed, and slaying amazing tail in between quick-witted quips. To wit: he had a heart attack in the middle of a threesome with twins, after which he was instructed to stop drinking and smoking (he didn’t). He had a long affair with Joan (Christina Hendricks). He ditched his mean old wife for a hot young secretary, and then sang to her in blackface. ROGER STERLING AIN’T CARE.