or; why all the hate?
this article is stupid. really, really stupid. but it’s a good representation of an internet phenomenon that’s been bugging me for a while now: january jones hate.
the worst part of mad men? seriously, gawker? i mean, that is like saying the worst part of the best thing ever, so it’s not so bad, but i cannot understand people who think january jones is a bad actress (at least, as betty). betty was, by and large, my favorite character on mad men this season. she was trapped with a man she despised by a baby she regrets (and then named after her dead father, with whom she had a complicated, to say the least, relationship), only to find out that her husband wasn’t even the man she hated. he was something worse: a lie.
so yes, betty is annoying (especially in those last few episodes). yes, she can be a terrible mother (especially in that last episode, but hey, is don really any better? answer: no). yes, she is an ice queen. but that doesn’t make january jones a bad actress. she made betty a real person, not just a housewife, but an anthropology major who has this life in the suburbs she never imagined. or wanted, even if she thought she did. so, worst part of mad men? not by a long shot, haters.
and fine, this weekend’s snl was, well, pretty bad, but how in god’s name is that january’s fault? you can only do so much with a sketch in which you play a gassy grace kelly. she was nervous, but adorably so, and her performance got much better as the show went on. the cloud-watching sketch was actually very funny.
plus, there’s this: