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Mad Men: Roger Sterling, The Mad Man in Decline

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Check out Vincero Watches at https://vincerowatches.com/PRISM or use code PRISM15 and save 15% | Roger Sterling (John Slattery) is the ultimate Mad Man -- living the high life, but also embodying the end of the Mad Men era. Support ScreenPrism on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=7792695 Sign up for exclusive updates: http://bit.ly/2oVVB1Q If you like this video, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more. Like ScreenPrism on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/screenprism Follow ScreenPrism on Twitter: http://twitter.com/screenprism Visit ScreenPrism.com: http://screenprism.com/
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The Take by ScreenPrism (4 months ago)
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Philip Moore (2 months ago)
these videos are great thanks so much for these
Roxxy Juniper (4 months ago)
Great analysis as always! I just finished watching an episode of Love from Netflix and I wondered if y'all considered creating videos about that show? I think it would be interesting because the show is wonderful in so many ways. Keep up the great work! 👍😁
Oyebadejo Oyediran (4 months ago)
I love your analysis. Have you ever considered doing the same for Fargo, all 3 seasons? Best show on TV since Breaking Bad IMO.
Stefan Söder (4 days ago)
Roger Sterling is the best, most interesting and most complex character in TV history!
Jonathan Davis (6 days ago)
So what type of company are we going to be?... The kind where everyone has a summerhouse! That's some ish I would have said lmao
Martin Hyatt (8 days ago)
I love Roger Sterling. Just hilarious. I only wish there were more of him. I would like a compilation of all of his zingers in the show. I think he's my spirit animal but I dont know what that says about me.😀
Ben Hendricks (8 days ago)
The paradox of marketing... you just got done telling us how misguided roger sterling is, and then try to sell us a watch that he would approve of lmao
Maria Regina (8 days ago)
Roger's not the last Sterling. He has a son with Joan. He's not legitimate but he's still obviously Roger's son.
S ash (9 days ago)
Mine! Your voice is spell binding. So easy on ears
Tar Heel Speighty (12 days ago)
Do one on Ida Blankenship.
Eastern Guy (17 days ago)
Your analysis overlooks a couple of important facts. Roger suffers a couple of heart attacks early in the series which leads to Don’s being elevated in the business. He’s dealing with his fear of death by way of his outrageous behaviour.
Tim Power (18 days ago)
An amazing performance. He got the best lines of any character in the show. It also knocked his smug, silver spooned ass down a peg at every chance.
Twin Tales (18 days ago)
Very good analysis, keep em coming!
Uchenna Esomonu (23 days ago)
My Roger. I love him
Varun Mehra (1 month ago)
Philosophy of true detective please
Couch Bae (1 month ago)
It's funny how whenever they say "the world" and "history" they mean European world and European history.
Dakota Rain (1 month ago)
That blackface episode made me cringe with disgust
stone free (1 month ago)
hi i m new subcriber i love ur channel but i need frenche sub, yeah i suck at english
stone free (1 month ago)
we need franche traduction plz
Hamza Mohsin (1 month ago)
These are so good. Thank you. Would love longer analysis.
cyberpimp29 (1 month ago)
Well done
Martha Angulo Ríos (1 month ago)
Amazing analysis! The best so far from Mad Men. This is a show you can watch two or three times in a row and enjoy every episode. The way it portrait the human condition, makes that you can relate with every character in some way or another.
UnlimitedProduction1 (1 month ago)
9:50 I've been thinking Sterling Archer
Deepa Donthula (1 month ago)
What is the name of the classical music track playing in the background in the beginning of the video?
studinthemaking (1 month ago)
I forgot about his long hair and mustache. It was awful.
TechnicJunglist (1 month ago)
Roger's lsd episode was one of his ultimate highlights.
sneakymia1 (1 month ago)
i love this review of the characters of mad men, they arent perfect, but quite complex, and i love the couples on the show, don is the best with betty, roger and joan have amazing chemistry, and ill have to see who peggy ends up with
kimberly harris (1 month ago)
Never watched mad men.....just couldn't relate and had nothing to offer me as far something I'd want to see
Mike Morgan (2 months ago)
Okkkk……. This is why women never get men. They think we're women. Roger sterling is at the top of his game. He fends off the competition as best he can but doesn't let it get in the way of having a good time. He's happy, not at all morose and pretty easy going. That's all.
Mike Morgan (1 month ago)
I'm a man not a woman. It's completely true and I'm not about trying to be a woman's fake ideal. +emily f
emily f (1 month ago)
That’s not true at all. Maybe talk to women sometime before trying a strange theory
Richard Pancoast (2 months ago)
Here we go again mentioning "white privilege". Just tell the story....not your political views!
whois waylon (21 days ago)
History mate
No one Special (1 month ago)
Butt hurt cracker
KrazyVideoChick (2 months ago)
I always thought he was so sexy
Kerra Johnson (2 months ago)
*So basically....* *Roger is Nicki Minaj.*
GottagitchaGROOOVEon (2 months ago)
0:11 That walk he did was so refreshing .😅
Rosamund Powell (2 months ago)
Roger was roughly 42-43 years when the series began and roughly 10 years older when it ended. I'm supposed to believe that he is a character "in decline". If so, his decline was definitely premature.
FourthDerivative (2 months ago)
A video about the decline of wealth and privilege, sponsored by a luxury watch brand. Ironic.
In the vein of Kiki and Millennial Starving Artists....can you do one about The Little Mermaid and Millennials going out into the world and achieving their own paths?
mike fraticelli (2 months ago)
You guys are pretty good at this
Sam (2 months ago)
Claudia Leopold (2 months ago)
Can you do an analysis of Michael Ginsberg?
Daniella Okon (2 months ago)
His last name is truly currency. That was a fantastic line.
Daniella Okon (2 months ago)
Roger's witty nature was everything!
Daniella Okon (2 months ago)
Your videos are so well made.
Michelle Stewart (2 months ago)
Roger has a certain humility, self-awareness and core of basic goodness... he could easily be abusive, exploitative, etc., but he's not... and even his ex-wife continues to love and care about him (in a self-respecting, healthy way), and vice versa... as does Joan... as does his daughter... and he's clearly a doting grandfather... That really says a lot in his favor. Having known a few people with both inherited and self-attained wealth/power, I consider Roger, while clearly flawed, as valiant and admirable in his own way as our beloved antihero, Don.
ZoSo221 (2 months ago)
Wasn't roger a ww2 pacific vet? So saying he had no hardship or had everything given to him is a bit silly
BellyJewel Deborah (2 months ago)
you guys are doing a great job. I really enjoy these videos.
AJ • (2 months ago)
Cynical and hilarious. I love Roger.
C (2 months ago)
After 15 minutes telling us how meaningless, shallow and unfulfilling Roger's materialism is...you put on an ad for a 'Roger approved' luxury watch? Hilariously cringey irony.
Azul Bonito (2 months ago)
He is hilarious!
JudgeJulieLit (2 months ago)
But Roger fathered Joan's little son. Margaret is not his only filial legacy.
Jake Smith (2 months ago)
Roger is the Freemason all Freemasons want to be...Roger is the GG...
Iozefina Nagy (2 months ago)
The Rogers of the world are still alive and well.
Dolly Dagger (2 months ago)
I was a little disappointed that Roger was a racist, but l still love the character. He's total old school. He seems to be flailing and it gets closer to 1970.
Alannah Kathleen (2 months ago)
Could you please do an analysis on every woman Don as been with? It would be so interesting to see their significance
bathasleftthecave (2 months ago)
"...and whether privileged does intangible harm to a person. But before we go on... this episode is brought to you by a luxury watch brand" haha. Apart from that ironic chuckle, another great episode of this series.
goodgirl140 (2 months ago)
I love Roger. I always felt he had this effervescent quality about him, that he genuinely revelled in all the money and glamour. But he also realized that it couldn't buy his happiness, so the stresses of the company didn't get to him like other characters trying to claw their way up the ladder.
Taylor Watson (2 months ago)
Sterling didn’t serve in Europe. He was a navy man (most likely an officer given his family connections) in the pacific theatre, fighting the Japanese. He’s references the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa throughout the series.
Luca Siciliano (2 months ago)
minute 2: vclvr advrt
Motoring 90 (2 months ago)
My favorite Character in Mad Men.
Mohammed Matar (2 months ago)
The real tragedy is when you are in your 20s and you feel like Roger.
daedralord1 (2 months ago)
Roger wasn’t racist. He just didn’t like people
andromedastar (2 months ago)
Oh he definitely was, but it wasn't out of malice. It was the time and circumstances he grew up in and lived in, he really didn't know any better.
Troc Tolumine (3 months ago)
We are watch people who were in their 30s in the 60s and 70s. In real time today they would be in their 90s going on a 100. So disappointing.
Anthony Bilic (3 months ago)
Vincero is a $2 mass produced watch they sell for 100× the amount. Their a joke
veronicajade20 (3 months ago)
Roger needed to die out. Like all the rest of the overprivileged, bigoted idiots of his ilk who make the mainstream media irritating and unbearable. 🙄
Luke Dodson (3 months ago)
I think the best physical symbol of Roger's arc is the decor of his office. From the classic wealthy executive look early in the show, to the trippy mod-mess of his midlife crisis, to his office at the end of the show. It's essentially an empty room with a small table facing the window. It's the office of a man who is just fucking over it all.
Abby Beatson (3 months ago)
Roger reminds me of people in my family who were in various wars, like WW2.
DividedBy (3 months ago)
Roger's witty dialogue alone is a great reason to rewatch the entire series !
PainedGore (3 months ago)
"We have no choice to approve of the demise of Roger's kind." We're not going anywhere sweetheart 😂
Kittonwy (3 months ago)
Roger is by far my favorite character, it was great to see him find happiness.
Abhinav Tiku (3 months ago)
"I'm the same people!" is one of the best and most revealing lines anyone has ever spoken in TV.
Alyss 42 (3 months ago)
Roger Sterling was my fav male character in this show (I just couldn't stand Don) even with all his faults (but in this era it was almost inevitable) he's a classy and pleasant man
IScareWomenAway (3 months ago)
didn't they bang later?
JJ (3 months ago)
"Madmen". NOT: Mad Men. The series use: Madmen.
Abdallah Ouazzani (3 months ago)
What is the name of music in the end when Peggy says : i needed that
Owen Lindkvist (3 months ago)
I find it interesting that the narrator bemoans privilage, yet plugs high end watches.
Zuberec Productions (3 months ago)
marlo next ?
BrandBlast (3 months ago)
I've noticed a trend with these analysis videos - every one (that I've watched) which is 4-5; seems to revolve around 'white privilege'. I'd work on that a bit with the coming videos - not everything is reduced down to a figment of one's imagination.
HerrNilssonTheMonkey (1 month ago)
Actually that's the main theme of the show according to the show's creator. But of course you know better.
K W (3 months ago)
Roger and Joan never ended up together because he never actually loved her and didn't come to respect her until much further along in the series. This is made clear when he tells Joan the thing he'll always remember about her is that she was "the best piece of @ss he had ever had." I think Joan actually loved Roger and she thought that he loved her too in his own way and that's why it was such a blow when he left Mona for Jane and not her. Still great piece! I thought you would talk a bit more about Roger's immaturity but it's implied based on what you chose to highlight.
Siva K (3 months ago)
There should be a love button for videos like this!
sarit kumar (3 months ago)
Indeed Roger Sterling is "anti-don"
itisimpossibleto (3 months ago)
Great video! You should do a tyrion analysis
claudia enriquez (3 months ago)
Mona, your wife's name is MONA!!
UDLTUBE (3 months ago)
Roger is portrayed as carefree about spending his wealth. In the real world people with so much are stingy and cheap, more so than people of average means.
Avrumi Frankel (3 months ago)
Great video
Vere Tindale (3 months ago)
Watches trying to be "Luxury Watches" via a YouTube video endorsement... on a video about people who would make fun of the watch company's marketing department for doing that. Gold.
moviemagic (3 months ago)
I’ll love to see a video on Ken Cosgrove or Sally Draper! Both of those characters grew out in the show.
el-sayed gamal (3 months ago)
Sound track plz
Hannah Green (3 months ago)
Please make a video on Sally Draper! Would love to see your take on her and her character development
Tania Earle (3 months ago)
Chinese say it's a curse to be born with great wealth.
600joe (3 months ago)
Jesus Christ this was good. Now I got to watch all your analysis of this show. I miss this show.
Ivo Stoyanov (3 months ago)
As a huge Mad Men fan I cannot thank you enough for all those videos, each one of them is a masterpiece like the show itself.
Prakrati Ratiya (3 months ago)
Thank you so much 😀...can you do some videos on peaky blinders?
lulle 5v (3 months ago)
I love these video essays on mad men characters. You should consider doing one on megan
Rosalba Morales (4 months ago)
I really wish Dawn got her own spinoff show.
Angel Lemke (4 months ago)
Pleeeeese do Sally Draper!
Henry TheGreatAmerican (4 months ago)
Roger Sterling had "affluenza"
Henry TheGreatAmerican (4 months ago)
I didn't really pity him until he finally realizes he has no son with his family name. The STERLING family name will die with Roger. The only real son he had was with Joan, but that kid will not have the last name STERLING. That's why he agreed to leave his fortune with the boy he had with Joan.
LovelyMiss90 (4 months ago)
You guys should do one on Sally and Megan.
Mark McCartney (4 months ago)
death of your mother: a personal failure.
Adam Brady (4 months ago)
Roger could pull the most amazing phrases practically out of his ass and make them seem so profound, even wise.
Petals Murphy (4 months ago)
Please do one on Trudie! She is one of my fav characters. I wish she was on​ the show more.
Photo Studio (4 months ago)
If these guys are supposed to be such masters of the universe, then why are they always drinking crap like Smirnoff and Canadian Club?
honey (4 months ago)
But about Sally Draper?

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