I’d love to be able to provide you with an in depth dissection of last night’s episode of Mad Men, the first as it begins its series-ending lurch toward immortality (?). But, instead, I’m just sitting here gobsmacked by the news that the guy the Peggy goes on a date with is none other than Devon Gummersall, better known as Brian Krakow from My So-Called Life.
“I fucking flipped out,” Elisabeth Moss told Vulture about when she heard the news.
That show was huge for us … My So-Called Life was the first time there was a serious show about teenagers that wasn’t stupid and wasn’t a comedy, and attacked what would be mundane to anyone else — but it’s super serious when you’re 14. Claire Danes, I just thought she was so incredible, and I loved her hair. I dyed my hair like hers, that kind of red color. I never wanted her to be with Jordan Catalano, I always wanted her to be with [Brian]. Then they had that last episode where they almost got together, and then they canceled the show! It was devastating.
It was devastating to us all. Let’s relive a few of those painful moments of teen angst now, shall we?