Mad Men Season 5 previews are nothing to write home about because they leave you knowing absolutely nothing about the up and coming episode. The show isn't falling short with the intrigue and drama this season, but when it comes to keeping the fans in the loop for what's coming, the previews aren't doing the trick.
Previews came along to entice the viewer to tune in the following week by giving them a small piece of what to expect. This season, previews are nothing more than annoying. This Sunday the previews show a shot of Joan looking up from her desk, Peggy looking at her phone ringing and Don shutting a door. These are probably the highlights compared to the other quick shots of the Mad Men cast thrown the viewer's way.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the previews are nothing more than quick shots strung together and they don't offer a clue of what to expect from this week's Mad Man episode. Watching this preview doesn't speak to the plot or the direction the show is going in. It seems that the show doesn't believe engaging their fans with traditional sneak peeks.
Mad Men doesn't need to offer a good preview to get the fans coming back, but a good preview with some meat in it might entice new viewers. When you're offering a television program you can't get enough of new viewers! Mad Men should call their previews "glances," which is a word that better describes what they offer.