Dramatic use of faux symbolism
a show writer drops so many "symbols" that turn out to be red herrings that the characters themselves show disgust. The phrase itself references
Season 5 of the popular American TV show "Mad Men" in which
was heavily employed throughout the season, ultimately culminating with a nude Roger Sterling
literally mooning the audience
in front of a large Manhattan apartment window.
Whereas Chekhov's gun
objects, actors and actions should be used cleverly and for a reason, Weiner's window dictates that
none of that
matters. What does matter
is the show writer's smugness and lack
of empathy for the show's loyal fanbase.
An important distinctionbbetween Bay's helicopter
and Weiner's window is that a work employing the former
technique will actually be entertaining
while the latter will not.
TV Critic 1: "Did you notice that color of Don Draper's vase is bright orange? It could
symbolize 60s changing morality, the Beatles arriving at Shea Stadium, or sex."
TV Critic 2: "Or it could
just be another fucking
Weiner's window. I hate this fucking
show. Let's watch