I’m watching Mad Menseason 1 on DVD and Pete is bothering me even more than his slimy character is supposed to.  Now I’ve finally figured out why.

Pete Campbell is played by Vincent Kartheiser, the actor behind the worst character ever written by Joss Whedon (Connor on Angel). Connor was whiny, rash and violent as well as responsible for spearheading some of the worst plotting in history (season 4 end of the world anyone?).

No wonder Mad Men’s face of youthful ambition bothers me so much, he’s a grown up version of the face of the Apocalypse.