Anyone else watching “Mad Men” on AMC?
Don Draper is a buttoned down, buttoned up, top-of-his-game Ad Exec with a beautiful young wife who may or may not be facing a serious health problem (but who gets sent to a patronizing shrink instead), a free-spirit girlfriend in Greenwhich Village, a secretary who has copywriting aspirations, a potential love interest who may be his intellectual match and a secret family history that comes back to haunt him.
This is fresh and clever writing, which doesn’t shrink from the sexism (the women are constantly infantilized, objectified and/or harassed by the male characters), anti-semitism, classism, and racism of the times, yet treats these issues matter-of-factly and doesn’t hit the viewer over the head. The characters smoke incessantly, and enjoy a belt (or three) of scotch at the office. The costumes, sets and props are spot-on and re-create this era so vividly and accurately you’ll think you’re having flashbacks. If you haven’t seen this program yet, check it out on AMC
. And be sure to check out the costume and set photo galleries at the website.
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