Mad Men

9 November, 2009 at 11:08 pm (TV to Watch)

So there’s this show on the television called Mad Men. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Well, I’m very very very late catching on to this show…but I finally started season one, and I’m digging it so far. Only three episodes in, but I’ve already learned so much!

1. Don Draper is a dick, and I don’t know why all the girls and boys love him so much.

2. If you don’t have a drink in hand, you’re doing something wrong

3. Not only is smoking socially permissible, it’s good-hostessing to have a tray of cigarettes for your guests next to the ash tray

4. In the same vein, drinking and smoking while pregnant are a-okay

5. Women really did used to be treated like dirt (if this show is accurate to 1960’s life – Gran? – then I truly am one of those young women today who has taken “women’s lib” for granted)

So I don’t know how historically accurate all this is…but it seems pretty spot-on. And the attention to detail in production? Impeccable. The show is an amazing snapshot of what life was like back then – and so much of it is just so WRONG…the misogyny, racism, anti-semitism, etc. etc. Except that drinking at work thing – gotta love that. Needless to say (pretty sure every television on the planet has already said so): it’s a really good show. Surprise, surprise. Now I just need Netflix to deliver disc 2.

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2 Comments

  1. Tara said,

    okay i really need to start watching this and flash foward. flash forward can be watched online for free…can mad men?

  2. adayinthelyfe said,

    Well, not legally lol

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