Smoke filled rooms, sexist behavior and print advertising never seemed so sexy. Mad Men is set in 1960s New York. The sexy, stylized drama is a dynamic way of viewing the golden age of advertising as well as lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.
Who knew that the ego-driven world we live in here on Mad Ave would make for some of the best TV out there? I am not surprised that it would... I am just surprised that it took so long to create a show about the people who have made the art of the idea that sells come to life in a sophisticated way.
If you have not seen it, see it. If you have chosen not to watch, I would recommend that you take a peak as the art direction alone is something to laud and aspire to.
For many of us it provides great insight to see how far we have come and how far we have to go. So who is Don Draper? His character is rich, similar to Tony Soprano, he is written in a way that makes the sociopath likable.
- Check out Ad Age's ode to the show at http://www.adage-360media.com/adage360/madmen
- Boston Globe - It all adds up for 'Mad Men'
Season two premieres next Sunday on AMC. (just enough time to cram in on iTunes of via DVD)