If you have picked up one thing from my blog, you might notice I am very into anything retro. This show takes place in the early 1960s. Mad Men refers to the ad execs on Madison Avenue in New York. This show has it all. Brilliant writing, acting, casting, history, fashion, sex, seduction, glass ceiling, women entering the work force..the list goes on and on. It reflects on so much history. So far, some historic points have been the death of Marilyn Monroe, JFK running for President and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Trust me gals. Give this show 1 episode of your devoted time and you will be hooked.
Each episode has intertwining plots that just float from scene to scene brilliantly. It really reflects on deep human emotions and conflicts in human nature..infidelity, parents growing old and getting sick, having kids, hidden identities, homosexuality, office crushes that become more than they should, the good ol' boys club. It also focuses heavily on office politics of that time period. Men are the executives and women are the secretaries. The main difference I can note that has changed over the past 50 years is the chain smoking and wet office. What I mean by wet office is everyone has a bar in their office and a drink in hand. The show really illustrates how women have pushed to gain better positions throughout the years. I can tell you first hand we are not there yet. I work in a law office, an old profession in itself, and for the most part, the men are the lawyers, the women are the secretaries. But that is an entirely other topic to discuss.
Trust me..get your hands on this show and watch it! Not many shows captivate me like this one. You will fall in love and hate all in one with Don Draper. You will feel for Betty Draper. She is so beautiful, yet so sad. Man or woman, you will lust for Joan. You will root for Peggy.
You will form deep bonds with each character.
Don Draper. Sigh. You hate him. You love him. You hate him. You love him.
Thank God for women like this in Hollywood. I did some research on her. She is the only actress that is mainstream that I can think of that is right around my size.
Can you imagine these days just lighting up a sig in the office!
Betty Draper, Joan, Peggy
Watch it. Learn it. Love it.