Mad Men

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    Sep 13, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    I don't know if this has been posted yet, but are there any other avid "Mad Men" watchers out there?

    The show is amazing. The cinematography is the first two seasons is superb. The cut scenes are witty and at times ironic. The dynamics of the characters captivate. There is just so much going on in this show. The clash between the viewer's contemporary taboos and early '60s taboos and the inverse of this fixates the audience to understand more about the world of "Mad Men". Plus the whole social definition of white men during the 1960s.

    Does anyone love this show?
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    Sep 13, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    They just had open auditions to this show partnered w/ a banana republic promotion. I've never watched the show so I didn't take a promotion card
  • rnch

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    Sep 13, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    i've been an avid fan since the very first episode.

    the Don Draper actor IS a hunk! icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 13, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    what is it about?
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    Sep 14, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Avid? Kind of. Let's just say I'm not one to watch it immediately but I do enjoy following the latest season more than the previous one.

    For some reason I love getting drawn into the era that they so well portray.

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    Sep 14, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    A fantastic show. And yes Don Draper character is a hottie! The cast is superb and the issues that are showcased are very much apart of what is still happening in the ad world and in the lives of the people involved.
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    Sep 14, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    Mad Men is a fantastic show and the sets are great. I love the scenes with the pregnant women smoking and drinking.
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    Sep 14, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    It's brilliant, and from what I understand, brutally accurate to the time.
  • mynyun

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    Sep 14, 2009 10:21 AM GMT
    I kinda like what I see in the previews of it but between school and work and I work nights. I completely miss it. I could catch it on "in Demand" but never have time. And that is when I usually watch 'Rescue Me'. So I guess I may look for the seasons in the stores.
    But I think I would like it. I dunno.
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:38 AM GMT
    I have only seen a few episodes, but it is definitely on my list to buy when I get back to the states.

    I seem to enjoy shows about men in advertising...
  • TR_Latitude10

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    Sep 14, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    awesome show...

    "the show has been as much about taking a snapshot of the era as it is about showing us the adventures of Don Draper, mad man."

    Quoted from one of the best tv critic blogs about the show. Below is link to his review/analysis of last nights episode "The Fog."

    http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/09/mad-men-fog-waiting-for-my-real-life-to.html
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    Sep 14, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    I didn't start watching till the middle of the second season, but I quickly got hooked. I get bored every time we go into Don Draper's past, but fortunately there's been only a little of that. Yes, it's a terrific show.

    One of these days, I've got to catch up on the stuff I didn't see.
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    Sep 14, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    Excellent show and Don is pretty hunky. Love that Cadillac he picked up after wrecking that ugly Olds. My memory recall starts about '65 and remember bits and pieces of that era. To me the particularly disturbing element of that era is women getting treated as 2nd class citizens w/poor career prospects and 'mos are basically non-existent.
  • outdoorjunkie

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    Sep 14, 2009 3:24 PM GMT
    We've watched every single episode, including the new one last night. I've turned basically everyone I know into Mad Men fans. In some cases, forcibly. It's just too good to miss!

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    Sep 14, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    I am almost done with the first season. It is a great show. Very well written with very developed and interesting characters. But, I somehow can't shake the feeling that I am supposed to walk away with an understanding why Conservatives are realists and Liberals are pie-in-the-sky dreamers.
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    Sep 14, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI am almost done with the first season. It is a great show. Very well written with very developed and interesting characters. But, I somehow can't shake the feeling that I am supposed to walk away with an understanding why Conservatives are realists and Liberals are pie-in-the-sky dreamers.


    On the contrary, I see it as a subtle indictment of conservatives.
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    Sep 14, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Just_me_again saidExcellent show and Don is pretty hunky. Love that Cadillac he picked up after wrecking that ugly Olds. My memory recall starts about '65 and remember bits and pieces of that era. To me the particularly disturbing element of that era is women getting treated as 2nd class citizens w/poor career prospects and 'mos are basically non-existent.


    But last season there was that out gay character, the guy from Germany. I'm sorry he didn't stay around. But clearly he was supposed to contrast with Salvatore, suggesting that in Europe things were more open and also that some younger guys were starting to feel no need to hide (or were simply refusing to hide).

    It would be nice to see more gay characters than just two (that I've seen) so far, but at that time, of course, hardly anyone was out.

    I think there was also the suggestion of bisexuality among some of the characters in that episode where Don was with those jet-set types.

    I can't help but suspect that Salvatore, at some point, is going to come out. It seems to me that he will probably eventually go from being a closeted gay man to being more open. Clearly, his difficulties remaining closeted are a fairly major element.