Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mad men

Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell. The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency.

As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values. (from the producers)

This show is slick and a feast for the eyes.... The dashing men and well coiffed women will have you daydreaming about living in a world of red nail polish and Eames lounges, It is glamorous and some of the social habits will have you gasping in disbelief....Did everyone really chainsmoke at their desks? The storylines are solid and historically correct, you will want to watch episode after episode as I did.
P.S Upon Visiting The Mad Men Blog I discovered that Fans Of the show are called Maddicts, I am Maddict you will be too.

Rating - I give this 10/5

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by Melissa @ Wendouree library


Anonymous said...

I thought I'd drop a line under the Mad Men heading in order to better provide contrast with my comment - now, without a trace sexist of intent in my words - may I ask if this blog is mostly 'women' oriented. The books reviewed seem to (mostly) have that vibe about them. I don't want reviews of DIY or war books, just wondering if you could expand your book choices!

sarah said...

Mad man indeed! I guess the posts reflect the general reading interests of the reviewers, who happen to be female, as you have observed. You could personally redress this by submitting some reviews via our webpage. These comments are used as the basis for creating a post and would be a perfect way to broaden the content of the reviews.