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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don Draper, anyone?

Would you understand if I say I am extremely disappointed that Don Draper hasnt cheated on Megan? 

Are you going what who Don Draper ??? Mad men, kids, Mad men. Dont worry, I didnt know it a month ago and God am I relieved I stumbled on this series just then.  The series took a year and half break before that. So thank god for small mercies that I didnt hit upon this series in between, I cant imagine waiting that long for the next episode!

Oh, its not a sitcom. Thats also an answer I have been giving to way too many friends.Not just me even my friends dont watch anything beyond sitcoms. 

I dont blame them. But dont be put off though this is the best drama there is and it isnt the usual twist at the end of each episode and turn at the beginning of each season. There is even quite a bit of philosophy going on except you might have to refer to the cliff's notes on each episode to get that. 

And the performances? the best performance across all the TV shows should go to John Ham. I  often mark an actor by how far their reel life mannerism is from their real life and here Don Draper couldnt be more different than John Hamm. 

The office politics of this advertising firm of the 60s is so similar to what I face in office today(except for the sexual discrimination). I could so identify with Peggy's rise, her addiction to work, the success that drives her to the addiction. I dont care for Roger but I know Petes in real life.

Nevertheless, I am disappointed that Don hasnt cheated on Megan, worse he will never cheat on her and the show is trying to blame the whole cheating game on his ex-wife.  


Gradwolf said...

Good point that last one.

And woah am surprised you say not many friends of yours watch Mad Men. The show has a huge following I believe. At least with US makkal. With good reasons though. Beats even some of the best movies with that kind of writing and performances.

Sachita said...

My friends != whole of amethica, no?:)

I did use it as a conversation filler with an american friend.

The performances just blows my mind especially Don drapers... it must be extremely difficult to pull off a deeply flawed yet somewhat decent character.

SK said...

Ok I Have to start watching this. Then will comment. :--D