Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mad Men


Trusting recommendations from friends, I'm watching "Mad Men" via Netflix and I have to say, I'm not sure I get it.

It's a series about a group of advertising executives (and their wives) set in 1960s New York City. The lead character, Don Draper (pictured above), reminds me of a cynical Michael Steadman from "Thirtysomething," and I really like that one of the secretaries played the president's daughter in "West Wing." But, overall, it's just very soapy ... oh, and everyone smokes ... A LOT!

2 comments:

David K. and Ann C. said...

I feel the exact same way but until somebody else said anything I just kept my mouth shut. I like the look of the show (early 60s advertising), but I don't get it either. -- David

heidi said...

It's intriguing but has not got me hooked.