MAD MEN is Easily the TV Drama of 2008

Simply as I used to be questioning what to look at on TV now that The Sopranos is gone, I struck gold: “Mad Males” on AMC channel, a drama in its 2nd season, is the present to look at for me.

There are such a lot of causes I am passionate about this drama about “mad” males (and ladies) working for a NYC commercial company in 1960 that I truly went forward and ordered the primary season DVD set. The standard, care and intelligence that went into this Matthew-Weiner-created series was evident even from the packaging of the DVDs – they arrived in a field formed like a Zippo lighter! Wow. I’ve nothing however the highest respect for the inventive minds behind this entire manufacturing.

For one factor, this present properly put to relaxation most of my obvious illusions about life in America within the 50s and 60s. Having grown up in Turkey watching too many John Wayne and “Pillow Discuss” motion pictures and listening to maybe too many “Sing Alongside With Mitch Miller” LPs, I now notice the sort of skewed picture of America I had whereas rising up.

Now I notice, in contrast with the requirements of 2008, these had been some although occasions certainly when it comes to company pressures, social guidelines, gender expectations, and ethnic-race relations. I clearly knew all that at a book-knowledge stage. However with each episode of MAD MEN, all that I knew as “information” began to sink in as “private expertise” and melded into one thing like “information” at a a lot deeper stage. And that is the ability and magic of artwork, is not it? It provides us the lives that we might in any other case by no means have.

Matthew Weiner, who additionally wrote for my different most-favorite present The Sopranos, is a bona fide genius who deserves all of the accolades for this daring social drama that lays open the inside works of a curious period in American historical past. I hope the 2nd season (which began in July 2008) can be as breath-taking as the primary one.

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