*Edit* I am now addicted to this show and love it. 🙂
So I just started watching ‘Mad Men’ which airs on AMC (I just started watching the first season from Netflix) and I’m pretty hooked. For those of you not familiar with the show you can learn everything you could ever want to know (and more) on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men.
It takes place in the early 60’s in New York at a prestigious advertising agency. This drama seems bent on showing the worst of everyone. So far in three episodes, it seems like no one is happy… most of the married men are having affairs, the wives are gossipy and unhappy in their loveless marriages, women in the office seem to think (and it was probably unfortunately true) that the only way to move ahead is to show off as much flesh as acceptable for the time, flirt with anyone (married men) and basically be easy if it means a promotion or possible marriage so you don’t have to work anymore. Most of the characters I want to smack upside the head, so why am I so hooked on this show now!? Maybe it’s this sick fascination watching all of this and wondering if that’s how it actually was back then… granted, it’s a drama and a televsion show, so you aren’t getting a broad picture, but it would be nice and refreshing to see one or two characters that don’t sleep around, and aren’t lemmings, like perhaps one strong female character who realizes how demeaning it is to have men talk to her or about her likes she’s a piece of meat and has some self-respect because so far none of them seem to. They’re all bent on flirting and being catty and getting free meals out of men (married or not). Also, it would be nice to have a few male characters who don’t all behave like horny bastards and treat every woman like they’re there for one reason only. I’ll watch the rest of the first season and see how it goes. Maybe the sick fascination will wear off the frustration will set in because I’m tired of seeing the worst of people represented.