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Drama Confronts a Dramatic Decade
NYT ^ | 06 Aug 2009 | FRED KAPLAN

Posted on 08/10/2009 2:29:56 PM PDT by AreaMan

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August 9, 2009

Drama Confronts a Dramatic Decade

By FRED KAPLAN

IT’S 1963 as the third season of “Mad Men” on AMC gets under way next Sunday night. And its creator, Matthew Weiner, hopes the show stays on the air long enough to string out his story through the entire turbulent decade.

“What I always wanted to do,” he said in a phone interview from his office in Los Angeles, “is to take this classic American archetype of the late 1950s, with all the trappings of that time, and see how he ends up in 1970 or ’72.”

This archetype is Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm), creative director at a midsize Madison Avenue ad firm, who has a nice house, a blond wife and two kids in the suburbs, and a life that’s unraveling.

In the first season, two years ago, we saw him having stormy affairs with exotic brunettes — a Greenwich Village artist, then the daughter of a department-store owner. ...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: arts; culture; entertainment; television
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In the new season we see this ultimate self-made man of midcentury America — outwardly confident but hollow at the core — smacked, like the culture he embodies, by the earthquake of the ’60s.

This is the gist of what this guy believes. Draper represents America and it's culture which is...hollow at the core.

What a douchebag.

Oh and the 60's as the "earthquake" that shakes it up? Please...the 60's was a steaming pile dropped into America's living room.

The only reason to watch this piece of sh*t is to see Christina Hendricks.

1 posted on 08/10/2009 2:29:57 PM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan
The AdMen told us to buy, buy, buy. And we did, did, did.

And now we're broke, broke, broke.

Or at least those of us who followed their "sound" advice.

2 posted on 08/10/2009 2:35:25 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

very funny.


3 posted on 08/13/2009 7:37:34 AM PDT by aflipflop
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