Skip to comments.Drama Confronts a Dramatic Decade
Posted on 08/10/2009 2:29:56 PM PDT by AreaMan
ITS 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 thats 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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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.
And now we're broke, broke, broke.
Or at least those of us who followed their "sound" advice.
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