I am a big fan of the show Mad Men. If you haven’t seen it, you should start watching. Of course, you’d have to start on season 1 though. If you’re unfamiliar with the premise, the show is about an advertising firm set in the 1960’s. It takes a look at the relationships between men and women, their places in the home and work environments, and the politics and current events of the time. The sets and wardrobe are just fantastic. It truly takes you back in time and lets you see how different our country was 40 years ago.
This week’s episode took place when President Kennedy was assassinated. The way the show handled it was brilliant. As someone who wasn’t alive when President Kennedy was killed, watching the news broadcasts through the eyes of the characters made me feel what it must have been like to hear the tragic news first hand. Of course, I’ve heard stories over the years from my parents and grandparents, but watching it the way the people on Mad Men watched it was a totally different experience.
Mad Men is so smart, ingenious really. It makes you think and immerses you in 1960’s American culture. I’m telling you, if you don’t watch, you’re missing out.
NaBloPoMo 2009, post 4 of 30