Sunday, August 09, 2009

Mad Men

OK - I'm late to the game when it comes to AMC's Mad Men but I'm hooked. What great television this show is! I'm halfway through season 2 and I'm feeling about this series the way I did for HBO's Deadwood, Rome and The Wire. To be in that company says a lot about the quality of the show.

I like to imagine that the show was inspired by Hitchcock's North by Northwest meaning that Don Draper is in essence a married Roger Thornhill working his day job. The identity issue also plays into this idea with Roger Thornhill eventually taking over a fictitious identity while Don Draper abandoned his "real" name and identity.

Mad Men - put me down as a fan. The new season starts August 16th and I hope to be all caught up by then.

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