I really hate myself when I think of the moment when I decided not to watch “Mad Men” after first two episodes. I told myself that just one more episode and I’m over this series. But, Oh My God! it kept me tied on my bed and I couldn’t let my eyes off for a second.
My interest towards the Drama as the genre and my recent passion of watching 60’s and 70’s shows brought me to Mad Men. I have completed 1st season and I feel proud to be one of the viewers of this show. I was too late to find a show like this but I guess it’s better late than never. I have watched hell lot of movies and shows from 60’s to 20’s but it never occurred to me that I should write a review but this classic epic about ad people of Madison Square made me write it and I’m loving the feeling.
About the series I really love the décor and the make-ups. Dresses, hairstyles offices and stuff all seems to be original, vintage and perfect to watch. Moreover, the adaptation of these dresses and hairstyles is growing in the young generation and they are being sold in the market with the label of “Simply Mad Men Fashion”. Liberty of smoking anywhere they want and opening the bottles early in the morning brought me this info that such behaviours were official during that time. It is so beautiful that I want to go back in that time. The score is serene and the songs that they play once in a while are listening over again.
About the Characters, I really didn’t like Draper in the beginning but as the show moved on and nostalgia affects him, I really started to focus in his character. He is one of such characters that has more than one elements to cope. Troubled husband, he is a bad father, a good womaniser, a failed brother, a brilliant ad man, a not-so-polite boss to a secretary. He is both a good man and a bad man. This character is very strong and he plays every aspect well.
Peggy Olson, is the other character I feel like writing about. She seems more like “Ugly Betty” material. But I believe she is going to grow sexier as the series goes on. She is secretary cum junior content writer in the Cooper’s ad agency. There is a magic in her character that attracts men without even looking sexy.
Joan Harris is sexiest and my favorite woman in the show. I like the way she delivers dialogues and uses her gestures and body to attract men. Pete is an ambitious guy with a rich background and father-in-law. His jealousy against Don will bring lot of drama in the show as he also knows a little about his past.
The dialogues are supreme and the there are less, very less unnecessary scenes like in most of the shows playing lately on the CW Television and others. My favorite dialogue was delivered by don when he told a mistress ” What you call ‘love’ was invented by guys like me . . . to sell nylons” and his speech in the last episode to promote the projector about the nostalgia was exceptional. And of course would forget his little speech about advertising being happiness. I can’t wait to watch second season and write about it soon.