I’m into Mad Men this year. The show has always had incredible buzz. I thought that I might like it considering it has great fashion and takes place in the ad world.
All those things are true and reasons why I like the show. But… my big take away from the show is Don Draper. He has that quality that you can’t quite put your finger on, but you’d really like to.
I mean look at him.
He’s very Old Hollywood looking to me. I get that Carey Grant in Philadelphia Story vibe from him. I think it’s the calm confidence.
Let’s be honest, he’s also really good looking.
Also, he even makes smoking look like the right thing to do.
He carries the show. He does things (like cheat on his wife) but you can’t help but like him for it. I love flawed characters. They’re much more interesting. He’s also very mysterious which adds to his appeal.
I like to think of the show as it would apply to our agency. Each person on the show I equate to someone in my office. Granted, I don’t think there is really a strong correlation besides we work in the same industry, but that’s just a minor detail.
I decide I want to be Joan, the red head. I like her mainly because she takes charge in the office, but she’s very womanly. And he clothes are hot.
Anyway… Moral of the story. Mad Men is a very good show and I can’t wait till Sunday to see what happens. Does Don Draper stay in LA? What happens to his family?