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Mad Men

I have never watched it. What am I missing besides that redheaded chick's big tits? Was being an ad man a big deal back then? I remember Darin Stephens on Bewitched being a ad man too.

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2013

There are some parallels between Bewitched and Mad Men.

It's a show about the 60s and the changing mores. It's a show about the ad business. It's a show about a man struggling to keep it together.

Watch it. It's excellent.

by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

From the intelligence you've displayed in your post, OP, I think it's safe to say you're better off with TV shows on Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network.

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

Sociopathic handsome man-whore advertising excutive a twisted character I enjoy the show.

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2013

OP, I came "late to the party" with Mad Men. SPent first 3 seasons watching programming on other stations at 9:00 on Sunday: Apprentice, THe Next FOod Network Star, etc. (dear God.)

By the time I really started watching Mad Men: Wow. Just, wow. It's unlike most other TV shows. I think the first 3 seasons were the best (I have seen almost all of it on reruns on Sun 6:00 AM (yes, I have no life) and On Demand. I probably like the first 3 seasons the best 'cause they were the early part of the 60's, more like the 50's.

(I realized to my horror a couple of months ago that I am probably exactly the age of "Sally"! I remember the dresses in school, etc. My parents were nothing like Don and Betsy, though (I grew up relatively poor).

THe writing, directing and acting are, IMHO , superb. It's like no other show. Of course, this is all a matter of taste.

I hope, OP, that you keep watching!

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2013

OP is a troll or a on a phishing expedition, either way ... nausea ensues. Maybe OP is just plain stupid as has been suggested.

by Anonymousreply 503/25/2013

If you watch it, start from the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 603/25/2013

So asking about Mad Men makes someone a troll now? I've just never watched it.

by Anonymousreply 703/25/2013

Ad men are amazing!

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013

Mad Men = total bullshit, but entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 903/25/2013

R4, how much can you actually love the show when you named Don's ex-wife "Betsy"?

by Anonymousreply 1003/25/2013

I've watched about 3 episodes and for some reason I can't get into it. I was disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 1103/25/2013

I love Mad Men but more for the female characters, especially Peggy. I completely identify with her character. She's an outsider trying to make it in a straight male world. I know. Mary!

by Anonymousreply 1203/25/2013

R10 - Her name is Betty.

by Anonymousreply 1303/25/2013

Duh! Tell that to R4.

by Anonymousreply 1403/25/2013

It's toasted.

by Anonymousreply 1503/25/2013

Being an "Ad Man" really was a big deal in that era.

Media manipulation of the public was a brand new thing, and advertising was thought of a field that was fashionable, creative, artistic, scientific, and powerful. It was the glamour profession of the era, really.

by Anonymousreply 1603/25/2013

Highly overrated, overpraised, pretentious shit that allows pseudointellectual viewers to think they're superior to those who don't watch.

by Anonymousreply 1703/25/2013

This scene sold me on it.

by Anonymousreply 1803/25/2013

The only thing that would have made it better would be if they were drinking highballs instead of coffee.

by Anonymousreply 1903/25/2013

It's NOT pronounced "Mad MEN."

It's pronounced, as the British would, "MADmun."

by Anonymousreply 2003/25/2013

The scene in the pilot that sold it for me was Don having dinner with Rachel wherein Rachel figures Don out.

by Anonymousreply 2103/26/2013

R20 redrum.

by Anonymousreply 2203/26/2013

It's too late for you.

by Anonymousreply 2303/26/2013

R20 is the ghost of Lane Pyrce.

by Anonymousreply 2403/26/2013

R4 here. I apologize for making a mistake and saying, "Betsy." I realize most of the time she is called "Betty." I DO remember a few times, though, when Don has said, "Bets". But I do apologize; I'm very much a grammar queen. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 2503/26/2013

I love this show and many times it's like seeing scenes from my life, my broken home. I've cried after watching a lot of the episodes.

by Anonymousreply 2603/26/2013

Show is like watching paint dry.

by Anonymousreply 2703/26/2013

If only it were that entertaining, r27.

by Anonymousreply 2803/26/2013

R25 Don calls her Bets and Birdie.

by Anonymousreply 2903/26/2013

He started calling her "Bets" in the second season because people were apparently getting Betty confused with Peggy.

by Anonymousreply 3003/26/2013

It's a soap opera for the postmodeen age, and an entertaining one.

by Anonymousreply 3103/26/2013

I don't think so R30.

by Anonymousreply 3203/26/2013

No it was a term of endearment to her, and a private love thing between him and her, that's the reason for Betts.

by Anonymousreply 3303/26/2013

This is one of the best television shows ever made. Watch.

by Anonymousreply 3403/26/2013

Coming in late is good since the first 3 seasons sucked.

by Anonymousreply 3503/26/2013

It's such a great program---I can't wait for its return!

by Anonymousreply 3603/26/2013

Season six cast photos at the link.

by Anonymousreply 3703/26/2013

R35 is wrong.

by Anonymousreply 3803/26/2013

I like the whole concept of Mad Men, the 1960s theme, the attention to detail etc,; however, I tried watching the show a couple of times, and it was like watching paint dry.

I'm glad that people like the show, but I have no idea how they stick with it and aren't bored silly.

by Anonymousreply 3903/26/2013

Because it's the definition of a "layered" show, R39.

by Anonymousreply 4003/27/2013

R40. What's a "layered" show?

by Anonymousreply 4103/27/2013

r33 they are missing you in Frauville.

by Anonymousreply 4203/27/2013

I can't wait for the bitter, seven page-long arguments about Norwegian Catholics in Bay Ridge, antique chairs and which one of the two episode threads posted each Sunday is going to be the OFFICIAL one.

by Anonymousreply 4303/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 4404/01/2013

[quote]What's a "layered" show?

It's a show where the plot is built with alternating layers of custard, white cake and strawberry jam.

by Anonymousreply 4504/01/2013

Did someone say jam?

by Anonymousreply 4604/01/2013

[quote]By the time I really started watching Mad Men: Wow. Just, wow

i enjoy Mad Men, but I'm sorry I have to share that enjoyment with a dopey drip who says "Wow. Just wow."

by Anonymousreply 4704/01/2013

Tonight's the night! Season Premiere Two hours.

Don and his VPL

Megan and her teefs

Roger and his barbs

Stan's ass!!!

Peggy and her sophisticated (on going) make over

Robert Morse and his argyle socks

Stan's ass!

Joanie and her full figured form

Betty and her lifeless line readings.

Henry's Mama


oh, and Stan's ass!

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2013

Will Mother Francis return tonight?

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2013

Who were those kids? And why is January Jones wearing a fat suit?

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2013

What just happened? Was it some alternative universe thing? One moment the doorman is dying and the next he isn't?

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2013

I hope Carla returns.

by Anonymousreply 5204/07/2013

I'm already confused.

by Anonymousreply 5304/07/2013

There are two Mad Men threads. I am confused.

by Anonymousreply 5404/07/2013

Jesus Christ, Betty! Is she psychotic?

by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2013

To my "Race and Gisele fan from the Amazing Race thread" from the other possible Mad Men thread.

Sending you Pepto-Bismol kisses.

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2013

Back at ya Gisele.

by Anonymousreply 5704/07/2013

I must be the only gay guy on America that hates this show. I suffered through the first 2 seasons and finally said enough,

Give me breaking bad or walking dead any day. He'll eve nip and tuck was better than this piece of dreck.

Yes I know I'm in the minority.

by Anonymousreply 5804/07/2013

Everyone seems to be posting on the other Mad Men thread.

by Anonymousreply 5904/07/2013

R59, that's because the other Mad men thread is about the episode.

by Anonymousreply 6004/07/2013

R50 Because Betty is fat.

by Anonymousreply 6104/07/2013

[quote] I suffered through the first 2 seasons and finally said enough,

Why didn't you just not watch if you were suffering? Two whole seasons?

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2013
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