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Mad Men


Have you seen it? It’s pretty incredible.

Although the 5th season just began a couple of weeks ago, I only recently started watching Mad Men this past summer. I gradually began watching it and as I learned of the 5th season starting in March, it was a mad dash to watch the first four seasons in their entirety before the fifth began. As I spent most all of my free time watching Mad Men, I was sad as I approached the end of the fourth season, thinking my intense love affair with Mad Men was about to come to an end. Now that the fifth season has started, it is a bit difficult for me to remain interested in it seeing it so seldom, only once a week, and only one episode at a time. I looooveeeed Mad Men before, so for me to say that is quite a big deal. I still like the show immensely, but there certainly is a difference between watching as much as you want whenever you want, and having to wait one week before seeing the next episode and for only a short time.

That being said, I still believe Mad Men is one of the best shows on television. Perhaps I am biased because I am very drawn to anything regarding the 60s. The style – the clothing and the furniture – drive me crazy! I want to possess all of it. And I mean that in the least greedy way possible. I simply admire the modern design. The characters and the various stereotypes of the time that they represented in the show are fascinating. And as the show has evolved from its beginning until its present state, it is likewise fascinating to see how the characters have developed, namely Don and Peggy. I have really grown fond of and close to the characters, as I feel connected to them even though they are simply fictional characters. I think this phenomenon is quite common, if not universally common to many television shows, films, and literature, and what draws us to these art forms.

I suppose all we can do is see where this new fifth season takes us and hope for the best!

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