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Mad, mad world . . . . .,
This review is from: Mad Men - Season 1 and 2 [DVD] (DVD)The feel of this series can be compared to one of the newly laundered white shirts which Don Draper pulls out of his office drawer - fresh, crisp and ever so well ironed by someone anonymous in his life. Having watched all of series 1 on a re run on TV and now trying to piece in the first 3 episodes of the current series 4 is not ideal, so I MIGHT stop watching series 4 and concentrate on series 2 - if I could give up anything of Mad Men at the moment!
It is a very cleverly crafted piece of television - linking historical, political and social changes in the 60's with the lives and loves of the employees of Sterling Cooper advertising agency in New York using every trick in the book to give us a feel of the era. I found I was bought up sharply to be reminded that the women of that era were not as they are now - career women having a nearly equal opinion and lifestyle comparable to men but housewives, secretaries and lovers all pandering to men's ego's in the workplace and in bed.
Don is the kingpin of the series and each episode swirls around him and his deeply, deeply hidden past.
Watch this wonderfully original series and take in the marvellous whiff of the 60's - coughing and choking on the thousands of cigarettes which are lit up and gallons of Canadian Club that is consumed.