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This review is from: Mad Men - Complete Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)We have 2 large screen TVs in our house but most of the time I am content simply to watch films rather than TV on them, as, to be honest, I find so much of TV these days to be bland, predictable & rather banal.
That being said, I absolutely adored the Sopranos and when I saw that the fab Matthew Weiner the 'main man' behind 'Mad Men' had created another gem & I immediately watched it & have become equally hooked.
Having also worked in a London Ad Agency during the 1980's only adds to the fascination of the intrigues and sub plots woven into this amazingly spot on accurate portrayal of the 1960's Manhatten ad agency scene.
Shocking points are made ~ women smoking whilst heavily pregnant, the blatant sexism & racism which abounded during these years ~ in an almost casual manner, which to us, the Millenium viewer are now completely alien to our way of life.
The women are glamorous, the man character Don Draper sooo sexy, its pure pleasure for the eyes but also 'sharp as a pin' food for the brain.
Without doubt, this series is sheer brilliance but because it is completely unique it may take a few episodes to settle into.
Now, a good way through the second series currently being shown on BBC4, it is the one TV programme I would NEVER miss!
But be warned, to buy this series, is to become a dependent addict!