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5.0 out of 5 stars As gripping as series one ..., 15 April 2009
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This review is from: Mad Men - Complete Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Question: In these days of increasingly mediocre TV, what could be better than finding a new TV series that is utterly gripping?
Answer: Discovering that series two picks up seamlessly from where series one left off, that it is of an equally high standard and discovering that the end of each & every episode still leaves you wanting more!

Actually, not strictly true as the storyline in series two starts off two years down the line from where series one left off but, unlike so many other TV shows, the buzz, the originality and the quality of acting remains of an equally high standard.
There is no doubt at all why the debut series carried off so many awards.

I recently read a fascinating interview in the Sunday Times supplement with the brilliant Matthew Weiner (the man behind the show) and his attention, no, make that his obsession with the detail ~ of the period, the clothes, the attitudes of the early 1960's setting ~ of this show & it clearly explained why everything works just so, nothing is left to chance.
It proves the old maxim 'the harder you work, the luckier you get'.
Shows like this don't just happen, they are skillfully created.

The other great thing about Mad Men is the music, especially as the end credits play out, using the less obvious pieces of 60's music ~ I'm now off to buy the soundtrack CD.

If you haven't watched this series, you must start with series one otherwise, frankly, it will make no sense whatsoever.
You will also need to have some patience as it takes a few episodes to settle into.
But if you give it the time, it will, genuinely be worth it and then you'll be thrilled to find there are a full 13 episodes to each series!
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