Monday, May 3, 2010

Mad Men

I'm only four episodes into the first season of this show--I watch TV shows almost exclusively when they appear on DVD--so I will have more to say about it later, but I can already recommend it. I can't recall another show that has made me feel so uncomfortable--but in a good way. Its depiction of the era is scary and, I hope, over the top, but it also rings true. The writing operates effectively on multiple levels all the time, managing to be both too broad and quite subtle in the same scene. The performances are uniformly strong.

If you're not already watching it, definitely check it out.

6 comments:

Todd said...

Mad Men has been dubbed "The best show no-one has seen" - and I believe it true.

This is my favorite show right now. Perhaps ever. From the quality of story, acting, and an eye for detail, this series does not have it's equal. I've never missed an episode and can't wait until it starts up again.

The only thing I can say is, it gets better. Much, much better.

:-)

Mark said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Todd. I have three seasons on DVD, so I look forward to more.

J. Griffin Barber said...

I prefer The Wire, but Mad Men is quite good.

Mark said...

Griffin, I have to agree that The Wire is amazing.

Todd said...

Ugh I said it's instead of its. I hate when I do that.

I've never heard of The Wire, but will check it out.

Mark said...

Todd, no worries. The Wire is well worth your time.

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