I'm finally—finally—watching Mad Men. My husband told me I should start watching a long time ago, and I never got around to it. Then Ali told me I had to start watching, and one night, I did.
With each episode, I fall more in love with the characters, and their dark, twisted, lives. I love how beautiful they are, I love the brilliant writing, and I love the clothes. And the smoking. And the drinking. And, and, and... it is brilliant, from start to finish. I'm in love...
What is it about Mad Men that keeps us coming back for more? (Besides the obvious...)
Don Draper is mysterious and brilliant. Pete Campbell is a dick, but one I want to know more about. Roger Sterling is the boss man, and totally awesome. Joan is my idol, and absolutely sexy. Peggy Olson is smarter than you think, and easy to like. Betty is so pretty, but so very flawed. They're all flawed, really. Full of issues and dark secrets, and that's why they're so lovable. I love the glimpse into the advertising world of the 1960's, and all the pop culture references that are made (Volkswagon, Coca-Cola, Lucky Strike, and more) and how it all came together, back in the day.
Mad Men is without a doubt the greatest eye candy of a show, and intellectually stimulating. It moves slowly, but you won't believe how fast an hour goes by when you're watching.
I love that it takes place in a time where I used to think life was "perfect"—when people didn't have to deal with drama and issues of unhappiness and depression. Truth is, life wasn't more simple; life was just as dark. The illusion of perfection, though, was everywhere you looked.
I can't wait for what's next. Seriously, I'm so excited to be watching... finally.
How deep is your love for Mad Men? And if you haven't experienced this love yet, please tell me, what are you waiting for?