Monday, September 1, 2008

Mad Men and Careers

If you are interested in experiencing what gender differences in the work places were like in the 50's and 60's, give the new AMC show Mad Men a shot. This is the only show that's fully grabbed my attention and to which I'm giving a 9/10. Mad Men is now on its second season.
The show portrays rather dexterously familial tension, intrigue, professional and personal inadequacies, gender differences, body perceptions, clothing as text, homosociality and much more. Plus, the main character, Mr. Draper, is played by the uber-talented Jon Hamm. Watch it. It won't disappoint.
Here is a snippet:

graph per amc


Mary said...

I like Jon Hamm. Did you know he had a small part in Kissing Jessica Stein?

Anonymous said...

Joan's my favorite!
What was that line again? 'Women are either Jackie or Marlyn...but not Joan, Marlyn's a Joan.' Ha!

JJ said...

This looks good. Need cable, I guess. I'll watch the first season first.

Deidre said...

I hyperventilate when I see how these folks behave. Thank whatever's up there I was NOT born then.