My favorite show, Mad Men, had its fourth season premiere on Sunday. I have found that people either love or hate the show, so I have some food for thought on both camps:
Hate: Okay, fair enough. You might be in the Jeffrey Tucker school of Mad Men criticism, or maybe you just don’t like the various crazy antics of the ad agency. However, I ask you to read this impressive Vanity Fair profile of the show and it’s creator, Matthew Weiner. Perhaps you will give it a second look or a shred of admiration for their attention to detail.
Love: Slate magazine has a running blog that accounts the episodes with various commentary from a variety of perspectives. It is my favorite running critique (and that is saying something).
Personally, I like to relish in the days before the Johnson and Carter administrations since I did not have the privilege to do so firsthand. Roger Sterling has a knack for making it entertaining, too.
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