There’s a new series on the AMC network (an AMC original) called “Mad Men“.
From AMC and the Emmy® Award-winning executive producer and writer of “The Sopranos” Matthew Weiner, comes MAD MEN, a provocative new primetime drama about how to sell the truth. Set in 1960 New York, the daring new series is about the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold.
The series is amazingly good on several fronts:
- It’s really cool to see how perfectly represented the marketing/advertising world of the 1960s is, and how much it still influences the marketing/advertising world of today.
- Unlike any other book, movie, or TV show I’ve ever seen, it is masterful in showing the day to day realities woman had to endure (and I do mean “endure). Shameful isn’t powerful enough to describe the insanity of how poorly treated women were.
- Smoking. Damn. Everyone did it, everywhere, at all times. How the world must have smelled. Bad, very bad.
But perhaps the most interesting thing about this show is that I found it completely and totally on iTunes. I didn’t see one ad for it anywhere and only stumbled on it while browsing iTunes.
Check it out, you’ll love it, and it’ll infuriate you. Great stuff.