TV Mad Men

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Babe_Ruth, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I have yet to watch an episode of this television show, but I keep hearing great things and they keep winning Emmy awards.

    I was wondering if anyone here watches the show or have seen a few episodes? I know they're on their fourth season right, but is it something I should get in to?

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  2. konboye

    konboye Registered Member

    Only show worth seeing on TV right now. John Hamm is just one of the most underated actors in Hollywood. The show is unlike anything, from costume to dialogue, everything. Just makes you feel like you were part of that era. Just start with an episode and you just might be hooked.
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  3. Konshentz

    Konshentz Konshentz


    I have yet to see this show and really have no interest in it - but there are plenty of TV shows worth watching out there.
  4. konboye

    konboye Registered Member

    I meant right now, not before the other shows start a new season. How about you tell us?
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  5. Konshentz

    Konshentz Konshentz

    Weeds, The Big C and Rescue Me (just barely ended). Those are three off the top of my head.
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  6. Sim

    Sim Registered Member

    What a coincidence! Only a few minutes ago, I watched "Mad Men" (on DVD, I am in the middle of season 2 so far, so I am a bit behind).

    It's an outstanding show and better than most other shows that are running these days -- but still, although it may be good, it's a matter of taste and may very well not be everyone's cup of tea. It's definitely more demanding than other shows, you need a good amount of patience to get into the story, because it is going in a rather small pace and not everything is presented for easy consumption, "Mad Men" is not "fast food TV". Its appeal is not action, but in subtle details of scenery, dialogue and acting, things you don't even realize if you're just watching superficially. Also, there are not many characters you can easily relate to, or rather identify with -- just like in "Sopranos", many of the characters are cool, but disgusting criminals, you get horribly sexist asshole males in "Mad Men". And, of course, you need an eye for style, because a great strength of the show is the detailed reproduction of the early 60s.

    In these regards (subtle storytelling and dialogues, the need to focus when watching, slow pace, thought provoking ideas, etc), it's maybe remotely comparable to shows like "The Sopranos". If you hated "The Sopranos" because you found them boring or hard to find access to it, chances are you won't like "Mad Men" either. But if you find that kind of show appealing, you might like it -- just watch an episode and give it a chance. But be aware you need to bring a little extra patience and focus with you when you watch "Mad Men".
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  7. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    It was renewed for another season.

    I actually have the first two or three seasons of Mad Men on my computer and I've yet to start watching them. I'll have to get on that soon.
  8. Konshentz

    Konshentz Konshentz

    I mean the current season. Yeah, it'll be back for 9 more episodes. Sad times. :-/

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