Kate (mskatej) wrote,
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Selling you Mad Men

I love "Mad Men" so much. During the first season I wondered if perhaps the characters were all too unsympathetic to keep me interested, but season 2 is blowing my mind, and I find myself caring deeply about each and every one of them. Not only is it the most original, stylish show on television, its intelligence and wit, complex characterisations, and smart, tight storytelling keeps me riveted in a way that feels like I'm watching something important. And I do think this is television history in the making, because there has never been anything like it before and there'll never be anything like it again. I haven't felt this way about a drama since "The Wire" or "Friday Night Lights". So if you're not watching, get to it!

Here's a sample of some of Mad Men's remarkable dialogue:

Don Draper: The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons. You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I never forget. I'm living like there's no tomorrow because there isn't one.

~

Roger Sterling: Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me and I hope you understand it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart. You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don't care who knows it. I am so glad I got to roam those hillsides.
Joan Holloway: Stop it.
Roger Sterling:I mean it. I’ve had a lot of time to think about the things I’ve done and been sorry about. And being with you is not one of them.

~

Joan Holloway: Sometimes when people get what they want, they realize how limited their goals were.

~

Peggy Olson: Sex sells.
Don Draper: Says who? Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys can do this. They take all this monkey crap and stick it in a briefcase, completely unaware that their success depends on something more than shoeshine.



Have you noticed that they always pair these two up in promo pics? Which, don't me wrong, I am totally fine with, because they look incredible together. But I think it's also a little misleading (false advertising!) because they don't really interact much (WOE) in the show itself. Unless! ARE THEY GOING TO HOOK UP? I would not object to that at all.

And for those of you who need more convincing, watch this scene from the last episode of season one, in which Don pitches a campaign to Kodak and shows why he's the very best at what he does:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2bLNkCqpuY
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