I’m sure you’ve heard Mad Men is back. What can be more fun than watching handsome men in suits drinking martinis?
I’ll tell you honestly, I enjoy Mad Men, but it affects my dreams. Season 4 was so dark. I think it all hits a little too close to home for me. I have a hard time being able to see other’s perspective if it is too starkly different from mine. My mother says things I cannot even fathom and this show makes those things make a bit more sense (sort of).
The secretarial pool, housewives with philandering husbands, and martinis for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How can any of them stand it? ok, I may be able to concede on that last one
I keep thinking the women in Mad Men will grow a spine and tell one of those jackasses to take a flying leap. But instead they take control in the way they can, with sex. We can all see the tides turning in the show. The 60′s are a time of flowering sexuality and independence. I loved the scene where Megan takes off her robe and starts cleaning the house. Don is such a big, strong control freak but he marries the first woman who is genuinely nice to him. She knows how to play him like a fiddle!
The Hollywood Theatre is showing Mad Men every Sunday night. New Deal Distillery sponsored a martini bar for the hour before the season premiere. Kirsten and I practically arm wrestled over who got to “work” this event. In the end, we both won.
A great season starter, though it dragged a bit at the beginning of the second hour. I look forward to seeing what’s to come. I won’t be staying up til midnight again on a Sunday night (yea tivo). It has taken me 2 days (at the time of writing this) to recover. I wish I could say I had too many martinis, but alas, I had one very good, very dirty martini.