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Postby moderns-r-us » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:53 am

I have been DVRing this.

I have watched two episodes and while it is visually appealing, I have not warmed up to the characters or the writing yet.

Anyone else have any thoughts?
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Postby scottkaycee » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:06 am

I have had the exact response, the visual feast keeps me tuning in but none of the characters are sympathetic, (maybe that is the point) I'll probably keep watching just for the production design.
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Postby donsof1 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:18 am

Hi
I suppose its going to get darker, or how could the characters get darker? I was stunned with the thought of one brother paying another off, to stay out of his life! I didn't think ones own status is that valuable. Last weeks show was really juicy with a twist in the direction the series is going.

I love the series, but possibly, no one ever lit a smoke that often in 1960! I don't think barflies even smoked that much.

I like watching the sets and looking for Knoll furniture too!

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Postby donsof1 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:03 pm

Hi all
The last two shows ruled! I think the series is getting better, and growing. You had to love the chatter during the beatnik-Draper get together! Working in the Don Draper line... "the universe doesn't discriminate" was priceless.

Thats definately a Modernica sofa in every office isn't it? They look right.

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Postby kandersen » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:04 am

This show is growing on me. I think this week's episode is a repeat.

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Postby nichols » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:18 am

LOS ANGELES TIMES

SET PIECES
The traditional lives of 'Mad Men'


When they leave their Modern offices, the characters head to Colonial Revival suburban enclaves.
By David A. Keeps, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

October 18, 2007

THE AMC drama "Mad Men," which paints a gin-soaked, cigarette-stained, ulcer-inducing picture of Manhattan's advertising industry circa 1960, is a period-perfect re-creation of the past, colored by the emerging trends of the present: When those hard-driving executives leave their masculine Modern office suites, they go home to the feminine Colonial Revival homes of suburbia.

Call it an antidote to the midcentury minimalism that has become so prevalent in Los Angeles home design today.

"Do I think homes will be filled with frills and knotty-pine paneling?" asks New York City designer Jeffrey Harris, who's hooked on the show. "No, but I do think that we will be seeing reinterpreted elements of that look."...

http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... 7526.story

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Postby STLModern » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:12 pm

I can't even make it past the first episode...I've tried twice now and have fallen asleep both times.

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Postby SoMo » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:39 pm

Well, I'm hooked.
I DVR'd about 6 eps and waited until this weekend to watch them. I loved it. I'm the exception I guess because I'm really liking the characters and story lines as well as the sets.
The men are beautiful in those suits and the women - wow! Why can't we all still dress like that? So put together.

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Postby nichols » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:52 pm

March 27 | Thursday | 7:00 pm
Mad Men

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:30 pm

Mad Men Receives 16 Emmy Noms: Season 2 July 27 @ 10PM | 9C

http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/
"Better Living Through Modernism"

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:38 pm

http://nymag.com/arts/tv/profiles/48663/

Square Peggy
On Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss plays one of TV’s newest nerd girls—but with an unsettling twist.

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:54 pm

You know, I've never actually seen this show and don't have an opinion, but I feel compelled to pass along information.
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Mad Men is an AMC Original TV series and winner of Two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.

Who do you think deserves to be on Mad Men? Vote and comment on your favorite entries. The person who submits the best one-minute or less video audition will win a trip to L.A. and a walk-on role in a future Mad Men episode.

Entries accepted July through August. Enter early and collect more votes!

http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men-contest/

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Postby moderns-r-us » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:15 am

Set your DVR!
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Postby modfan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:48 pm

I tried to watch the marathon windup of season one but like others commented, I fell asleep (it was along about midnight when I turned it off and it looked like there was still a few more episodes to go)
Good to watch for the 'look' of the 60's.
As a kid I don't remember people smoking that much.
And it seems to be a lotta interior sets, no 60's skylines or cars.
Kinda like a darker version of a Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie from that era.
And the pace seems kinda slow/dull akin to Twin Peaks but since it's cable catering to a niche audience might do better than nearly pre cable Twin Peaks did.
It's a light occassional watch, not DVR setting appointment be sure to watch, show, I don't find it all that compelling, to be a regular viewer.

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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:53 am

Hi Folks,

I helped put together this contest entry featuring my friend Dino Fantini. Maybe you'll watch and vote for him, eh? :wink: That'd be real nice. THANKS

http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men-contest/ ... -roger.php

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Postby nichols » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:30 am

Great little interview with set decorator Amy Wells on their blog:

http://blogs.amctv.com/mad-men/2008/10/ ... s.php#more

Maybe I should tell her about that amazing aqua Thermador...
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=13175

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:41 pm

I just saw a small piece of this weeks episode and it appears that the Mad Men are in California this week. Don Draper is staying with his latest squeeze in a quintessential, white, case studyesque, mid-century modern home that looks a little Killingsworth-like.

I have DVR'd it to watch the entire episode later and will watch for more details, but did anyone catch this?
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Postby Carlos Araujo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:45 am

So who is Draper palling with in that seductive Palm Springs house? Simply MCM eurotrash eye-candy or something more sinister like con artists or pro-soviet spies? Any thoughts?
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Postby Izzy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:55 am

i've been watching the whole series...
when is Draper going to finally get his curmuppins? (sp)
i really like his wifes character and i hope she becomes more confident as the series progresses, maybe a fling of her own with the horse guy? Draper is interesting but hardly likable.
Peggy is great, love the gay artist.
all in all, the show has grown on me, even with its sometimes slow pace i think its not hitting us over the head which i appreciate.
Now Weeds. Thats a great show, ok so its not set in the mid century but the characters there are wonderful. Netflix it, you'll be addicted, so to speak!
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