excuse me while I kiss the sky
Tv moment of this week is another AMC series Mad Men. It is a drama about a New York’s most prestigious ad agency at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives. They call themselves Mad Men because ad agencies at the time, were mostly located on Madison Avenue.
The TV Series follows the men and women of Madison Avenue as they make their way to the top by highlighting cigarette smoking, drinking, sexism, feminism, adultery, homophobia, racism, alienation, social mobility and ruthlessness.
It shows the competitive thrive of power between men and men and women and men who are trying to stand up for themselves. Even in the generic of the series we see the executive falling down from a high prestigious building as the women, who were supposed to be only housewives, rise by getting educated and getting their own jobs.
The ad world was, and still is, ruthless and full of lies to make people see the world through pink glasses. The show’s main character Don Drapper, who is the charming and has a deep intuitive understanding of the consumer’s mind says “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.”
A show that takes us to the competitive ad world of 60′s where woman is trying to rise above the powerful man using beauty as their tool and powerful man who strut around in their suits making all the decisions, while holding a glass of whisky, like there is no tomorrow.