Re: RARA-AVIS: Mad Men

Date: 05 Aug 2007

> Have any of you checked this show out yet?  Great
> pacing, moodiness, tension, detail,
> intelligence--unlike, say, the gross-out, in your
> face, cartoon noir of something like Sin CIty.  A
> scene in this week's episode--where a clearly
> existentially troubled Draper, on an aborted mission
> to pick up a birthday cake for his daughter's party in
> progress, winds up at night, stopped at a railroad
> crossing, a passing train reflected over his face in
> the windshield--is one of the most chilling moments in
> a TV show i can recall.  This Mad is the shit!

HBO dropped the ball on this one, letting AMC pick it up. great texture and attention to detail. and it has a lot more on its mind than just the fabulously realized surface it projects

I love this show

John Lau

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