Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mad Men Season 3 Ep's 6 &7

I have found another TV series that would certainly make my top ten list. (Probably top 3)

I bought the first 2 seasons of Mad Men at JB HiFi in a 3 for the price of 2 deal. (Sopranos S1 was the other set) I had heard good things but money and time being an issue hadn't seen any of it.

I turned to my wife 5 minutes into the first episode and said 'this is beautiful to look at coupled with great writing: I am going to like this show!'

In 5 weeks we have watched 2 thirteen episode seasons and 10 out of 13 of season 3. Out of the 36 episodes I have seen, every episode has had it's highlights however eps 6 and 7 of season 3 were absolute crackers!!!!!

I won't issue a spoiler alert because it won't be needed, however I can say rarely has a tv show surprised me so much with clever writing or effected me so much (laugh, cringe, shake my head in dismay) as much as Mad Men has.

For example, a ride on mower was brought into the agency and at the end of the day all of the workers were celebrating and having a drink. (3 fingers {for the drinks and ladies}) I mentioned that no good can come from whiskey and ride ons and low and behold one of the secretaries hops on and drives it like it has a faulty clutch??????

So we all know 'something' is going to happen... this is where the quality of the writing, humour and actors kicks in. I won't give it away but my reaction nearly woke up our son!! Well worth a see!

Sadly I only have 3 eps left and will probably finish them by the end of the weekend. Next on the slate is either Friday Night Lights or The Sopranos.

Until then hail to Don Draper!