Monday, September 29, 2008

netflixed



We're only three episodes in but it's already one of the most sophisticated and elegantly made TV shows I've seen. Each episode is like a John Cheever short story directed by Wong Kar Wai. Lovely period design, gorgeous smoking, hateful mysogynist jokes--takes me back to my youth (yes, my youth was a decade and half later than the setting of this series, but I lived in the sticks and small-town USA, where the late '50s still reigned for many years).

6 comments:

Swanksalot said...

Whenever I'm stuck in one of those never-ending lunches with advertising people, changing the topic to Mad Men enlivens previously prosaic discussions. Old timers remember when ad agencies were male-centric, hard-partying centers (no cell phones and blackberrys - you could be meeting clients for most afternoons, at a bar); and the younger ones can contrast their current 80 hour a week jobs with the "golden age".

I really should watch more episodes of Mad Men: I've seen maybe 5 or so, and liked them.

Casey said...

Now that the Wire is done, it's hands-down the best show on TV.

Nyarlathotep said...

I love The Wire--but dag, yo, I need some escapism in my TV.

I think Season I and II of Deadwood are my all-time favorites. A shame they shit-canned it.

Swanksalot said...

Ahhh, the late great Deadwood. Truly one of the better serial dramas ever. Stupid HBO, penny pinching David Milch out of a job.

Nick said...

Twin Peaks
Lost


Will dive into the Wire soon though. Alan Moore's a big fan!

Designerd said...

I even loved Season 3 of deadwood... the only downside to it is that it ended softly and without closure... but jeeeez... that fight in the thoroughfare with Dan and Hearst's henchman?!?!?! one of the best things I've ever seen on tv.

I also love season 2, Bullock confronting the widdow's deadbeat/leech dad...

pow.