Friday, July 25, 2008

Mad Men Returning - Video Blog Post

Check out my video blog post on Mad Men

NOTE: YouTube somehow lost the "normal quality" version of this video, but it still works on "high quality." So click this link and ignore the note, "We're sorry, this video is no longer available." Go ahead and select "Watch in High Quality." It should work.

Don't forget: Sunday night at 10 p.m. on AMC [check your local listings to be sure].

Oh, and here's the intro:

Learn More: New York Times [Registration required] review: Back to the Office, Vices in Tow

Here's a snip:
"'Mad Men,' which returns to AMC on Sunday, distills the moment in the American century when the buoyant certainty that came with winning a war and running the world was beginning to crack."

"On the surface the dollar is strong and the Kennedy administration is in sparkling swing. There is a mournful, autumnal pulse to even the gayest office parties and supper club sorties, but it mainly goes unheeded. Most of the privileged white-shoe account executives and copywriters who ogle their secretaries; cheat on idle, discontented wives; and keep their offices as segregated as their country clubs have no real sense that their world is coming to a fast end. They are like vacationers on the beach just before a tsunami hits. All they see is that the ocean has receded and suddenly there is a lot more sand."

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