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Mad Men - "Far Away Places" - 4/22/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TiVo'Brien, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    The thing is the show is about the 60s and not about advertising. I would say its primarily about the Women's rise from housewife.

    Don, Roger, and Bert are the representative generational dressings that it revolves around.

    So the soap opera of traditional wives, dysfunctional wives, and up and coming professional wives is very integral.

    Advertising is effectively the soap opera that stays the same.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    FYP...
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I, too, agree. But I also enjoyed the acid trip....I had a major flashback to the 60s.....
     
  4. Bierboy

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    I strongly disagree. It's about advertising primarily and the 60s secondarily. After all, it's called "Mad Men" for a reason...
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Totally disagree. The show is about Don and the people around him. Advertising and the 60s are just the backdrop. Weiner didn't create this show to tell advertising stories. He created this show to tell the story of a very complicated individual who had an extremely unpleasant childhood and as an adult took the first opportunity he could be become someone else. The advertising is just a vehicle to keep the story moving. The show could just as easily be set in a law firm, or a bar, or police station, or hospital. The setting is secondary to the characters.
     
  6. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You misinterpreted what I said (and I didn't say it clearly). I'm disagreeing with the show primarily being about the 60s. What I meant to say is I believe it's MORE about advertising than it is about the 60s. Of course, it's PRIMARILY about Don, who is an ad man...
     
  7. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    Shows evolve.

    Season 1 seemed to be more about Don (present, past, as an ad man)
    Other seasons seemed more about him being an ad man.

    They also do focus a lot on the era, but doing a show just on the era would be kind of boring.

    There have been episodes that have been very centric on the era, but as an arc this has been more of a backdrop.
     
  8. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    My take away from his explanation is don't to put too many layers of meaning into the show. I can go along with that, you can be excellant without being profound.
     

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