I’m Mad About Madmen

I know I’m a little late watching Madmen. I tried watching it years ago but since I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s, it felt too close to home. I just couldn’t get into it. Now that the series is over, I can watch all the seasons straight through on Netflix. I’ve committed to it and am on season four. I love the costumes and sets. So much from that era is recognizable. It’s very true to life. My father was an executive and hobnobbed for business. I don’t believe he bedded every beautiful woman he met, however. He was certainly drenched in the after work and lunchtime drinking. He didn’t smoke either but many of my parents’ friends did. My.mother was a “housewife”, as was expected of her. 

It’s astonishing at how much we’ve evolved since then. The racism, sexism and male superiority was rampant during that time. We’ve come a long way but we still have some improvements to make. Watching that show does make me appreciate living in 2016.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “I’m Mad About Madmen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s