I read this article the other day on Post Grad Problems. I laughed, and then was slightly horrified to realize I am a cult tv show watcher.
I blame Netflix. I’ve already cycled through Parenthood this summer, and I am currently marathoning through Mad Men.
As a public relations practitioner, I love the carefully hidden inside jokes. Some people think it’s astonishing that advertising works this way, but I think it is brilliant. So much goes into the communications that make us buy what we do. It’s a phenomenal science,
Albeit a few years late, I want to take a moment to discuss why I love (and hate) certain character. I’m only through season four, so some may be missing.
As many have said, Don is somewhat irresistible. It’s the mystique – women are drawn to men they know nothing about, if only because they want to be the one to figure them out. For some reason, Don’s character has a few traits that make me love him. He’s a good dad. He’s powerful. And most of all, he’s an amazing copywriter.
The first season or two, I thought Roger was a lot like Don. Then I realized he’s not. He’s the kind of guy I want to dislike, until I realize he’s just the embodiment of men’s behavior in the 60s. It’s awful, but true.
I liked Peggy the first season. Now she mostly just seems whiny. I liked when Don told her she should start working harder instead of just asking for things. And for the love of everything fun in life, please shorten your skirt!