Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation." - Don Draper

This is just my little homage to the lead character on my favorite show, Mad Men. It airs on Sunday nights at 10pm on AMC. For you fans out there who just moved to Dublin, you can buy the episodes on itunes about one week later. I just watched the first two, and I am already dreading the season being over. As soon as something I want is realized, I start worrying about it going away. Not the way I want to be, and have made great strides, but it recurs.

Mad Men is sort of the perfect TV storm for me. It is set in the early 60's, a time glamorized for me by my mother, and is centered around an industry that I used to be involved in: advertising. That said, the reason the show is so amazing is because the characters are interesting and wonderfully cast, and the writing is superb.

I guess that is why I also love "In Treatment" on HBO. It is written in a creatively authentic way and very well acted. "In Treatment" is also about psychotherapy which greatly interests me, and which I think should be mandatory for most people. I jest.

Perhaps I have not given these Irish and British shows a chance. I am sure there are some gems on the air here, but Tom and I frequently find ourselves watching American Movies that we would probably have never watched in New York. Some of these include "Miss Potter" (about Beatrix Potter with Renee Zellweger), "Coach Carter" (basketball movie with Samuel L. Jackson) and "School of Rock" (with Jack Black). If you know my husband, it probably surprises you that he watched these movies, and somewhat enjoyed them! Particularly "School of Rock", we were both laughing at that one.

It won't be long before we find a way to watch our old favorites: "The First 48", "Intervention" or "Any show where people are playing or discussing sports". Until then, I will try to live a life worth blogging about.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I've just set the DVR to record Madmen. I may not have worked in advertising but I was your roommate when you did!

    I love the blog, keep it up.