possibly the most overrated tv series of all time. the promos leading up to the final season showed celebrities talking about how seminal a show mad men is. how it’s legendary, etc. first of all, only people who read the atlantic watch this show. it’s a niche show with half the ratings of criminal minds. second, other than the sets, it’s a shit show. some good acting here and there but mostly just intellectual masturbation and pathetic characters. it takes the flawed protagonist thing to such an absurd point that i actually understand the oklahoma guy who is shaking his head wishing for the days of yore when real heroes existed in film and television. in other words, it’s about as bad a blue state show as you can think of.
peggy is the most respectable character. joan isn’t too bad relatively speaking, but she needs to get her shit together and stop being a mean girl.Watched on TV