Monday, August 20, 2007

Is Anyone Watching This Gem??

Bless his heart, Craig has been downloading TV shows for us since our TV reception is intermittent and I'm not interested in watching repeats of The Biggest Loser and Hell's Kitchen.

We just finished So You Think You Can Dance (Thrilled about the results, and very sad the show is over), and are in the middle of the current season of Top Chef. He also found Mad Men- it airs on AMC, and it is a brilliant "dramedy" about ad men on Madison Avenue during 1960. They smoke like chimneys, the woman's role in the family and the office is insanely archaic and submissive, and the writing is some of the best I've seen on a new show for a very long time.

Matthew Weiner, a former executive producer & writer on The Sopranos, and really shines on this show because he's a fanatic about the time period and getting everything just right. Alan Taylor is one of the directors, who worked on Sopranos, Big Love, Sex and the City, Deadwood, and Rome. Heavy hitter. I'm not sure how AMC ended up picking up this show, but I do know it's available for purchase on iTunes, and if you're not willing to do that - wait for the repeats on AMC or rent it on DVD when it's released. Very interesting and worthy TV in a vast wasteland.

1 comment:

danala said...

love the simpsonizing. that rocks! mias hair loooks awesome. just catching up with you all this am. been really busy with tons of company. still getting my pix? what job are you trying to get? let me know. love you danala