MAD MEN IN STAR TV AUGUST 21
Mad Men 2007 - present; Network: AMCSet in 1960's New York, series follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. Story revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper, the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. More >> Starring: John Slattery, Anne Dudek, Brandon Killham, Bryan Batt
Who Will Dig It?
Three Good Reasons
Mad Men has become the subject of much gender-based discussion. The show presents a subculture in which men, many of whom are engaged or married, frequently enter sexual relationships with other women.
The Los Angeles Times said that "the sexism, in particular, is almost suffocating, and not in the least fun to watch. But it's the force against which the most compelling female characters struggle, and the opposition that defines them.
In Salon, Nelle Engoron explained that while Mad Men seems to illuminate gender issues, its male characters get off "scot-free" for their drinking and adultery, while the female characters are often punished.