Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mad for Mad Men

Between my day job, writing, and the demands of family, I don't often get much time to watch TV. Most of my television viewing comes from DVDs. So, when my daughter asked me to pick up copies of the Mad Men seasons for her when they went on sale, I took a peek at Season One and decided to put it in and watch it while I was sorting and shredding papers.

Big mistake.

I got hooked.

I love the fashions of the sixties. And while I would never give up my jeans and hoodies, seeing the women in Mad Men dressed to the nines made me a bit nostalgic--and yearning for a more glamorous time. The fabrics are colorful, the designs smart and classy. And it got me wondering if I could pull off these fashions like the women in the show do. Unfortunately--or maybe fortunately--we'll never know.

As a writer, I am also impressed by the quality of the writing. I can't tell you how many times I've heard a line of dialogue and thought, "Oh, wow! That writer nailed it!"

The acting isn't bad either.

I've finished Season Four. And while there have been times I've wanted to toss something at one of the characters on the TV screen, I am still very glad I put that first DVD in the player.

What TV show is a must-see for you? Any show you can't miss or is a must DVR?

While I have you here, may I take this opportunity to wish you a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year filled with wonderful books and incredible stories!

They say what you do on New Year's, you do the year-round. I plan to make certain I find some time to write.

~Bullet Hole~


Unknown said...

My favorite is Lost ... The entire series flows like a novel. Brilliant acting, fantastic plot, and enough twists to keep you guessing until the last minute.

Kristi said...

I really loved Entourage. Right now my favorite is Modern Family. I'd rather read though.