Yes, it's true, after all the hype, awards and media attention it's been getting, I just recently found some time to watch it and got hooked immediately ( like watching -3- seasons- in- a- span- of -3 -weeks-crazy).
What's not to love? For a nostalgic one like me, the 50's and 60's is just a romanticized period filled with clean-cut, quirky hair-dos and beautiful designs both in fashion and in decor.
Just take a look...
|Strong female characters in gorgeous dresses|
I must admit, when it comes to dressing, I'm a huge Betty Draper kinda gal (Blond beauty on the left), but occasionally I go for Joan Harris' style ( middle). I like Peggy Olson's character (last gal on the right), not for her clothes or style, but because her character personifies the "emerging" woman power back in the 60's.
|Men dressed up like real men!|
And of course, what I love most when I watch this series are the set designs, check these out!
|Offices I actually want to work in|
And at it's peak!
|Roger Sterling's office|
I bet you recognize most of the furniture in this room because THEY ARE SO BACK again in design. Come to think of it, I don't think they ever disappeared at all! I love the Eames tables, the arc lamp, everything! I could see this office today for sure, minus the bar cart and the telephone of course. :-)
|Zen Office space|
MAD MEN is set in the corporate Advertising world, so for me the offices of course are well-designed better than the homes. But there are still pieces and aspects of homes in the 1960's that I love. For example, here in the Draper Residence...
|Draper Living room|
I love the 2 cane chairs! How I wish my grandmother had these and passed them on to me! The sofa's not so bad too.
|Artwork in the Campbell Apartment|
I love these giraffe tryptich artwork! Definitely a keeper!
Oh, and of course, the story lines are pretty interesting too!