04-01-2013, 12:17 PM
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I do not ordinarily watch TV shows, or TV. But, at a friend's long time behest I watched a few episodes of a show called "Mad Men" on netflix. I found it rather interesting in-as-much as the "story line" is pretty ho-hum and boring (the life of ad business execs - which sounded extremely boring to me), but it uses the ad business to capture the "era" (50's/60's) that it is set in...which was pretty clever - I have to admit. I would not call it appropriate for "family viewing", and I wouldn't call it "great", but it is interesting. Since there is no way to verify whether the portrail of the time is accurate (they smoke and drink non-stop at work, for example), you kind of wonder how "inaccurate" it is....but it does make you stop and think about the "changes" in society in the past 50-60 years.