This is a series it took me awhile to do. This blog has been an experiment for me. I’m not a great writer, and a piece like this is difficult for me. However, difficult is often not an excuse and if anything comes out of this blog. I want to be able to appreciate and articulate the medium I love so much better. So for today, join me for the first installment of Dig Deep. This will be my in-depth analysis of a single character from film or Television.
I love the show Mad Men. If it wasn’t for things like Battlestar Galactica and Stargate SG1. It would sit as my favorite show of all time. The only thing that holds it back in my personal eyes is that it’s not science fiction. I only started watching Mad Men because it was wrecking shop at the Emmys for best drama. Even in the face of the mighty Breaking Bad. On surface value, it didn’t have any of the qualities I typically looked for. I wasn’t the biggest fan of period dramas. This has since changed, I didn’t know what I was missing. So I finally decided to see what all the fuse was about. I was hooked on the pilot, instantly. and why? because of Don Draper, thats why.
“People want to be told what to do so badly, that they’ll listen to anyone”