You can go here to read about why the author of my favorite blog loved loved loved last night's season premiere of Mad Men.
But after staying up past my bedtime in anticipation of the early-60s fabulousness, I personally didn't get what all the hype was about. Now, I haven't seen any of season one, so I might have missed lots of the setup, and if that was the problem: my bad. But if that's all there is, that'll be my first and last viewing of the show the boobtuberati are going gaga over.
For you Maddies, I'll grant you that the acting seemed good enough, the writing was taut, and the whole thing looked cool, well cool-ish. Also, it was nice to see Anne Dudek, last seen as Cutthroat Bitch on TV's best show, House, M.D. (Season premiere September 16!)
Seemed to me the whole point of the exercise was to shock the hell out of us by showing that businessmen in the 60s were (1) men who (2) smoked at every opportunity and (3) drank at every opportunity including... gasp... during work!! and (4) stared at women's butts at every opportunity. Which got old after the first 15 minutes.
Actually, I thought the coolest thing about the hour was the ad for BMW, which presented the show "with limited commercial interruption." In keeping with the theme of the show, it started by having the creator of Beemer's "The Ultimate Driving Machine" tagline talk about how he came up with the phrase, and continued with a retro BMW spot. Very neato.
If you're a Mad viewer, enlighten me.