Janey commented on The very white poetry of 'Mad Men'I think your conclusion that you don't watch it because its too familiar hits the nail on the head. I do know black women who watch (and love) the show--they are in their twenties. And I read and hear comments from women who were adults in the early sixties that they don't watch the show because they don't care to relive that era. For women who were children in the sixties (myself) or younger, there is the thrill of nostalgia or voyeurism. Notwithstanding, good writing and good storytelling is universal and despite what may appear to be a sour familiarity, I think if you gave the show and its characters enough time to reveal themselves beyond their strivings for power and status, you would see that their principal conflict is searching for meaning and purpose.
Posted on June 10th, 2012 4:29am