just_thinking commented on The very white poetry of 'Mad Men'Black people do indeed watch Mad Men. I'm certain I'm not alone based on the pics I see on the Facebook fan page. I think anytime a Back cultural critic advances the idea that "Black People don't..(fill in the blank)" it's a disservice to the diversity of Black culture and experiences. I dig Mad Men because it examines the price of happiness, the illusion of having it all, and the mythology of the majority. The shows characters are living scripted lives based on the ideals they're being sold. I think Mad Men has a lot in common with the Hip Hop music videos where everyone drives a Bentley, drink Cristal, and hangs by the pool all day. The folks that get burned are the one's that believe the hype. Mad Men seems to be saying, see the world as it is, not how you wish it to be.
Posted on June 11th, 2012 10:54am