I know, I know, I’m way behind, but I only realized last night that the full episodes are available to watch online! (At AMC’s website.) I will confess, it took me about a season to really get into Mad Men. I found it depressing and slow at first. I would fall asleep through every episode, and watching it with my parents became pretty uncomfortable after a while. But so many people loved it that I gave it a chance, and now it’s one of my favorite shows. I love how it’s kind of like Seinfeld, because nothing really happens, but we get to watch these relationships slowly grow and develop over time. It’s great how realistically they can be portrayed – issues will flare up, be only semi-resolved, and then lie dormant for months at a time, until something happens to flare them up again. Most of the characters on the show suck. I don’t think I’d want to be friends with any of them. But somehow they are also so easy to relate to, and I want to know what happens to them.
David and I have started a tradition of drinking old-fashioneds while we watch the show. It is a fun treat, and it helps us relax through some of the more um.. uncomfortable parts of the show (aka every scene Megan has been in this season…)