Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rally to Get Mad Men Back for a Third Season!

If you've never watched the coruscatingly brilliant TV drama Mad Men, you're in for a treat when you get a hold of their DVDs.

Mad Men is a period piece about a Madison Avenue (NYC) ad agency in the early 1960s--the office politics, the jockeying for position, the personal lives of the assorted employees--and is set in the context of what's going on politically and culturally at the time.  The show, which also delves into the machinations of the ad business at that time, is picture perfect in every way:  writing, directing, casting, acting, production design, costumes, hair styles--and anything else I might be forgetting!

Mad Men, which airs on AMC, won the Golden Globe award for best TV drama for both of its two seasons. Its gifted and devastatingly handsome lead actor, Jon Hamm, who plays the agency's creative director, the complex and mysterious Don Draper, won the Globe in 2008 as the best actor in a TV drama. He and the gorgeous and talented actress January Jones, who plays his on-screen wife, were nominated in the recent Globes as best TV actors in a drama.

Media are now reporting that the series's creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, says he doesn't even know if the show is coming back for a third season.

How can this be?  Is there no justice in this world at all?


sketchgrrl said...

UPDATE: Thrilled that Matt Weiner signed a two-year contract, and he and Mad Men will be back this summer!

I wish the show (and Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss) good luck at the SAG awards this Sunday!

sketchgrrl said...

And mazel tov to Elisabeth Moss, who just became engaged to SNL's Fred Armison!